sephira: (Supernatural: Sam gun)
You know that thing kids do when they're acting up and want to rile up their teacher, so they say something 'shocking' that they think will get a big emotional response or which will go right over her head? I get that a lot. I think it's because I come off a lot more innocent/naive in real life than I am inside my head, so they think that particular brand of misbehaving will work best or something. And it's absolutely the worst one to use with me! I am from the INTERNET!

Especially today, when this kid's big shocking revelation was telling me "I don't like this. You know the only thing I do like? REALLY VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES", with this big anticipatory grin like I'm about to faint. And he was all disappointed when I said something like "Me too! But let's do some work now." 

Really, kid, I just spent the last half hour before I came to work researching Twilight dildos. I AM UNSHOCKABLE.
sephira: (Supernatural: Sam gun)
You know that thing kids do when they're acting up and want to rile up their teacher, so they say something 'shocking' that they think will get a big emotional response or which will go right over her head? I get that a lot. I think it's because I come off a lot more innocent/naive in real life than I am inside my head, so they think that particular brand of misbehaving will work best or something. And it's absolutely the worst one to use with me! I am from the INTERNET!

Especially today, when this kid's big shocking revelation was telling me "I don't like this. You know the only thing I do like? REALLY VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES", with this big anticipatory grin like I'm about to faint. And he was all disappointed when I said something like "Me too! But let's do some work now." 

Really, kid, I just spent the last half hour before I came to work researching Twilight dildos. I AM UNSHOCKABLE.
sephira: (Supernatural: Castiel can't believe this)
Must... stay away from.... [livejournal.com profile] spn_fml... can't... do it....


Today I was eaten by a ghoul. FML. )

Hahaha.

Anyway, as a followup to that Pluto thing, I subbed for another teacher this morning and she left me a lesson plan with 'This is in your field!' written on it. I looked and it was a subject on wormholes and time travel. So yeah, I got to talk about astronomy all morning, and for once I got paid for it!

ETA: And i resisted talking about Star Trek ONCE! How amazing is that?

I wish the rest of my day had been that awesome, but... well let's just say that one day I'm going to have some interaction with the US State Department which doesn't leave me either in or close to tears. THAT DAY IS NOT TODAY. But when it comes, I will like, have a drink or something.

sephira: (Supernatural: Castiel can't believe this)
Must... stay away from.... [livejournal.com profile] spn_fml... can't... do it....


Today I was eaten by a ghoul. FML. )

Hahaha.

Anyway, as a followup to that Pluto thing, I subbed for another teacher this morning and she left me a lesson plan with 'This is in your field!' written on it. I looked and it was a subject on wormholes and time travel. So yeah, I got to talk about astronomy all morning, and for once I got paid for it!

ETA: And i resisted talking about Star Trek ONCE! How amazing is that?

I wish the rest of my day had been that awesome, but... well let's just say that one day I'm going to have some interaction with the US State Department which doesn't leave me either in or close to tears. THAT DAY IS NOT TODAY. But when it comes, I will like, have a drink or something.

sephira: (Supernatural: Impala)
So, at work a few weeks back, a teacher was panicking because she was about to teach her students about planets and couldn't remember what order they were all in. I offered her my services as a nerd and recited them for her. Teacher duly noted them all down and then started asking questions. "Are the Milky Way and the Solar System the same thing? What's the difference between a galaxy and the universe?", etc.

Now, either someone overheard us, or the teacher told people about it, because since then on several occasions other teachers have come up to me and asked me random astronomy questions. This is weird for me, because I have grown up around such a geeky set of people that I just kind of assumed that this sort of thing was common knowledge. I didn't realize that compared to the average person I am in fact apparently a freakish walking space encyclopedia.

The main question so far has been HEY WHY IS PLUTO NOT A PLANET. This seems to have been a subject of debate behind my back, because a few different people have asked me about it. "They decided Pluto's not a planet, it's a comet, right?" "Why did it stop being a planet?" "Is it a moon?"

The best time was when a teacher came up and asked me about it on Monday. After a minute of me explaining asteroids and gravity and so forth, the direction of her questions made me realize that this woman thought that Pluto wasn't a planet anymore because it had broken off and left the solar system.




sephira: (Supernatural: Impala)
So, at work a few weeks back, a teacher was panicking because she was about to teach her students about planets and couldn't remember what order they were all in. I offered her my services as a nerd and recited them for her. Teacher duly noted them all down and then started asking questions. "Are the Milky Way and the Solar System the same thing? What's the difference between a galaxy and the universe?", etc.

Now, either someone overheard us, or the teacher told people about it, because since then on several occasions other teachers have come up to me and asked me random astronomy questions. This is weird for me, because I have grown up around such a geeky set of people that I just kind of assumed that this sort of thing was common knowledge. I didn't realize that compared to the average person I am in fact apparently a freakish walking space encyclopedia.

The main question so far has been HEY WHY IS PLUTO NOT A PLANET. This seems to have been a subject of debate behind my back, because a few different people have asked me about it. "They decided Pluto's not a planet, it's a comet, right?" "Why did it stop being a planet?" "Is it a moon?"

The best time was when a teacher came up and asked me about it on Monday. After a minute of me explaining asteroids and gravity and so forth, the direction of her questions made me realize that this woman thought that Pluto wasn't a planet anymore because it had broken off and left the solar system.




So...

Apr. 9th, 2009 10:23 pm
sephira: (BSG: Dance Party)
Today I had a discussion in class with my students about Twilight.

Apparently it's big in Korea.



So...

Apr. 9th, 2009 10:23 pm
sephira: (BSG: Dance Party)
Today I had a discussion in class with my students about Twilight.

Apparently it's big in Korea.



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