Friday, August 7, 2009

Activity No. 4: Emoting.
Again, I'm not sure if this Really Qualifies as an Activity.
But, let me tell you, I've been doing it, or at least Looking like I'm doing it, as the pictures above show.
There are two reasons for this activity:
1. I had just been showing my Senior Class Sir Lawrence Olivier's 1964 version of 'Othello' with Maggie Smith as Desdemona, who everyone immediately recognised as Professor McGonnigal from Harry Potter. In the film, there was lots of emoting, particularly in the Eye Area. Every line that 'Ol Larry O delivered as the Jealousy-Ravaged Othello, had an accompanying Eye-Rolling Movement. It was fascinating!
But the girls had an entirely different reaction.
'Hey, that guy's White. Yuk! What's he got on his skin to make him look black?
How disgusting!
How can Professor McGonnigal stand to kiss him? All that black stuff will rub off on her!'
On & on they went about how the black didn't go quite up to his eyes enough & how stupid he looked. All I wanted to do was to make some quick points about Jealousy & move on.

2. This week is the One Year Anniversary of when Mr. Middleaged, my partner of fourteen years, suddenly left & then became Mr Ex-Middleaged.
But that's a Whole Other Blog Entry.
Oh, please, please, look at what I'm wearing!
I was sooo thrilled to find this 'Escada' black & white top at 'Bednobs & Broomsticks' last week. OK, it's only the 'Escada' Sport label or the Diffusion line or whatever, but I don't care. Never mind that there's something funny going on with the thingy at the front. Can you see that it's twisted?
Just Like Me.

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see you there! said...

Your students must love coming to class.


Sheila said...

You look great in that top - I didn't notice the twisted bit till you pointed it out.