Take Heed ‘Cause I’m a Lyrical Poet

22 Responses

  1. Jazz says:

    Damn girl, you make me want to leave the frozen tundra and spend an evening (or three) sipping Bailey’s with you and Groom.

  2. Becky Cazares says:

    Fortunately Girl lives in a climate that allows ice to form in freezers naturally. She would have a whole different set of slides in Arizona. Leaving the water to its own devices in the freezer for too long here results in a total (and repetitive) redo of steps one and two as, alas, said ice has evaporated leaving just a small remnant of alkali in the ice tray as proof that once there was something other than air. Sigh.

  3. kmkat says:

    I am so happy to know that I am not the only person in the world who ices her Bailey’s just so as to be able to suck the remnant creaminess off the cubes and slivers. Oh, yeah, and I’d like to hang around with you and Groom for a few hours just to suck up the remnant hilarity. Damn, you two are good!

  4. jess says:

    You didn’t share the presentation!!?! What are the two steps??!?! Now I’ll never learn how to make iiiiiiice!!!!

  5. furiousBall says:

    i just got a bottle of bailey’s sat night as a gift. this is a sign, i better go home right now and drink the crap out of it. thank you, thank you, thank you.

  6. lime says:

    lol, send the girl my way. i managed in the pre-power point days to come up with a 15 minute “how to” speech on making messes. it included types of messes, psychological foundations of messes, and mess methodology. all this while i created one horrendous mess of the classroom….it started with a bra draped over the podium. i aced it. the girl and i would get along famously as we baffle the masses with our particular brand of instructive alchemy.

  7. lime says:

    oh…and she could play “ice, ice, baby” as her sound track too.

  8. citizen of the world says:

    It’s a brave new world out there.

  9. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    i think if we ever met we’d get along JUST FINE.

  10. Pam says:

    Ah, ya had me when you said “public school teachers are to be admired for getting out of bed in the morning”. Thank you thank you thank you!! Only this morning my husband said he had to “drag his sad and sorry arse to school”.I think a few of the high-school students I teach would love to give a presentation on how to get the most out of a lip-gloss pot. If they could just transfer that degree of concentration and purpose to study – wow, the possibilities would be amazing.And good on you for the “put a sock in it”. Years ago, husband and I had many a sofa gaze of being incredulous while remaining the epitome of tact, made worse by the fact that child, he, and I were all at the same high school. Any queries in the staffroom were met with “Hey…” and hands raised in “nothing to do with me..”. Power Point presentations at eight eh? I gotta get out more.

  11. Star says:

    As she is the offspring of Groom & you, I can only imagine that her Power Point presentation on how to make ice was scintilatting, informative , and downright entertaining.

  12. Voyager says:

    At least you have a very good use for the products of her work. Bottoms up!

  13. flutter says:

    Oh, Jocelyn. YOU have my other ice tray.

  14. Kylie w Warszawie says:

    I love you and Groom. You are like my husband and me. A little bit crazy but definitely meant to be together.

  15. Jeni says:

    The comments you made at the opening of this -about teachers and what they go through in their workday -all the exact reasons why, when I enrolled in college at the grande olde age of 46, I decided definitely NOT to become a teacher! I was too afraid I might get stuck with a classroom filled with kids as bad as my own and even worse than mine could be!
    The idea of contending with many parents who think their child is absolutely brilliant and so wonderful tht he/she would never do the slightest thing wrong was my second reason for staying away from teaching. Loved the whole post though but the bit about the Bailey’s set my mind to thinking about Kahlua and how much I love it but my bottle is empty and now,my mouth is watering for some, mixed with a little milk ya know! Ah, Kahlua and Cream! Yummy.

  16. chelle says:

    har har har ice her!

    You totally nailed the teacher issue! So sad that they are so restricted. I remember grade ten biology we were instructed to go see Jurassic Park and write a paper on how the movie used DNA. It was awesome and never forgotten. Not a standard way to teach but wicked.

  17. phd in yogurtry says:

    “it seemed best to clear out the vodka all together”

    and didn’t invite me?! ITA with your sentiments on teachers. we’re so lucky they don’t all run and join the circus.

  18. Diesel says:

    Worksheets. Ugh.

  19. Prefers Her Fantasy Life says:

    I’ve written about urban education for the last four years for the Gates Foundation and could say a lot about that. But for now all I want to say is: Can I com over?

  20. Le Meems says:

    this is SO funny..ICE!

    Here is a blog post, on this same subject (sort of) that inspires me…

  21. monica says:

    HA ! I could make YOU laugh – I love it! :o)) thanks!

  22. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I have lived in Minnesota in the winter and would think a better topic might be how to AVOID the ice, which is inescapable there. Or how to make an igloo if it can’t be avoided. That should be worth more than two bullets in a Power Point presentation.

    I’ll bet she got a high grade just for being adorable, though.

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