Friday, April 20, 2018


Ian: How many Tacos have you eaten?

Me: Only six.

Ian: looks surprised

Me: They're very small.

When someone asks me how much I've eaten, I tend to assume they're implying I've eaten too little. I forget that it's usually the opposite.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018


One thing learned from the project I was doing in class these last few days: a LOT of my students have no idea how making videos works.

Friday, April 6, 2018


Student yanked the fire alarm today so we had to go outside in the cold weather (actual cold, not "Texans whining" cold). Problem? It just ate away lunch time. If they'd waited about 10 more minutes, they would've delayed the start of class and actually gotten some benefit from it.

I teach at a school where the students can't even pull pranks right. Sigh.

Friday, March 30, 2018


"Cell phones are like pacifiers for teens: they induce quiet."

Friday, March 23, 2018


I lack the time to argue with know-nothing idiots. But don't worry, I will tell you to your face if you are one. Then I will begin ignoring the babble that comes out of your mouth.

Friday, March 16, 2018


I pick up on the moods and emotions of my students. So when they're having a collectively crappy time of life (which is often), it sets me in the same mindset. It's why, even if I have nothing going on, I can fall into a funk.

Friday, March 9, 2018


You know things are going to be brutal when the bard of your party is Edgar Allen Poe.

Friday, March 2, 2018


My two favorite skittles: red by a mile and purple. I once bought a large bag of skittles and ate nothing but the green, yellow, and orange ones for a couple years. When I was done, I had a bag of red and purple skittles. It was glorious.