A bunch of cunts, mostly in the Australian sense. Except that one guy.

several of my students

apparently stayed up all night reading Friday night.  THen they stayed in bed most of the day Saturday reading.  A pity, too, because Saturday was a beautiful day outside.  No verdict yet on how they liked it.  A lot of them are young ..grades 5-6ish.
Permalink the great purple 
July 23rd, 2007 4:10pm
"A pity, too, because Saturday was a beautiful day outside."

Hmph.

I wuz gonna make a snide remark until I realized you meant they could have been outside reading.

Stupid intrawebs, robbing comments of all contextual tone.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 23rd, 2007 4:27pm
> was a beautiful day outside

There will be more beautiful days. There is only one experience of reading HP.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 23rd, 2007 5:45pm
i thought there were about 7, or something?

assuming you only read once ...
Permalink $-- 
July 23rd, 2007 5:54pm
SoP, where do you live?  In Cleveland, beautiful days are hard to come by.  As Philo said, they could have been reading outside, or they could have waited a week for it to rain.
Permalink the great purple 
July 23rd, 2007 6:50pm
So they spent ONE NICE DAY inside reading.  So fucking what?  Those kids probably waited months and months for this book.  They can go outside when they're finished with it.

We should be glad the kids even want to read.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 23rd, 2007 6:53pm
> As Philo said, they could have been reading outside,
> or they could have waited a week for it to rain.

What's funner the being curled up in bed with a good book? And you don't wait. Resolving all these months of anticipation is part of the fun!
Permalink son of parnas 
July 23rd, 2007 6:53pm
curled up in bed with a good book is a winter activity.

and really, my students are not in danger of not wanting to read, or even not being doctors when they grow up.
Permalink the great purple 
July 23rd, 2007 7:01pm
"curled up in bed with a good book is a winter activity."

Is this some kind of law?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 23rd, 2007 7:02pm
Nothing could be exhcnaged for first time experiences :)
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 23rd, 2007 7:03pm
Good one, Rick!
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 23rd, 2007 8:02pm
Thanks.

At least valid for good first time experience.

Of course I didn't come up with it myself. I remember that an expert (I forgot which one) expressed similar ideas regarding  reading Romeo and Juliet.
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 23rd, 2007 8:11pm
My mother tormented me with nagging when I stayed inside in the summer, to read. "go outside! go outside!"
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 23rd, 2007 8:12pm
Hm. I think my grandma said the opposite.

"Stay inside! Study!"
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 23rd, 2007 8:15pm
I was such a bookworm that instead of grounding me when I was "bad", my folks would kick me out of the house for the day.

Usually I just went to the library.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 23rd, 2007 8:15pm
I found out that the library is full of ... "interesting" materials :)
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 23rd, 2007 8:17pm
> reading Romeo and Juliet

So it's better to live R&J rather than read about it? :-)
Permalink son of parnas 
July 23rd, 2007 8:21pm
Ahh.  National Geographics...
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 23rd, 2007 8:21pm
Not really. Libraries back in HK are more modest.

Still, interesting materials are hidden behind all the seemingly overly academic words.
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 23rd, 2007 8:24pm
"I was such a bookworm that instead of grounding me when I was "bad", my folks would kick me out of the house for the day.

Usually I just went to the library."


Yeah, but did you walk two miles in the blazing sun, uphill?

:D

I did.  We have that in common, I see.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 23rd, 2007 9:50pm
"Hm. I think my grandma said the opposite.

"Stay inside! Study!""


Interesting.  My parents thought I was becoming a social idiot and tried and tried to get me to hang out with other kids.  I brought some girlfriends home one day, and they were sorry, then.  Why?  My mom's exact words "honey, they look so HARD and tomboyish! Where are your regular girlfriends?"
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 23rd, 2007 9:52pm
It wasn't uphill both ways, but I did walk everywhere.  My father was philosophically opposed to driving us anywhere except to doctor's appointments and that kind of thing.

"Shouldn't have moved us to the suburbs, then," we said.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 23rd, 2007 10:02pm
> There is only one experience of reading HP.

Sounds like they are a bit young for Cthulhu.
Permalink man on the shoggoth 
July 24th, 2007 11:06am

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