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Student reactions to wasabi [Jan. 22nd, 2009|08:33 pm]
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I made sushi for some of my students tonight. They were curious about the wasabi paste and wanted to prove they were tough, so I let them try it. Most of them ran screaming outside. >:D

"Gah! If sin had a food, that would be it."

"Why is that even a food??"

"Ahhh! It's like satan crawling around in my mouth!"

"Evil green demon goo... People EAT this??"

"It tastes like burning!"

"I hate you!!!!"

"What is that? Acid??"

*cough cough* "WATER!!!"


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Changing of the guard [Jan. 20th, 2009|11:21 am]
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The look on Bush's face says so much: "Why can't I talk that pretty?"

Having great writers goes a long way, but delivery makes all the difference.

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Call me in 10 years [Jan. 15th, 2009|12:21 am]
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I got asked out today. By one of the freshman girls.

Ok, there's such a thing as too young, and then there's WAY too young. Seriously.
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Sincerely, you [Jan. 13th, 2009|03:57 pm]
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[mood |amusedamused]

In computer class I'm teaching my students about phishing and email scams. Today we discussed how easy it is to falsify email info and that they can't necessarily be trusted. To demonstrate, I told them if they leave their addresses on the board they will receive a personal email from whomever they want. I researched info on each celebrity they wrote down (since I don't know anything about most of them) to make them sound more authentic.

However, one student didn't specify anyone in particular. I ended up picking someone on his behalf, even mimicking the writing style (names changed)...


To: John Smith <johnsmith@yahoo.com>

From: John Smith <johnsmith@yahoo.com>

john, ok so well i know you wont believe me cause it sounds crazy but this is me from the future or should i say you from the future. anyways just so you know you should be careful when you cross the street and go to the store tomorow not saying anything bad happens but yeah you can thank me later or actually you later. yeah ok so by

john

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QOTD [Jan. 8th, 2009|05:23 pm]
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Freshman: "Arkansas is, like, a real country. Not like here."
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Missing Link [Jan. 5th, 2009|11:30 pm]
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This is the coolest 404 error page I've seen in a long while.
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QOTD [Jan. 5th, 2009|10:32 pm]
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Or, "Students Say the Dumbest Things"...



Sophomore: Hey, what's the hottest month of the year?
Me: February.
Sophomore: Ok, thanks. (types it in)


(a freshman sees a sophomore playing with elgoog, the Google "mirror")
Freshman: Woah, how'd it get like that?
Sophomore: It's elgoog, you've never seen it? (demonstrates)
Freshman: But why is it like that?
Sophomore: They made it for dislexic people because that's the only way they can read.
Freshman: Oh, right, duh. I feel stupid now. Cool! That's really thoughtful of them.


Freshman: In Geography we have to plan out a trip to visit 5 different foreign countries in 10 days.
Me: Wow, anywhere in the world?
Student: No, they have to be in England.


(I'm tutoring a Junior in scientific notation for Chemistry)
Me: Ok, so ten to the to the second means ten times ten which is...
Junior: 100
Me: And in this case, you have thirty. Thirty times ten is...
Juniort: Three thousand.
Me: Thirty. Times. Ten.
Junior: Three thousand?


It's been a rough day. :(
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Christmas sucks [Dec. 25th, 2008|09:00 pm]
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Walmart was closed.
Quiznos was closed.
Taco Bell was closed.
McDonalds was closed.
Burger King was closed.

The movie theatre was sold out.
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It's Alive! [Dec. 24th, 2008|01:10 pm]
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My housemate had the opinion that meeting people online was somehow pathetic, that it was a last resort for sad losers who couldn't find anyone in the "real world. I have a number of friends and relatives who not only dated online, but even got married as a result. So I tried to explain how the internet is just another medium of introduction and how real relationships are founded on good communication, etc. I told him he shouldn't make assumptions about something he's never tried and thought I'd finally at least got him to be a bit more open minded and not so critical of people who do pursue that route.

Then last night he texted me:

On a date with twins! Back l8r. The internet is gr8!


I've created a monster.
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Big Bang [Dec. 23rd, 2008|03:57 pm]
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I love Big Bang Theory. Best. Show. Ever. The introduction of Leonard's new girlfriend gave a new dynamic to the ensemble.

Surely I can't be the only one who thinks Sara Rue is really cute? The media might consider it a bold casting move, having labeled her with the dreaded "full-figured" tag and other such euphemisms. But to me, one of the best things about the show is that it's a non-issue. She's just adorable.

It was nice to see a "normal" girl on TV without her character being portrayed as overweight (a few years ago she was cast as a compulsive overeater on Will & Grace). On BBT she plays a legitimate character and not just the comic sidekick.

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Then I saw this:

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*sad sigh* Pretty Sara has been reduced to being just another boring blonde waif.
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