Saturday, November 29, 2008
I'm a great list maker. The only problem is that I loose the list or forget where I put it (maybe that's acutally the same thing). This time of year seems to bring my list making to a feverish pitch. This year, in addition to the grocery lists and Christmas lists, I'm making lists of all the things we need to do to move my younger daughter to Davenport, IA to start her internship in January---stuff for an apartment, clothes, books, paperwork.......
And the New Year brings its own set of lists--"What do I Want to Accomplish (or have to do) in 2009.
So I was glad to come across this great list of list making resources.
Now I just have to make a list of the ones I want to try....
Monday, October 27, 2008
Review of "Science Fair" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Every year the Hubble Middle School science fair is won by one of the ME kids-a group of spoiled rich kids who buy their winning projects. This year an evil mastermind plans to sell the ME kids projects that will help him take over the U.S. Toby Harbinger is determined to win the science fair. He needs the $5000 prize. He sold his dad's Star Wars blaster to two guys known as Darth & the Wookie. They say the blaster is a fake and want their money back. Toby and his friends Micah and Tamara discover the plot to take over the U.S., but no one will believe them and they are taken into federal custody. They find themselves in league with a mad scientist and two bumbling foreign agents armed with smerk. Now they must stop the science fair and save the U.S. A fast, funny, action packed thriller
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
We have tried closing the drapes, playing the radio (loudly), offering treats, getting the diffusers that supposedly give off calming vapors and sleeping on the couch with her at night with a blanket over her head. Anyone have any other suggestions????
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I hear you saying, "Why in the world would anyone be using a Walkman in this day & age?" You can listen to BOCD on your computer (not portable, have to fight with the rest of the family for computer time, computer chair not comfortable); mp3 player (involves having to read directions on how to download a book, can't find instruction manual); CD player (currently used by older daughter to listen to her BOCD).
Besides the low-techness of the Walkman was its biggest plus. It fit perfectly into my jacket pocket. Just drop the tape in and push play. I will miss my Walkman. It got me through library school (how else are you going to read all those YA novels?). Walking the dog at 5:30 am = 14 Aubrey/Maturin novels, numerous mysteries, Harry Potter and Jack Keroack.
I guess its time to learn how to use the mp3 player. On the other hand, maybe I'll swing by Target because I don't think the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin novels are available as downloadable books....
Monday, July 14, 2008
I've been exploring the web using the 23 Things project sponsored by the PLCMC library. This week the assignment is to create a blog. I have been enjoying reading posts by other bloggers. I'm not sure I have any great pearls of wisdom to send out to everyone, but I'm up for learning new things and having a bit of fun.