Let me write it my way

I had been getting mediocre grades in one of my classes. Part of that reason was because all of the assignments had been given to us in “fill in the table” format. What was this about? Who is the main character and what does he learn?

I was eventually given an assignment to write no more than two pages, reflecting on “Why this story is better than Shrek.” I did so and just wrote what I was feeling. I wrote in my own voice and I received an A on the paper with the comment of “this is actually interesting to read!”

If you just let me write the way I want to, we’ll all be happier.

7 of 125 completed

I’m getting a jump on my reading challenge. I’m finishing up some books now since I have a little time before school starts again.

I’m planning on getting my school books read early, too, or at least started. Once school starts, I’ll be dealing wth mostly those.

I have several bookclub books going, as usual, but I’ve taken on the organization of nonfiction and contemporary books.

I’m also trying to get some projects done at home. School begins on the 24th, so I have a little time. Wish me luck!

Soylent Green (spoilers?)

I read an article today about how much Soylent Green got right about 2022. Halfway through the article was “We won’t spoil the ending, though if you know anything about the film, it’s probably the horrifying revelation about Soylent Green.”

If the movie was made in 1973, is it still considered spoiling the ending 49 years later? I think even those who haven’t seen the movie might know that famous last line, without knowing what the rest of the movie is about.

Soylent Green Article

My feet were cold so I put socks on the baby

I had a friend who would wake up because her feet were cold. She would get up and put socks on, then go into her child’s room and put socks on him, figuring that if she was cold, he was cold. I did my own version of this the other night.

I woke up at 4am because I had to empty my bladder and because I was thirsty. While I didn’t make Molly go outside in the very cold weather, I did make her wake up from a deep, deep sleep to drink some water. If I was thirsty, she must have been, too. She didn’t argue, but she was very confused. She went right to sleep again after the unplanned outing.

Perfect Pets: Fun Short Story Picture Book for Children by Arnie Lightning

Perfect Pets: Fun Short Story Picture Book for Children

Perfect Pets: Fun Short Story Picture Book for Children by Arnie Lightning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got this as a freebie audiobook. It surprised me that it is still considered a picture book even though we can’t see any pictures.

The imagination runs wild in this book, trying to get a child to think of the best pets for them. All of the pets mentioned are imaginary or inappropriate.

The story is cute, but I think it would have been better with pictures. It would make a good bedtime story, though.

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Can you send me your email address?

I received an email from someone with a holiday newsletter. I won’t name names, but it was from someone I have known my entire life.

The end of the email requested my email address, since he was going to be sending these every 3 months. I do not think it occurred to him that there are better ways to request an email address than to request by email. Let’s see how future emails go.

Were the cats fed?

The last one to bed feeds the cat. Some nights, it’s difficult to know who the last one to bed will be. I am usually the first to bed, though. I sleep for a few hours and then wake up to use the bathroom. If I hadn’t heard anyone feed the cats, I will text my kids. One night, “Were the cats fed?” got a response of “Yes. Twice.” Each of the kids thought that she was the last one to bed so she fed the cats. The cats didn’t correct her. They even tried to tell me that they hadn’t been fed when I got up, so they were trying for a third dinner that night. I guess they forgot that the humans talk to each other.

Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat

Mayim Bialik’s new show, Call Me Kat, was a favorite of mine last season. I think that if anyone else but her starred in it, I would have given up on it, though. I really admire her and was thrilled when I heard she’d be hosting some episodes of Jeopardy in the Fall.

The new season of Call Me Kat will air in January. Her castmates from Blossom will be in the episode, too, according to the above linked article. I can’t wait. It should be fun!