Originally Posted by TEAK's Mom
That website is brilliant! We're just happy to be seeing grass again as the snow is receding.
You have grass? In Alaska? In March?
Jeez, Manitoba sucks
It's -20 today, -30 with the wind chill. There is still 3 feet of snow on the ground. Our spring thaw doesn't start till the end of April, sometimes not till the end of May.
On a brighter note, ds announced last night that he's been thinking it over and he wants to learn to play the bass. With no previous discussion, even hint that he's even interested in an instrument
So today we went out and checked out guitars and decided on a nice little cheap package with amp and accessories. He put down half the money today (I pitched in half, so 1/4 actually) and he'll pay it off over the next two paydays. He's hoping he'll have enough money to pay off the bass and
pay off his pre-ordered copy of Smash Brothers Brawl
, that's he's been (very im-)patiently waiting to come out for 2 years
He's really enjoying this whole having an income of his own thing
My best friend's brother happens to play bass, and is pretty serious about it as an instrument, so I'm hoping he can at least give ds some pointers on how to get started, and some direction in what sort of style he'd like to play. If it works out that they're comfortable with each other to do lessons, that would be super cool, but ds is really resistant, initially, to lessons (he likes to know what he's doing before he starts asking questions and taking direction), and my friend's bro is terminally shy and socially very, um, not timid, resistant, he doesn't like to talk, he likes to play bass and fool around with cables and such, so don't know how he'd feel about giving lessons. I see the two of them being more like a "ask questions, get advice" kind of partnership.
Hey UnschoolnMa, what anime is your dd watching? What sites does she use? Ds obsessively checks Anime Junkie
about 20 times a day, checking for updates. He watches about 10 or 15 shows at a time and is always waiting for updates on some of them
There are a few other sites he watches, but he says this one is the best.
I was a huuuuge workbook fan as a little girl, the feel of fresh, unsullied paper, the smell of a new book... ahhhh
And then I'd get bored on about page 3 and go back to colouring
Drove my teachers nuts
I just didn't want to spoil the wonderful book with, you know, writing and stuff.
Ds never liked workbooks, colouring books, anything like that. He couldn't see any point in a book that wasn't for either a) reading, or b) wrecking