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SavedPicture-20152138534.jpg Too much going on. Here’s a needle felted pumpkin I made with the younger kids last week. I only had boys last week and they were all very intrigued by needle felting. I just had to stress to them that 1) stabbing yourself hurts, so be careful, 2) stabbing others hurts and will not be tolerated and I will take away their project if it happens, so be careful, 3) the needle can break and fly up and hit you if you aren’t careful, so be careful, and 4) be careful. It went fine.


Besides teaching myself German right now using Duolingo, I’m also brushing up on my French.  And there are some pretty ridiculous French sentences in the sentences they give me to translate.

I may have mentioned one of these ridiculous sentences to a friend.  Maybe.  And then I may have illustrated parts of the resulting conversation because it’s approximately what I saw in my head.  Possibly.

Me: L’éléphant est vert. 1:56 PM

Green elephant Me: Where did they come up with that? 1:56 PM
Friend: Elephants are green 1:56 PM

Green elephants Me: Well, just one elephant. THE elephant. A particular elephant. That one there. 2:00 PM
Me: Everyone knows of the green elephant. 2:00 PM
Me: I mean…he’s green. Unlike his colleagues who are all gray. 2:01 PM

One green elephant Friend: Yes. When they r sick. They turn green 2:01 PM

Sick elephant Friend: Or when he’s envious of the other elephants 2:01 PM
Me: Possibly. He shouldn’t be at work today. He’ll make the rest of the elephants green. 2:01 PM
Friend: He’s not at work. Why would he be at work if he’s green! 2:02 PM
Friend: It’s not like the elephant works for THEM 2:02 PM
Me: Do you think THEM has discriminatory hiring practices? Or a quota? Max 2 green elephants per office? 2:04 PM
Friend: I might be the elephant of LA [emoji] 2:05 PM
Me: But you aren’t green. 2:06 PM
Friend: I might be when I get back into this crappy no ac rental 2:06 PM
Me: No, I think you might turn red and then purple and then pop. 2:08 PM