Tuesday, April 12, 2011
niddy noddy tussy mussy & Socks for Japan
A startling 4% of Oshkosh Wi teachers have had enough and are retiring... a new record for a single year. Collectively they are taking with them..... 759 years of teaching experience. But teachers are a dime a dozen.... (or so the Governut says) and replacing them with help balance the budget. & who needs experience anyhow.
and in other more sublime news... I sometimes I have no idea how I got to somewhere, but I usually do, somehow....... and it is somepeople that get me there.
Case study #12893
I have met a whole buncha folks on the blogs that I will never meet face to face... which, truthfully, is a good thing for them. But then one person leads to another and another and the next thing you know you are casually chatting on FB with a political radical sign carrying commie socialist pinko radical subversive kindergarten teacher in Madison, WI........ and the conversation veers to niddy noddy and tussy mussy..... and I am wondering what the Stuff are they talking about.... I mean, this is a kindergarten teacher and it could be she is teaching them tykes to make terrorist devices out of toilet paper cardboard tubes and pipe cleaners... or who knows.... maybe they are just names for incredibly inedible Norwegian foods. But then Suzy explains that they just talking about some wool-yarn type thingees and the conversation gets distorted (oh, wow, do I love distorted conversations... they are good with a little apple butter and tea) and the Marli jumps in with this neat link about Socks for Japan. Seriously SOCKS FOR JAPAN .... now, it's a little thing and maybe it ain't much of nothing.... but if you think about it.... it does make sense. It takes a little effort, it's not washing away liberal guilt with a $5 donation.... and it is movement. "Things in Motion stay in Motion. Some really smart guy made a rule about that or some such. Ain't no niddy noddy to me. But check it out. Think about it. I did. And somehow it made me feel better. I'm going to go buy some to donate, cause there ain't nobody no where wants my old socks, Sheesh, my old socks doan even want me...