Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's not such a bad life I lead.

Since the it is a perfect day in south Texas and the Brownsville library has this lovely courtyard, I guess I don't mind grading.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Joke and a Very Brief Update

So I went to Israel.  It was amazing.  A month later, I'm still trying to find the words to describe what that experience was like.  Perhaps in the coming days, I'll start posting pictures and telling the story one moment at a time.

It's test day in 7th grade language arts, which means I'm taking care of odds and end in between circulating around the room answering questions.  At the end of 2nd period, when everyone was finally done and we were chatting about how it went, this non sequiter exchange occurred:

D: Ma'am, do you want to hear a joke?
Me: I would love to hear a joke.
D: What did the bar tender say to the neutron?
Me: What?
D: No charge for you!

I laughed.  I've heard that joke since I was 12, but somehow it's truly hilarious coming from a 7th graders when he's supposed to be thinking about his Catholic School's Week essay.