Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

I hereby dub thee "Outcast"

I had the most amazing conversation with one of my teachers today.

Teacher: <shows me a scrap of paper with preps...jocks...outcasts written on it> The students told me these were categories at American high schools...

Me: <nods>

Teacher: ...that students test into. I've heard of the first one, but what are the other two?

Me: <blink, blink> There aren't any tests.

Teacher: There aren't?

Me: No. Jocks are people who play sports.

Teacher: And it's an abbreviation for...?

Me: No, it's just a nickname for it. Outcasts are...people who have no friends.

Teacher: Oh, I see. And the teacher decides this?

Me: <stares> ...Um, no. It's just...people who don't have friends... <stares some more> ...Generally the students decide.

My brain shut down at the notion that the teacher might, through some form of testing, sort students into cliques. I just didn't know what to say.

This is the embroidery test I did yesterday, somewhat enlarged. (The embroidery was done at 60% of the size of the original pattern.) The main flaw is that there weren't enough stitches to cover the hearts completely. It was also hard to clip the trailing threads of the black because they kept crisscrossing all over each other.

And to the right is today's Bunny Love sketch. (I need people to give me ideas or I'll keep pounding away at the same theme...)
Tags: culture, school
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