Wednesday, February 10, 2010

class and random thoughts ( like Mikey....)

Sometimes while reading from the book in class I'll use a different voice. not that often or it'd get really annoying and distracting but when the feeling is right and feel like I want to get the class attention just a bit I'll take on either a country twang or a east coast accent. ha.
man it's always good leaving the gym feeling a little wobbly on leg day..
I read this article on prop 8 today in new yorker and it really had me thinking about the show "modern family" and how many of my facebook friends love the show, and I couldn't help wonder if they would support something like prop 8 or not as lovers of a tv show portraying a male couple with a child. The article mentioned gay men who whether or not ever planned to get married are still involved as a stand for equality. So anyway, it'd be interesting to know if any of the hollywood-type supporters in the mix had anything to do with getting the married dudes story line on the Modern Family. it can only help the eventual sway of change in the country. I know that whenever I'd hear people say something about Ellen or Will and Grace putting gays on tv, I could only think how they'd been watching Cheers or Friends for years with people sleeping around non-stop and not blinking an eyelash etc etc. same old story...
I look forward to getting some shared experience essays back next Monday from my students, their first paper to turn in. There are always some good ones, and they are jsut young enough to really put themselves out there, talking about the death of a loved one, parents as heroes, making to college, or tons of other random open hearted stuff....
btw there's quite a good art program at my college and I love how some of the students in my class are all big dreamers about becoming musicians,photographers, artists, filmakers...
anyone watching Am. Idol? there was this guy Dave Pittman from Dallas that didn't make it past tonight, he looks really boy-next-door cute.

1 comment:

Mike said...

hehehe... yay for random thoughts!