January 29, 2011
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Teachers are always using this question as a dumb writing prompt or a way to keep the class quiet for fifteen minutes while they wait for their hangover to subside. Every kid writes down something dumb, hands it in, and the teacher chucks them in the recycling bin when no one is looking. Then it’s a on to a Disney movie and some worksheets until the bell rings! Yay!
When I was in sixth(?) grade, I was fat, tormented, a band nerd, and a closeted homosexual. Boo hoo! My language arts teacher assigned us this very question, but with a twist. Instead of describing yourself, you had to describe a randomly assigned classmate. A very dangerous proposition, as one of my tormentors could have called me something awful. But this is what I got:
Isn’t that sweet? I really liked what she wrote, and I saved it forever! AllyOop!
So, my bloggy friends, I challenge you with this: Pick a few other bloggy friends and describe them as animals. What animal is Tam, Polt, Michelle M., Mikey, John, Mush, Paul, Enrico, Craig, Josh, Ryan, Mel and the rest of the bloggy gang? Maybe they’re strong like an ox, stupid and ugly like a horse, or annoying like a fly? Or they’re faithful like dog, smart and aloof like a cat, or hairy and ugly like a human being! Tell us what you think!