Okay, I'm game. You could look at some of my favourite funny faces here, or see Mr. Fixit's little friend here.
Or how about...
A ping-pong playing squirrel?
We are a Canadian homesquirreling family. Dad, known as Mr. Fixit, has lined the nest with old copies of Popular Mechanics. Mama Squirrel enjoys reading, scrounging, and raising the squirrelings: The Apprentice, Ponytails, and Dollygirl (formerly called Crayons). And there's Uncle Dewey, who is made of polyester and imagination and has lived in our treehouse for years. Climb up, you're welcome!
"analyse the printer's ink and the paper, study it (in that way) as long as you like; you will never find something over and above all the products of analysis whereof you can say "This is the poem". Those who can read, however, will continue to say the poem exists."
“I would say to housewives, be not daunted by one failure, nor by twenty. Resolve that you will have good bread, and never cease striving after this result till you have effected it. If persons without brains can accomplish this, why cannot you?”--’Housekeeping In Old Virginia' Marion Cabell Tyree ed. (1878)
You Are a Sweet Person
When it comes to snacks, you're more likely to grab some candy than heat up a pizza.
There's a good chance you're female (women prefer sweet snacks)...
Or at least, you prefer to be in the company of women.
Your tastes are simple and predictable. You are young at heart.
You tend to crave food you can just grab and eat.
"I hope this blog will become one of those wonderful resources, too: a collection of links to the best of the best free and inexpensive homeschooling resources I can find. I don't know where this path will take me, but it should be an interesting journey...."
The suburban New York school district of North Rockland is considering a price increase, but school superintendent Brian Monahan says he worries that more expensive school lunches might prompt parents and students to turn to less healthful alternatives.
(From ABC News, "Will Rising Food Costs Make You Fat?")
"For many families, it takes time as well as money to prepare a lunch. In this day and age, both are in short supply," Monahan said. "We know the school lunches are healthy. We don't know that what students would bring would be healthy."
"It was such a stream as you see in dear old Bewick; Bewick, who was born and bred upon them. A full hundred yards broad it was, sliding on from broad pool to broad shallow, and broad shallow to broad pool, over great fields of shingle, under oak and ash coverts, past low cliffs of sandstone, past green meadows, and fair parks, and a great house of grey stone, and brown moors above, and here and there against the sky the smoking chimney of a colliery. You must look at Bewick to see just what it was like, for he has drawn it a hundred times with the care and the love of a true north countryman; and, even if you do not care about the salmon river, you ought, like all good boys, to know your Bewick." --Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies
"So, when you grow to be a big man, do you behave as all honest fellows should; and never touch a fish or a head of game which belongs to another man without his express leave; and then people will call you a gentleman, and treat you like one; and perhaps give you good sport: instead of hitting you into the river, or calling you a poaching snob." --Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies
"Many of us have puzzled over, and perhaps even snickered at, the Fundamentalist LDS women of West Texas, with their plain faces; long, swept-up hair; and 19th-century farm dresses. In our popular culture, their pioneer-era modesty is, well, kind of freaky."Then there's Athena in a Minivan's link to the story of Lai Dao Thi.