Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Over the weekend I kept thinking of things to blog, but now that I'm here in the lab I can't really remember them.

Except the incident in which I set up PCTV to record some shows one evening through my VCR (which I normally use as a tuner for my TV), and then forgot and left the VCR tuned to the wrong channel. So, I captured about three hours of stuff I had absolutely no interest in seeing.

Also that I just now, in my late thirties, read the Tripods series. I liked it a great deal. At first, I just read a few pages a night before dropping into a dead sleep, but over the past week I somehow found time to become engrossed in the books and devoured them. For my next catching-up-on-teen-classics trick, I will be reading Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising sequence. (Why is it a sequence and not a series, anyway?) From the few pages I've read so far, it's very like the Narnia chronicles. Which is fine with me; I'm not looking for great literature, but entertainment.

This morning I accidentally printed out a short list of student grades on the front of one of the precious Invitation Envelopes that I left loaded in the printer last night.

D'oh! (Okay, who wants that one?)

Oh yes, and we saw three films in three days over the weekend. I was pleased with Star Wars, perhaps by comparison to the recent ones. Moreover I was very, very happy about Hitchhiker's Guide. I think I would go see it again. (Not to leave you in suspense, we also saw Kicking and Screaming with the young football coachees en masse. It was cute.)


Tim said...

I want the invitation with the grade on it!!! Is it a good grade? Does it look like I did well?

Oh geez, I'm suddenly channeling Lisa Simpson. Though I do think it would be cool to get an invitation with a grade printed on it...

brainhell said...

Tripids is great series. Loved it and read it again as an adult. But there are no girl heroes in it. Sad. I'll get copies for my kids.

liz said...

Grade me...Graaadde mmeeee!

Unfortunately, I believe it would be unethical to release the grades of unsuspecting students to the general public via the USPS.