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  1. stripe

    Just Pondering: I have questions about jobs/unemployment.

    I am not going to get into my family's personal situation, after I was accused of being almost deranged a couple years ago for suggesting people have trouble getting jobs, which was very upsetting to me, but I will say {deleted}
  2. No, no, no! I love this book. I adore the cars in there. The carrot and pickle cars are darling! ;) I get them for the pictures, not the plot.
  3. stripe

    Bravewriter Homeschool Alliance

    Has anyone signed up for this?
  4. stripe

    My recent musings on spelling

    Some people like to memorize. I've never done random lists of words, though. I remember doing these in school. I taught my kids to read with Reading Reflex, which basically teaches reading through word formation/spelling, and am using How to Teach Spelling with the How to Spell workbooks.
  5. I like the term "opportunistic shakedown ventures" to describe this activity
  6. Sure, and I think this "home alone" set up serves to highlight the differences in lifestyle! I just love the sugar thing. And the mom is no dummy -- "don't eat up all the sugar" is, after all, the last thing she tells them!
  7. Farmer Boy is a celebration of food! The best, best, best chapter (and you can totally read it by itself) is the one where the parents go away for a week and leave the kids alone. The minute the parents drive off, they whip up cake and ice cream and go pick a watermelon. They use up ALL the sugar in the house. It is hilarious. Can you imagine leaving your kids alone, with no way to contact anyone?!
  8. Oh my God, I thought I knew grammar. I never thought a possessive invalidated something's noun-iness. I must have spent too much time studying other languages or something that only use prepositions for possession; this never occurred to me. ugh. (Just finishing week 2 here.)
  9. Another reason not to take random internet images...
  10. Well, in the end, after she thinks she's eaten her two grandchildren and her daughter in law (because the stewart came up with substitutes), she accidentally falls into a pit of snakes that she had prepared, and is instantly consumed. I mean, this story takes a sharp turn after the kiss that no one ever talks about! But even apparently the origin is from Giambattista Basile's, and apparently some versions (not the one on Gutenberg!) have her getting pregnant after her visit from the Prince. In fact, I'd heard there are other versions where she gets pregnant. In other words, it's not just a kiss going on.
  11. Sorry folks, but it's time. THIS is a nice gentle Rabbit. His mother has given him a carrot. THE bad Rabbit would like some carrot. HE doesn't say "Please." He takes it! AND he scratches the good Rabbit very badly. THE good Rabbit creeps away, and hides in a hole. It feels sad. THIS is a man with a gun. :lol: that's as far as I need to get to collapse into a fit of giggles.
  12. But without linking, it wouldn't be much of a web. I think it's entirely different to post a link to something versus passing it off as your own. I read about some CM curriculum that was just AO or something. Obviously idiotic. Also as has been pointed out, there are ethics involved in where images are hosted, on both sides. If it stays on your server, am I really stealing it? And also, I am accessing your bandwith or whatever, and maybe that's obnoxious.
  13. My guess is it's either a threatening letter from Getty, which they apparently like to send out (per this article that someone linked to )or to do with the hacked naked celebrity pics.
  14. While I don't promote the idea that a big dark beard equals a terrorist, the expression on his face is totally creepy. I had NO IDEA he published most of his "kids'" material first in a certain publication for men that features bunnies. UGH! Ha, we plowed throught it and watched I can't even remember how many versions -- let's see, the Disney one, a Japanese one called Animal Treasure Island, the futuristic Treasure Planet, and the Muppets, and I feel like I'm forgetting one. Anyway we skipped the children's cartoon versions like Dora. It's CRAZY how many adaptations there are!!! The Disney one wasn't too faithful at certain points. I say, try again! It gets rough in the middle, and kind of gory. The Disney movie condenses it quite a bit. But I am so glad we read the book and saw all those movies. It was great fun. The sequel to Swallows and Amazons, however, I couldn't handle. One of my kids finished it independently. Did I mention I own about half the series? :lol: Any time I need a laugh, I read that book. It is one of my favorites. It is so over the top!
  15. The drawing in my avatar was done in 1848.

    1. mathnerd


      Who is it? Someone famous?

    2. Violet Crown

      Violet Crown

      Dead public domain celebrities. The new WTM fad!

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