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The Birds and the Bees

July 4, 2009 by


I was just browsing through SFGate when I found this story about a California elementary school teacher who sent her students home with a DVD containing pictures and video of the kids during the school year. What was meant as a nice gift of school memories ended up being a scandalous news headline. In the […]

An interesting BART ride

June 6, 2009 by


I was riding the BART train to work this afternoon when a class of 2nd graders boarded and filled the seats around me. They were chaperoned by their teacher and seven volunteer mothers who were brave enough to take 15 kids on a field trip using public transportation. The kids were chatty and excited, but […]

I feel special

April 29, 2009 by


My mom loves to joke (I think). Me: Mama, do you regret having me?Mom: Didn’t I tell you not to tell anybody?! And yes… sometimes I ask these questions just to provoke an answer.

Giving words new meaning

April 4, 2009 by


I overheard one of my aunts talking to one of her nieces. She’s still trying to learn English. Aunt: So, you have boyfriend?Cousin: Um… Yeah.[awkward pause]Aunt: So, you hooked a man?[second awkward pause]Cousin: Um…Aunt: Aha! That’s my girl! You’re a good hooker!I think something was a little lost in translation.

Who said chivalry was dead?

April 3, 2009 by


I spent an hour this afternoon helping my friend Rebecca film a scene for her film production class. We were inside the Booksmith bookstore on Haight St. and we had the camera pointed outside the window at the actors standing on the sidewalk. The scene was supposed to be a boy in the bookstore witnessing […]

Random Conversations: Third graders on a bus

February 1, 2009 by


The other day I boarded the bus at Park Presidio and a class of third graders got on the bus too. They were chaperoned by a pair of teachers who were brave enough to take 20 hyper 8-year-olds on a field trip. The class took up the whole back section of the bus and they […]

Last night’s memorable quotes

January 3, 2009 by


“I have to burp, but I don’t want to!…Oh, God! Here it comes!…Bleghhhhh!”-Estevez* “Be gentle with the diamonds.”-Estevez upon indicating her upper chest region “Monasteries are not clothing optional.”-Moto “I would sit on your lap, but I would probably break both of your legs.”-Moto *Names have been changed to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent