Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Spring!

We had a great Easter weekend! The munchkin's god parents came out, and we ate and drank and were very merry. The weather was great. Best part is that I cooked for an army (it's genetic) so this week I don't have to cook, just warm. I hope you all had a great weekend, whatever your creed or location.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Booking Through Thursday

Reach out a hand, and grab the book that is closest to you. Turn to page 231, or pick a page at random if the book isn't that long. Locate the first sentence of the last paragraph on that page.

  1. Type the sentence here: "Bravo," said Mr. Gardiner.

  2. Does the sentence make sense out of context? This doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's obivously a happy exclamation.

  3. Does reading the sentence make you want to read the rest of the book? Why or why not? Yes, actually, even though it's a short setnence I want to know what's going on. Why is Mr. Gardiner happy? Is anyone else happy?

Monday, April 10, 2006

When blue turns to red

I'm usually a very liberal person but I am so tired of all these immigrant protests. My family came through Ellis Island. My grandparents spoke Polish at home. My Great grandfather even bought land sit-unseen in Wisconsin and the family started completely from scratch. But the point is that even though it wasn't' easy, and they didn't speak English well, they jumped through the hoops and became citizens. So why can't everyone else? Why should we make special exceptions for people who have managed to hide out and ignore the rules for such a long time. Isn't that reinforcing bad behavior? Why should anyone follow the rules if special allowances will be made? I have this problem at school too. Kids cheat and slide their way through, and act so incredulous when they get caught cheating, or when they don't get A's simply for existing. I am sick to death with people who expect everything they want for nothing. Sorry about the rant. I don't usually do this, but I'm so sick of hearing about this issue.

Friday, April 07, 2006

I forgot again

Yes I forgot, yet again to take the camera with me to my weekly knitting group. And the munchkin was such a ham! She sat on the floor in the center of the circle, and smiled at everyone. She's started cocking her head to the side, and nearly folding herself in half, to the side. So she performed for anyone who paid attention. And she giggled and cooed and flapped her arms. She was quite the spectacle. And I actually got a few rows done. Nothing momentous, but a few more rows than I had before. I'm currently working on the shapely tank from White Lies Designs. I'm makign it in a sinful silk blend from Lanna Grossa. I'll get pics up this weekend, I hope. It has a variegated green and cream color way, and an amazing drape. I can't wait until it's done , and it's warm here. Well that's not fair, it's 72 right now, but I know it's going to in the 40's again tomorrow. So I'm not getting too excited. Well, I should get back to my homework. The end of the semester can be a real bear.

A little late

Booking Through Thursday

This week's questions were suggested by Kim.

  1. Do you have a favorite character(s)? I adore Elizabeth Bennet.

  2. What book/author is he/she/it from? She's from Pride and Prejudice. Austen is my favorite author.

  3. Why do you like this person--what is it about the way he/she was written that drew you to them? I love the contrast between Lizzie and her family. She has silly sisters, and a lunatic mother. But she is smart and proud, and not afraid to be who she is. I love that in a heroine.

  4. Is there something more you would like the author to tell you about them? After reading and rereading the novel many times, I feel as though Lizzie is a dear friend. Like most of my favorite books, I wish it hadn't ended. And there has been a rash of sequels to Pride and Prejudice, but I have yet to find one, though I own many versions, that I like as my as the original. If you're interested, the best I've found so far is called "Mr. Darcy's Daughters" by Elizabet Aston.