Sunday, November 28, 2010

TSA what's wrong

I and my husband are at the airport. Not that we are going through. We are seeing our youngest daughter off. She's going back to OCS training in Fort Benning after Thanksgiving holiday. Like many travelers she is taking everything carryon, including the new laptop we got for her. We like other people wishing their loved ones off stand at the "no go point". We wait and wait. She is out of our sight while going through the security.
One problem with our family, we have active imaginations. "what if there is aproblem?...what if there is some TSA flunky with Napoleon complex?" and if we see something wrong what would we do? After all if my husband has any inkling that there is somebody pawing at his "sweetie" those jumped up rent a cops don't stand a chance with him. This is a guy who decades ago cold cocked a nearly grown calf.

Eventually we see her moving on down the walk way.

Then next to use is some son seeing his elderly mother off. He's explaining the security procedures she has to go through.

This is not the way.

Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA scanning

Smart alect me.

"i refuse the scanner and request a pat down." *pointing* "him yea him the tall hispanic looking gentleman, can he be my searcher?" *takes hand* "I promise, I'll respect you in the morning."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

must be something in the water

The town I live in has had a ex choir director from the school arrested for rape. Boys of course.
One of my school's substitutes was found to like the girls, he was removed by the third party that runs the substitutes now.

Considering that the school I work for has two former teachers in prison for sex crimes. One took pictures of little boys. The other would fondle the girls. My current class has victims from him.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Book of the day

Defying Gravity the Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz by Carol d Giere

I wonder how people who I admire can create things. Books, movies, musicals. The short answer is there is something about these people that makes them able to do it. No, there is something about these people that they _must_ do it.

I am a Wicked fan. I have seen the show now 5 times' once on Broadway the other times a tour. Last time I got a backstage tour, the result of donating to Broadway Cares. Schwartz wrote that along with Godspell, Baker's Wife and Pippin among others.

He does in the book talk about his inspirations and the struggle of actually getting his project from an idea in his head to something that people can see.

Oh yea if you are a female who ever felt "I can't fit in" go see Wicked.

Best Years of our lives

I truly love this scene from this movie.

I love how the wife goes from mortified that her husband might embarrass them to the realization what a decent and honorable man he is.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We need posters

My brother was hired at my school to teach math. That is working out quite well. He, my husband and I went a football game. A student I knew was talking to us. When being told that my husband taught business at the local college her response was "So he's more eviller than you?"

The three of us nearly died of laughter. "okay we have _got_ to get pictures with titles, evil, eviller, more eviller."

Friday, November 5, 2010

do not push it

Yesterday I covered for a colleague who is currently in the fight of her life, for her life. Problem student decides to be cute. As I do not know many of the names, problem student decides to show me who's boss. Children will not cooperate by telling me names or such. No problem. Hit call box, call for Dean of Students who comes down and escorts problem kid and buddies to office. Class was quiet for an an entire hour.

The next day I was asked to do the same thing. A bottle of perfume had been spilled and with her immune system suppressed from the chemotherapy she had an allergic reaction. Problem kid sat up front and pretended to do his work. All the time giving me the evil eye.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

gender bullying

okay, a student gets filmed having sex with a member of the same sex and it gets posted on the internet. Said student then commits suicide.

People go into conniptions about bullying.

Change it.

A girl has sex with her boyfriend. Her roomie films such and posts it on the web.

said girl student commits suicide.

Would there be such an outcry? would there be snickering? Playboy offers? selling of said film on the internet?

Well, no. So is there a difference? Isn't that what we are supposed to be working for? No difference?

Look the loss of any human life, especially a young unsure one is tragic.

and this was not bullying

Not really.

Though it was a clueless person.