Thursday, April 28, 2016

Show Me Your Vagina?

How are we going to decide what bathrooms we are now suppose to use?

Seriously?

There are some men who look like and dress better than many women.

There are women who dress, look and act like some guys, and some of these women are straight.

Who is going to decide who uses what bathroom? How are you going to enforce the law?

Are we going to have someone check to see if people have a penis or a vagina now?

Reminds me of a story about one of my all time favorite students who " cleaned up" really well for the prom and I teased her about dressing up " like a girl" at which point she offered to "show me her vagina" to prove that she was...I shut up because knowing her, she would...

Paul and Titus had the same trouble years ago when the followers of James sent people to peep and see if some followers of Christ had been circumcised. They still felt the old law applied to Christians. Uncircumcised? You were not getting into heaven...

You know, people have not thought about this, but for years there have been paedophiles going into the men's rooms. Trust me on this, this has been a worry for those of us with kids for years...

Once again, I am against men using the ladies room. But for years, ladies have used ours. Heck, at Buna, the faculty lounge's restroom was unisex. The faculty men's room down by the senior end was often used by the female faculty when theirs had a line. But we guys didn't, nor wouldn't use the ladies' room. We would use that nasty ass student's bathroom....would it hurt you guys to flush? Or at least aim for the urinal? Enough damn piss on the floor sometimes you could ski....

But seriously....How you going to know who is what?

Just something to think about....

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

If You See Me, Don't Be Shocked....

First, if you see me at the store and I don't recognize you, please don't be embarrassed, or mad, or upset that I don't know you at first. Most of you, I will. And if not, please, please help me out. I've taught several thousand people...

Once again, you don't have to call me Mr. Thomas. Many of you are " my age" now. And many of you are professional people, have good jobs, and if you are comfortable with it, " Kerry" is fine by me....

But the above is not what I write this blog about.

Life is short. Very short.

Don't be surprised if I hug your neck.

I say that, and I'm a person that is not very " touchy-feely."

I know that is strange coming from me, but you know, you never know. It might be the last time I ever see you. And as I said, hugging just doesn't come easy to me, but I've started to try and hug folks necks....so don't be shocked if I hug your neck....

I am surprised how good it feels doing so...

Okay, I Am Dumber Than a Stick....

I should not have done so, but I have added people....

Yes, I know, I am dumber than ten cows.

Friends of friends, co-workers, ex-students, parents of students...

Yeah, I am just a moron....

So, ladies and gentlemen, remember the " Rachel Rule."

The " Rule" basically says " reader beware."

I will cuss....I will discuss religion....I will discuss politics...Sometimes I may even get " blue."...Whatever I feel like talking about, I will talk about....I don't keep it in one lane...

So folks, new folks, if you can't handle me getting " off the rails" you may need to delete me now...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's Time To Get The Hell Out.....

I say this to folks from time to time....

If you are in the classroom and you're unhappy, you're just miserable, get out.

Now is the time to get out. You have one month to go before school is out and that month of June is somehow rejuvenating and you forget how much it sucks. Or how miserable you are.....but by September you remember, and there you are, stuck in the job you hate.

And I hate to tell you, it's not going to get any better....and you don't want to wind up like the lady at Ozen, lost it, and next thing, you are a sensation on YouTube....

Resign. Retire. Get the hell out.

I know there are some people who got pissed at me because I retired, but it was time.....

For some of you, it's time too....do the right thing, it's time to go into that next phase of your life...

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Burglary Ring?

I have received reports of a possible burglary ring in Jasper County.

It involves two females one older and one younger acting as if they were running away. The mother then drives into the yard of the home looking for the female, in truth, scoping the place out. ( the younger female is visible on the road.)

Folks, there are more and more people trying to earn a living the easy way, steal from folks who work for a living.

But female burglers? Not really shocked, but it does make you think....

What Happened?

I know this could just about be anything, but in this case, vehicles....

The other day my wife and I were on I-10 and we got to looking how much cars, SUVs and even pick-ups are all looking the same.

Then, we were downtown Beaumont and at the building we were at a car plugged into an electric charging station by the Edison Building....a Tesla. Nice looking car, but nothing to spend $80,000 on....when we got out parked beside it was a Honda Accord. And to be honest, the Honda had a very similar look. And costs $50,000 less....and will probably last twice as long...

SUV are the worst...

Now every once in a while you can find one that looks good, but even those are often based on an older model car.

And boring colors....silver, black, white, maybe a red one every once in a while...

This weekend, the notion of cars looking the same was driven home. There is free HBO and Cinemax, and they are playing movies from the 1980s and set in the 1940-1960 time frame.

Look at the cars from then....then, you can look at a car and know who made it.

Now, the cars today are made to last longer, and I seriously thank the Japanese imports for that.....but boring?

Most of them are....

Sunday, April 24, 2016

In This Day and Age....You Question Whether to Do Things? Or Not?

For years I have considered buying a kilt. Yes, a kilt.

I seriously thought about buying one for the prom and wearing it every year just for the event.

And there were several reasons why I did not. They were prohibitively expensive several years ago.($1000+) The prom, in which I would normally wear the kilt is always in the Spring and wearing heavy wool, well, would be a killer. And finally, I was a " Big Ole Boy" and wondered just how awful I'd look....

So, the prices of kilts have dropped considerably. You can now get one in a lighter wool.

I have sort of been saving up for one...

Trouble is, it's sort of hard to find a Tulloch tartan, and the family tartan is well, ugly...

So, I'd probably get an Irish kilt. ( I could wear one of several of the tartans that I can link family to...and yes, there are Irish and Welsh tartans...and both wear kilts...)

That said, I have balked.

People are nuts.

I could see some idiot someplace in this area losing their damn mind thinking that I am some sort of pervert trying to hide....that this is some sort of a transsexual, paedophile deal....this is East Texas, and sorry, a lot of people do not think rationally....and you know, in this area people are that way....

Call me paranoid if you wish...

Plus, just where would I wear a kilt?