Sharing is Caring: I Shouted "DIRTY SEX POEMS" in Public

Today in Fluter Fuckups ... » 2/06/15 3:54pm 2/06/15 3:54pm

I teach a general music course to non-majors. It's not always their favorite course and they're often not happy to be there. By now, you guys know my temperament makes it difficult to put up with bullshit, but you also know I prefer to have a good time. This semester, I think I…

Analyze My Dreams: Demonic Possession Edition

One of my greatest irrational fears is of demonic possession.

Looked at objectively, it's pretty ridiculous. My spirituality is constantly in a state of flux, and even when I was a part of an organized religion, demons and demonic possession weren't a part of that belief system. I don't think I ever remember hearing… » 12/29/14 12:41pm 12/29/14 12:41pm

FluterFriday Continues

The majority of my Black Friday shift was spent conducting a trivia game with people who were waiting in line for the cash register. (I also had a crowd of people who weren't waiting in line, lingering to continue playing.) It was arguably the best use of a Black Friday shift in the history of ever. (Note: I still do… » 11/28/14 6:44pm 11/28/14 6:44pm

It's Time for FluterDog

FluterDog has had a rough day.

She's headed to Grandma's house in [redacted] for the holiday. It's winter here in Kansas and the wind is cold, so we're spacing groomings a bit further than we normally would. (My friends assure me that oily terriers are not things the general public is familiar with, but they have… » 11/21/14 11:49pm 11/21/14 11:49pm

Sharing is Caring: I'll Need a Drink Later

This week, one of the online classes read Peggy McIntosh's Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.

I don't pick the curriculum and the course is designed so that there is literally no discussion of any kind. It's an educational travesty, but they've opted to not to renew my contract at that particular gig, so it's an… » 11/10/14 5:12pm 11/10/14 5:12pm

Sharing is Caring

I was joking with the husband, and then with some GT friends (Hey, y'all!) about a witty-if-inappropriate explanation for my lack of costume today.

Then I got to class where I have (apparently), no filter and an audience.. The kids were all, "Hey, Dr. Fluter, where's your costume?" » 10/31/14 4:17pm 10/31/14 4:17pm

Wanted:

A tune that makes loud and frequent references to a "hostile work environment."

Tuesday is community college night. The building is a little shoddy and my neighbors are ... frustrating. Tonight's run in involved a fellow instructor walking past my open classroom door and sighing dramatically, "Oh. Music's back."

I get… » 10/28/14 7:25pm 10/28/14 7:25pm

Fluter Goes to Target

I just bought tampons, Midol, water-proof mascara and Kleenex from a teenaged cashier at Target who, upon surveying my haul, gestured with his chin to the candy bar display.

How's your night going? » 10/01/14 10:43pm 10/01/14 10:43pm

Sharing is Caring: I Got Cat-Called on Campus

I work on a college campus while solidly out of the 18-25 range, and am not particularly boob-a-rific. I do not enjoy (and therefore rarely participate in) cardiovascular exercise, and have been told I project a powerful, "DO NOT FUCK WITH ME," vibe unless I'm smiling.

As a rule, I do not get cat-called.

I read your… » 9/19/14 12:55pm 9/19/14 12:55pm

My (L)Activism, My Self?

Reading through the criticism of Mindy Kaling for her refusal to write an abortion-centered episode of The Mindy Project, it was interesting to see different peoples stances on Mindy's social responsibility. When we, as feminists - or human beings, or adults - have a public platform, what degree of activism do we… » 9/03/14 5:46pm 9/03/14 5:46pm

Internal Monolog: Sequels Keep Coming

Pride is continuing to fuck with me.

I'd write a really snarky takedown but I'm a.) exhausted b.) not in the mood and c.) about to be late for my supplemental, minimum-wage job.

I'm teaching seventeen credit hours this semester, so that I can be a contributing member of my household. That seventeen credit hours will net… » 8/28/14 12:19pm 8/28/14 12:19pm

Internal Monolog: Salt in the Wound

This will be my third year at Adjunct University. It's also the third year of a grad student whose wife also plays the flute, but is approximately 8.5 months pregnant and needed a maternity leave sub for her public school job. We'll call her "Carmen."

So I'm walking down the hall and Dr. Colleague says, "Did that last… » 8/26/14 5:47pm 8/26/14 5:47pm

Sharing is Caring: Conversations with FluterDude

FluterDude: Do you think Leonardo diCaprio is pretty cool, or kind of a douche?

FluterDale: It probably depends on your gender and height to weight ratio.

[quizzical look]

FluterDale: He's only dated Victoria's Secret models for the last decade.

FluterDude: [shrug] Maybe he misunderstood the concept of the catalog? » 7/04/14 1:18pm 7/04/14 1:18pm