Talks with Tom #31

Tom hasn’t seen George for two weeks now. There is so much change that occurs in a 3 month old. I try to update him about all the little changes while we are apart.

This was a conversation last night.

Me-He is getting really good at talking. He will go back and forth with you.

Tom-Does he say words?

Me-No he doesn’t say words. He gurgles. (and I made the noise George does.)

Tom-What kind of teacher are you if you can’t teach a 3 month old words. And you call yourself an academic advisor.

Me- I know I have failed him, but in my defense my students should already know words by the time I get them.

Tom- Just saying, no child left behind.

Grr…he knows that NCLB is a big thorn for me and a huge reason why I left teaching in the traditional sense.

This weekend he can have a crack at it and teach him all the words.


Talks with Tom #23

To our group of friends here in TN, Tom and I are considered hipsters. I smile at this each time it is referenced because I would never personally call myself a hipster.

I guess I don’t really know what the technical definition of hipster, but regardless, I would not say Tom and I in that category.

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When we were in Indiana, we knew we would see a lot of hipsters since they are more prominent in a college town.

While we were getting ready for one of our outings this is a conversations we had:

Me:  Do I look ok? (I have just recently started wearing skinny colored jeans, so I get a little self-conscious still.)

Tom: Yes your red pants look great. It’s like hipsterflage.

And then Tom proceeded to put on these sunglasses.

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We were ready to blend I guess by standing out.