I know I’m not what you anticipated

So today for my Intro to Education Class I had to observe a middle school class being taught. It’s been around 6 years since I’ve been in middle school and it was REALLY interesting to see what has changed.  I know I was an exceptionally awkward child… but even so…. these girls are like extremely skinny, short sorority girls!  Seriously!  They’ve got that perfect California bleached blond hair going on… and they know how to use makeup.  When I was in eighth grade I crayoned on so much black eyeliner on I looked like Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd.  Actually probably even worse…

I watched a kid literally EAT his pencil which was pretty fun.  And some kid exclaimed loudly, “I’m NOT a kid!  I’m a preteen!”  which was mildly hilarious to me.  I can almost remember being proud of my preteen status way back in the day.   actually come on… this kid was in eighth grade!  aren’t you a teenager at that age?  13 at least?  I am confused. anyways.

here is something for you.  happy halloween

Warning!  I love Kate Nash but I HATE this video.  Freaks me out.   It seemed appropriate for Halloween though so have at it.



I got a daily deviation.

what. the.


I can only express myself with a keyboard dance


here is the poem that got it:

I Mean to Get You Alone

You have sharp
pulse-elevating teeth
the stuff I imagine heart attacks
are made of

I’m bent on selling you a handful of smiles
specifically crafted
to distract you from the fact that
I have almost nothing to say

and now you’re steering this conversation
in a direction that suggests you’ve

forgotten that I
don’t watch movies or do much of
anything but work which maybe

explains why one glass of wine gets me
wrapped around you
car to streetlight
crash style
mangled limbs
breeding curious onlookers and my insurance has

you’re leaning in and all I can think is
I don’t have insurance

okay well I’m sorry this was pretty narcissistic.  here have a song.