What she wore: jean capris, orange fitted polo, orange low-heeled sandals.
One of the best things about teaching is the great stories that you get to tell; few jobs are as entertaining as mine. Here’s a little snippet from last week.
We’ve just gotten a new student from Mexico. When he enrolled, he’d been in the country four days. Now, he’s been here about three weeks. I’m the only adult he sees who speaks Spanish. My Spanish is horrible, high school Spanish, but I understand him OK and can at least answer some of his questions. Sometimes he comes in with a piece of paper and on it he’ll have words he wants me to translate.
On Friday he came in with a piece of paper. On it was the chorus to "My Humps" by the Black-eyed-peas. For those of you not familiar with this tune, this is a cute little ditty about a well-endowed girl and the gifts she receives from interested suitors. It’s catchy, but most of us didn’t learn how to say boobs and butt in 10th grade Spanish.
I dug deep. My grandmother is from Honduras and she was always threatening to spank me in my "nalgas," so assume this is butt. I try this word out and he seems to understand, but how do you say boobs? I don’t know.
Up walks another student who asks what we’re working on. Most of the students know that we’re back there teaching this student some English. I show her the paper and explain about not know how to say humps or lumps in Spanish. Oh, she says. She taps herself in the chest with both hands and says, "lumps," then she hits herself in the butt with both hands and says, "humps."
What’s Happened to Ginger?!?
Does anyone else read Ginger? Her site has gone private? Does anyone know what happened? Let me know if you do.