Another 12 hour day of watching and grading speeches. I'm still trying to keep record of at least one interesting random fact that catches my attention on speech days -- you know, just to be a better person. So here are today's nuggets of wisdom:
1) Teachers who like what they do are the best teachers. – Hmmmmm.
2) It’s not referred to as legalizing marijuana any more, that's so last 4/20. It’s now called “decriminalizing” marijuana. And if marijuana was discovered now -- with none of the stigma attached it -- would be deemed “the miracle drug”. And Taco Bell stock would go through the roof.
3) Don’t Text and Drive is the new Don’t Drink and Drive. (Heard the “don’t text” speech seven times today.) Be warned: texting while driving causes you to take your eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds – so at 60 miles an hour that’s like driving the length of a football field. Blind. Checking Facebook while driving is totally different, Mom.
4) One of my students just developed this App called OutCrowd and is about to pitch it to venture capitalists. Basically a social networking site that lets you tell particular groups of friends if you want to hang out and where. Go ahead and scoff now, but when we all can’t live without it next year, remember you saw it here first.