Tag Archives: Humor

More from Happy Land

Everyone smiles. Seriously people? Why are ya’ll so damn happy? It’s hot! It’s 106 degrees. Hot! Be grouchy. Like me. 2.  The streets are clean. People don’t liter. 3.  Not only is the parking lot at the hospital free, valet … Continue reading

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The Things People Say

A student walking by said to me, “Some day I’m gonna steal your eyes.” Huh? “It’s a complement, Miss.  You have pretty eyes. I’m gonna steal your eyes.” Kid, that’s a little closer to creepy than complement. A co-worker was … Continue reading

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England, Part 1

6:00 A.M., January 1, 1999.  I was only a little hungover, but very tired.  My brother had gotten married the night before, and I was at the airport with my very pregnant sister, her husband, and their three year old. … Continue reading

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My mom has no filter

A few weeks ago I listened to a story on NPR’s Invisibilia, about Maria Bamford. Listen to it here.  She is a comedian, she impersonates her mother, she is hysterical, she makes you think.  I wish I was just a … Continue reading

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A Child’s Honesty

One of our autistic students comes to my office every morning.  Last year, when she was in the 9th grade, she wanted to “girl talk”, talk about dogs, and show me her favorite cartoons on her iPad.  Now that she’s … Continue reading

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Stole My Thunder

M has four adult children.  They’re all smart, they’re all GT, but the oldest, a girl, is also very knowledgeable.  She knows about a wide variety of things – politics, sports, restaurants, money, she speaks Russian, listens to NPR every … Continue reading

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Only five.

“I’m not an addict, I’m a speed freak.” That is one of the funniest sentences my mom has ever spoken.  I actually started laughing, out loud, over the phone. I was in elementary school when I realized my mom took … Continue reading

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