Monday, June 4, 2007

Three Beautiful Things 06/04/07: Boilermaker, Vitality, Canon Fix-It Man


1. I was thinking about Snug in terms of social class today and decided that in his unpretentious way of going about things, he is a blue collar dog. Deke heard me ask Snug if he wanted a boilermaker and she laughed long and hard. I really enjoyed that moment.


2. I've been reading great papers again today and tonight. My Literature of Comedy students have really taken to the idea that comedy is a genre of story and poetry that explores what gives life vitality and their work with poetry and Cold Comfort Farm and The Accidental Tourist not only impressed me as their instructor, but uplifted my soul. Their essays have been a source of me feeling more vitality, of feeling more alive.

3. I dropped my camera on a sidewalk at LCC today and it bounced about four times. I cursed. It didn't work. The lens mechanism was fouled up. I brought it home and twisted a bit here and turned the lens a bit there, and that did it! It works! The Deke suggested I change careers and go to work at a camera repair shop. Hmmmm.....

5 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

Cripes........ I to dropped me camera this morning........ COWIE arrived at the weekend from Starr Kelso..... ya remember the cow head that he said he would send..... so after dropping the nippers off at school I the daytime 3 in the car and we put COWIE in the front seat and took him for a ride around the lanes to take some photos of him in different places........ and bugger me........ I got out at Droxford and as I lept out the car me camera that was on me lap bounced out with me :( bounced 3 times and then slid along the lane........ phew though, cos it was ok.....

that means your camera, my camera and someone else today will drop there camera...... cos thats how the biscuit crumbles.......

x

Jen B said...

I didn't see you on sunday scribblings, I didn't have time to write for them this week... :(
I think fixing cameras would be more frustrating than teaching....than again??? LOL
Love the picture of your dog, his expression is priceless...LOL

Carol Woolum Roberts said...

Oh, what a cute picture of Snug, the blue collar dog. And that doggie bath place you take him is kind of like his favorite pub, where everybody knows his name...Cheers, Snug!!!

Christy Woolum said...

What is it with us and digital cameras? As Dad would say,"These hands."

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

I love that pic of snug. . . he's a thinker, trying to figure out what he's thinking. . .

So awesome that your students are expressing vitality in their work. You must have sown it in their hearts, and now it is coming out in their thoughts.