What she wore: long narrow shorts that went right past my knees in a black and white gingham check; black and white gingham check shoes; black short-sleeve tee. I’ve had the shoes for years and I’m always buying things in black and white gingham to tie them in.
A few moments of randomness:
A couple of people have asked me about fashion terms that I use. I think I’m goign to develop a fashion dictionary on one of my sidebars
Thanks to all of you out there for the kind words and support. I’ll be stopping by from now and through the weekend.
The tribe has spoken–I’m going to try one of those message thingys. We’ll see how that goes–relaxation isn’t one of my strong suites. I’m also going to a fish-fry tomorrow which will get me out of the house!
And now for that good one I promised:
The kids at my school come from limited means. During one of the numerous in-services I went to on this kind of child, these kids were described as "resourceful." This is an interesting way of putting this.
One day the keys to my desk went missing. This isn’t really that unusual, but I wanted to go home and my purse was firmly locked in my desk. I searched high and low, and my keys were no where to be found. I questioned people, and no one had seen them. Finally, one of the other teachers says to me, "go ask Kobe–he told me once he could break into anything." Well. . .there’s an idea. . .
I go down to a student athlete meeting and pull Kobe out. "I heard you can break into anything," I say
"I didn’t break into anything," he replies
"No, I WANT you to break into my desk–my purse is locked inside"
"Let’s go." He gets a gleam in his eyes as he heads upstairs.
Once upstairs, I give him a paperclip, show him the desk, and tell him, "I’m going to the rest room–I’ll be right back"
When I come back from the rest room, the drawer is unlocked and Kobe was nowhere in sight. I couldnt’ have been gone longer than three minutes.
Now that’s what I call resouceful!
PS: And here’s a little trivia for you–whenever I write about my students, I change their names, but always pick something that I think has the same "style" I’d love for you to guess what the student’s real name is. The mominator is in the ballpark! Maybe instead of "style" I should have said category.