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22 September 2009 @ 11:13 pm
Objection Overruled, or
If things don't work out, you can always go to law school

By Taylor Mali

He says the problem with teachers is, "What's a kid going to learn
from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"
He reminds the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about
Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.

I decide to bite my tongue instead of his
and resist the temptation to remind the other dinner guests
that it's also true what they say about lawyers.

Because we're eating, after all, and this is polite company.

"I mean, you¹re a teacher, Taylor," he says.
"Be honest. What do you make?"

And I wish he hadn't done that
(asked me to be honest)
because, you see, I have a policy
about honesty and ass-kicking:
if you ask for it, I have to let you have it.

You want to know what I make?

I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional medal of honor
and an A- feel like a slap in the face.
How dare you waste my time with anything less than your very best.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall
in absolute silence. No, you may not work in groups.
No, you may not ask a question.
Why won't I let you get a drink of water?
Because you're not thirsty, you're bored, that's why.

I make parents tremble in fear when I call home:
I hope I haven't called at a bad time,
I just wanted to talk to you about something Billy said today.
Billy said, "Leave the kid alone. I still cry sometimes, don't you?"
And it was the noblest act of courage I have ever seen.

I make parents see their children for who they are
and what they can be.

You want to know what I make?

I make kids wonder,
I make them question.
I make them criticize.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them write, write, write.
And then I make them read.
I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, definitely
over and over and over again until they will never misspell
either one of those words again.
I make them show all their work in math.
And hide it on their final drafts in English.
I make them understand that if you got this (brains)
then you follow this (heart) and if someone ever tries to judge you
by what you make, you give them this (the finger).

Let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true:
I make a goddamn difference! What about you?
01 August 2009 @ 03:13 pm
I am bored out of my mind.

rec me something. anything. music, books, tv, films...
22 July 2007 @ 06:28 pm
I hope you won't consider this spoilerish, I'm also guessing most people have already finished.

I hate that bloody book and I'm just going to pretend I have never read it in the first place.
02 December 2006 @ 02:16 pm
first post from my "new" room...I finally have internet in my room!!
26 August 2006 @ 04:31 pm
I've seen thousands of heartagram tatts and 50% really really sucks, 40% is mediocre to good and 10% is really well done. Heartagrams apparantly are hard to tattoo right, without any wonkyness or shaky lines. I understand that, and it's allright if 70% out of all heartagram tatts end up in a bad-tatt-community, because they belong there, but lately all heartagrams end up there, even the really well done tattoos, simply because they're heartagrams.

What's so wrong with having a h-tatt? I still in love with mine and everytime I see it I get happy. Of course they're not original, but neither are stars, swallows, cherries and skulls, but you never see those ending up in bad-tatt-comms. I'm really curious;
what the hell makes the heartagram a bad tattoo by default, regardless the quality of it?
10 May 2006 @ 02:48 pm
1. Take your top ten artists and get their 'emo rating'. If you look on the artist page (www.last.fm) and then click "Tags" you can see how many times they've been tagged emo:
HIM = 66
Placebo = 75
the Cure = 59
Texas = 2
Nine Inch Nails = 48
Malice Mizer = 2
My Chemical Romance = 1047
Scissor Sisters = 13
Alanis Morissette = 13
Kate Bush = 7

2. Add them all together and divide by 10 to get the average:

3. Then divide that by the average of the top ten emo artists, which is: 857.9

4. Multiply your result by 100 to get a percentage.
(Without My Chemical Romance it's only 3,3%).
05 April 2006 @ 02:05 am
did anyone happen to tape Grey's Anatomy tonight?

(for my none dutch friends that would be ep. 205, Bring the pain)

I had to work tonight and asked my mom to program the dvd-player, but she programmed it too short. I only have about half the episode and I need to see the end.

urgh. parents...
03 January 2006 @ 08:01 pm
You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

^^wehee ;)
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