In the summer of 2006, I played saxophone and clarinet in the pit orchestra at Starlight Theater in Rockford for “State Fair,” a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about the Iowa State Fair (originally adapted from a book by Phil Stong, a Drake University graduate – go bulldogs!).
Anyway, a lot of the dialogue was a bit, um… well, cheesy. Apparently at one point, one of the characters awkwardly says “Can I buy you a corn dog or something?” I was not satisfied with that bit of dialogue, however, so I revised it for him:
“Can I give you a corn doggin’ or something?”
-Best pickup line ever
So… that’s a thing that happened.
There are a few gems scattered among my notes from November 2, 2000:
“Occasionally I read something that isn’t good… like, your papers.”
-My sophomore English teacher
As well as some fun notes I took, including emphasizing “ASSignment” (see image) and writing the following note to myself:
Write a dialog (Cody: Bite me! Jon: Die!)
(like a script) on “Justice”
I wonder how ancient Greek philosophers would feel about the notes I wrote alongside their timeless ideas?
November 15, 2001: Question #4 on my macroeconomics quiz, junior year of high school:
Question 4. Graph and explain the ratchet effect (in detail as usual).
Answer: like a ratchet, it can turn one way, but not the other way
(Teacher note: “lol!”)
The money shot here is that after grading my test – on which I received a 15/60 – my teacher wrote, in thick green marker across the entire page: PRAY
Yes, I’m serious… my teacher actually handed my paper back with “PRAY” written across it. He was a hilarious guy, though, seriously! I’m glad he re-paid the laugh I gave him with my ridiculous answer to the final question on the quiz.
heyitsthatgirl: When TV shows set on the east coast are so obviously written by people from the west…
heyitsthatgirl: When TV shows set on the east coast are so obviously written by people from the west coast. I’m sorry, but nobody from the east calls it “The I-95.”
quotes, regional, east coast, west coast, midwest