A to Z

I’m just following Annie’s lead.

Here goes — just whatever word comes to my mind starting with that letter and how I might use it in a sentence.

A — Attorney. I should have been an attorney so I may charge my unfortunate client in increments of 1/20 hour.

B — Buttercloud. At Buttercloud Bakery & Cafe, you can order french toast made from buttermilk biscuits, like they do in heaven.


C — Cow. I have a memory of a cow.

D — Dick. Stop acting like a dick. Don’t be a dick. You’re a dick. (Why does dick get all the bum rap.)

E — Everett. Dear Everett, You left this world too soon, but I will forever see your big smile.

F — Family. I can’t stand services that claim “We treat you like family here.” No you don’t, because if you did, you wouldn’t charge us.

G — God. Are you there God? It’s me, Fawn, not Margaret. Screw her, I need You to work on me.

H — Happy. Be happy, anything less hinges on self-hate.

I — Ice cream. My kid ate all the ice cream, like all 12 bars and 8 pints, I shit you not.

J — Japan. This same kid is going to Japan for who-knows-how-long. I’ll wait until he leaves to restock the freezer.

K — Kaplinsky. I love Robert Kaplinsky more than I love kale, and I really like kale.

L — Lemons. Yes, freshly squeezed lemons, not limes, and lots of freshly squeezed oranges (or juice from a carton that’s NOT from concentrate), together with a shot of tequila = yum.

M — Matt. Matt Vaudrey just sent me a few texts today that brought a big smile to my face and his words felt like a warm hug. Thank you, Matt.

N — Nevaeh. I have a student named Nevaeh, and it’s only recently that I learned it’s “heaven” spelled backwards.

O — Open House! Yes, tonight is Open House, but I have no student work on display at all. Nada. That’s because we do almost everything in Google Classroom and on whiteboards, and whiteboards get wiped! I had my students write various PS [problem-solving] problems on large white boards for parents/guests to work on. Then on the big TV, I have slides on loop showing the kids’ work on Desmos, visual patterns, and other fun stuff.


IMG_4075 (1)

P — Pride. Sometimes pride may be mistaken for arrogance. Your pride should elevate others around you, whereas your arrogance aims to diminish them.

Q — CUE. I had a great time presenting at the first ever CUE Rock Star MATH camp last weekend in Los Gatos. (What? Qantas??)

R — Rosemary. After you grill a steak, finish it off in a hot pan with butter and sprigs of rosemary.

S — Sorry. [6/2/16: I took out what I originally wrote here. Anyway. Never be sorry for being you, for existing, for trying to do your best with what you have.]

T — Teachers. Teachers are my heroes, the same way that kids are my heroes.

U — Uterus. My, what a lovely uterus you have.

V — Vagina. Victory. Vegan. Megan sent me vegan jerky, and it tasted like shit.

W — Weed. Weed is that green crumbly leafy stuff that you can snort. Or am I thinking of dandelion.

X — Xtra. If you allow students to turn in Xtra credit, then I don’t think we can be friends.

Y –You. Annie would say, You do you.

Z — Zits. I shouldn’t be getting zits at age 51.

This entry was posted in Shallow Thoughts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Posted May 20, 2016 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Can you continue with the Greek alphabet for readers who don’t want this to end?

    • Fawn
      Posted May 25, 2016 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

      You’re the best, Shecky! Thank you for dropping in and making me smile.

  2. Posted May 20, 2016 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    You make me laugh. Have fun at Open house!

  3. Posted May 20, 2016 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    You make me laugh! Have fun at open house.

  4. Posted May 20, 2016 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    This is what happens when you are blind. You post twice, because you think the post didn’t go through. Because it small because you’re using your iPad because it’s Friday and you wish it was the weekend. This was the longest week of my life.

    • Fawn
      Posted May 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

      Glad I was not the only one feeling that longest week. Misery loves company.

  5. Posted May 20, 2016 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Thank you Fawn. It means a lot to me to be more loved than Kale. :-)

  6. Kathy
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    The “P” is awesome! Thanks for an very fun post.

    • Fawn
      Posted May 25, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Kathy!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>