Ah, MC Hammer….Did you know that MC Hammer is an ordained minister? My college roommates and I used to watch the Reverend Hammer on the church channel on Saturday mornings, giggling the whole time. How can you take someone seriously knowing they introduced these pants to the world?
It’s official, folks. KatieJoSews is a legit business. Why, you ask? Well, last night I got an email informing me that this bag was purchased by a woman in Singapore…does this make me and international designer? Let’s go with it. I’ll need to add that tagline to my business cards. My *ahem* non-existant business cards…
Also in Katie-news from yesterday, fate had me at home over the lunch hour and the FedEx guy showed up holding a present:
You know it is taking everything in me to not spend all day playing with it, but work (and obviously, blogging) comes first. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t bust it out last night and sew up another cute apron for my etsy shop. This baby is like driving a Cadillac after owning a Pinto. It’s so quiet, I can actually hear things going on around me. Hello, audiobooks!
ALERT: AWKWARD (nonexistent) SEGUE.
Bear with me for a minute while I get all serious on you. (What is going on here, wasn’t I serious yesterday, too? I promise to make it up to you, but come on guys, I posted a picture of MC Hammer! I think I deserve some serious time after that, no?)
I showed up at the middle school to teach yesterday, and in the FIRST period (that’s 8:03 AM), there was a student eating a huge piece of cake, another eating a bag of bright red Cheetos, another drinking a 20 ounce coca-cola, and another eating a bag of Skittles. This is at eight o’clock in the morning, remember. The girl who was eating the cake then told me that she hadn’t had breakfast, and that her lunch was a second piece of cake. Nothing else. Just cake. The girl next to her said she doesn’t even eat lunch. (Full disclosure – I was this girl in middle school. Most days, my lunch consisted of burger, fries and a shake, or a bag of Combos. Sometimes a soft pretzel. Yum…soft pretzels…)
The same day, I read this post (see, I don’t only read frivolous blogs; I read educational blogs, too) about Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity, and her campaign to get junk food out of schools. She didn’t say anything about proposed soda taxes or comment on any controversial initiatives, but she did say “The truth is our kids didn’t do this to themselves. Our kids didn’t choose to make food products with tons of fat and sugar and supersize portions, and then to have those foods marketed to them wherever they turn.”
So true. What do we do about it? Her plan is outlined here, but includes
- serving healthier food at schools
- offering tax breaks to move into “food deserts” (areas without access to grocery stores) and money to set up farmer’s markets
- encouraging kids to exercise more
With students eating crap all day long, candy being given as prizes for good behavior, and gym classes being cut because of budget crises, is it any wonder childhood obesity is rising?
Check out this website for more info.
What do you guys think? Are advertisers to blame? Are we to blame? Should I get off my soapbox and stick to posting recipes and pretty pictures?
More importantly, how about Michelle’s pipes? The first lady could definitely kick. my. ass.