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kids say the darndest things

forwarded to me. you know i’m going to tell this at the next bbq!

A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. “Human beings are the only animals that stutter,” she says.

A little girl raises her hand. “I had a kitty-cat who stuttered,” she volunteered.

The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident.

“Well,” she began, “I was in the back yard with my kitty and the rottweiler who lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!”

“That must’ve been scary,” said the teacher.

“It sure was,” said the little girl. “My kitty went ‘Fffff, Fffff, Fffff’… and before he could say ……’Fuck’ the rottweiler ate him!”

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i’m gonna miss me when i’m gone

school is in session. goodbye, free time!

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i was away from teh intarweb this weekend.

and it was glorious.

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love is jack

this morning on the way to work on the bus about 6.50 am pst, i think i fell a little in love with jack kerouac.

and right there, i wished the gift of reading for everyone. and i’m not just talking about the ability to string two words together on a page. but the ability to form critical thoughts. challenge the status quo. move beyond what’s comfortable and familiar. challenge yourself. i really wish everyone could afford to go to college and learn to get outside of themselves, open their horizons, experience new things and really learn to think. the world could truly be a different place if they did.

of course, that’s only if they didn’t then become arrogant pricks, thinking they’re better than everyone else.

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a little giddy

hubby’s home for a couple of days (through tomorrow evening). yay! i think we’re going for a motorcyle ride tonight and i’m really looking forward to it. so i may not be around much, but i hope to tell you about my weekend after that. i needed a good weekend after all the drama. i got to step away and get some perspective. and i greatly needed it.

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drawing board

i also took an illustrator class while i was learning photoshop. we had to do a drawing as part of our final. i recreated a photo, but added some, um, embellishments to it. again, fun to do. it took me a while to figure out how to do the hair and head together in such a way so that part of the hair was in front, part behind.


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i have had it with these mothafuckin’ snakes on this mothafuckin’ plane!

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does your mother-in-law suck?

ETA: i just now, JUST NOW (8/17) saw julie & cathy’s thing about mil’s. hmmm. not sure what to do now. keep this up? forget about it? opinions? (I did not see their stuff before i put this up – i had already started the blog and hadn’t gotten around to posting about it.)

at blogher (yes, that thing again!), a group of us were talking about true wife confessions (after having met the author) and how nice it would be to have an anonymous place to bitch about mothers-in-law.

do you have a story to tell about your mother-in-law? is she crazy? nosey? just plain irritating? now you have a place to go. commisserate. bitch. find out that you’re not alone. is for you.

i’m not out to hurt anyone’s feelings or cause any family problems. i will be posting stories for people. you remain anonymous (unless you don’t want to be). please send any submissions to me and i’ll start posting. i just ask that you change any identifying characteristics or names, in order to keep your anonyminity, and to keep lawsuits away. – spread the word!

e-mail: becky AT misspriss DOT org

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a book meme

i was tagged by keith to do a book meme, so here it is:

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest, then tag three people.

“In general, that editor-in-chief must approve each article that will be assigned, so it’s rare for a section editor to have the authority to accept your query letter without getting permission. In an article for Library Culture, Daniel G. Kipnis writes that People magazine has a weekly editorial meeting. ‘An executive editor runs the meeting and since the staff is on a deadline the meeting runs quickly and efficiently (averaging 30 minutes). …’”

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer, by Jenna Glatzer

i think i’m going to tag Carmen, Lassa, and Annie.

eta: tagging elizabeth, too. she asked for it! wink

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some surprises are good

came home to find hubby’s truck in the driveway. nice surprise! i knew he’d get to be home for a half day or so, but just didn’t realize it was today. i certainly needed that boost. well, that and a little afternoon delight. (tmi?)

sometimes i am just so sick of being in a male-dominated hobby/sport. they get so resentful when a woman’s in charge. and i’ve about had it up to HERE with the attitudes. i think it’s time for a break. i don’t need to start school at the end of the month with such negative energy floating around. i’m sorry, if you don’t like the way i do things, do it yourself or shut up. but stop with the little digs. they’re irritating the shit out of me and i might say something that others will regret.

btw, mister know-it-all? i bet you have a teeny-tiny penis. by the way you act, all of us know it. if you’re nice, maybe i’ll buy you some tweezers and a microscope for christmas.

(can you tell i’m a little bit irritable right now? it’ll be sunshine and puppies again soon. heh.)

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