Geek Girl Darcy checking in from her mom’s house in Illinois. I spent Friday with some of the coolest kids ever at Westville High School. I’d love to tell you more about it – and I will (!) – but not until I get to meet even more WHS students on Monday.
Being back at the high school where I spent my Junior year, almost wrecked the driver’s ed car, and received my one and only ‘F’ (It had to do with Mahatma Gandhi, calisthenics, and Chinese water torture – no really!) brought back all kinds of memories. Most of them were even good!
And … what goes with high school?
Geek Girl Charity was twittering the other day about cheering and haikus, and look what we’ve found on Google! It’s Tiffany of Poetry and Hums. A few months ago, Tiffany was wondering about cheerleading and haikus too. She gave cheer-ku a try and this is what she came up with:
Pirates pillage and
Plunder, raid the other team
Win the game tonight
Cardinals, true Blue will triumph
Go Kentucky, win!
This looked like fun so the Geek Girls jumped in:
Westville High School rocks!
Orange and black awesomeness
Tiger for the win!
We were curious about this woman who cheers in haiku, home schools her kids and blogs about both poetry and food, so we asked her a few questions:
1. As our readers know, the Geek Girls are totally anti-stereotype — yet we’re perpetually curious. If you had to put a label on yourself back in high school, what would that label be?
Hmmm, my group of friends called ourselves the “unclick” group. We were all very different. Band people, orchestra people, techy/math geeks, artsy, brainy… We didn’t really fit anywhere else, but we fit together.
2. We loved the Fictitious To Do Lists post on your blog. Imagine you are Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice (let me know if you haven’t read this yet and I can change the character). What’s on your To Do List?
I’m so glad you liked the Fictitious To Do Lists! Those are so fun to write and I hope you give some a try yourselves. I haven’t read the book Pride and Prejudice, but I have seen the movies (I know – I need to read the book someday.) So here’s my try at Elizabeth Bennet’s to do list:
1. Read a book
2. Pretend to ignore Mr. Darcy as much as possible
3. Be annoyed with Mr. Darcy
4. Say something snarky to Mr. Darcy
5. Act above it all, as if I don’t need or want love
6. Dance with Mr. Darcy
7. Fall in love with Mr. Darcy
8. Kiss Mr. Darcy
3. BTW, what is on your real life list for today?
1. School the kids. (Is it summer yet?)
2. Work on my food blog, attempting to change it over to self hosted.
3. Worry a bit about teen daughter driving herself to dance with the new license.
4. Take teen son to guitar practice.
5. Laundry (this is never off the list)
6. Make dinner and remember to take pics for food blog
7. Try not to eat all the chocolate chip cookies made by daughter earlier.
8. Change youngest daughter out of mud covered shirt (more laundry)
9. Hope to catch on old M*A*S*H episode on TV
10. Crawl into bed
4. Can you write a haiku about bacon?
Smoky meat scent drifts
Awakening me from dreams
Breakfast sticks to hips
Sizzling hot pork fat
Juicy, delectable strips
Tantalize my tongue
5. What interview question do you wish someone would ask you?
“Where in the world would you like to go on the vacation we are giving you?”
Thanks, Tiffany, for sharing your cheer haikus, bacon haikus, and answering our questions!