Good morning, and happy Monday to the local Twitterati. It’s another Monday where I’m bringing you some tweets so you don’t have to scroll through your feed to find the highlights. A lot of things happened this past week, like an election, some Thunder sadness and Kevin Ogle went to Denny’s. I mean, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover at this moment. So, instead of giving you an intro where I talk about my hangover, or how much I hate my day job because they don’t think Twitter is important, I’ll just get right to the meat of it all and direct you to the jump, after which you shall find the tweets.
I’ll be honest with you. My mom is one of the best bakers I know. If it’s a birthday or holiday, best believe that she is coming at you with cakes, cookies, and all things in between. Similarly, my great-grandmother’s Vanilla Wafer cake is the stuff of legends, and is always remembered fondly around the dinner table when we think of the good ol’ days. So, needless to say I understand the role of baked goods in family life.
But two McAlester women were unaware of the baked goods that were acceptable when it comes to making dessert traditions. According to KFOR.com:
The votes are in and it looks like we have a two-way tie for the 2014 teacher of the year. And by that I don’t mean the actual teacher of the year award that honors hardworking educators who give so much of themselves to better the students of this state. I mean the award for teachers that are totally sketchy and probably should never have been put in contact with children—you know, those teachers of the years.
We have our work cut out for us on this score, but it would appear that both of them engaged in activities that endangered children, just in different ways. So what’s worse? Putting children in a position where they could potentially die, or preying on a 13-year old sexually? I’ll let you be the judge.
Firstly, let me give you the story of the teacher who put some students in her trunk. According to KFOR.com:
CATOOSA, Okla. (KJRH) – A Catoosa teacher has been suspended with pay after she was accused of piling kids into her car and putting two kids in the trunk to run an errand.
The school board set a hearing for the teacher to fight a possible firing.
The yearbook teacher is accused of loading 11 kids into her Honda Accord and drove to Wal-Mart.
Umm, that’s a lot of people to put in a Honda Accord.
According to the police report, two children rode in the trunk and others sat on the floorboards without seat belts.
What a long, strange trip it’s been. Just kidding. I just remember people used to sign yearbooks with that phrase, and I was looking for something to say that wasn’t “happy Monday.” If you’re like me, Monday is never happy because you dread going to bed because it means you have to wake up for work. It’s a pretty unhappy sort of thing.
But now that I’ve depressed you all with my personal life, I think it’s time for me to make you smile with some tweets. Last week we had some pretty impressive Halloween costumes. We also had some pretty crappy Halloween costumes. And if you’re like me, you wore your regular clothes and told all your coworkers who asked what you were supposed to be that you were “COMPLETELY DISENCHANTED.” Sorry. I made it dark again, didn’t I?
Anyway, as always, this week’s tweets are after the jump!
The worst thing about going out on a Friday night is the chance that you may run into someone who you used to know. And I mean that in the Gotye-sense of the phrase. Seriously, running into people you used to date is the worst, and it seems to happen a lot in Norman, where the townie scene is uncomfortably small. Couple this with the fact that if you live in the OKC Metro area then you know everyone by two degrees of separation, and it can feel really uncomfortable.
At least with social media, you can block people you don’t care to see or speak to anymore. And the State Supreme Court seems to agree. According to KFOR.com:
OKLAHOMA – Is a Facebook message an adequate way to notify a guy he’s going to be a dad?
That was the question answered by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Case, and it could have far-reaching implications for father’s rights in our state.
The case centered around Billy McCall who had a three-month relationship with a woman.
After they broke up, McCall says she realized she was pregnant with his baby and sent him a Facebook message letting him know.
McCall says he never got that message and didn’t find out about his daughter until she’d been put up for adoption after her birth.
For reals, guys. Check your “other” messages in Facebook. I guarantee that you have at least 3 messages from people you REALLY do not want to talk to, but you never got the notification because they aren’t on your friend on Facebook. It’s a great way to invite people to do things when you really don’t want them to attend. Keep this in mind for when you have to disclose to someone who you gave them herpes:
Thanks! Your message has been sent!