Tomes Away: A brief senior prank tutorial -
A senior prank is:
- humorous without being offensive
- clever and creative without being destructive
- well-thought out without being too twee
- memorable without being infamous
- inclusive without being cliquish
A senior prank is not:
- giving the already-overwhelmed janitorial staff any more…
At our school the senior prank has to get administrative approval and is adult supervised.
It obviously prevents lots of problems, but it makes the prank seem pretty pointless to me.
Need to wear this at the gym so I can work out in PEACE!!
(Source: poweredbygirl, via quixoticandabsurd)
Too many facepalms for a single post.
(Source: choosechoice, via msleahhbic)
Top 10 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Teacher -
A highly entertaining list, emailed to me compliments of my brother. This is my favorite part, on students pointing out a teacher’s quirks:I’m sure that there are more, but they have not yet been brought to my attention by one of the following reliable sources:
- A mean kid who has boundary issues.
- A kid that is trying to use me in a revenge plot by tattling on their arch nemesis for making fun of me.
- A well meaning child who also happens to have aspergers.
I left school at 4:30.
Thanks to an accident during rush hour on an already crowded highway, I did not get back to my neighborhood until nearly 6. Then I went to the grocery store. I got home at 6:30, put some groceries away, did some very minor kitchen cleaning, sat on the couch with my cat for 10 minutes, then went running.
By the time I got back from my run and cooked dinner it was 8:45. 20 minutes of decompression time on the couch. Then I showered.
I still need to do a small amount of lesson planning for tomorrow.
This commute is just really terrible and I am so glad I only have to do it 17ish more times.
pleoros: Ófærufoss, Iceland
(photo: Thierry Hennet)
I want to take a year off and see all of Iceland.
Take me with you.
I made this and it is good, I think.
lol @ sad Gob
Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life
“Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it’s a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.”
Texas Judge Forbids Lesbian Woman From Living With Her Partner -
Carolyn Compton is in a three year-old relationship with a woman. According to Compton’s partner Page Price, Compton’s ex-husband rarely sees their two children and was also once charged with stalking Compton, a felony, although he eventually plead to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing.
And yet, thanks to a Texas judge, Compton could lose custody of her children because she has the audacity to live with the woman she loves.
According to Price, Judge John Roach, a Republican who presides over a state trial court in McKinney, Texas, placed a so-called “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers. This clause forbids Compton having a person that she is not related to “by blood or marriage” at her home past 9pm when her children are present. Since Texas will not allow Compton to marry her partner, this means that she effectively cannot live with her partner so long as she retains custody over her children. Invoking the “morality clause,” Judge Roach gave Price 30 days to move out of Compton’s home.
Compton can appeal Roach’s decision, but her appeal will be heard by the notoriously conservative Texas court system. Ultimately, the question of whether Compton’s relationship with Price is entitled to the same dignity accorded to any other loving couple could rest with the United States Supreme Court.
Have something to say to John Roach?
Here you go:
Honorable John Roach, Jr.
296th District Court
Collin County Courthouse map
2100 Bloomdale Road, Suite 20012
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 972-548-4409 (McKinney)
Fax:972-548-4697 (District Clerk)
This is outrageous.