Friday, September 11, 2009

A hairy first day of school....

I started school when I was four years old. I am now....well....much, much older.

I have never had a September where I didn't go to school since then.
(That's actually a lie....I took a year off maternity leave 23 years ago.)

Apparently, I like school.

So the first full day of school, the first class, I, the teacher, had a lot to say.

In fact, I talked most of the period.......with.....a......'hair'.....on my tongue.
(or something.....maybe it was cat fur....)

It creeps me out just thinking about it.

20+ darlings looking at me trying to keep my composure.

The hair kept moving around.

I kept talking.

I wanted to puke.

We all were indoctrinated on swine flu prevention already, doing the 'dracula' sneeze/cough, (in elbow....think about it) and were told to never, I say NEVER put your fingers into your mouth!

So there I was. Hair on tongue. No drink in sight and no way of plucking out the offending object without possibly infecting myself with a deadly virus.

Nearly killed me.

See....that's probably the explanation for this photograph, doncha think?


Kathleen said...

You are so brave, to carry on, infront of them, with fur on your tongue. I couldn't do it without fur on my tongue. Anyway, that's got to be what McCain is going through for sure. Hugs, Kathleen

Lili said...

OMGosh I'm dying laughing here just reading this! That is sooooo funny...thanks for the laugh! You ARE laughing about it now, right??

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

You should warn those of use drinking iced tea what is coming next.

Great post!!!

♥ Braja said...

Finally, that final photo is explained....

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

I can't for the life of me recall how I found you (Maybe it was from The Queen's blog?), but I'm glad I did.

And I have to tell you, having lived in Cape Elizabeth, (we hope to be moving back down there soon, I can't stand Topsham!), your painting of Two Lights is so profoundly beautiful. I really am enjoying your art.

Will definitely be back and am adding you to my blogroll so I don't forget.

joanne said...

gah! gag, gasp..omg..I'm gonna be poor thing..ack!

Mary Ellen said...

I'm gagging just thinking about it. I wouldn't have been able to do it. I have to remove hairs from my mouth or I will puke.

You, my dear, have extreme will power. I'm impressed as heck.

Deb Shucka said...

Too funny! The first day of school is hard enough without the full and free use of your tongue.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Hi! This is my first day at you blog space too. I went through a couple of your posts. Good ones. But your paintings are mind blowing. Especially the 'Stroudwater view' and the 'morning light on snow fall'. Loved them both. You do have an eye for details!

And calling me-self a "Looser" in my post was more of a self-depreciating humour. Maybe you didn't get it, right. But that's ok. I like it when someone really criticize my writing than keep telling me that I've done a great job!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Just popping back in to say hello!

Hope your computer issues are resolved soon and that you're back and posting soon!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You are so funny! Sorry about that darn hair in your mouth! I don't know how you did it! I might have risked getting the swine flu! LOL!

Have a great weekend!