Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kate Southern: Rock Star

Yesterday's teaching adventure concluded with 1 more boy crying, and approximately 12 threats made. I discovered that if I want the kids to stop speaking Korean, all I need to do is stand at the front of the class and speak in small words. I figure it's better that they hear some English that they don't understand than speaking their native tongue about video games or what have you.

After school, Heather mercifully took me to Home Plus where we had McDonald's. Mmmmmm. I ate all my fries, too, and they were hot and delicious. Thereafter, Heather had a wild hair up her butt about buying a hamster, so we went to the second floor and poked around. As soon as the gal opened the hamster pen, we were swarmed by a dozen kids. No joke. Four boys were learning English, so they asked our names and giggled and ran off. I started to walk away and they called, "Good bye most very pretty girl!" Yeah that's right.

Heather joined me and we were walking away... and they were following us, calling to us, and we were doing our best not to make eye contact on the way to the pillow aisle. (Best $10 I've spent this week, honest.) They caught up to us, though, and ... kept following. Apparently they haven't learned "go away!" yet. They were 13, and one of them ay Harry Potter glasses. I resisted the urge to giggle. I have concluded that the reason for their behavior is the fact that I am a rock star with my own paparazzi.

Please don't tell Jitterbug that I am cheating on her with a Korean hamster. :(

She is absolutely TEENY. Probably the size of my first thumb joint. The cool thing about her is that she'll rear up on her back legs and hiss like a cat. I'm going to have to get a picture. I asked Heather what we'd do with them when we leave, and apparently this is a common thing: just leave it behind for someone else. Sounds slightly deja vu-ish.

So last night I slept for 11 hours, and I woke up feeling much better, although I wish in my hamster fever I had remembered to buy kleenex. I still have a fever, but at least I'm less of a leaky faucet.

Signed sincerely,
Kate Southern
Rock Star
Improving Law & Order SVU's ratings 1 awful show at a time

1 comment:

Julie (It is.) said...

Gidget's in her cage, running off her angst. She's actually still in her "what the hell?" phase. She'd hiss if she knew how ;)

Actually, I think she's delighted to know she has a Korean cousin, and please send pix when you can. In between Rock Star duties, y'know.

Sorry you have a fever, but fries are really good for that. Really.