Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lil Wayne

I was reviewing bar graphs with my 7th grade girls. (This was a while back.) I had them conduct a survey—who was their favorite musician?—and construct a graph of the responses. Lil Wayne, the hometown hero, took it by a landslide.*

I announced the results, "And Little Wayne is the winner!"

One of my cheekier gals called me out, "Ha, he said 'Little Wayne'."

I corrected myself, "Excuse me, Lil Wayne," and added jokingly, "Please forgive my whiteness."

She responded, either quite seriously or in a supremely cheeky deadpan (it was impossible to tell, though I suspect the latter), "You're forgiven."

Much obliged. I'm glad we worked that out.

* Until, after asking, "Are we counting bounce?", they near-unanimously changed their answers to Sissy Nobby. (Do follow that link. Don't do it at work if your boss isn't enthusiastic about particularly lively forms of booty-natin'.) Are we all up to speed on the sissy rap phenomenon? Let's make it so—a refreshing reminder of what a weird and eternally surprising place this world is. (And yes, I am taking my sweetheart to this Valentine's Day's Sissy Bounce Sweetheart's Ball.)


  1. Anonymous7:16 PM

    I remember this day! Good times!

    But what I really want to know is.... where do you find all this stuff?

  2. I whisper sweetly in the Google's ear, and it tells me all it's secrets.

  3. Anonymous8:35 PM

    I hope you'll give us a report on the Bounce Ball - inquiring minds want to know...