Indiana Joanna (khakipants) wrote,
Indiana Joanna
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Donna



Scene from my childhood, with stage directions:

The Setting: The parking lot of a small Catholic elementary school just inside the Baltimore City line. It is recess time, and children in uniforms are milling around. In one section of the parking lot, there are two large yellow "dodge circles" painted on the asphalt. One of these circles is in use by a group of children (mostly girls). The children stand in a ring around the perimeter of the circle, with one (the "leader") standing in the middle.

LEADER
Donna died.

CHILDREN
How'd she die?

LEADER
Well, she died like this.
(strikes a random pose)

CHILDREN
Well, she died like this.
(approximate the pose of the leader as closely as they can)

LEADER
Donna lived.

CHILDREN
Where'd she live?

ALL
(shaking the hems of skirts [or pretending to do so, if boys])
Well, she lived in a country called Tennesee

(lifting hem of skirt slightly and showing off leg)
She wore short short dresses above her knee

(shaking that thing)
Gonna shake that thing wherever she goes

(hands up)
Hands up!

(waving hands)
Boogie Woogie!

(hands down)
Hands down!

(waving hands)
Boogie Woogie!

(touching the ground)
Touch the ground!

(standing up and waving hands in the air)
Boogie Woogie!

(jumping forward)
She went up

(jumping back)
a-back

(wiggling behind)
a-ziggety-zack

(jumping forward)
She went up

(jumping back)
a-back

(wiggling behind)
a-ziggety-zack

(The leader covers her eyes with one hand, and points with the other in front of her as she spins around during the rest of the verse)
Oh, she never went to college
She never went to school
And I found out she was an uneducated fool like
YOU!
(leader stops, and switches places with the child at whom she ends up pointing. start again.)



Rohini called me today! I talked to her for ages and ages! It was great!

In other news, I actually had to type the words "Butt Paste" into a spreadsheet at work last week. I have to enter all "stat" medication orders into this spreadsheet, including the name of the patient, the facility in which he lives, and which medication was ordered. Usually the latter is something along the lines of "Acetaminophen 325mg tab", or something abbreviated that I don't really understand. Only once has it said "Butt Paste". I think once was enough.

Finally, I'd apologize for the stupid-hard nature of my quiz . . . except that I don't want to. I think it's funny.
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