Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Texts from Georgia

One of the best ways to get in-the-moment reactions is via text message. I present to you some actual text messages from Georgia, all from real life English teachers. Our daily concerns can be plainly seen - food, marriage, underwear and bowel movements. With no explanatory comments whatsoever, enjoy!

"My host mom put half a stick of butter on my bread then said america and held her arms out like a fat person."

"My host mom bought me a pair of red panties with penguins on them."

"They are feeding me so much I am going to die."

"...unless I improve I am not going to be leaving bed today except to spraypaint the bathroom. Hope that's not too graphic."

"I am standing next to a big bag of green peppers."

"I love my grade ones, although one boy ate the stickers I gave him."

"I feel like it's a given that all fellow travelers should be able to talk to each other comfortably about their bowel movements."

"Got my first marriage proposal. He pointed at my ring finger said ara? Then said you are my wife?"

"So, on my way into the dark outhouse totally just got a spider web in the face :( just felt the need to share my pain"

"So I put in a load of laundry and I have to leave and it's not done. Grandma's gonna hang up my slutty underwear. Oh jeez."

"One of our six year olds just spiked up his hair with glue."

"I think I'm losing my monopoly on smiley faces. They've started drawing their own on their work."

"Flight of the Conchords is in my 10th grade text book! But so is Twilight. Ew."

"In my host fam lesson I had them make up questions using the question words. My sis had how. Her question was 'How sheep'?

My reaction to many a situation, such as a trash tree that might be a wishing tree:
just smile and shrug. 


  1. Who are all of these texts from?? Those were delightful. I plan to finish writing you an email today sometime. Miss you! Stay alive! Hope my care package arrives soon!

    1. I can't tell you who they are from! Destruction of texting trust. They are from multiple different people and a few that I sent myself that I thought encapsulate the Georgia experience. Georgia version of "texts from last night"

  2. These are great, Mary Ellen! Thanks for sharing, and glad you had "James" to share the moments with in Georgia. : )