Monday, July 9, 2012

Hot for Teacher? I'm so sure.

Picture if you will the fine ladies of Honestly YA sitting around brainstorming upcoming topics for the blog. You're just picturing it in your head, so you can go ahead and imagine us all in one place, maybe with snacks.

In reality, we're scattered across the country, each sitting at our own pc's. My esteemed colleagues are gleeful with the idea of doing Hot for Teacher. My reaction? Not quite as enthusiastic. Why? Three (make that four) guesses -- here's a hint:

Okay, so my teachers didn't wear black habits. But the rest is pretty accurate. G'head, pick one to get all hot and bothered over. I dare you.

In fairness, we did have two (count 'em, TWO!) male teachers in the school. One taught spanish...I took French (with a nun). The other taught art, which was a lot like having Tim Gunn teach you to paint. Invaluable, wonderful, no need to waste time on a crush, know what I'm saying?

Why couldn't I have had this glee club instructor?

Or this English teacher?

or for pete's sake, even a librarian!

But no. I had this:

Okay, not really. To the best of my knowledge none of my teachers were actually men hiding out from mobsters by dressing as nuns. But you see my point. There wasn't a whole lot of dreamy-eyed thoughts of teachers.

On the plus side, I really had nothing much to focus on while being educated other than, you know, being educated. And I supposed that really is a good thing. Plus, just think of it. Some day here at Honestly YA we'll have a "Your Favorite Nun" topic and I'll be all set!!

So while we're waiting for those pigs to get done with their flying lessons, here's something for you to help out with. Who is your favorite TV teacher? Who would you have really liked to have grading your papers or writing out hall passes? come on! Share your knowledge ; )



Lorie Langdon said...

Well played, Jen! ;-) I knew you'd handle this topic like a pro.

As for dreamy TV teachers, I would have to choose Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little Liars. He's adorable and a good all-around guy.

Kimberly said...

You crack me up! What a fun post. I wondered how you would handle this topic.
I have so many favorite tv/movie teachers. My all-time favorite is DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. "Captain, my captain!"
I love the teachers who make you broaden your horizons, who teach you to be yourself and not conform. Being a teenager is hard enough, but learning to find yourself in the midst of all the drama is darn near impossible.
See you in Anaheim!

Melissa Landers said...

LOLZ! Awesome post, Jen. Like Lorie said, I knew you'd rise to the occasion and make me snort my coffee.

Sharon (A Book Barbie) said...

Haha, great post! Well, I was homeschooled all through school until I went to college, so my mom was my only teacher. Thus, I was as deprived as you.

Hm...great question! I would've loved to have Will Schuester from Glee or Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little Liars. Oh, or Alaric from Vampire Diaries. Or Max from Gilmore Girls! Wow, television has some awesome teachers! If I'd had any of those, though, I probably would have absorbed much less ACTUAL information.

Lea Nolan said...

Okay, I literally LOLd at your last pic. Hilarious. See? You totally had something to write about this topic! I say your next post should be on Sally Field and The Flying Nun!

CareyCorp said...

@Sharon (Fictionally Inclined) Ezra Fitz from PLL is a good one.

Jen - I LOVED Michael Vartan in Never Been Kissed. Good call.

CareyCorp said...

I totally forgot the dreamy Dr. Indiana Jones.

Suzanne Lilly said...

You're right, Carey! I would have loved to have Harrison Ford as my teacher. I was in love with our long term sub, Mr. Fox, in 5th grade. His wavy hair and squeaky Italian leather shoes had all the girls swooning. Jen, you had me laughing so hard! Who would have thought nuns could be so funny?

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