Monday, January 31, 2011

I might as well add dreads.

Nanny: The little one told me I had to see the Rastafarian hat you made.
Me: It's a rainbow hat!
Nanny: She thought you'd been to Jamaica.
Me: No, see it has blue on it.
Nanny: But your missing the indigo or violet.
Me: They didn't have any at the store.
Nanny: The red, green and yellow make it look Jamaican.
Me: You're ruining my hat.
Nanny: Ok, I'll leave you to it then.

Monday, January 24, 2011

He does math on the path to the bath.

Me: So we should do the word problems and then you'll be done.
Student: Ok. A stone is thrown from a throne at home -
Me: Really?
Student: No. A stone is thrown from a window 12 feet from the ground . . .
Me: Nice.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Student: I stole this pen. I have this weird thing where I only steal pens.
Me: Yeah. I was like that in high school with chapstick.
Student: Really?
Me: Yeah, I would only steal chapstick. Sometimes I still do.
Student: I was kidding. I didn't steal this pen.
Me: Oh. . .
Student: . . .
Me: Me too.
Student: Awkward.
Me: Yeah.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Student: Hokay. Takiteas!
Me: I haven't said anything.
Student: Takiteas!
Me: What's your answer?
Student: -8
Me: Hm. . . Fine.
Student: You know, when you say "fine", what you mean is "right".
Me: Takiteas.
Student: You know it's true.
Me: Fine.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In bad taste.

Me: What does ostentatious mean?
Student: Bad tasting.
Me: Not quite. The definition is gaudy, in bad taste.
Student: That's what I said.
Me: There is a difference. A dress can be in bad taste but not necessarily bad tasting.
Student: Oh.
Me: Yes.