Well here it is! Wednesday night! And we all know what that means. It's time for the Wednesday Night Bullet Post. I think I can come up with a tidbit or two for you all. Wednesdays are typically good for that...
*It is October.
*More properly, it is the end of October.
*Sort of a fluke that I remembered to check the weather forecast last night.
*Good thing. Otherwise I might have dressed in a seasonably appropriate fashion.
*Not for 70 balmy degrees.
*This year's crop of students includes a number of somewhat...fragrant boys.
*At least I wasn't wearing a turtleneck and was comfortable. Small blessings...
*(the boy who is) Dark And Disturbed is quite the story teller. He is also a budding cartoonist and shows some real talent. His best work is, well...Dark And Disturbed. But in the best possible way, if that makes any sense.
*I like Dark And Disturbed. D&D is funny and very cool.
*He has a way about him.
*Today, he decided to embellish his regular life by adding drama. As in, "When I want breakfast, I head off into the deepest, darkest part of the forest with nothing but a knife and the will to sustain myself!"
*From there it went like this:
D&D: I hunt until I find my meal! Like a man!!!
Ms. Sheep: That's nice, dear.
D&D: And I wear one of those things. You know what I mean.
MS: (sensing where this is going because she has spent a great deal of time with D&D): Fine. I know what you mean. Moving on, now.
Cheerful Teaching Assistant: What? What is he wearing when he goes out to hunt for his breakfast like a real man?
D&D: One of those things. Things! You know...(helpfully flaps his hand around his midsection.)
MS: Please. I beg you. Don't...
CTA: I still don't get it.
D&D: (finally finding the right word) A loincloth! That's what it is! A loincloth! I stalk my prey while wearing a loincloth!!!
MS: Therapy. I needz it.
*The rest of the day, D&D added, "while wearing a loincloth" to every single thing he said. Everything.
*Sometimes he posed in a manly, hunter-type manner whilst saying the word, "loincloth."
*I anticipate at any moment that I will be appearing on one of those news specials that feature educators desperately trying to explain how they found themselves in such a delicate situation. There will be lots of close ups of my stricken face and people calling in to hurl verbal abuse at me while I defend myself.
*The Boy For Whom All The World's A Stage entered the room today and announced:
Today is one of those days when I wasn't sure if I was wearing pants. Seriously. I had to check when I got off the bus. It just doesn't feel like I'm wearing pants!
*I am going to be on the news. I know it. I might even be on one of those week long investigation specials.
*My name will go down in history and not in a good way.
*Why can't these kids think of themselves as wearing pants, for crying out loud?????
*At the very least, could they envision themselves fully clad while at school? Is that too much to ask???
*It's actually too hot to knit.
*I have found myself in the mood to re-read old favorites, lately.
*This weekend, I picked up and finished Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Bright.
*She's not for everyone. Sometimes not even for me.
*Dark stuff. She doesn't pull any punches. But kind of beautiful in its way.
*Now I'm revisiting Shadowland by Peter Straub.
*I've had this book for years. It's one I've literally read to tatters. Straub is one of the greats.
*Think I'm going to dig up my copy of Mystery (Blue Rose Trilogy) next.
*Feeling kind of badly for forgetting about good, old Peter for these past few years.
*I think it was running across The Hellfire Club on the bookshelf a while back that reminded me...
*I forgot to change Alpha Betta's water this past weekend.
*That's not true. I remembered. I just didn't feel like doing it and then I forgot.
*I feel badly about it, but he seems to understand.
*At least I think he does. He's a fish. Who can tell?
*I'm not sick, but my left nostril was running all day.
*Weird when it's a balmy, summer day in autumn.
*Not sure why my nose was running. It's not like I was chilled or anything.
*I was wearing pants, after all...
That's all I can think of for now. I'll probably come up with all sorts of other stuff once I sign off, but that's the way these things go sometimes. I really need to get off the couch and start getting ready for the teaching day tomorrow. It's shaping up to be a busy one and I'll need to make sure the coffee maker is dripping at the earliest possible hour if I'm going to get enough of the go-juice in me to matter. I also should pick out an outfit.
A complete outfit. Top and bottom. No loincloth. That is the new dress code in my classroom.
I would like a typo better
6 days ago