Saturday, December 19, 2009

The real me vs. The vampire version of me

Occasionally when I meet people and tell them I'm a high school teacher they try to be nice/funny/flattering and say something awkward like "Oh I bet the students are all in love with you since you are so pretty" ha ha ha HA! Very funny! On a side note I maintain a very professional relationship with my students and no one ever flirts with me (thank goodness) But just in case you have secretly had the same thought this story should clear up that disillusion.

Last week I taught my German classes the word die Ehe trans. the marriage I was using die Ehe in various sentences and then I realized that I had a mini album of wedding photos on my desk. So I grabbed a few and continued talking about die Ehe while I flipped through. I ended up sending the album around the room while I tried to continue teaching. Then one of my students said: "Is this really you?" and the conversation continued like this:

male student: "Is this really you?"

me: "errrrrrrr yes that is me" (in English)

female student: "wow you look really pretty."
male student: "This is seriously you? How long have you been married?!?"
male student: "yeah! how long?"

me: "I got married two and a half years ago. *pause* Doesn't it look like me?"

male student: "Well it kind of looks like you, but you don't wear make up."
female student: "Yes it looks like you. You guys be nice to her." - bless her heart!

me: "I wear make up! like last week when the...."

male student: "And you don't have your glasses on."
male student: "I didn't even know you had contacts."
several male students: "yeah!"

me: "You guys know I have contacts I wear them all the time!"

male student: You look so happy!
female student: yes you look so happy!

me: "I was really happy! But I'm happy to be at school teaching you too. Don't I look happy?"

male student: "no not really."
female student: "you look a little tired."
male student: "This is seriously you" - obviously someone just woke up.
me: "What!?! I'm totally happy and YES that is me"

male student: "Okay you look a little happy but a little tired too."
female student: "You still look like that. Don't listen to them." -thanks but my confidence is wavering.
male student: "I can tell this is you...but.......its......'s like the VAMPIRE VERSION OF YOU."

The VAMPIRE version of me? Seriously?!?!?

Then the whole class started to laugh (me too) The vampire comment was just so funny coming from a boy. Note: in the Twilight series which all my students have read the Vampires don't have fangs, they look normal(ish). Once you became a vampire apparently you look like the supermodel version of your self.

Could my smile get any bigger????

I guess I can see how this was the vampire version of me. It was the happiest day of my life and no matter how happy teaching makes me it obviously doesn't compare to marring Prince Charming. This picture courtesy of my cute cousin-in-law Alison who is also a life of the riddle blog follower. (It is such a pleasant surprise to find that people follow my blog!)

Merry Christmas everyone may all of us look closer to our Vampire-selves on a daily basis.


Evenstar said...

Your students are so funny!

Jani said...

Very funny story. You look great now and then! I wonder if I look tired all the time.

The Queen Prawn said...

You students are really funny. I wish I could have been there in the room. It is kind of frightening how big a deal twilight has gotten.
Now and then? Joanie is always pretty. Except when is angry or crying. Angry because then she is scary (angry people scare me). Crying because no one in our family has inherited that magical ability to look good while crying. We all just get red puffy eyes and look totally miserable.

Melissa Bowman said...

its still a great story the 2nd time around too! yes, i do follow your blog ;-)

TheWarrior said...

That is hilarious! You gotta love teenagers... or do you? Thanks for a good laugh!

Sugarsmax said...

I think the day you looked the 2nd very best was the day you sang a solo in the Cedar City production of the Messiah right before your mission. You were actually glowing--it was wonderful.

Nettina said...

So funny! oh man! :)

Anonymous said...

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theriddle said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks so much for the compliment. One of the reasons I wanted to blog was to improve my writing skills. I'm glad to hear that I've done that. I'm always so curious as to who reads this blog? Obviously want to remain anonymous but do I know you? I just wonder if anyone I don't personally know reads this. So, do I know you? Thanks Happy New year! -the riddle

Cal said...

You are brave to be in front of teenagers all day. I don't think I could do that...

I love that your smile is from ear to ear on your wedding day!!

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing