Thursday, January 25, 2007

Starburst Rant

Random thought: Why did the makers of Starburst change the flavors in their tropical mix? That was my favorite mix and now they've ruined it! And have you ever noticed that no one ever wants to eat the yellow Starbursts? It doesn't matter if the flavor is lemon or pina colada or whatever, no one ever eats them. Strange.

Well, that's all I really have today. I'll end with my observations for Day 3 of "Mute Like Me."

DAY 3:

I went back to school and work today. It was so interesting to see how different people reacted to me as they found out what was wrong with me, and watched me try to communicate through my own mixture of pantomime and sign language. (I think I'll dress like a mime tomorrow and just pretend to be in a glass box all day.) Some people laughed, other people felt really sorry for me, and some people just scared the living daylights out of me by telling me horror stories about people they know who've had vocal nodes. Hahaha.

--TEACHING IS HARD TO DO WHEN YOU CAN'T SPEAK. I cheated. Many times. :)
But my favorite reaction was from my 8-year-old student Jordan. I told him that I couldn't talk, so i was just going to have to write to him and tell him what to do. He got a big grin on his face and said, "Oh boy. This is going to be FUN!" I'm glad you're excited, buddy. We'll see what you think three weeks from now.

Moral of the Story: Don't buy the Starburst Tropical Mix. It's depressing.

Quote of the Day:

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC)


Melanie Hess said...

Ok, here I disagree with you. I LOVE the Pina Colada starbursts. Save them all for me. I could eat them all day long. The new purple ones, though. ICK.


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