My phone is dead. I’m disconnected from the “world” until the new one arrives in the mail. I’m going through withdrawals now, but certain it will feel liberating in a little bit. And then, I’ll get the new phone and feel the “anxiety” of learning all the bell and whistles and wanting to customize it just right. Heck, 40-minutes alone will be trying to figure out what ringer I want to live with and what I’d like to hear when I get a text.
I see George Carlin quotes all the time on Reddit and Twitter and think they are great, insightful, and funny. But to this day I’ve never listened to any of his acts.
One of my enemies is mustard. It knows why. I never forget. The same goes for you pickle juice. You know what you did.
Most of my classes in Mineral Wells had them, but they started to be phased out in high school. I graduated in 1994.
Being somewhat anal retentive, I was easily annoyed and distracted when the teacher would erase the board but you could still see what was written. I wanted so badly to get out of my seat and to thoroughly erase what was on the board, it needed to be completely blank.
I was always uncomfortable with the texture, the feel, and smell of chalk.
In middle school, sometimes the teacher would ask us to take the eraser cleaning machine outside and clean her erasers. It looked like a deli meat slicer but instead of a blade there was a brush you’d glide the erase against and it would blow the dust out in the opposite direction. It was something that had to be done outside, so it was a great excuse to just get out of the classroom for a bit. An added bonus was that students from other classes would see you from their classrooms looking out through windows. The added attention was an ego boost.
Most were green, only a few were black. In case you ever wondered the difference between green and black chalkboards, Reader’s Digest states the following:
The color change came in the 1960s, when companies sold steel plates coated with green porcelain-based enamel instead of the traditional dark slate. The new material was lighter and less fragile than the first blackboards, so they were cheaper to ship and more likely to survive the journey. Teachers weren’t complaining either. After all, the new “greenboards” made the chalk powder easier to erase fully. Plus, the enamel left less of a glare and the color was nicer to look at.