Thursday, October 23, 2014

Reuse the Bowl

I considered tucking in this shirt, and then I realized that the shirt's thickness makes that process an awkward one. I already define awkward, so no need to add more awkwardness to my life. Plus, the allergist had to check the patch testing on my back today. I decided that untucking and retucking would annoy me, and who needs more annoyances in their life? Speaking of annoyances, I accidentally left my Veggie Straws out without closing the bag. Semi-stale Veggie Straws annoy me. Also speaking of annoyances, who thought scheduling the deadlines for quarter one grades and college letters of recommendation was a brilliant idea? Whoever you are, if I were your mother, I'd ground you from life.

Speaking of non-annoyances, one of my students made me cackle so hard today. My sophomores are writing persuasive speeches, and I gave them time to work on their speeches today. One of my students wants to persuade his classmates to buy a goldfish instead of another kind of pet. Another student and I were helping him come up with supports. The student said, "I could say, as bad as it sounds, that if it dies, you can replace it easily." The other student remarked, "And, hey, you could reuse the bowl. Saves money." As I type the comment, I realize I run the risk of sharing something at which no one else will laugh, but I don't care. Just one of you might have a laugh at that comment. If so, you're welcome, one person.

Reuse the bowl. Aha. Kills me. Of course, I don't live in a bowl that you can reuse.

The Look:
Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar)
Pants: The Limited (exact stretch--these are the straight leg ones--similar)
Shoes: J.Crew Factory (exact


  1. As much as I have ragged on teenagers in the past, they typically do say the BEST things!


  2. My favorite comment today: We were talking about Hera and how jealous and vengeful she is. Once student said "She's just terrible...or you might even say Hera-ble..." I could not stop laughing at that awful pun. Our students are the best.

  3. My student comments are a lot less thought provoking now that I'm working with 6 year olds, but they can say the funniest things sometimes. Just today I was talking on about how, "because in the future you'll have to know these math facts without drawing pictures." And a student replied, "In the future we're all gonna look like aliens!"

  4. Reusing the bowl doesn't just save money, it saves the environment. Or that's what I would have said.

    I didn't know what veggie straws were until I looked them up. Oh, that's what I bought at Dick's Sporting Goods the other day. I had a certificate for $10, and I needed new soccer socks. But they were $9, and apparently my purchase had to be $10 pre-tax. Veggie straws (or chips, in my case) it was. They were so good.

  5. Bahahaha, oh my gosh, that's awesome. High schoolers kill me dead with their funny comments every single day! And I'm digging this outfit, by the way. All the colors go together so well!! And I still love your hair so freaking much. Are you still liking it now that you've had it short for a few weeks?

  6. Haha well they definitely have a point! I bet working with high schoolers is awesome! I love the outfit - subtle colors but the pants definitely stand out. And of course your hair is so awesome.

  7. This is such a cute, preppy fall outfit! I love the colors and how the shoes and cardigan coordinate.


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