Sunday, February 05, 2006
Black Fries, Tiny Stories and an actual conversation
Today the kids and I applied a bit of the scientific method and discovered the following:
French fries, forgotten and burnt to dry crisps, make a fair drawing medium.
French fries, forgotten and burnt to dry crisps, float in the pool for quite a long time and, eventually, turn into something even the long net won't pick up.
French fries, forgotten and burnt to dry crisps, taste at least as bad as pennies.
Gurtie doesn't like French fries, regardless of how they are cooked, and says she could make a better drawing with her eyes closed.
I finished reading all the Tiny Stories submissions. Now I have a list of the ones I like best. I'll add my list to Bob's list and someone else will have the difficult job of combining those into one. I don't envy that person, as this was much more difficult a job than I expected. Still, as tasks go, reading and rereading stories craftily created from one hundred unique words by so many unique individuals from so many places is better (I think) than most.
Lisa: "Hey sweetie, look in that drawer, third down, third over, and hand me a brain please?
Aubrey: "A hollow brain or a solid brain?"
Lisa: "Hmmm. Solid."
Aubrey: "Here ya go."
Lisa : "Thanks!"
Aubrey (in parting) "Mom, please no dancing with the brain........so abby normal."
We'll be taking orders for "Midnight" and "Grim" through February.
Temps got up to 91F yesterday. This doesn't portent well for summer. We hardly got any rain this winter. It's been several years since we had one of those weeks-0f-125F summers. One may be coming soon.
Posted by lisa at 10:45 PM