Tag Archive for 'Mr.-Eaton'

Law & Scooby

Has anyone else noticed that the last 3 minutes of a Law & Order episode is remarkably similar to that of the last 30 seconds of a Scooby Doo episode? It’s really uncanny.

In other news I was up at 4.30am this morning to let Feetnik out so she could catch the shuttle to BWI. I then tried to go back to sleep for an hour before I would have to get up again to get to the train station to go to DC. My latin teacher from high school once said that if you don’t get to see the sun rise, there is little to live for that day. While I don’t fully agree with that sentiment, after seeing the sun rise by train, it sure seems to make more sense.

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus

It’s that second time of year again when the Christians come out and are Christians for a bit and the Jews and other non-Christians feel that much more alientated, out-of-place and reminded about their minority in America. Perhaps this is why many Jews have such a complex about Channukah. But then again, we’re not the one’s trying to find the “largest tree” – Now that’s a complex! And sorry, Sister Christian, but there is no Jew on earth who has a Channukah bush. That’s insane.

I actually enjoy the whole Christmas thing. The lights, the music, the vibe, the family, the lack of religion. It is interesting how it’s the quintisential Christian holiday and yet it’s hardly religious. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely fine with that. Religion is kinda a scam anyways.

What really gets me is at work during this time of year when people say, “Have a blessed day.” Screw you! Blessed my ass. If I wanted to bless something or be blessed I would have asked. I don’t need your stinkin’ blessing. Like the “cuss jar” there should be a “religion jar” and anytime a stranger says something Jesus-like, they should have to pay you $20. Or bake you cookies or something. I’d support backrubs, too. Car washes would be acceptable. Christmas is a time of giving anyways, right?

Which reminds about Mr. Eaton (my high school Latin teacher). Whenever someone would say “god bless you” after a sneeze in class he would stop what he was doing and say, “Was a blessing really necessary?” – He was serious as all hell. I think that’s where the true admiration started. Shit takes balls in a Christian dominated society.

…off to go put my kippah back on.

And don’t forget to check out the latest Jib Jab. Always classic.

5 Things You May Not Know About

5 Things You May Not Know About My Time in School
1. I played in the pit for all the school musicals
2. My senior year I wrote notes to get out of class more than I was actually in class
3. Prior to being able to write my own notes (age of majority) I got in-school suspension for forging a teacher’s note to get out of class
4. My latin teacher, Mr. Eaton, was quite a role model for me
5. I used to post up pictures of Perry Farrell and Frank Zappa all over the school in hopes it would inspire someone to listen to their music

5 Things You May Not Know About The Jobs I Have Had
1. My first job was at my Temple as an administrative assistant
2. I was hired at WHFS as an assistant to the Program Director, until I quit one day later from how awful it was there
3. I interned at a radio station called WGAY
4. Working at Blockbuster paid my credit card bills through college
5. Working at Discovery Channel was more fun that I led on

5 Things you May Not Know About My Online Life
1. I’ve had an online presence since 1995.
2. I had the first Jane’s Addiction site on the web, ever
3. My wang was on the net for a while
4. Sometimes when I get bored, I do google searches for the names of everyone I know. (right on Dustin!)
5. I’ve had an AOL account since version 1.1 and when it was on 5.25″ floppies.

5 Things you May Not Know About Where I Live
1. I live in Takoma DC, which is not to be confused by Takoma Park, MD
2. Takoma Park, MD is a nuclear-free zone
3. Back in the day, the upper crust used to vacation to Takoma during the summer
4. Our farmer’s market is the best in this region
5. We are not recognized by local government in databases for some reason

5 Things You May Not Know About My Personality
1. I am not as shy as some people may think
2. I am totally in to gossip
3. I’m a shameless self-promoter
4. I question too much
5. I think I use the word “I” too much

Five Things You May Not Know I Would Really Like to Have Are
1. Drawing skills
2. A good singing voice
3. A motorcycle
4. A hippopotamus
5. Some more money

5 Embarrassing Fannish Admissions
1. I still have my ticket from when I saw Poison (my first concert)
2. My two hamsters as a kid were named “Bill” & “Ted”
3. I obsessively look for high quality Prince videos on ebay
4. After all the bullshit, I still check out M. Doughty’s website
5. When ever Star Trek is on, I really like watching it