I bet this never happened to Mr. Buesing

March 7, 2009

Lloyd, School

Karla’s dad always had a cool green pen when he was at St. Pauls. All the other teachers were somewhat promiscuous, sometimes sporting a red pen, other times blue or black. Not Mr. Buesing, he was all green, all the time. A rock in a world of shifting sand.

When it was my turn to be a teacher, I decided to do the same. I first poked around to make sure that green wasn’t taken. It wouldn’t be right to horn in on someone else’s ink. If green had not been available, I would have chosen a dark, masculine purple (don’t tell Christina, when we were growing up I had to pretend to hate purple, because it was her favorite color). If purple was also taken, orange was next on my list, because nothing rhymes with it.Note to self: Always use a pocket protector.


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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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16 Responses to “I bet this never happened to Mr. Buesing”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Orange does too have words that rhyme with it. What about “lorange”, as in a large gathering of people who like porcelain lion figurines?

    “I’m going to the lorange at the convention center this weekend. I’m looking for a new figurine for my curio cabinet.”


  2. Karla Said on:

    Hehehe I don’t know if that ever happened to him. I’ll have to ask.

    You know what’s the freaky best thing about this post? Today is Dad’s birthday. πŸ˜‰


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Look on the bright side…you’ve taken the 1st step to having a 2nd rainbow colored shirt! Or


  4. Lauren Said on:

    Little known fact about me: I secretly love getting stains out. Green ink requires two soakings in rubbing alcohol, then two runs through the washer, once with Spray & Wash.


  5. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Doncha know, Lauren, that going green is the in thingy? Just ask Al.


  6. RGBuesing Said on:

    Well, Lloyd it’s like this, you just need to spend a little time researching “green pens”. There is an art to purchasing superior quality pens that write with grren ink. The cheap ones do not have quality control on the consistence of the ink. The tell tale clue is the fake gold clip on the cap. Well, better luck in shopping for the “good green pens”. If you really can’t find any maybe for a price I could send you a sample.
    Good luck, R.G. Buesing


  7. ratty Said on:

    i think i love mr. r.g. buesing…
    heh πŸ™‚


  8. RGBuesing Said on:

    Hey, Ratty,
    Who are you and were you ever in one of my classes?


  9. Curt Said on:

    That’s a shame.


  10. ratty Said on:

    RGB: i’m just old, cranky ratty, an l&l lurker… i came for pie-in-a-jar and never left πŸ™‚
    i’ve never had you as a teacher, i’m in california, i just appreciate a teacher with a good comeback and a sense of humor. it appears you’ve passed some of that on to lloyd πŸ™‚ all of my favorite teachers were like you and they made my school years interesting and bearable. i also learned a lot from them πŸ™‚
    too bad none of them taught math.


  11. ratty Said on:

    p.s. i also love green pens. mine don’t leak either.


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