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Apr. 21st, 2008 11:21 am So, just out of curiosity....

What do *you* think it means to be literate in the 21st century?

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Apr. 1st, 2008 08:32 am Happy Anniversary!

to my sweetie.
10 years and counting.

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Feb. 14th, 2008 08:30 am Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
I hope yours is filled with warm fuzzies, and Good Thingstm

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Jan. 23rd, 2008 08:02 pm To all those parents who occasionally read my journal...


(from their website)
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We are a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that advances our mission by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.


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Jan. 1st, 2008 07:27 pm

I know that 2007 was a particularly difficult year for a number of people on my friends list.

Here is wishing you a happier, healthier, and joyous 2008.

Also - while I generally don't pass birthday wishes via LJ - I did want to wish Hippo Birdies to bammba_m and stephanieb

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Nov. 13th, 2007 10:49 am yarn store Zion

I have a lot of friends who are knitters/fiber people.
I thought I'd share the link to the new(ish) yarn store in Zion.


Looks pretty cool.. I may stop by there this evening on the way home from work.

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Oct. 2nd, 2007 12:05 pm To my son.... on his 24th month

24 things I love about you. (blatently stolen from www.notesfromthetrenches.com)

1. that you love to curl up next to me to sleep with your toes pressed into my side - even if it does remind me to cut your toenails.
2. that you are a full contact eater.
3. that when you find a penny you run through the house chanting "money, money, money"
4. that you want me to change the words of "the wheels on the bus" to "the wheels on the blue car"
5. that you ask me to sing about sunshine.
6. that you love to sit on your daddy's shoulders and touch the ceiling.
7. your favorite phrase is "jee burp" and that you love to demand that I burp too.
8. you use your matchbox cars as the firemen in the firetruck
9. you love to dance
10. how you come running to me or daddy after we have been away, even if it was only 5 minutes.
11. the way you run - laughing all the way.
12. How you are always so excited to get to daycare
13. I love how hard you concentrate on building towers with your new blocks, and then how excited you get when you knock them down.
14. you want to watch any new situation for a good ten minutes before you decide if it is ok to go and play
15. how much you enjoy stabbing playdough with a spoon
16. how you give kisses
17. that you are just learning how to jump - and how excited you get when you succeed.
18. your favorite activity is blowing bubbles
19. how gently you pet the cat - even though she doesn't like it.
20. how you give me your pacifier when your done with it, and then when you want it back look for it in my pocket.
21. how you love to help so much we had to go out and get you your own broom and mop.
22. that you love water so much that it had to have a special name. (la'a-gul)
23. that, like me, you want to call things by the sound they make.
24. your laugh

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Aug. 30th, 2007 08:19 pm No.. I don't think so..

ME: So this summer I went to visit Annapolis

8th Grader: Isn't that in Africa or something? No wait.... South America.

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Aug. 1st, 2007 08:44 am Summer Oddessy....

I am leaving today, with Jee, for our annual Summer Oddessy - (Also known as getting in the car and visiting all the relatives on the east coast)

My online contact will be sporatic until we get back around Aug 18th.

I will get email.

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Jul. 25th, 2007 02:38 pm

i guess i'm in a meme kind of mood
Once the shock of reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the fifth time in a row wears off, some readers may be wondering what they can read next. So why not start a meme of suggestions? So here are the rules:

1. You must copy and paste the directions, rules, and the list so far into your blog and then add three (and only three) books to the list.

2. These three books must NOT already be on the list so far. They must be fantasy or science fictional in nature that those who enjoyed Harry Potter may also enjoy. You must provide your name and a link to your blog and/or website so that people may contact you to ask for more information about the books, if they want. They must be books that you have actually read yourself.

3. You cannot recommend a series; instead, recommend the first book in the series. Terry Pratchett's Discworld would NOT be considered a series; but Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time would. Use your best judgment about whether you're recommending a series or not.

4. You must label the books as either YA (young adult, suitable for the younger fans of Harry Potter) or A (adult, suitable for the not-so-younger fans of Harry Potter). Please be clear about this. It will be understood that anything labeled YA is also recommended for A.

5. If you are an author, you CANNOT recommend your own books. (You can however hound your friends into recommending your books.)

6. Providing a link to information about the books you are recommending is optional.

And here's the list so far:

Jim C. Hines (jimhines.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. Pat Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind (A)
2. Raymond E. Feist's Magician: Apprentice (YA)
3. Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (YA)

Janni Lee Simner (janni.livejournal.com) recommends

1. Lene Kaaberbol's The Shamer's Daughter (YA)
2. Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword (YA)
3. Tamora Pierce's The Magic in the Weaving (Circle of Magic, Book 1) (YA)

Joshua Palmatier (jpsorrow.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. S.C. Butler's Reiffen's Choice (YA)
2. Jim Hines' Goblin Quest (YA)
3. Patricia Bray's The First Betrayal (A)

Sister Coyote (sistercoyote.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising (YA)*
2. Jane Lindskold's Changer (A)
3. Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint (A)

*Technically, this breaks rule #3, but I honestly believe this is the best book to start this series with, even though it's the middle book.

lcohen (lcohen.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. Diana Wynne Jones' Witch Week (YA)
2. Pamela Dean's Tam Lin (A)
3. Caroline Stevermer's A College of Magics (YA)

bectod: (bectod.livejournal.com)

1. House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer (YA - Newberry Honor winner)
2. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread - Kate DiCamillo (YA Newberry winner)
3. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud (YA)(first in a trilogy)

These are all written in the last 5 years and great reads.

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