Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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This may be really short... Sawyer is entertaining his little self by staring at the lights in the bathroom where I change him but is probably going to self-combust shortly!

1. LeVar Burton is doing a Kickstarter to bring back an online version of Reading Rainbow! The incentives are truly awesome. 

2. The new special edition Oreos are Peanut Butter Cup. If the cookie dough sellout was any indication, I need to stock up asap.

3. We've started watching the new season of 24 on Hulu and it's actually pretty good! We were huge fans the first few seasons before it started getting a little too old, so the faster pace is refreshing.

4. My mom comes on Sunday for six days! I'm so excited! I have a few things, like graduation, happening next week, so it'll be nice to have her around to help out. She offered to take him for the night so I can sleep, as long as I pumped enough! I'm absolutely not doing that, but I thought it was so sweet of her to offer.

5. This article from The Onion on the Santa Barbara shooting is spot on.

6. These pictures (minus the sad monkey) are hilarious. Hello caption contest material.

7. I feel really bad about my dogs not swimming much and am probably going to let a few selected, trusted students come this summer (if they want) to use the pool, with the one stipulation that they throw the frisbee for the dogs occasionally and hang out with them while they dry off.

8. I was committed to doing the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington in February as my "first race back" (it will have been three years), but then heard about the RunDisney Star Wars on in January. I hate Disney, but love Star Wars and Disney races (so well organized). Decisions, decisions.

9. I assigned my students this cheesy "dictionary of me" (inspired by David Leviathan's The Lover's Dictionary) assignment as something easy after testing. I cannot believe how much some of them have gotten into it. I am so impressed! Their honesty, creativity, and kind words directed at me have left me a teary mess on my living room floor. These kids have been through so much, have such imaginations, and are just so awesome. Don't worry, there will be a sappy post next week in honor of their graduation.

10. I read an awesome book today, called Arthur's New Puppy. The character development was incredibly and the allegorical implications impressive. That moment at the end, where Arthur's family realizes the puppy had been hiding the key to the garage the whole time behind the bush came out of nowhere. Color me shocked.

I made it! The tiny human is still smiling and laughing at the bathroom light (I laid him down in "ohmygod I need food now hysterics" to change him and he's been there for over twenty minutes).


  1. That is so awesome that LeVar Burton is doing that!

    I've been hearing good things about the latest season of 24; I never really kept track of the show, but that's great that the latest season has been going well :)

    Hope you have a lovely time with your mom when she comes over this weekend!

  2. Reading Rainbow!! I'm going to have to check that out!

    That sounds so sweet about your students. :)

    Enjoy the visit with your mom! It's always nice to have a little bit of help.

  3. Oh man that Onion article was too good.

  4. I had never heard of Reading Rainbow before the kickstarter, but it sounds awesome.

  5. I love the idea of a Lover's Dictionary style project - may I borrow please!?