I'm one of those teachers who will quickly switch gears on her students in order to keep 'em interested...I call these "commercial breaks". So with my third period class today, I just couldn't help myself. I was introducing a method to analyze characters from a story, and, as an example, used the method on myself. Part of my description included the word "athletic", to which one young man snickered and said, "Since when have you been 'athletic'?"
I admit it. My jaw fell open slightly, and I think I may have gasped a little.
Although Charles** was speaking about me, he was slyly directing his smart aleck-ness out into the "atmosphere", but loudly enough so that everyone heard. Well, we all know that "no question is a stupid question", and as it is my duty to make sure that all my students are clear on all the information that they receive from me, I got Charles' attention, reiterated his query, then asked him to "meet me" at a nearby desk so that I could provide him with an answer.
I took off my red sweater and gingerly laid it across the back of my chair. Wearing 5" heels, tights, and a skirt, I got down on my knees, slightly shifted the sleeve on my blouse so that the muscle in my bicep would peek out at him, and then I proceeded to challenge young Charles to an arm-wrestling match. Of course, the kids went wild and quickly closed in on us. But it didn't last long, though. Charles put up a good fight... but rock beats out scissors all the time!!
When I got dressed this morning, please know that arm-wrestling was not on my mind. I wanted to wear a skirt, but I didn't want to do anything boring. The Michael Kors "booties" are one of my most favorite pair of shoes (and, no, they are honestly not uncomfortable) and since I've never worn them with tights (which are brown), I thought the combination of the two would add a bit of tough feminity and coordinate well with the skirt and sweater. I really liked the orange and red together (both are apparent in the print on the skirt), and I think I'll try to do the combo again with another outfit. In the meantime, I'll be workin' on my "guns".
**Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the innocent and defeated
- Long Cardigan - Kensie Girl (Macy's, Fall/Winter '09)
- Blouse - Gap (Winter '10...$10!!!)
- Skirt - Kohl's (Summer/Fall '10...for $4!!)
- Braided Belt - Gap (Summer '10...$5!!!)
- Shoes - Michael Michael Kors (Dillard's, Winter '08...$25!!!)
- Bracelet - Specially Made by Rita (my mom)
- Ring - gifted from my mom