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Wasabi & Whine

Well, the kids got their wasabi peas, but I didn’t get to work on my report cards. The system was down most of the morning. When all 100 plus of us hop online and start plugging in grades our server has a nervous breakdown. Happens at least once every grade period.

First Period

General Comments:

  • “Tastes like magic marker.”
  • “No, tastes like nail polish remover.”
  • “Teacher, have you tasted these? You haven’t have you?”

Odd Behavior:

  • Rich started licking his sleeve and yelling, “It’s nasty! It’s nasty.”


“They’re more grosser then lima beans.”

“They can’t be, they are lima beans!”

Second Period

General Comments:

  • “I’m not eating this! It has that glow in the dark stuff on it!”
  • “They taste like my grandma smells.”
  • “If I was starving to death I wouldn’t eat this stuff!”
  • “Hey, can I get more of these? They’d be great to throw at the math teacher when he isn’t looking.”

Odd Behavior:

  • Hugh spit the pea back into the hand of the boy that gave it to him.


Boy one: “I can’t think of a slogan for my ad.”

Boy two: “Me neither.”

Boy three: “I got my slogan: Eat’em and Vomit!

Third Period

General Comments:

  • “Is it supposed to be this nasty?’
  • “Swallow’em down, thow’em up.”
  • “Ms. A. definitely doesn’t like us. This is some nasty stuff.”

Odd Behavior:

  • Joanie trying to look at her tongue to see if it has burn marks.


“It’s too spicy on my tongue.”

“Don’t suck on it! Chew it up.”

“My teeth don’t want to touch it.”


Stay tuned for periods 4 & 5 tomorrow. A good time was had by — me!


Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I can’t figure out which comment is my favourite. They are all so funny. I think the winner is probably “They taste like my Grandma smells”.

  2. ROFL! Ya know… I don’t think I’ve ever HAD Wasabi peas – but they SOUND better than Syrup of Ipecac!

  3. Mumma — my favorite is the glow in the dark comment. Ed actually made us turn off the lights to prove wasabi peas aren’t radio-active.

    Melli — I like wasabi peas! They are one of my favorite snack foods. They are very crunchy, low in fat, high in fiber and have a bit of zing to them. Check them out in the Asian foods section of your grocery store.

    Jackie — teacher and torture are synonyms.

  4. ha! funny and sweet (?) 🙂
    i can’t make my mind whether i would like wasabi peas or not (definitely not the kind of food easy to find around here)

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