February 08, 2003

ok, here we go- an actual, real, honest to god, just erica post. i contemplated many things to write about, such as my concern over the mental health of my stereo (maybe more on that later... i am worried) and just what constitutes "americana" to a ukranian from oregon. but really, what does my daily life consist of? funny kid stories. so even though i am constantly showering all of you with school stories, today, my friends, you're gonna get one more. i can't help it. it's what i do.

so the other day, i was hanging out while my 4th and 5th graders had silent reading. which wasn't really silent, because i was being a bad classroom aide and talking to the kids at the back table. one of the kids was looking at a hip-hop magazine (the teacher is very lax about the reading material... one boy has been reading some WWF magazine with a bug-eyed, muscle-bound wrestler on the front saying 'throw down, sucka!!' for months now) and as he came to stories about different artists, he'd ask if i knew them. this is how the conversation went down:

little guy #1: Do you know Busta Rhymes?
ms. d: Yeah, sure.
l.g.#1: Do you know K.C. and Jo-Jo?
ms. d: Kind of.
l.g.#1: How about Missy Elliot?
ms. d: I LOVE Missy Elliot!
l.g. #1: Cool. * Do you know Mariah Carey?
ms. d: Yes, and thanks to her movie, "Glitter", I am intimately acquainted with her breasts as well. (Note: I didn't really say that.)
l.g.#1: Do you know Nas? 'Lil Kim? Jay-Z? Cam'ron?
ms. d: Yes, yes, yes and y'es.

At this point little guy #1 was duly impressed. Little guy #2, however, saw right through my facade of coolness.

little guy #1: Wow, you know a lot of people.
ms. d: well, i don't KNOW them, i just know of them.
little guy #2: Yeah, but do you know Erica? Do you really know who Erica is? (Imagine this with a little fist over the heart emphasis.)
ms. d: (Dying of muted "silent reading" laughter) I don't know, kiddo. Sometimes. =)

* Much different response than the last time I told a kid I liked Missy Elliot and he said "Missy? She nasty!"

Posted by ms*d at February 8, 2003 01:27 PM

Did he actually mean it like that?

Posted by: jason on February 9, 2003 06:54 PM

this made me laugh and i want to comment to encourage you in this practice of amusing posts, but cannot think of anything funny enough to actually say. so you get this, the pomo comment. sorry.

Posted by: didofoot on February 10, 2003 01:20 PM

pomo? perry como shortened form? do you think tiggle is a shortened form of "tickle the g spot"?

Posted by: curious on February 10, 2003 01:24 PM

That's the same reason my comment was so lame. I don't really care about the answer to my question, just thought it was funny and couldn't think of anything.

Posted by: jason on February 10, 2003 03:27 PM

On the Missy subject, I concur. She nasty.

Please don't let our future leaders read WWF. Or, if they do, at least send them to live in the Deep South where they belong.

Posted by: brian on February 11, 2003 10:33 PM

Soooooo cute. And, with that kind of insight, little guy #2 could replace my therapist and make $100/hour.

I'm waiting for the bit on the mental health of your stereo.

Posted by: Emily on February 12, 2003 11:17 PM

The Mac Dad'll make you JUMP JUMP
The Daddy Mac'll make you JUMP JUMP
Kriss Kross'll make you JUMP JUMP
Uh huh, uh huh


Posted by: jason on February 13, 2003 01:52 PM