2.12.2008

I Don't Know What I Think


In Burleson: High school girl ends up pregnant, has the baby, and will graduate with As & Bs. The high school yearbook plans on doing a short story on her. Principal sees the draft and yells foul. Says it glamorizes her position and goes against the school's "abstinence only" policy. School board now involved.

80 comments:

M&M said...

I think it would glamorize that condition in high school. There is already a problem of it being glamorized much more than it has in the past with girls desiring to be pregnant. I don't think it should be in the yearbook, but an article in the high school newspaper that's balanced by showing the huge decisions that have to be made and the options that confront them.

Anonymous said...

Can teenage squid production be much more glamorized than Brit Spears sister has already made it?

Anonymous said...

What about features on other kids who made all A's, were in the band, held a job, etc. and somehow managed NOT to get pregnant? Look, this girl should not be villified. It happens, and none of us are qualified to cast stones. But I guess in this country you have to do something "bad" and then make lemonade from your lemons before you get any attention or can be an "inspiration" or go on the speaking circuit to tout your seeing the light. If you're on the straight and narrow all along, you're basically ignored.

Anonymous said...

Here's how it works in our country. Make some bad decisions and then see the light...you're seen as a role model. Make good decisions all along and avoid bad decisions....you're nobody.

mzchief said...

WOW!
Perhaps, the story does NOT glamourize getting knocked up but sites an example of what can happen when someone makes a VERY bad choice and decides NOT to continue making bad choices and gets on track making the RIGHT choices.

Do parents TRULY have so very little confidence in their parenting skills and their own children that they HONESTLY believe that reading a story about a girl who gets her life together after she gets knocked up will cause their child to hump like mink in heat?

Incidentally, I believe it is IMMORAL for an unmarried male and female, who are not prepared to JOINTLY care for ANY child their having sex MAY produce, to copulate. I do not believe it is immoral because of ANYTHING mentioned in The Big Book of Myths and Fables but is such because it is UNFAIR to the child that is born into an UNSTABLE environment. Yep! My son has been taught that it is WRONG to bone a chick he does not want to be the mother of his child and be forced to deal with for the rest of the life of any accidental offspring.

As for the artlicle in the Year Book....PRINT IT as a lesson of what NOT to do and an inspiration as to how to best UNSCREW a screwed up situation.

Jarhead said...

I thought it was considered "cool" and "mature" to have a kid during your senior year these days.

Not that I agree with her position, but if she's getting A's and B's then maybe do like M&M said and write a newspaper article instead of a yearbook "spread."

Pun intended.

Anonymous said...

Shut up, Mzchief! You're far from being an expert on morals or boning.

Anonymous said...

It shows that she is mature enough to take responsibility for her actions. Have a baby vs. have an abortion? Hmmmmm. If it were my daughter, have this baby. Blessings can be few and far between and children are one of the most precious Blessings we are granted. JMO

Possible time for this principal to retire or get a grip on what teenagers are really doing, during and after school.

Chris
MN

Anonymous said...

ShUt Up, MzCrAp

mzchief said...

Hmmmmm...
Looks as though I struck a NERVE in a few of the IRRESPONSIBLE horndogs on the blog.

*SMuG GRiN*

Anonymous said...

I don't know what I think either. I'm gratified that she is doing well in school. I'm concerned that teen pregnancy seems so common-place. I'm right-out-loud-bummed that my first impulse was to begin my comment with "in MY day...."

Meanwhile, any word on the father? Interestingly, no mention was made in the article of him. It is an unfortunate consequence of biology that the boys often scoot out of the picture leaving girls (or her parents) to make the hard decisions and assume responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Statistically speaking "abstinance education" has been a failure. The really depressing part is that pregnancy isn't the worst that can happen.

Gorilla said...

How does a school have an "abstinence-only" policy? Why does a principal care what goes into yearbook? These are certainly not published for the benefit of school administrators.

Just another instance of how some of these right-wing, family values types think they have to be our moral police and decide what's best for us.

This child and her mom will turn out just fine.

Anonymous said...

Situation sounds ripe for a poll.

Anonymous said...

NO! NO! NO!
I have been in this situation myself. When you are pregnant that young you have a choice to make and its a hard one. Everyone gives their input on what you should do. IMO there are only 2 responsible choices to choose from. While it is honorable to go to school and make A's and B's and work and be apart of the activities at school it shold not be glamorized because you have a child. First she wouldnt be able to do this without a lot of help from, I assume, her parents and I do mean alot. Its not easy. Its hard and alot of work and life changing. You have to give up alot to have a baby even as an adult and more when you are a child yourself. She has done will so far (good for her) but I dont think that she has got to the hard part yet. The part where she needs to go to college and work and moves out to live on her own with a child and to solely provide for her child and pay for child care while she does all these things.
To show students her acomplishments without all the other is misleading. It glamorizes that which is not glamorious. Its not all fun. It is not easy. It is not a path that children should want to go down.
The choice she made was hers to make and she had to make it. However, she should not encourage other young students to go down the path she choose.

If they want to do a story on her it should be one about what she has given up and what she will give up to care for a child.

gern blansten said...

Another mzchief post, another swing with her hammer at the Bible (big book of myths and fables).
A couple of questions, ma'am:

1. Are IMMORAL and UNFAIR (caps yours) the same? Please explain.

2. Also, and with all due respect, you have said before that you believe in God, but you have no use for any religion whatsoever. Please tell me, what is your spiritual compass? Does God speak to you solely, and if so, does that seem fair? You seem to be so enlightened as to have venom for religion, but you invoke God's name.
God's name originally came up in the Bible, I think (could be wriong, I'm not sure). If so, how do you place your belief in God in something other than the Bible?
Not trying to be tacky, really, I'm not. I just would like to know your thoughts on this.
Respectfully submitted...

Anonymous said...

Amen, 9:53!

Anonymous said...

Is writing an article about someone who made what most people would consider a mistake, then facing the music and turning her life around "glamorizing" her condition? I think not.

This is the new reality folks, kids are having kids. I salute the young journalist for writing about a taboo, but very real, subject.

Double Fake Bob Woodward

Anonymous said...

Should we also celebrate and feature girls who were wild and loose but were at least smart enough to know how not to get pregnant? The whole idea of featuring this person for this reason just stinks. Will there be a feature on a kid at that school that made good grades while providing parental-type care for younger siblings due to a difficult family situation no fault of theirs? Or a kid that did some great volunteer work? Or a kid that came through divorced parents with flying colors? On and on we could go...those kinds of "inspiring" stories I'm sure are all throughout that school, but will be ignored.

Anonymous said...

Should we also celebrate and feature girls who were wild and loose but were at least smart enough to know how not to get pregnant? The whole idea of featuring this person for this reason just stinks. Will there be a feature on a kid at that school that made good grades while providing parental-type care for younger siblings due to a difficult family situation no fault of theirs? Or a kid that did some great volunteer work? Or a kid that came through divorced parents with flying colors? On and on we could go...those kinds of "inspiring" stories I'm sure are all throughout that school, but will be ignored.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, as much as people bad mouth you I have never taken part. However, after your comments I am "seeing the light" and understand why people chew you up and spit you out as they do. So I will now put my two cents in. Your comment regarding the "The Big Book of Myths and Fables" was totally you. If you don't believe it why did you even mention it?
As well, I am glad your son has been taught "not to bone a chick he does not want to be the mother of his child" Geez, that classy!!
GO back to your trailer and finish watching Springer. Who knows, maybe you'll see some family members. Shut-up MZchief!!
And P.S. When your son goes to "bone that chick" believe me, he won't be thinking about her being the mother of his child. Duh!

Anonymous said...

mzchief, you explain to your son that sexual realations with a girl is called "boning?" grow up! there are real words for that and here in the states we don't call it boning...is that what your husband does to you? "bone" you? how does that word sit with you being a female and all? i know that i myself don't prefer that word. and the "big book of myths and fables" as you call it, is called the Bible and it does say not to bear children out of wedlock..so good luck with your beliefs and your "boning."

Anonymous said...

Well said, MZChief! I agree 100%

Anonymous said...

Wrong place for her artile! If you don't think it will glamorize her position, watch her carry her child to the school and watch all the other girls ooh and ah over the "doll"

How much of a raising of the child has she actually done? Give the credit to her parents.

Anonymous said...

10:50, what about the kids that are mature enough not to get in this situation to begin with? Any special features in the yearbook on those kids? Anything we can learn from those kids as examples? I think that's the point. Nothing against this particular girl who clearly has not had the best parenting or life situation. She's probably learned a lot and is a great kid.

Bulldog said...

Real class, Mzchief. You're a real class act. NOT

Anonymous said...

Sorry, no amount of education trumps basic biology. Kids that age are designed to be able to reproduce...and so a lot of them act like it.

Denney Crane said...

12:41 PM

Very well explained. I enjoyed your comment and agree.

Unless her family is wealthy, she has a 99% chance of being on the borderline of poverty as an unwed mother with a child. Hence, the mother, as well as the child will suffer many consequences unless the grandparents raise the child... then the child alone would suffer.

I'm glad she did not have an abortion, but her situation as an unwed mother need not be distinguished or high profile.

mzchief said...

Hello Haters...
Before I get busy dishing it back at YOU haters let me ask YOU a few questions...
1. How many of you were virgins when you wed?
2. How many of you have ONLY had sex with your SPOUSE of 22+ years?
3. How many of you would bet your life that you are the ONLY person with whom your spouse of 22+ years has had sex?
4. How many of you are still BEST friends with your spouse of 22+ years?
5. How many of you consider sex with your spouse to be a competition to see who is the better athlete?
6. How many of you taught your child well enough to KNOW they are not boning chicks with whom they do not have a long term PERMANENT relationship?
7. How many of you know the pleasure of you being or your spouse being a freak in the sheets?
7. How many of you have EVER had MULTIPLE serious conversations over the course of a decade with your child regarding human sexuality and sexual intimacy?

Yep! That is what I thought about you haters.

As for you people with the tender sensibilities who took offense to my using the term "bone"; it seemingly escaped your notice that I also used the terms "hump, having sex" and copulate. When I have spoken to my son regarding the proper ethics/morals regarding sexual behaviour I have used the terms "having sex, coitus, copulation, congress, intercourse and sexual relations." When speaking with my son and answering his questions regarding sex he has indeed been informed that it is something WONDERFUL best shared with someone whom you deeply love, trust, respect and want to please which is why he REGULARLY turns down the "Girls Gone Wild" he encounters at university.

As for the terms my husband and I have used when referencing sexual relations we have frequently used terms such as "have sex, hot fucking, randy screw, wild monkey sex, tickle your fancy, bunny humping, snack time and party time." If you will notice, there is NO reference to "making love" because there had bloody well better have been constant acts of "making love" on a daily, moment by moment basis if you think there is going to be any "mind blowing boning" happening with MY body.

As to whether I care if ANY of you assume I lack "class"; the mere fact you bozos use as a barometer of "class" the terms a mother may or may not have used to EDUCATE her child about human sexuality speaks VOLUMES about how bloody LITTLE you know about what is "class."

For the most part I feel better about myself when the MAJORITY of your ilk dislike me. ANYTIME one of you people agrees with me I am stopped in my tracks and wonder how I screwed up my comment. Of course there is the handful of the commentators on this blog who are intelligent enough to realize that not EVERYTHING is liberal or conservative. For those people, I will remain ETERNALLY thankful.


For the handful of people who know me in the real world; you bloody well had best not laugh when you see me blush the next time we meet or there will be a serious prank and/or NO box of Holiday Yummies in your future.
*;)

Anonymous said...

Another act of class...using the F word on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, do you think it's OK using the F word here?
I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

I say we all get up in arms and have Mzchief BANNED from the blog for talking like old cheap kitchen help. Trash mouth.

Anonymous said...

MZ, the last thing any of us wants to hear is about your depraved, exaggerated sex life. You're one sick puppy and would not know class or virtue if it slapped you smack in the face. Just SHUT UP!

mzchief said...

To Gern Blansten...
1. Immoral means; "not adhering to ethical or moral principles." Within my family, it is our moral obligation to treat people with fairness. You would be AMAZED at how high is the bar of ethics and morality within my family. Though we adhere to our family's ethics we do not expect nor require the same level of ethics or morality from others. However, we do believe it is wrong for others to IMPOSE their PERSONAL ethics and morality upon us.

2. My spiritual compass is based upon a belief in GOD. The term "God" as well as the concept of "God" appeared in human civilization THOUSANDS of years prior to ANY Big Book of Myths and Fables. God as a being and/or concept is not the exclusive property of Judeo-Christian theology. Perhaps, it is my superior understanding of the world's religions and the origins of the concept of God that enables me to have faith in God and not require a RELIGION to be the basis of my faith.

Incidentally, if you have not PERSONALLY been touched or inspired by God and felt God's presence then you would be well served to work on your communication skills with God....of course, no disrespect is meant in my suggestion.

There is no doubt MOST people REQUIRE religion to feel a communion with God. I have no problem with ANY religion that fosters relationships with GOD. However, when a religion places itself in a position to be ABOVE God and declares itself the WAY to God for ALL to follow and foists its dogma onto ALL people, that is when a religion becomes a CULT of nothing more than old men with agendas doing their darnedest to control ALL people. I will NEVER be quietly abducted into a cult.

I personally do not care if people worship dust bunnies, so long as they do not try to force their hogwash down my throat.

Bulldog said...

Holy Hell, mztoots, take a Zanex and chill.

Anonymous said...

You haters all sound pretty damned jealous of Mzchief. If some of you'd get your fat asses up and took as good care of yourself as Mzchief does of herself you too might have a healthy attitude about sex.

Anonymous said...

I'm using a number 2 pencil. I hope that meets the requirements.

1. How many of you were virgins when you wed?

I was a multiple non-virgin.

2. How many of you have ONLY had sex with your SPOUSE of 22+ years?

I had one oops.

3. How many of you would bet your life that you are the ONLY person with whom your spouse of 22+ years has had sex?

I would.

4. How many of you are still BEST friends with your spouse of 22+ years?

We are. She'd kick my butt if we weren't.

5. How many of you consider sex with your spouse to be a competition to see who is the better athlete?

Now that gives me some ideas....

6. How many of you taught your child well enough to KNOW they are not boning chicks with whom they do not have a long term PERMANENT relationship?

Thank goodness they aren't quite to "that age" yet.

7. How many of you know the pleasure of you being or your spouse being a freak in the sheets?

NOW you're talking girl...YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAA!!!!!

7. How many of you have EVER had MULTIPLE serious conversations over the course of a decade with your child regarding human sexuality and sexual intimacy?

Oh, HELL, no. We wouldn't want to put the idea of shagging in their young minds....now would we???

Jarhead said...

Everybody is offended by the f-bomb like we've never seen or heard it before. OOOOOO! Let's ban her! It's a word. She didn't say "f-you" or "f-off" to anyone. Let's not be hypocritical and pretend like we don't say dirty words like that ourselves.

Barry has the choice to accept or reject posts based on their content and for whatever reason he decided that the content was relevant to the context.

Mzchief forgot "knockin' boots" and shagging...

monkey said...

Buldog, that was funny!!!!

MzToots...lol...I am not sure, but you seem to be overcompensating for something. Haters? What do you expect when you are so insulting? Whether you see yourself as a bigot or not; your comments towards religion are bigoted. In a "culture" that likes to see itself as "tolerant" and "enlightened"; it is funny how the left can be so intolerant of what they do not understand.

Anonymous said...

I think teen sex should be criminalized because nothing else works. That would force folks to talk to their kids about it, kinda like don't do drugs, no guns at school, no speeding or drinking while driving.

Anonymous said...

6:51 is a troll

Anonymous said...

6:51 that's CRAZY, what do u think we were doing when we "BONED". We were drinking, parking, speeding, enjoying (whatever ended in "ing") got us on top @ the time we were doing it.

mzchief, that talk about "BONING" was amazing, give us Wise County bloggers some more... because I think all they do here fuc*.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

ROFLMAO at MZBITCH! It really is just too easy...

And heck, I'll play...

1. How many of you were virgins when you wed?

Ummm, I was. But I am not sure Ricky Bobby's wife was at the time.

2. How many of you have ONLY had sex with your SPOUSE of 22+ years?

Ummm, I haven't been married to her that long, but I pretty much couldn't snag chicks my whole life, so I am good to go for 20 or 30 years... easy.

3. How many of you would bet your life that you are the ONLY person with whom your spouse of 22+ years has had sex?

Ummm, I know me and Ricky Bobby's wife have only been married for a couple of years, but I think she only digs her "MAGIC MAN."

4. How many of you are still BEST friends with your spouse of 22+ years?

I don't really want to talk about my best friend right now. Ricky, please call me? Please dude?!

5. How many of you consider sex with your spouse to be a competition to see who is the better athlete?

LOL, well I can make her hotter than a Cracker Barrell in Winter! If we was to be in a contest I would win. 'Cause I would be in the Pole Position. You get it? You know... Pole Position. LOL.

6. How many of you taught your child well enough to KNOW they are not boning chicks with whom they do not have a long term PERMANENT relationship?

Ummm. Yeah... well Ricky Bobby's kids just pretty much curse me on sight right now unless I drag out the Jenga and Mountain Dew. Not much talking going on.

7. How many of you know the pleasure of you being or your spouse being a freak in the sheets?

UMMMMPH! LOL... You know what I mean? UMMMMPH!

7. How many of you have EVER had MULTIPLE serious conversations over the course of a decade with your child regarding human sexuality and sexual intimacy?

Ummm, didn't you hear what I said before? Jenga.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

And for the record, how about we just keep the Yearbook full of articles that exemplify excellence?

Like F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L.

*thumbs up*

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, I have already gone round with you (and WON) back in the "tithing" blog so I won't repeat myself here. What I will say is that you cannot group smart people who understand that you are filth as "haters." You are repulsive, arrogant, and LOW CLASS ( I know you think having money makes you classy, but 'tis not true). Most intellectuals will not simply stand by while ignoramuses like you spout such trash. I know all about you and your facade as "the all knowing." NO ONE here is jealous of you, instead, you are pitied as the fool you are!

Anonymous said...

I am a school teacher. PLEASE do not glamorize this situation. If you all only knew what teachers heard from students about issues of sex. No one needs to "villanize" this girl, no. BUT, she should not be placed on a pedestal. Teenagers are much more impressionistic than folks realize. Teach what is honorable and responsible. Put those who DO honorable and responsible on the pedestals!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 4:52...
For your information, class and virtue do NOT go about slapping people in the face. Class and virtue are things people foster within the essence of their being and those who HAVE class and virtue NEVER bring into question whether or not someone else lacks either class or virtue.

If you think me regularly having raucous sex with my husband of 22+ years makes me a "depraved," "sick puppy" and constitutes having an "exaggerated sex life" explains MUCH of your bitterness. With your attitude toward sex, I would not be surprised to learn you are NOT married and would have to admit that YOU being single is a good thing. If you are married, God help your deprived and frustrated spouse.

mzchief said...

To Jarhead...
Hubby mzchief is from Oklahoma and early on in our marriage he told me the term shagging reminded him of his days working at his parent's country club's golf course. I have never heard of "bumping boots." Hubby mzchief once mentioned something about "bumping uglies" and I IMMEDIATELY informed him that his bits might be ugly but mine most definitely are NOT, to which he PROMPTLY agreed. We do not use the terms shagging or bumping uglies. I did forget to mention the terms "mattress tag" and "breakfast in bed."

mzchief said...

To Bulldog...
Do I know you? Hubby mzchief FREQUENTLY calls me "Toots" or "Tootsie".

mzchief said...

To anonymous 8:34...
Since you LACK the integrity to claim your comments at the time you post them and use a blog alias I have NO idea which comments are yours on the tithing blog. Please, feel free to lay claim to whichever comments you believe indicate you "WON" in posting OPINIONS.

You do realize posting comments on a blog is ONLY about voicing OPINIONS and there is NO prize, correct?

I SINCERELY hope no one reading the blog is jealous of me. After all, I am a STRANGER on the Interweb who has NO relevance in the lives of people scattered about the WWW. As for people feeling pity for me....WOW! they really need to apply that to people they can HELP and NOT waste their pity on a STRANGER on the Interweb.

You seemingly have GREAT difficulty in differentiating between things/people/situations that are relevant and irrelevant in your life. That being the case I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe that you have ANY clue what "most intellectuals" might do when exchanging opinions with me.

Incidentally, you might be well served to read my comment at 8:39 regarding CLASS. You also would do yourself a favour to step away from your computer and take a LONG walk in the REAL WORLD in a feeble attempt to get a grasp on REALITY.

Jarhead said...

making the beast with two backs, taking the skin boat to tuna town, doing the no-pants dance, dicky dunkin' (as in "when the weather's hot and sticky, that's no time for dunkin' dicky but when there's frost on the pumpkin, then it's time for dicky dunkin'"), roger (as in "give a good rogering to"), occupying Vagistan, pressure wash the quiver bone in the bitch wrinkle."

Anonymous said...

Monkey said...

Sounds like jarhead is the one who knows you. lol....

Anonymous said...

First of all - the story is about the hardships she's endured. It's not glamorized at all.

And, we don't know what else is in their yearbook. If they're fighting this hard for this story, I'd bet they've also covered the "good" kids too.

A yearbook is supposed to be a book about the year in the life of students, whether in school or out. It's supposed to be about students. Does that mean everything in the book should be positive and uplifting? Not in this lifetime, or it's just not telling the whole story.

Mzchief, did you learn to degrade and insult other posters in your "book of fables" because my Bible tells me otherwise.

I agree, the f-word doesn't belong on the blog. And, no, I don't use it otherwise, which is why it offends me.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, you might have a superb understanding of the world's religions, but it is obvious you do not possess a superb understanding of who God really is. For if you knew God as well as you say you do, you would surely know His son, Jesus Christ, as well.

Also, after reading the graphic, over-the-top desription of your sex life and its history, now we have all read the genuine "Big Book of Myths and Fables!"

Pappy Sue said...

Apparently a better article might be how the school's 'abstinence only' policy DIDN'T WORK.

Jarhead said...

8:37,

I think you meant impressionable there, professor.

Anonymous said...

ROLE MODEL?! Oh my damn.. look up her profile on myspace!

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=24712521

lmao.. FAR from a role model I would want for my child!

Anonymous said...

Being the editor of my high school year book way back when, we featured the outstanding and best football players, cheerleaders, band members and the ten most beautiful. Also, the students voted on class favorites, most popular, etc..

The Burleson School Board should get involved because this story could be featured in the school newspaper but not in the yearbook.

The 17 year old unwed mother life is just beginning and the verdict is still out. Unless she has a lot of financial support from parents, her child will suffer.

Students who work hard, make good grades, excel in leadership should be the role models for others to follow.

Ten years from now, the girl will be glad she wasn't featured in the yearbook. At her twenty class reunion, everyone will know if she really turned her life around and provided her child with love, support and a good education.

After reading all the post, where did all the social conservatives go?

I'm a Democrat and I read stuff I didn't know and really don't want to know!

As far as sex education, Burleson High School and Junior High are teaching the boys to keep their pants zipped. I guess that is not having sex.

M&M said...

anon 2:24 am Good point with that link. Wow, if she were my daughter I'd be so proud of that page. Pretty loose.

bigcatdaddy said...

THAT AIN'T MY BABY!!!!

gern blansten said...

from an earlier mzchief post:

"My spiritual compass is based upon a belief in GOD. The term "God" as well as the concept of "God" appeared in human civilization THOUSANDS of years prior to ANY Big Book of Myths and Fables. God as a being and/or concept is not the exclusive property of Judeo-Christian theology. Perhaps, it is my superior understanding of the world's religions and the origins of the concept of God that enables me to have faith in God and not require a RELIGION to be the basis of my faith."


wow, where to start...

first of all, HOW DO YOU KNOW that the concept of God originated "thousands of years before the Bible? Did you read it in a book, or were you there? If you red it in a book, how do you know THAT"S not the "Book of myths and fables."

and concerning your "superior" knowledge of the world's religions...nope, not gonna get into that, it would be too easy...

however, another question:

Where does your belief in God come from? Did you read it in a book? Did He speak to you from a burning bush? What brought you to the understanding of God? How did you find out He exists? If it had ANYTHING to do with going to church when you were a child or young adult, then the whole basis of your beliefs is flawed...

Also,

What does God expect of you, and what does your God do? Does He require that you worship Him, or just be a good person and "live and let live."

Just wanted to know...

Anonymous said...

Hello jarhead,

Professor, here. I don't claim what mzchief does on here...you know, perfection. But, I did use impressionistic correctly. Yes, impressionalbe could also be used because they are both adjectives:

American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This im·pres·sion·is·tic (ĭm-prěsh'ə-nĭs'tĭk) Pronunciation Key
adj.
Of, relating to, or practicing impressionism.
Of, relating to, or predicated on impression as opposed to reason or fact: impressionistic memories of early childhood.
Impressionable.

Lord knows, I am not flawless, but the dictionary can help. :-)

Anonymous said...

impressionABLE.... I make typo's too. :-)

Jarhead said...

Professor,

I looked at Oxford, Webster, ran your word forwards and backwards through online thesauruses and you found the only dictionary on the planet that substantiates your incorrect usage of the word. I respect the fact that you are a teacher, but I sure hope you don't teach English!

Anonymous said...

I have an idea--

When my child was young, she would throw temper tantrums to get attention.

If I paid attention to her, she kept doing it, and so I learned early to ignore her fits, and either they went away, as she wasn't getting the attention she longed for, or she just gave up. Either way, I didn't have to listen to it by removing myself from the situation.

Let's all COMPLETELY STOP responding to mzchief's feeble attempt to convince us she's superior to EVERYONE.

And that sex description - it's not worth it to respond to that filth.

So, instead of adding fuel to her flame, let's simply CHOOSE NOT TO RESPOND TO HER NONSENSE.

Anybody with me?

Anonymous said...

My my, jarhead,

Do you often lie on here? Whilst checking the OXFORD dictionary myself, I ran across this:

impressionistic

• adjective 1 based on subjective impressions presented unsystematically. 2 (Impressionistic) in the style of Impressionism.

— DERIVATIVES impressionistically adverb.


Perform another search of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary

Perhaps YOU should have paid better attention in your English class!

Anonymous said...

aaannndddd yet another: (link this time)

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impressionistic

mzchief said...

To anonymouse 10:27...
In HONESTLY responding to a question posed by anonymous 1:04 as to how I felt about the term "boning" being used with regard to my having sex with my spouse, I used the the word "fuck" as a VERB. When used as a VERB the word "fuck" means "to have sexual intercourse with." Like you, I do NOT use "fuck" as an expletive or an expletive infixation. However, I am unlike you in that I am not offended by the PROPER use of ANY word nor do I ELECT to be offended or judge harshly people who use profanity. Clearly, I am a wee bit more tolerant than you of the differences of expression utilized by others.

If you honestly believe that the OPINIONS of a STRANGER on the Interweb, of whom YOU clearly do not approve, has the ability to "degrade and insult other posters" there is no doubt you should be spending your time doing something OTHER than reading the OPINIONS of STRANGERS on the Interweb.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:53...
Just because I have NOT bought into the Jesus fable in YOUR particular Big Book of Myths and Fables does not mean I do not KNOW God.

You seemingly are incapable of understanding that I view YOUR Big Book of Myths and Fables to be as BOGUS as YOU view the Islamic Big Book of Myths and Fables.

As for my HONESTLY answering a question posed by anonymous 1:04; the mere fact you found my stating I was a virgin when I wed and maintain a friendly and virtuous relationship with my spouse of 22+ years as a "graphic, over-the-top description of your sex life and its history," clearly indicates you have NO concept of what goes on between married adults who GREATLY ENJOY a HEALTHY and MUTUALLY SATISFYING relationship.

You have either NEVER been happily married or you are 13 years old. If you are 13, your parents should take better care to NOT allow you to surf sites like Barry's Blog. If you have never been happily married, you really should get out a wee bit more or MEET someone. If you already are married then you TRULY need to GET OFF.....the Interweb and become better acquainted with your spouse.

mzchief said...

To Gern Blansten...
Just to give you an idea of how NOT from standard Judaeo-Christian myths and fables comes my understanding of God. God is not a "He". If God had a gender there is no doubt God would be FEMALE. Try wrapping your narrow little mind and minuscule concept of God around that bit of INFORMATION while I in further detail answer your question in the next couple of days.

One more thing, among well-read EDUCATED people it is COMMON knowledge that EARLY HUMANS some 3,000,000 years ago believed in a God/Supreme being/Deity. I will provide you an anthropological site to substantiate that FACT.

So as not to take up a BUNDLE of space on Barry's Blog I will post a link to a URL to my blog in another comment on THIS blog topic.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 6:45...
You sound like the PERFECT person to be President of the "We Hate mzchief Club." EVERY grad school kid should be made to feel important and that should do it for YOU.

Geeezzzzzzeeeee!

Not even the REAL bozo commentators are immature enough to join YOUR club.


Incidentally, your parenting skills SUCK. I NEVER ignored my child and he is WELL on his way to becoming a DOCTOR.

mzchief said...

Haters...
It is ALMOST time for the Daily Show so I will not be responding to anymore of your STUFF tonight. Tomorrow I will be MIA until Friday so go NUTS and HATE away if it makes you feel better about yourself. However, I will be having a FABULOUS Valentine's Day celebration with Hubby mzchief.

CHEERS!

Jarhead said...

Okay, you win.

Use impressionistic when you mean impressionable at your next job interview and watch the interviewer cock his head at you...

**thank God you won't be teaching my kids**

monkey said...

And by the way MZ, I don't hate you.

Anonymous said...

You must really be a jarred head! I certainly hope your children can read the written word better than you. You say you couldn't find this word in any dictionary, but I post it from the exact sources you said you checked. If your kids are as "stubborn" as you, then I'm very thankful I won't be teaching them either.

And, by the way, I won't be "interviewing" as I already have a very good job with kids who are exceptionally bright! Even THEY can read and comprehend dictionary definitions and the synonyms provided within those entries.

I was trying to be nice to you, but some people are never able to understand "nice" either. YOU happen to be one of them. Who are you....mzchief's husband? haha!

Anonymous said...

mzchief,
I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with your hubby.

I don't always agree with you, but I often do. I am a 50-ish native Decatur woman, happily married for 30-ish years, (unlike you, I do prefer anonymity so I don't want to be exact in the details), with two or three-ish well-adjusted grown kids I adore. Enough about me - I just wanted to tell you that I thoroughly, & I mean thoroughly, enjoyed your posts here.

I admire your intellect, your self-actualized personality, & your wit. Your posts do entertain me. I don't have to tell you to never take seriously those that rag on you, because you don't. I wish I knew you personally, because we would be good friends, I think. But since I don't know you personally, I will be content to enjoy reading your words while you kick butt, repeatedly, often without your opponents even realizing it.

So many are quick to pile on you; I just wanted you to know that there are many of us that do not always write, that love reading your posts.

Right on, Sista.
(Telling my age with that comment, I know, but I'm OK with that.)

mzchief said...

To monkey...
Wise choice. The ONLY person hate weighs down is the person who carries hate.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 7:41...
Thank you.

You are correct on soooo many things in your comment. You are absolutely correct in assuming we would be friends. ALL of my friends are HAPPY, Confident and GENUINELY TOLERANT people. ALL of my dearest friends are PHENOMINAL women. For the most part, gents just do not have what it takes to be an AWESOME woman....and it is not just that gents have the WRONG bits. Perhaps, that is why WOMEN are the ones who have FOREVER brought forth life and FOSTERED civilizations.

Anonymous said...

I WOULDN'T SAY GLAMORIZE HER BUT LET HER BE ONE WHO CAN SPEAK OUT TO OTHERS WHO MIGHT BE HEADED DOWN THE WRONG ROAD. IF SHE WOULD TELL HOW REALLY TOUGH IT IS BEING A TEEN MOTHER , AND ALL SHE HAS TO DO TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE A'S AND B'S WITH HER BABY. THEN DO THE ARTICLE AND GET THE FACTS!!! MIGHT ACTUALLY DO SOME GOOD.

monkey said...

Okay...You were right not to post what I said before Barry. I was wrong...It was funny...but WRONG. I am sorry.