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Is it totally ridiculous to be an English teacher and watch Dangerous Minds (not to be confused with Criminal Minds)?

I found it on YouTube and kind of got sucked in by the 90's overload. Coolio, anyone? I remember how my friends and I were so excited when the previews came out. All the kids in my neighborhood were amazing at singing "Gangster's Paradise" for a while there and not one of them stopped to remind me I was white. My middle school was a melting pot, mkay? College was culture shock because everyone looked like a J. Crew ad.

Then there's Michelle Pfeiffer's character and her hobo-chic clothing, all those blousey belted dresses and enormous blazers, and her "what these people need is a honky" self with that sharp-enough-to-plow-a-very-sexy-field chin, and me sitting there nodding along and wondering what the hell she would do if her kids were hellions who didn't speak English to begin with. Lulz.

On that note, the name-changing epidemic continues.

Harry changed his name to Jerry because he was switched into a class containing a Tom, but Tom doesn't like Harry-now-Jerry, so he changed his name to Kyle. Betty, a shy girl with glasses, was getting tired of being called Ugly Betty, so she changed her name to Lexi. Now everyone's calling her Taxi and she's having second thoughts.

Oh, and I'm finally going to hit up the DMZ tomorrow, so if you don't hear from me it's because North Korea does not approve of my existence.

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