Sunday, October 6, 2013

What I found appealing...


1.  Sharing a special day with two special people!
2.  Having ghetto shoes (What?  Your shoes are taped?  Yes, yes they are.  Why did I find this appealing?  Well, when my shoes decided to lose their soles while I was at work---with no replacement shoes at the ready---I wrapped them in tape.  I prepared snappy replies for all of the ribbing I was likely to get from students.  Not one child mentioned it.  At the end of the day, I saw one of my students and pointed to my shoe.  I said "Hey, Tyreke.  Did you see my ghetto shoes?"  He responded "Yeah, we saw 'em.  It's cool.  Shoes cost a lot and sometimes you have to wait for payday."  This kind of thing serves to remind me why I do what I do.)
3.  The simplicity of autumn at Holly's house.  Overblown can be overwhelming, but Holly's style is calm and peaceful.
4.  Getting a text from my daughter (not her real name) saying "I just saw Paul Rudd.  We made eye contact."  The further adventures of the little girl in the big city...and she's letting me share it vicariously.

15 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am currently so jealous of your daughter.

NanaDiana said...

What a fun post. How many tines did you WEAR your ghetto shoes once you "fixed" them?;>) xo Diana

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'm jealous, too. Of Paul Rudd. Not the shoes so much. Love your student and his reply, though!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Cool...Paul Rudd. I saw Eric Estrada passing me on the moving sidewalk in the Chicago airport. We didn't make eye contact, however. She wins!

Storywood Designs said...

So, I was too distracted by the photo of Paul Rudd to even notice my dining room pic in your montage until I saw my name further down your post! That made my day... thank you! I loved your story about the shoes... one my my favorite things I've read this week. Hope you had a great weekend!

Art and Sand said...

My students commented on everything I did/wore/said. They laughed the day I was wearing my Saltwater sandals and noticed that I had on one black and one navy blue.

I saw Jason Alexander at my hotel in NYC- he isn't as cute as Paul Rudd!

Eclectically Vintage said...

My hubby is constantly regaling me with stories of famous people he spots in the city. "I sat next to Brittany Spears", he'll nonchalantly quip. "Wow - I was home making mac and cheese", I'll respond. Where's the logic?! P.S. my daughter had ghetto flip flops that I finally insisted she throw away - she used the plastic piece from the bread to hold it together! And that response from your student is truly amazing - and makes me grateful.
K

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Uh oh. Does this mean Paul Rudd is now a dirty old man ...

;)

Linda

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I left a comment on here so that is weird! What I love about living or going to the city is so many unexpected things happen. I miss it!

Feral Turtle said...

Love your shoe story Kirby!! Most touching.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

We ran into Harrison Ford - he's old. And that was 10 years ago. How is it that you lost two soles in one day? That's got to be a record or something. Weddings can be wonderful, can't they?

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

Wow! I'm touched by the ghetto shoes and it reminding you of why you do what you do! Sometimes kids are just amazingly tuned in.

fiona anderson said...

I have ghetto boots, the soles are edged with a trail of hot glue to keep the rain from getting in. Does that mean I'm cool like you !

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I never see anyone famous....but I have hot glued favorite shoes back together.....

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Fun post! You are a cool teacher!

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