Shorts for the New Year

Happy 2016! Here, it has been warm with a couple of days of extreme cold and slick conditions. There’s been only one two-hour delay, and I’ve only had to break the ice on the cattle water tanks once. The first day all winter I had to pull out my Carhartt coveralls was January 11. Weatherbug shows temperatures hovering around freezing this next week with a bit of snow on Wednesday.

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Thursday’s class. Special note: All students in the following convo are male.

Student A: “Why do you still play VHS?”
Student B: “Because most of the videos she has are still VHS.”
Student C: “I still have a VHS.”
Student A: “Wow, do you use it?”
Student C: “Yeah, I watch Winnie the Pooh.”

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Our baritone players were unavailable during the high school homecoming game last night, so I filled in.

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It was a lot of fun, and I sounded a lot better than I did last year when I played for Alumni and Friends Night. That was encouraging.

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I can’t say I’m a big fan of the new 30-second shot clock for college basketball.

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I’ve always wanted to predict the answer to the Final Jeopardy question after learning the category and before the question is revealed. Two or three weeks ago, I achieved this. The category was something like “Book Publishing,” and I said almost right away, “Random House.” Lo and behold, the answer was Random House. (There were witnesses.)

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Student: “Is there such a thing as an agricultural photographer?”

Me: *Restrains from jumping up and down and breaking into a happy dance*

The very next day:

Another student: “Can you do anything in agriculture with photography?”

Me: *Giving a calm, teacherly answer rather than rejoicing outwardly* “Why, yes you can.”

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Me, about to write on the board: “First, I want to talk about some ag events that occurred over break.”

Student: “You never stop thinking about ag, do you?”

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I really enjoy this advert from Australian Lamb.

 

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

~Neil Gaiman, writer

 

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