December 14, 2020

Boredwalk Community: Cheez Its in Bed & Cat Pictures

Welcome to our weekly Boredwalk Community series, where we ask Boredwalk fans fun questions! This week we're talking to Eileen & Nicole, seen here taking a break from educating young minds. They're certainly better-dressed than any of MY teachers ever were!

1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?

Real job: ELA teacher, grade 7
Dream job: Level 4 Biohazard Virologist

Real job: ELA teacher, grade 8
Dream job: Lead singer of an all-girl punk band that actually makes money (and I will sell out to WHOEVER will pay me).

2. What's your biggest pet peeve?

Eileen: People that start with Episode 1 of Star Wars.

Nicole: People who hijack conversations (especially if they started SW with Episode I).

3. What's a book you think the Boredwalk community should read?

Eileen: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Nicole: I'm gonna be honest — I pretty much only look at cat pictures on the internet currently. Anything by David Sedaris.

4. What's the most useful piece of advice you've ever received?

Eileen: All advice from Nicole.

Nicole: All advice from Eileen. Mostly that we are great and better than most people.

5. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list? 

Eileen: ALASKA!

Nicole: My band playing a big venue packed with people that want to see us play.

6. If you could have any super power what would it be and why? 

Eileen: The power to make people really listen. Plus flying.

Nicole: The power to make anyone think that I have a cute outfit on even when I don't.

7. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose? 

Eileen: Diarrhea on my command.

Nicole: That their ice cream falls off the top of their cone FOREVER.

8. If you drink: what's your go-to drink? If you don't drink: what's your go-to dessert or snack? 

Drink - Pinot Noir
Snacks - Cheez Its (preferably in bed), nacho cheese Combos

Drink - Cucumber voddie on the rocks
Snacks - Buffalo blue cheese Combos, Ruffles sour cream & onion potato chips

9. Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about). 

BOTH OF US: USE THE COMMA and APOSTROPHE CORRECTLY PLEASE, also stop "quoting" things that "do not" need quotation marks.

Eileen: Polar bears and penguins do not mingle. People think they DO mingle BUT THEY DON'T. Polar bears are arctic. Penguins are antarctic.

Nicole: Teachers do not live in the basement of the school building, and the best holiday gift I ever got from a parent was a gift card from a liquor store in a thank you card that said "thank you for teaching my kid".

10. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?

Eileen: Nah

Nicole: Buckle in -

My band, Hot Cousin, can be found on Insta and Facebook.

My dogs: @davidleerothdog and @irasaysshalom.

My creative side: @murderflowerdesigns.

Both of us together: @ThePunktuators.

Nicole speaking here - I've been teaching with Eileen for like 16 years and she truly makes this crazy and incredibly difficult job doable. Without her - I would never have made it this far.