Saturday, November 17, 2012
The week in review
Elliot Plummer, age 7, entered a city wide art/writing contest celebrating the constitution and won first prize. Here he is with Uncle Sam and the mayor of Peoria AZ--I'm sorry I don't know his name--but I did notice that like a good politician he is the only one looking straight into the camera. That little smirk on Elliot's face looks both proud and a little wary. Rightly so.
Speaking of politicians, I am so glad the elections are over. All that blah blah blathering. I had my students analyze Obama and Romney websites. They referred to the president as "Obama" but half of them referred to Romney as "Mitt."
"Mitt?" I snarled. "Mitt? Is he your best bud or something?"
Last Thursday I asked them who would give me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if I should drop dead in the classroom and was surprised to have about half the class raise their hands.
"Really?" I thought they'd all wrinkle their noses and vomit into their mouths a little.
I've been a bit of nasty Louise this week. Grey skies. But mainly I've been watching a dark French TV detective Series called Spiral, where most everyone is corrupt. I had promised myself I wouldn't watch dark things anymore, but the writing is good and the characters are well developed. Sucker.
Then, tonight, we saw Samsara at the Broadway Theater, a luscious film of images from around the globe--no speaking, no plot, just images. Enthralling and life affirming.
It's not winter I don't like. The two-day snow storm of last weekend was beautiful. It's the poisonous
inversion that I despise. The air is thick with toxins.
Colonoscopy scheduled on Monday. Stay tuned.
Posted by Louise Plummer at 1:56 AM