Friday, August 29, 2008

three reasons why fourth graders are funny

1. They want to listen to my "pop" music over and over on my ipod, although the main hit is "Science Lab Saftey."

2. In making a prewriting likes/dislikes list for writing, a funny little guy added "animated fruit" to his likes list.

3. In working on a group writing project (two boys/two girls) a boy said to the girl, "Fine, you can write, but it can't be girly...and NO ponies!"

Sunday, August 10, 2008


This bench has been on my mind since we returned home from our trip to MN. In an area right alongside the Mississippi River one might take a rest on this cement bench.

Yet, what is cemented in my mind is the question of how in the world did this bench evolve?

Can you imagine a group of designers sitting around brainstorming and then someone saying that they would like to make a butt mark for a bench? Could this matter have really been considered in a serious manner?
Or, perhaps someone (it is hard to tell the gender from a butt mark) just always wanted to lay their hands in fresh cement, but decided to go all out and leave their behind behind. Who knows.

Friday, August 8, 2008

i think...

i just like to see new things pop up. pete, don't roll your eyes.


I can see how this is addicting.

what am i doing?

This is very overwhelming. How does a person start this endeavor? This might just have to do for now. Peter, don't judge me.