I was so amped up from my freeway experience it didn't sink in right away but after a few seconds I started laughing. We all met for ice cream and Grandpa felt terrible even though he shouldn't have. That little girl is precious cargo and when in doubt, be safe. The ice cream was delicious and Frances gave me a whole lot of hugs so that made everything perfect. When I drove home, I obeyed the speed limit.
Gone Dark by Jim Miller
I probably should have reviewed this essay yesterday because it's about a guy getting a first tattoo. He faints, or as his tattoo artist says, he'd "gone dark" for awhile. That's a less wimpy thing to say than "fainted." I enjoyed the essay, particularly the angst the author has about even getting a tattoo, much less going dark while his girlfriend is in the neighboring chair without any fainting or pain.
Essay: 9 of 10
It's a nice piece of writing that is short and concise. It's a nice snapshot of time.
Teachability: 8 of 10
In a personal narrative unit, this could be effective. Student interest would be high because what kid doesn't want tattoos??