I’m not often this excited… But tomorrow I’m getting my very own bike! Yes indeed, girls and boys… Turns out it really pays to have a badass cycling dude for a best friend these days, because that means you get his fancy Italian cast-off parts to build a killer velocipede. After falling head over heels for spinning classes a year ago, this is certainly the next logical progression… I’m STOKED!
April 29th, 2006
My pal Digital Ed tagged me to cough up “Six Weird Things About Me” and since there are far more than just a half-dozen of those things, this should be a piece of cake:
1. When I’m nervous or thinking about a complex issue, I twirl my hair… Then again, I also do that when my blow-dryer combines with proper atmospheric conditions to create an unusually smooth result.
2. I dress like I have multiple personality disorder… Or according to my mom, I go to extremes – From banker to rock star to pinup. Clothing can be a fun avenue of self expression.
3. Never had the chicken pox, but recent test results show that I am somehow immune. Maybe it was simply the most undetectably mild case ever? In any case, I’m extremely grateful.
4. Lately I’ve been collecting Hermes Twilly silk ribbons. I wear them tied in a bow on the handle of my purse, as a bracelet, in my hair, as neckwear, and even as a belt.
5. Though I keep lip gloss in my purses, in my glove box, in my drawer at work, on both desks, on my bedside table, in the medicine cabinet, in my makeup bag, etc… I always forget to reapply until it’s too late.
6. Before last year I had never seen snow fall from the sky.
It’s Your Turn: Nihility, Ms. Grins, Deleted Soul, and Jason
April 28th, 2006
Saw this “Mallard Fillmore” comic in the paper last week and it got me thinking. My mother may be far from a shining example, but she had me reading by age three… I kid you not! To this day I can remember our “play time” with phonics and flashcards. Those early years set the stage for a life-long love of learning.
These days, so many parents don’t view their children’s education as a personal responsibility. Either they feel ill-equipped, uninterested, or too busy. Of course, there are plenty of exceptions… My aunt and uncle are among them. They homeschooled my six cousins, the oldest of whom recently graduated from UCLA.
I was always a little jealous of their personalized education because I was always so bored! In both private and public schools, I had the same experience of waiting for the slowest moron in class to catch up so that we could finally move on and learn something new. The whole process was terribly painful for a bright girl with A.D.D.
Maybe some day I’ll have a family and face decisions about education. I wonder if I’ll have the option to home school, or if economic conditions will force me to subject my children to the boredom I once endured.
April 24th, 2006