A friend in High School had a set of felt pens: you could only see the ink using a blacklight.
Over a few years he covered every inch of his bedroom with writing, doodles, and other stuff: the walls, ceiling, floor, furniture, stereo speakers, and even the inside of drawers. Nothing remained untouched.
It was pretty cool at the time.
I don’t think his parents ever knew about it.
I saw him a few years ago and asked him about his old bedroom.
“It’s all still there, but I don’t know what most of it means anymore.“
That’s how I feel about my hometown.
note: sure you can never go home, but people seem to write about the experience a lot of the time anyway.
double note: I like when people sum things up for me unintentionally.
triple note: it took me a long time to realize that something good came out of my hometown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowichan_knitting
… other than me of course. hee hee!
quadruple note: I haven’t forgotten anything about growing up, … I’ve just misplaced a lot of things for long periods of time.
Today an 8 year old student puked in my classroom. I don’t usually have that affect on people … or a stained smelly carpet.
(I always ask people what they ate as I clean up their vomit: it’s an anti-gag reflex reflex for some reason)
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Tagged B.C., blacklights, Cowichan Indian Sweaters, Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Duncan B.C., felt pens, friends, growing up, high school, home town, humor, humour, Indian Sweaters, kids puking on my carpet, lost thoughts, memories, summing things up, unseen writing on the wall ... and floors ... and stuff, you can never go home ... but it never hurts to try
“I never read it in a book
I never saw it on a show
But I heard it in the alley
On the weird radio”
from “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
I can’t remember too much stuff I studied in High School: it’s all fragments and things disappearing around corners now.
However, I probably remember every song lyric I heard between 13 and 18 years old.
If there had been cool songs explaining Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Algebra; I bet I would have …
– cured my lack of facial hair
– distilled a potion that made me irresistible to the opposite sex
– invented a way to win at PacMan
– built a Death Star in the shape of AC/DC‘s Angus Young‘s guitar.
Sadly for me the education through song portion of my fountain of knowledge dried up soon after “The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round”.
note: probably the most educational song I know is Monty Python‘s Universe Song.
double note: I might have even invented “flubber” if I had had enough money to buy records!
triple note: How cool was Fred MacMurray? Pretty cool! I kid you not!
quadruple note: “I studied so hard for the test that I lost my voice.”
quintuple note: sometimes the wheels on the bus don’t go round and round.
sextuple note: In the fantasy realm of educational songs …
The Rolling Stones: physics
The Beatles: entomology
Led Zeppelin: alchemy and aeronautics
The Animals: zoology
The Cars: automotive
ZZ Top: hair dressing school
David Bowie: biology
The Clash: art of war or fashion
The Police: criminology
Dr. Hook: medicine or possibly fishing
Men At Work: business
The Doors: doors
AC/DC: the study of electricity
Crowded House: demographics
The Romantics: dead English poets you had to study in school
U2: spyware and spies and stuff
septuple note: I was going to include “Oasis: proctology” … but they weren’t around in my musical absorption period.
octuple note: Cheap Trick is more my life style.
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Let me get this straight.
The time just before the Industrial Revolution is called Pre-Industrial Revolution.
So there was a revolution just before the Industrial Revolution?
Okay, let me get this straight.
The time just before the American Civil War is called Pre-Civil War.
So there was a war just before the American Civil War?
Ok, let me get this straight.
The civilization just before the Inca Civilization is called the Pre-Inca Civilization.
So there was an Inca Civilization just before the Inca Civilization?
I’m not getting this. Can you explain it one more time?
note: If history repeats itself, maybe I’ll get this the next time around.
double note: I wanted to study the Future in High School, but they weren’t offering that class until the next year.
triple note: the History Channel always shows repeats.
Special Note: I have a “New Experiment” up top in the header.
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Tagged high school, history, humor, I've got tics! semantics!, Inca Civilization, not getting it, Pre-, rubbing my temples, the American Civil War, the future, the History Channel, The Industrial Revolution, the past