Good Morning. It’s actually been a very LONG morning. I woke up at 3:21… and thought, “three, two, one… I’d better get up and go see if something exploded, somewhere.” Luckily for the world, nothing did, but there was another funky quake – near Texas in northern Mexico. We’ve had weird quakes in crazy places, lately. Wales, Belize, Alabama, Romania… it’s not normal.
Incoming, Redux! At the end of yesterday’s post, I added a… thinger that said that yesterday we had a near-miss asteroid zip between the earth and the moon. Apparently, they only give out that information 24-hours ahead of time, because THIS morning I found out that an even NEARER near-miss asteroid is coming, today. The first one came by at 0.9, and this one is coming by at 0.2, which is way less. Dunno what to make of it… maybe they’re getting closer and there’ll be a third? Yehovah likes threes… they’re a charm, you know. Or maybe they just wrote all the articles about the first one to deflect interest in the nearer, second one? I don’t know. But I know that I’m looking for five things to hit the earth in the somewhat near future (relatively speaking). And the articles I read about the 0.9 asteroid were all, “it’s nearer than the average near-miss, so it’s pretty interesting”. And now we have a ‘nearer than the nearer than the average near-miss’ asteroid. Wha. It boggles the mind.
Air Skull. I found THE kewlest homeschooling boys blog, and was up until almost 6am reading back thru it. It’s called ‘Air Skull’… and it’s by an Irish woman who immigrated to Australia with her family. ‘At School’ in Celtic is ‘Air Skul’, so she calls her blog ‘Air Skull’… kind of a neat story about an odd name. Her boys remind me of MY boys… lots of ‘Star Wars’ and origami and mythological or fantasy creatures and battles and off-the-wall imagination stuff. I’m a little jealous, because she uses ‘cuss’ words on her blog, and somewhere along the line (I think when I joined FB) I started watching my mouth to pander to those with delicate sensibilities… and come to think of it, it kind of pisses me off. Because it’s not like people are happy with me, either way. So I’ve been here, stunting my communication to appeal to… hrmph. On the other hand, she worships at the feet of Pioneer Woman (HUGE turn-off for me), and lets her kids drink Guinness. That might be an Irish thing, though. Still. I’m busy having a ball reading her stuff…
Star Wars. I have finally watched every one of the movies in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. I can now say that I’ve seen all six. They stunk. Frankly. But then, I have never liked ‘Star Wars’, ever. They’re dark and nasty and melodramatic without enough humor to set off the gore and crud. And the first (newer) trilogy is worse than the second (older) trilogy. Yes, it explained a lot, but… yuck. I thought about doing the ‘Clone Wars’ TV series off Netflix after we finish ‘The Muppet Show’… but now I’m not so sure. Might have to wait until Mama gets over her shudders and recoups, some.
BUTTONS!! Did you notice what I did? I put buttons on the blog! Right there, in the top right corner, there are RSS, FB, Pinterest, Mail, and GoodReads buttons. ((Well… they didn’t have a Goodreads button, so I’m using their Google button for Goodreads, since they both start with G, and who links to Google, anyhow?! I think they look great – cleaned up the mess I had going with badges on the page. I’m pretty happy with myself.
Putting Pinterest to Use. Speaking of, I have the world’s most anal Pinterest. No, seriously. It’s in order from largest topic to smallest (ex., board of pics of the World, then board of pics of the U.S., then board of pics of Michigan, etc.) Not only that, the boards have to be in order by number of pins in them. So I have to move the boards each time I pin (<< anal). And no board is allowed to have more than 300 pins on it… because when I see people with more than 300 pins on their board, I refuse to look at it. Hard on my bandwidth, you know. Anyhooooo… I have realized that I have all sorts of things pinned, but don’t MAKE or USE any of them. So my goal now is to visit my Pinterest every week and print/make at least three things on my boards. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
The Black Stallion. During lunch, after I’m finished eating and the kids are straggling behind, I always read to them. It’s our family free-red time … not to be confused with individual free read time. ((The kids have to pick a classic the first of the month, and they have 30 days to read it. Any book in the shelf, and there are a LOT of them. I collect classics. Last month Isaac did ‘Tom Sawyer’ and Lydia did ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm’. This month Isaac’s doing ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and Lydia’s doing ‘Little Women’.)) Anyhow, we just finished ‘The Black Stallion’ together, yesterday. You should’ve seen those kids – they were DESPERATE to get more of that book. They were hanging on every word, just geeked beyond words at the story. It was crazy fun. And knowing that we were near the end, I got the movie on NetFlix as a wrap-up. Y’know what? The movie SLAUGHTERED that book. My kids were outraged. The characters in the movie were cold and unlikeable, aloof and even rude. Jim Neville is kind and friendly in the book, in the movie he’s ruthless and distant. The movie completely cut Joe Russo, the reporter, out. In the book, Tony is Italian and hilarious… in the movie they turned him into a slow, philosophical black man with nary a shred of humor. In the book, the families are intact – Hollywood likes broken families, so it killed off Henry’s wife and Alec’s father. (!!!!) The book was SO much better. But then… aren’t they always? I’m thinking we’ll start ‘Bridge to Terabithia’, today.
Closed Commenting. I have closed the commenting, in case nobody noticed. I have just gotten sick of the same three people coming here and being petty, sarcastic, derrogatory, and just plain mean. And just because you don’t see them (I don’t let the comments thru) doesn’t mean I don’t. And I don’t need that in my life. For pious, holier-than-me chrischuns, they’re sure bitchy little brats with nary a word of kindness or encouragement among them. ((How’s THAT for a cuss-word?)) Besides, everyone I like is pretty much on my FB. So I’m just going to post ‘Blogs Up’ at my FaceBook, and people can comment there, instead. For the record. You have NO power over me… and now no voice, either. I feel better, already.
Pictures. I’ve FINALLY got everything developed, cropped and in books thru last September (the feasts). HUGE job, done! BUT… there are at least another 300 pics that I have to edit and develop, crop and get paged, yet! And honestly, I feel kinda guilty about not posting more picture/adventure blogs, here. I used to. And it was fun. I should get back to that. Giving it much thought. Maybe I should get my home stuff in order, first? Before worrying about sharing? Sounds smart. Although there’s definitely got to be more adventure posts on here. Even if I have to back up and catch up, some.
Anyhow…! I probably oughts t’go. There was just a lot to share, and… well, it was time to share it!