RBOC

  • It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
  • DC1 told us that in orchestra a couple of hir friends stole hir Geometry review packet and did about half of it.  That’s the weirdest bullying ever.  (“Did they get stuff right?” I asked.  “Mostly,” zie replied.)  (Zie erased it all and did it over, of course.  Plus it was just angle proofs, which Zie is an expert on given all the geometric proofs I made hir do this summer.)
  • A poem to my DH:

My love for you is strong.
My admiration for you is high.
My list of things to do is long…
So all I can do is sigh.

  • I’ve got this great skirt that I get a ton of compliments on every time I wear it.  (It floofs out in an A line, and it does this really cool fade from one color on the top to a different color on the bottom.)  We’ve got one returning student who, if you google her, you will find a local news story about her bullying other women at a wives group a few years back (which I know because I needed some information to waive her out of a course… long story, but I have not had her in a class yet).  She complemented me on the skirt, and then she said, “And good for you for wearing it here,” using a tone that made it sound like I was being really brave for doing so… I’m pretty sure that was a backhanded compliment, but I’m not entirely sure what’s inappropriate about me wearing said skirt (maybe it’s too young for me?  No clue.)  In standard Midwestern fashion I did not ask her what she meant but just looked at her silently and moved on.
  • I didn’t realize how much Nice Kitty and Little Kitty had divided the house territory between them until after Little Kitty died.  Nice Kitty has been exploring the “ups” — she’s tried the top of the filing cabinet, bookcases, the top of the refrigerator, kitchen counters, the dining room table, and so on.  Mostly she doesn’t seem that interested in them.  She prefers ottoman or bed height if she’s going to have to jump, but she’s checked them out.
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10 Responses to “RBOC”

  1. Foscavista Says:

    “DC1 told us that in orchestra a couple of hir friends stole hir Geometry review packet and did about half of it. That’s the weirdest bullying ever.”

    Reverse bullying?

  2. CG Says:

    When nerds attack…

    Also, what on earth could that woman have meant? Weird.

  3. Cloud Says:

    Does the skirt hit above the knee? Maybe she thinks it is too short for your location? But what a weird thing to say.

  4. CG Says:

    Also, I think your oldest and mine could be friends. They are about the same age and mine is also in orchestra and two years ahead in math and a big reader. Maybe they’ll meet up in college but never know it. :)

  5. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    DC1: Was … that a bullying thing or weird prank thing? I had some excessively nerdy friends and I guess that could have happened too but it’s weird.

    That skirt sounds fantastic, I would like to be able to wear something like that but I’m too short for mid-calf to work, and that woman is strange. I think the only thing I would have been able to say in the moment would be Monty Python’s: What a strange person.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      She came by today to ask if she could borrow one of the textbooks that I’m teaching out of next semester so she wouldn’t have to buy her own. I was like… no, but thank you for the reminder to set up course reserves for next semester.


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