The UW Engineering Ambassadors are returning to the Northeast Branch with their full-length presentation. They’ll have information on different careers and programs in engineering and demonstrate how they are using their new skills with an interactive activity.
They say I’m a beast.
And feast on it. When all along
I thought that’s what a woman was.They say I’m a bitch.
Or witch. I’ve claimed
the same and never winced.
They say I’m a macha, hell on wheels,
viva-la-vulva, fire and brimstone,
but I like the compliment.
The mob arrives with stones and sticks
to maim and lame and do me in.
All the same, when I open my mouth,
they wobble like gin.
Diamonds and pearls
tumble from my tongue.
Or toads and serpents.
Depending on the mood I’m in.
I like the itch I provoke.
The rustle of rumor
I am the woman of myth and bullshit.
(True. I authored some of it.)
I built my little house of ill repute.
Brick by brick. Labored,
loved and masoned it.
I live like so.
Heart as sail, ballast, rudder, bow.
Rowdy. Indulgent to excess.
My sin and success–
I think of me to gluttony.
By all accounts I am
a danger to society.
I’m Pancha Villa.
I break laws,
upset the natural order,
anguish the Pope and make fathers cry.
I am beyond the jaw of law.
I’m la desperada, most-wanted public enemy.
My happy picture grinning from the wall.
I strike terror among the men.
I can’t be bothered what they think.
¡Que se vayan a la ching chang chong!
For this, the cross, the calvary.
In other words, I’m anarchy.
Thanks for being such a great audience today. Do you want to read one of the books I brought to your school? Click here to see the entire list. Click here to see a prezi for more info. The summer program starts June 23. Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities! These are the events happening at Northeast:
Summer Teen Advisers – Last Wednesdays of the month, 3 – 4:30
(June 25, July 23, August 27)
Teen Re-Creation Drop-In – Every Thursday, July 10- Aug 21, 3 – 5
Arduino Adventures: Technology, Art or Both? – Thursday, July 24, 3 – 4:30
Digital Fabrication Showcase – Thursday, July 31, 3 – 4:30
Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities. Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how! Remember to check out our tumblr page to see what Seattle teens create this summer. Continue reading →
Title & Author: Mike and Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse Summary: Mike and Psmith tells the story of two boys, who, resentful of being kicked out of their beloved old boarding schools meet one another at their new school and form an unlikely alliance as hijinks and antics ensue.
Interesting Fact: Cricket can be very funny. 😉
I started reading it b/c… my mom recommended it.
I kept reading b/c… it was incredibly humorous. Many of the short stories had me in stiches, and continue to stay funny every time I read it.
The main character would be voted Most Likely To Be: An English Lord. Six Word Review: Boys become friends rebelling at school. This book reminded me of… nothing besides other P.G. Wodehouse books. Wodehouse is in a class of his own (as shown by his knighthood by the queen) and I highly recommend his books.