Late Night Music: Kimbra, Plain Gold Ring (Nina Simone Cover)


Plain gold ring on his finger he wore
It was where everyone could see
He belonged to someone, but not me
On his hand was a plain gold ring

Plain gold ring had a story to tell
It was one that I knew too well
And in my heart it will never be spring
Long as he wears that plain gold ring

Nighttime comes calling on me
I know why I’ll never be free
I can’t stop these teardrops of mine
I’m gonna love him till the end of time

Plain gold ring has but one thing to say
I’ll remember till my dying days
In my heart it will never be spring
Long as he wears that plain gold ring

Plain gold ring on his finger he wore,
Plain gold ring on his finger he wore…

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Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires more people will see it and more support can be…

Dear ?

I would but generally I am unhappy with the theft/pastoral care and tendency to dispense unfair, unjust, criminal punishments (obviously not to avoid their own) on children (sometimes as young as 3). Things I would like to sight, introducing a whole generation of happy cute five years olds to “GB TV” “stars” like Dick Emery and an in person appearance at the nursery school, a little unnecessary I think.

IF I were a millionaire not a robbed peasant, I’d be relocating families to a new island as actually I am horrified at GB


Dear Georgief,

I live in America, and while there are criticisms for education here as well, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.  Additionally, the list includes individual teachers whose blogs you could easily check out to see if they are the type to introduce GB TV “stars”.   I am actually horrified that of all the things in the internet you could take issue with, you chose this.





This new tune from A Capella Science is the bomb. It’s a hip-hop retelling of the difficult day when mankind harnessed nuclear fission and scientific progress came face to face with war… all set to an Eminem song. 

Previously: A Capella Science has wowed us with amazing science covers before. Check out Bohemian Gravity and Rolling in the Higgs.

This was a fun watch. Great idea for reappropriation. And even though I’m not much into science, I enjoyed the skill and wit it takes to make something like this. As such, I started thinking about how I could do something like this with literature.

Please pass along!


One of my mentor teacher’s student went missing this past week.

Her name is Jacqueline Morales. She’s 13 years old ; 5’ tall and 88 lbs.

Jacqueline went missing from Ditmas Park in Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 22nd.

Boost!  Pass along.


Meet Amanda de Cadenet, the new late-night host you’re going to be talking about

In the midst of this depressing, bro-dominated comedy fog, Amanda de Cadenet is a shiny new ray of light. The British-born actress and comedian is taking on late-night with Undone, a powerfully subversive show premiering Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. on Lifetime. 

As the founder of The Conversation, a show based on a series of interviews with female celebrities like Jane Fonda and Alicia Keys, de Cadenet has made it her mission to produce content that challenges the way we see women. With Undone, de Cadenet is positioning herself not only as the only female host in late-night, but she’ll be doing it backed by an all-star, female-dominated team. When asked about the gender composition of the team, de Cadenet told Mic, “We walk the talk over here! Ninety percent of my team are female.” She’s not kidding: The director of the show, the assistant producers and the entire writing staff are all women. 

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During the school year, there are many nights when I just can’t wait to go to bed and enjoy the smoothness of my sheets and the pillow top mattress that makes me feel like a feather resting on a cloud.

During the summer, there’s so much I want to do and I want to use every minute to my advantage.  Plus, the bed I use at my parents’ house is not a dream.   But tonight, oh tonight, I’m going to be a Diva Sleeper.


I’m debating whether I should buy a lamintor or not..

Any good ones reasonably priced you would recommend?

I bought this one for myself 2 years ago.
It continues to work well. I bought it at Walmart or Target for a few dollars less than the Amazon price. We have a laminator at school, but we are not allowed to use it. Only the production assistants are, and even when I put things in weeks ahead of time — I was getting them back a week after I had needed them. These are the best deals on laminating sheets I’ve found I’ve heard Costco has a better deal, but they are always all out. (Shout out to whoever bought me some last year. I used them all and then had to buy even more myself! Crazy!)
Also, these sheets are thicker than the lamination rolls used at my school. So my materials are a lot more sturdy.

Someone purchased a dream item off of my list. I hope when it arrives it has a note with who it is from so I can thank them properly.

I will be snail mailing thank you cards to those who will give me their address once the school year gets on the way.

Also, I really startled my parents with my shouts and impromptu dancing when I noticed it was purchased.   Thank you, thank you, thank you!

That awkward moment when you message someone on tumblr and after a while aren’t sure if tumblr ate it or if they just had no response.