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… »
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 a… »
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… »
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?" »
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… »
All of my restraint is being used elsewhere.
Suffice it to say that this: »
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? »
If you are reading a yoga teacher training anatomy manual in your office, several people will walk into your office and demand your help.
If you are reading a yoga teacher training anatomy manual in your office and there is a detailed diagram of the male and female pelvic floor (complete with genitalia),… »
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… »
The weirdest Kinja threads are my favorite Kinja threads.
I gotta ditch the laptop and go deal with my real life now. If I'm struck down by a crazed football fan or run over by an aggrieved student, or if this intense headache turns out to be brain ameobas (I KNEW it!), please know that my last few hours were filled… »
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 owe… »
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… »
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… »
You may feel a slight sting. That's pride. Fucking with you.
Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps. »
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.
FluterDale: He's only dated Victoria's Secret models for the last decade.
FluterDude: [shrug] Maybe he misunderstood the concept of the catalog? »
I'm supposed to be grading.
But first! Last night, I dreamed that I waited in line behind Beyonce for a ride at a water park. She was really rude (it was a dream), so my friend and I broke into her house and stole her prosthetic arm.
It's racist essays time for one of the summer classes.