Archive for ‘Humor’

November 22, 2013

Linky Love, November 2013 Edition

Something New and Good: Our God Sunshines – This is an excellent post by a fellow RUF-worker-alumna about learning what a big deal it is to reflect on the glorious goodness of God. It’s not something easy to home in on for some of us serious, “nuevo-Puritan” types (clever descriptor is 100% Bekah), who are quite , and as you may have picked up on from my previous post, I was entrenched as a child – more than almost anyone around me – in the very type of severe gravitas Bekah discusses. I call myself a recovering legalist partly because I was so obsessed with sin – understanding it, digging it out, confessing it – sometimes confessing the same sin many, many times (not the same pattern recurring, but the same individual sins). And, like Bekah says, fighting sin is important. But the glorious goodness and magnificently generous kindness and the joy and laughter of our God are the point of the Gospel – not our disastrous messes. All that to say, go read it.

Giving Thanks: For Finding My Ring and Not Marrying a Pothead – My friend Missy is a delightful storyteller. This post made me smile a big, big smile, so I thought I’d share.

The Ridiculous Grace of Adoption – Marissa Cope, another cherished friend of mine, came out with this excellent piece on adoption over at The Gospel Coalition. November is National Adoption Awareness Month. (Yes, I know it’s also Movember and Native American Heritage Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Novel Writing Month and NoShaveNovember and a host of other things, but it is also Adoption Awareness Month, and y’all know how obsessed I am with adoption.)

How to Date When You’re Sick – This is an uplifting post by fellow-endometriosis-sufferer Rachel Meeks, who has come up with some pretty creative ways to have a good time with her husband even when she feels like crap. (Also, they sound like crazy-fun people I would like to hang out with, which always makes posts like this more interesting.) Her blog, Do I Look Sick?, is a new favorite. (She even has a post on flaxseed, which I found immensely helpful. Because, believe it or not, flaxseed has actually become an issue in my life.) It’s encouraging to see how other women are making life work despite the uncertainties, pains, and frustrations of this disease.

Dot Dot Dot – This is internet-old (almost 4 years old) but it still has me in stitches every single time. A voice actor does a dramatic reading of a game review by some kid whose spelling and grammar don’t suggest much hope for our education system. Add in awesome graphic design/typography/craziness and some, um, mood music, and it’s about the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. In case y’all missed this hilarious little video – well, carpe diem.

May 3, 2012

The Tale of the Odorous Locker

One of the many roles I play at the school where I work is “Keeper of the Locker Keys.” However often you think that role comes up, triple it, then cube it. It’s kinda ridiculous.

The thing is, most of our kids don’t actually want to lock and unlock their lockers. Most of them unlocked their lockers with their combinations on the first day of school, jammed the lock with a pencil or something, and haven’t bothered with the combination since. Pretty much any time someone unjams a locker (“as a joke,” usually), my Keeper of the Locker Keys job comes into play, because hardly any of the students actually know their combinations. That said, there are a few who use their locks religiously.

Last week, the Senior Prank (which was rather genius by the way) included, but was most certainly not limited to, unjamming all the lockers and putting padlocks on about half of them. You can imagine what the locker-key demand was after that! But it just so happened that about the same time, we got gnats. You know, like the kind from the plague. They are super-annoying, and our sweet 6th grade teacher, who has enough class pets to run her own zoo, assumed they were her fault. NOT SO.

Right after school today, I heard this in the hall: “Professor, I think there’s an animal behind these lockers.” “What?” “Well, it smells horrible. It’s smelled bad for a while, and it keeps getting worse. I think something is dead.”

Sounds like a recipe for fun, don’t you think?

A group of students, plus a couple of profs and the headmaster, figured out which locker might be the source of the offending smell, so I lent them my keys.

Fortunately, it seems that the only thing that is dead is someone’s old lunch. She apparently hasn’t been using her locker. SINCE NOVEMBER.

That might be a slight exaggeration, but that stuff was pretty much liquified in slushy rottedness. You should have seen these seventeen year-old kids running up and down the halls, chasing each other with rotten stinky food, screaming like little girls, and trying to figure out how to decontaminate the locker and rid the school of the insects.

It’s May. What can I say? I’m easily amused at this point.

April 3, 2012

Linky Love

A few things I thought I’d share with the class…

– For those of you who have been thus far deprived, I’d like to introduce you to Criggo. It’s a collection of quite dreadful (read: hilarious) newspaper errors and human stupidities of various kinds, from ads to articles. Here are a few gems to get you started. Good Trade. railroad. Do the math. Yep, I need those teeth NOW!  Unfortunate juxtaposition. Didn’t study for the final.

– As if college admissions wasn’t crazy and pressure-filled enough…

– Just found this fantastic online magazine called Darling: The Art of Being a Woman, and I’m rather enamored of it. Here’s my favorite article so far: Watching Not Searching: Giving Up Fill-in-Maybe-Men.