“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost
A Lesson In Adulting
In the 3rd grade, my teacher gave us weekly spelling tests that included the kind of obscure words you would only ever find/use in the S.A.T.s. In 4th grade, we learned about the mating rituals of wales and in the 5th grade, we had to memorize every state capital in the U.S.
In middle school, an entire semester was dedicated to memorizing famous paintings, their artists, and the dates they were reared.
And high school wasn’t much different – the basic, run-of-the-mill curriculum in which I’ve maybe applied 1/3 of what I learned to my everyday life, since.
My point is: most schools fail miserably at teaching and providing tools that equip students for the real world. Literally, not once in my adult career have I ever had to know the capital of Kentucky. You know what I DID have to know? How to manage my credit, fix a garbage disposal, do my taxes, understand mortgages and financing, and change a tire – none of which were ever addressed in my middle and high school tenure.
But some schools are starting to catch on to this lack of real-world lessons and are implementing “adulting” courses, like this one school out of Kentucky.
Where my gays at?!
I totally understand every gay man is different and doesn’t deserve to be boxed into a small spectrum of stereotypes that range from “fierce” to “Liberache on an ecstasy bender.”
However, for better or for worse, there is a reason stereotypes exist and there most DEFINITELY is such a thing as “gay culture” and if you aren’t sure what that is, here are 23 things you need to know about it.
Disney-Pixar Short Film
In “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever.
Watch the short here