SOL 2/31: I Am Poem

Late last year I stumbled upon the podcast, “The Popcast with Knox and Jamie.” The hosts, Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden are a unique duo who I believe may know more about pop culture than any anchor who has ever sat in the lead seat on Entertainment Tonight. Their spunky approach to anything pop culture from dissecting the last season of The Bachelor, to ranking Girl Scout Cookies, to dissing the latest Kardashian scandal is flat-out hilarious.

Knox recently published a book titled The Wondering Years where he shares how pop culture helped him make sense of his upbringing in the world of evangelical Christianity. In the introduction, he talks about how we as a society really don’t do introductions well. Simply stating our name and our job does not suffice. Instead, he shares how we could learn a lot from who does introductions right: characters in Game of Thrones.

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.

Now I know absolutely nothing about Game of Thrones, but that introduction mesmerized me. It made me instantly start crafting my own introduction, which I will share with you today, on this second day of the Slice of Life Challenge. Maybe it will prompt you to try one yourself!

I am Dani, October born, of the House Graham, First of Her Name, Last Born After Two Brothers, Self Professed Plate Spinner Extraordinaire, Co-Learner & Cat Herder of Twenty Kindergartners, Year Round Montana Mountain Climber, Confectionery Creator of Fudge Delights, Coffee Snob & Fanatic for Fine Espresso Beverages and Lover of High Quality Sheets.

11 thoughts on “SOL 2/31: I Am Poem

  1. Great introduction! In the Ojibway language, a person introduces themselves by saying their name, what clan they belong to, and where they are from. It sounds beautiful, even though I generally don’t understand the words. So much more than “Hi, I’m Lisa.”

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  2. This is brilliant! I laughed so hard at the cat herder line–what an accurate description for what we do sometimes as teachers! And the surprise of some of your choices–high quality sheets–YES! I did a Bio Poem today but not with a twist and I am totally stealing this for a creative revision later in the month. Have you read Knox’s book? The little snippet shared here makes me want to read it!

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