It's been almost a month back in the grind since the holidays, which is kind of insane.
BASICALLY, it is ALREADY 2016!
8-year-old boy, explaining a confrontation with another boy: He kicked me in my B-E-L-L-C-S.
(Not sure how he got there from B-A-L-L-S.)
Me: What are you doing?
Teenage boy: Anything with a heartbeat. JK.
I ran a teen acting program hour and we did an exercise where we interviewed each other, in pairs, and then condensed the information we gathered down to a haiku. Here is mine:
He sleeps, once dreaming
Of fighting fires. One day,
He'll study oceans.
13 year old girl, riffing on my habit of naming my 30s birthdays: 31-derful, 32-sday, 33-some...
Me, getting up, in a fit of activity: On to the next thing, on to the next thing, on to the next thing, on to the next thing, on to the next thing...
Coworker A: ...Annie broke.
12 hours ago