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Read This, Skip That

Read This: Not to be all bad-blogger-y on you, but I really have been responding via email to comments. They've been incredible on the post about what parents want from schools and several teacher friends of mine have commented that they're still lurking to read what parents are writing.

Skip That: There is a parent who gets upset with me every year and threatens to have her mother, that would be the student's grandmother, come up to school to kick my ass. Every. Year. Today, I told that story to some teachers when we were sitting in a meeting and then I ran into her at CVS. She told me she couldn't stand me again. I'm pretty sure she's on the special sauce side, so I just ignore it.

Read This: My daughter just bought her first house. I couldn't be prouder or more excited for her. All the cool things she's doing to get ready for her house are incredibly creative. Like, for instance, taking an old door with 15 glass panels, sanding it down, painting it, and creating a totally amazing headboard out of it. IF I PUT THAT RIGHT ON MY BLOG THEN SHE'S FORCED TO GIVE ME PICTURES. (Surely, someone will ask to see pictures of that and we can guilt her into it.)

Skip That: I went on a road trip after dropping off my nephew to his mom, my sister, when he spent his Spring Break with my family. On the trip home we took back roads and refused to stop for directions. Luckily, I had my camera with me but this gem I snapped with my Hipstamatic camera.


Old, abandoned gas pump.

Read This: Incidentally, Stacey, of Stacey Says won the BlogHer/Lincoln Crossover gift card in the amount of $500. Congratulations, Stacey! My apologies for taking so long to get that written up. You've probably spent the gift card by now.

Skip That: There are other contests coming up soon. Skip this sentence since it's not a contest of any sort.

Read This: Racialicious blog.

Skip That: The incredibly insensitive blog personal narrative written by two hipsters on which that article is based.

Read This: If I just throw in an apology here without any sort of warning and just hope that readers forgive me (OMG, Janie, shut UP already, I will blog when I can blog) (Janie Bird? You know I love you more than my scooter. Don't be mad.)

Skip That: My throat is all itchy and my eyes are watery. This is the worst pollen season ever. That should make you want to forgive me for being a bad blogger lately. It's not that I can't really see through these swollen, hay fever eyes. It's that I'm on Imitrex as well as Claritin and Zyrtec and the fake Sudafed which, I think, is called Wal-phed since I bought it from Walgreens so my brain is a little bit scary right now. I live dangerously on my polka-dotted unicorn.

Read This: Happy Earth Day? (The jokes will write themselves sometimes.)

Skip That: Sometimes, when I come back from an online writing hiatus, I catch up and read about all the crap that's happened online and I'm at once ashamed and sad that the blogging community can be so ugly. But, then I count my blessings in bloggy friends and remember that the company you keep says a lot about you.

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But, then I count my blessings in bloggy friends and remember that the company you keep says a lot about you.

love you as always.... scratch that... More than always!!!! You're amazing...I loved our breakfast and can't wait to do it again.

I'm not a bloggy friend, but I'll settle for familia!!


April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanie Bird

I loved this format, felt like a rat-a-tat-tat back and forth in a well written play.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Glad you stopped by here--I've missed you! Yes, we are going to need to see pictures of that door/headboard creation, and then I'm going to submit my order! I'm amazed at your allergy cocktail and surprised that you only have one polka-dotted unicorn.

I never commented on your what parents want from schools post because I'm just so damn confused about what I want--for me and for my kids. I did just read Lighting their Fires by Rafe Esquith and I feel so...depressed because I'm not doing nearly enough and also exhilarated because there is so much I can do. Maybe I need some Claritin to go with my Zyrtec--sudafed (and even pseudo-fed) and I have a complicated relationship, and we've agreed to stop seeing each other.

Did I mention I miss seeing you around here?

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg Evans

Thanks for the post, and especially the link to the blog about the "reporters" living with the immigrant family in LA. I think what they are calling their "whiteness" is more about being completely sheltered and thinking their cultural norms are universal. Which, perhaps, is a good analogy for why so many don't perceive their own racism.

Thanks again!

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I want to bite you

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfuriousball

Can we wrestle just for the hell of it? I figure it like can practice on me for when the grandmother decides to come and kick your ass.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLu

Love the post. Many, many congratulations on your home-owning daughter! Try real Sudafed (the kind you have to show your ID to buy, and you can get two boxes a day if you make two transactions) instead of the generic because it tends to work better. Gonna go read all those links now.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMommela

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Hey! Found you through Amy. I wanted to comment on that hipster blog. Um, what the fuck? I read Entry Six, chronicling the police raid or whatever. Could these bitches BE more pretentious and naive? Their big issue is that the undocumented people with whom they were living didn't go outside, nor did the rest of the street, and it didn't seem to dawn on them that cops in LA would bust them and how that's unfair. I also threw up in my mouth when one of them had to mention her "north face puffy."

Give me a f-ing break. If anyone should be arrested, it's those biotches.

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Faux Trixie

I want to see the headboard.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfeefifoto

I want a picture of the headboard too. I've been having good luck with Benedryl Cold & Sinus. The capsules are pink and green, very festive!

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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