Monday, November 27, 2006

snow photo

this is one of my favourites. the kid was just sitting there looking cranky.

14 comments:

itchy fingers said...

brillig!

gtg said...

thankyou, dahlink! am following in yr footsteps. which are clearly demarcated cos ankle deep in snowdrift. . .

itchy fingers said...

ah so!

i heard Allen Ginsberg say (of Bob Dylan's relationship to Woody Guthrie)
'if the pupil does not surpass the teacher, then the teacher has failed.'

ahem.

gtg said...

so the teacher loses either way? that doesn't seem fair.

itchy fingers said...

being a teacher isn't fair.

itchy fingers said...

now that i mention it, that kid looks a bit like a young Bob Dylan.

In his young, sulky, coat wearing days.

gtg said...

he still wears coats! love and theft has a nice black coat with tacky embroidery. and a sulk. but an old person sulk. with hair.

there's something about the hand in pocket thing that does fit the bill.

being a teacher out to be fair. as i keep saying, i can fail them if i want to! where is the fear, she cries, where???

itchy fingers said...

they swapped fear and intellect for a mercenary education.

they pay, you pass. or else. (lengthy explanations and second chances, etc.)

itchy fingers said...

btw, i agree with your 'old, sulky, coat wearing' point, i was just trying to differentiate between the young, sulky Bob and the young, stoned, afro sporting, velvet jacket wearing Bob.

gtg said...

oh yes, entirely. here it is all students challenging marks, crying/threatening in office, so forth. they all have to keep up certain GPAs for scholarships or to stay on the team - doesn't this sound like a hundred crappy american movies?

ah, yes. those were the days. . .

i remember overhearing grot on the phone when i was about fifteen and she said "i've got no idea. she came home with bob dylan's first two albums the other day!"

(don't you have work to do?)

itchy fingers said...

work! ha! i spit on it!

actually i am updating a spreadsheet, which is as boring as it sounds and requires numerous breaks.

plus, i had no inty access last night so was feeling a bit deprived (also missed the opportunity to post exciting new photos and also possibly a film!)

i could leave you alone if you'd rather?

gtg said...

oh, you poor thing. are you a full time worker bee atm?

exciting new photos! film! i enjoyed yr ex-home photos v. much. looking pretty. *waits with bated breath*

i know how you feel re. deprivation. i went two whole days!

i am drafting my proposal, so please, continue to interupt.

itchy fingers said...

i am a 30ish hours per week worker bee at the mo'. my tasks are without exception brain numbing.
however, i have recently signed up for the month of january with v.m, that place i was at just before we left. which will be less boring.

exciting trivia of the moment; the boy's cousin met cate blanchett on friday. they chatted.

gtg said...

ooo, what was she like??? which cousin? the boy cousin?

30 hours baaaaad. though money gooooood. and v.m. also good. did you give them my dress-ups?