Monthly Archives: October 2007

stumbled upon

Yesterday I discovered Stumbleupon. It could easily suck up far too much of my time, because it’s showing a truly eerie sense for the kinds of sites I’ll enjoy. Just now, for example, it gave me this.

https://i2.wp.com/www.hermitscave.org/forum/get_attachment.php/ef1a564912ed74ad43526e93acc61edb/haahaeu4.jpg

paper (n.)

https://i1.wp.com/www.salecatcher.com/wholesale-clothing/bali-beach-clothing-l/6pleats-mini-skirt-001.jpgMy daugher, a high-school junior, came home today with this wonderful definition from her History teacher:

A high-school paper should be like a girl’s skirt: long enough to cover everything, but short enough to still be interesting.

taking the wheel

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:IFZ4WZlNj8lNiM:http://www.monkeyandfriends.com/items_images/1155256225_3001-Baby-CarKeys%2520copy.jpgToday my little girl drove herself to school.

Somehow, the bouncy 2-year-old with sunny auburn Shirley Temple curls has grown into a gorgeous 16-year-old. Yesterday we went to the BMV where she passed her written test with no problems, I handed over $14, and she got her driver’s license.

This morning, away she went. Our town’s Harvest Homecoming festival is going on now, so she won’t be home until 10:00 p.m. — and for the first time, we won’t have to go pick her up.

It seems as though she was just born, and now she’s taking the wheel of her own life.