Sunday, April 13, 2008

White Winter Blues

Another poem for the heck of it.

The leaves have flown with nature's green,
And the warmth of summer is nowhere seen,
When the first bright flakes come floating down,
Crystal gems made to cover Earth's brown.
Glittering, glistening--hiding every flaw
With hidden potential waiting for the thaw.
Then the winter begins to settle in.
The days get shorter, patience starts to thin.
The snow no longer glistens quite as bright,
But stabs at the viewer with daggers of white.
The cold, wet wind blows in more mounds of slush,
Freezing even bird song into a silent hush.
And just when all think that they can bear no more,
And a path round the room is worn into the floor.
Just when we think the icicles cannot grow another inch,
And to move the snow and ice we'll need a crane or a winch.
That's when the sun shines on an ending to our pain,
Until the clouds roll in, and it starts to snow again!
Spring is coming. Tale care. Stick.

Hard Boiled

My oldest son came into my room tonight carrying a lone hard boiled egg left over from Easter. It had been boiled, dyed, decorated, and somehow got overlooked in the refrigerator. He wanted to know if it was still good to eat.

Let's see....three and a half weeks in the fridge....left out in the Easter basket all night before that....probably not.

He then said, "Can't you spin it to see if its still hard boiled."

Keep smilin'. Stick

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Just because...

Now I have to preface this post by stating that I am in no way prejudiced, but this was too funny (at least at the time)

I teach a very diverse group of students (racially), and have several who are Hispanic, though they are born in the US, many of their parents were not. They are always making jokes about their own racial stereotypes.

Today, we got to talking about cars at the end of the hour, and they were joking about low riders. One girl said, "Do you know why Hispanics put their last names in the back windows of their cars."

I said , "No."

Before she could give me her answer, another Hispanic boy piped up and said, "Yeah, it's so you don't steal from family!"

Look at the funny side of things. Keep smilin'. Stick.