- Our little town is continuing to amaze me. In the past year FOUR frozen yogurt places have sprung up. There’s at least 3 new decent coffee places. AND! There are two places in town with decent Korean. Yay!
- Gremlins came back. This time they brought RATS. So far they’re only outside, but I am terrified of rats after a bad experience in a college dorm. *shudder* After buying some poison and reading up on it, we decided to call our exterminator. This part of the country scares me. The flora and fauna are not gentle.
- The SF/Fantasy section of Barnes and Noble has been taken over by Vampire Chick-lit. (The YA section still has non-vamp/demon/zombie/werewolf stuff.) I did pick one up… but only because Esther Friesner has a book of short stories, Fangs for the Mammaries. Who can say no to Esther Friesner?
or not to pee
to leave the safe confines of one’s closed office
or venture out into the exposed world
where any student could ask just one quick question
but if one does not pee…
an eternity of sorrow
- My kid told someone else’s mother at a birthday party that (s)he had a new chapter book (Bad Kitty Gets a Bath — an excellent read for all ages). It’s always uncomfortable for me when the subject of my child’s reading ability comes up in front of other parents. It’s always met with derision or hostility. I don’t want to brag and I don’t want to deride those abilities that my child should rightly be proud of. We’re proud too (and more than proud, we’re pleased as punch that (s)he gets to enjoy books that we enjoy). So I keep my mouth shut. She asked my child if (s)he read those chapter books all by hirself. DC said, “Me and mommy read it.” Then the mother derisively said that her child pretended to read at that age, “she said she was just reading in her head.” I didn’t say anything. I never do anymore.
- I love calculators. Hours of preschool entertainment.
- If your search query is “how much of graduate school is payed for,” then you shouldn’t be going to graduate school. And not because you’re concerned about cost.