Monday, October 20, 2008

The Link Between Calvin and Hobbes and Paid Study Time

Just incase you can't read what the comic says...I couldn't find a bigger one.
Suzie: I got a smiley face sticker on my quiz.
Calvin: Woop-de-doo for you.
Suzie: What did you get?
Calvin: Non of your darn business!
Suzie: You got a frowny face didn't you?
Calvin: As a matter of fact, I didn't.
Calvin (thinking): I didn't even know they made barfing face stickers.

I have the best job at school. Literally this job is the best idea I ever had. I am the Art Methods Lab Assistant (yes that is my full title). I go to a classroom three times a week and open up the cupboards and then sit and do my homework and close the cupboards two hours later. Every now and then I get to pretend like I know what I am doing and answer a question or two. For the most part, however, I am the only person there. And the beautiful part of all of this? I get paid for it. Every now and then I feel a bit bad thinking of some poor Argentine family’s tithing money going towards my paid study time.

So the other day at work the teacher of the Art Methods class comes in and is grading papers. She was a kindergarten teacher for dozens of years and so she often grades papers with stamps. You know the ones. Saying, “Good Job!” and “Nice Penmanship!” and the like. This one just so happened to say, “Very Creative!” A stamp that said “Very Creative!”?…anyone else seeing the same paradox I am?

P.S. Sorry about the dry spell...I promise there will be more on the way!


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Hoooray! You're back! I've missed you.

You do have one fine job.

I miss you. I would pay you to sit at my cupboard and study, but it just wouldn't be the same.

I love you.

Darla said...

You have been missed... When you said Good bye to Moses Lake, I was beginning to think it was Forever...
Hope all is well!!!

HeatherM said...

Whoop-de-doo for us! I'm so glad you are posting again. I was beginning to think we'd never get updates from your far off land. Keep it up!

Cali said...


I love how you find comic in the day-to-day. I think you should keep blogging... you know... on a regular basis. I love you.