Sunday, April 19, 2009

Late Nights and Cuss Words

Can someone please tell me why the only time my teenage boy wants to have a conversation is at 11pm? He sure is early morning sunshine at this hour! There is a lot of bribery: "Can I get you a drink?" There is a lot of reaching out: "Would you like to read my paper? Look at the section about the Gladiators." Concerns are expressed: "I don't think our play about Julius Caesar is going to be long enough." Advice is given: "You don't need to worry about it. Isn't it the same as last time? Why would you expect anything different?"

Earlier, six year old boy confessed: "I just hate it when I can't get a cuss word out of my head." I asked him what cuss word he had on his mind. (I was hoping it was "chaos," the word he thinks sounds like and in fact seems to be a cuss word.) Nope. He spelled it for me. The good news is...he can spell. The bad news? He can spell cuss words.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Essay prompt:

What IS the importance of being earnest?

I'm thinking of participating in this assignment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vicarious Living

I've abandoned "Lit Happy." I hope to have time to blog about all of my favorite books this summer. Maybe I will...Maybe I won't. Who cares?

As of today, I'm a little obsessed with "The Idiot," which I finally got around to starting this last weekend. I'm a little worried it's going to cost me a sleepless night or two in the near future. I'm not a big fan of taking months and months to read a book. I'm more of a freakishly obsessive reader. I'm supposed to be re-reading Beowulf this week, but since I've read it several times already, I think sparknotes will do the trick. I'm adding new and different books to "Mrs. Fisher's Book List 2009." Can't help it. I read one, I want to read a different one... this reading business has a life of its own.

Can I also tell the world that my seniors twisted my arm into completing 20 pieces of literature this year? And with all of that, we're slated to be finished two weeks early. I'm pretty sure we'll just watch movies and talk about old times and future times during our last week. :o)

The freshman are acting out "The Importance of Being Earnest," and laughing their tails off. Denise, your boy is just plum funny. I keep forgetting to tell you that. I crack up every day. I caught the sophomores talking about how cool it was that Camilla (in the Aeneid) was saved from certain death by her father by being strapped to a spear and thrown across the river as a baby. Apparently, they're secretly enjoying the book.

So I haven't been blogging, because...I mean really...who out there cares about this fantasy land of literature where I live? Let's call it like it is: I'm vicariously living via lit. There. Now all of you non-readers can "feel sorry" for me. You're LIVING LIFE. I'm just "delusional."

I'm turning into one of THOSE people. I need to trow some mothballs into my closet so I'll smell exactly like I feel.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


A beautiful little girl started her own blog.

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