Conspicuously Competent

May 24, 2009

Lloyd, School

These are not the normal flyers that are taped to the walls at Lincoln Lutheran, and these two appeared around the same time. Normally everything is centered right down the middle, the fonts are all the same or all the different. There’s normally not even a nod to contrast, repetition, alignment or proximity.

I think it's for promMiddle school cheerleading tryouts?

I think someone has been sneaking some unauthorized learning in on the side. When I catch them, I’ll make them write, “I will not make things look nice” 100 times – centered down the middle of a page.

In other news, graduation was yesterday. All of the seniors who were eligible to graduate did a right fine job of it. I went to a few parties and got called Lloyd.

About Lloyd

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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11 Responses to “Conspicuously Competent”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Is your prom after graduation? That’s what they do around here too. When we were in high school, wasn’t our prom like a month before school was out? All along I’ve thought we were the normal ones, and my current school was whack. I was wrong?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      No, we do it the normal way too. We just don’t ever take anything off of the walls. We prefer to use a more natural process by which things just fall off the wall at their appointed time.


  2. Lauren Said on:

    I think that this is like Drew Barrymore’s movie ‘Never Been Kissed’, and you have some grown-up posing as a student.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    So once a student graduates, they get to call you Lloyd? I still can’t call my teachers by their 1st name…it just ain’t right! Ain’t right I tell you!


  4. Peggy Said on:

    BTW: Your Lincoln Lutheran sounds AWESOME! Might you be in need of a highly qualified, slighty whacked, secretary. I’d be willing to make the move out west.


  5. Deanne Said on:

    I have a comment I figured out on the new site. I have “out” periods where business calls me away to backpack or jet off to Venice. Well, not business so much as pleasure. And not so often away from the 48 contiguous, but a girl can dream. Anyway, when I go to catch up on your posts, I would like very much to be able to go to “previous post” or “next post” or something, instead of heading back to the main page.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yeah, yeah, yeah. I think that people who get to go to Venice don’t get to make any kind of request!

      Just kidding. It’s actually there -- at the very bottom of the page, but the letters are in very faded gray. I’ll have to get our tech guy to make them more noticeable. 🙂


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