Yesterday, I get text from mam:
‘Are you ok? Are you at home? On Skype???’
I call her.
Mam: ‘Oh, I was just checking you were ok. I checked the Facebook and you’ve not been there all day. I looked. Nothing. I was just wondering if you were ok.’
I swear, I spend way to much time on the internet if my own mother is checking Facebook and deems no posts in 12 hours to signal death or serious injury on my part!
Anyway, on the subject of spending too much time on the internet, thanks to my school blocking all non-essential websites (yet not Facebook for some reason, go figure), this week’s timewasters is a short one!
First up, this week’s BEST headline:
Covered by a wide range of news outlets (did nothing else happen this week??), the story centers around a hamster named Smurf and a Spiderman toy with a magnet. Smurf ate the magnet, climbed about in his cage and then the magnet, doing what magnets do, stuck him to the bars like a pizza menu to a fridge.
Hahahaha, could you imagine coming home you your pet dangling in midair…and then it all ending up on the news?! You can read all about his plight by Googling ‘Spiderman Hamster Magnet’ or by checking out the BBC Radio bit.
Speaking of The Smurfs, THIS conversation happened yesterday:
I show my students a picture of ‘earmuffs’.
Me: ‘What is it?’
Kid 1: ‘Headphones…no…no wait a minute.’
Kid 2: ‘I don’t know.’
I write ‘earmuffs’ on the board.
Kid 3: ‘Earmuffins?’
Kid 2: ‘Earsmurfs!!’
Me: ‘No no, earMUFFS.’
Kid 1: ‘Earsmurfs!!’
Me: ‘No, no…’
Kid 2: ‘I don’t like Smurfs. They’re blue and skin like a snail. And no clothes, Teacher. No clothes. Only hat and pants. Where do they poop???!! I don’t like them.’
Me: ‘Noooo, but they’re cute.’
Kid 2: ‘They are not cute. They are horrible. No clothes. I like Gargamel. He usually wears clothes.’
Kid 3: ‘I like his cat.’
Me: ‘Me too!’
Kid 2: ‘Teacher, it is disgusting. They have no clothes.’
Kid 1: ‘I like Pororo.’
Me: ‘He’s a penguin. He has no clothes.’
Kid 2: ‘But that’s ok. He’s cute. And when he take off his glasses and then, he’s more cute.’
Kid 3: ‘Earsmurfs!!’
Kid 3: ‘Teacher, if you move ‘s’, it’s earsmuffs.’
Me: ‘What about the ‘r’?’
Kid 3: ‘No ‘r’.’
Me: ‘They’re SmuRfs not SMUFFS.’
Kid 3: ‘No, Smuffs.’
Kid 3: ‘You’re wrong!’
Me: ‘I AM NOT! Everybody, EARMUFFS.’
And finally, for your amusement, some food related funny pictures found in the land of the interwebbie this week: