“ExCUSE me, would you mind if we watched the fashion channel?” said Ash.
They slowly turned around to face us. “We’re both Dutch,” said the older one in a slow, methodical voice. “The Netherlands is playing Argentina in the World Cup Finals, and we’re not changing the channel.”
Ash has a dead-pan expression, unrivaled in any country. She looked perturbed. And just a bit bitchy. And, did I notice the beginnings of a pout?
“A day in France is just the thing you need,” said Sir Edward of Portsmouth. So, taking his kind advice, Ash and I hopped aboard the Cherbourg Express on the Brittany Ferry across the English Channel. Little did we know that a $20 roundtrip ferry ride would end up costing us close to $200 dollars each, and an unexpected overnight stay in a seedy hotel with condoms in the welcome kit.
This English teacher/computer geek who writes poetry in her free time is starting to like football. Put a small-town gal from the corn fields of America in the streets of Europe, and strange things happen.
"It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He began handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places -- asking people to write down a secret they had never told anyone and mail it to him, anonymously."
Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners.