Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Of dreams, ghosts and ninjas


NaBloPoMo question: Would you buy your dream house if the price was right BUT you also were told it was inhabited by ghosts?

I think ghosts would be a plus!  Actually, I think 99.9% of those ghost stories are a bunch of crock, and the remaining .1%? Well, I'll admit that the evidence isn't in yet.    But, my Kindergartner son has found the answer to the problem anyway.  He was asked to draw his dream house for a project at school.  Here it is:  


 Yes!  It's a NINJA HOUSE!  There you go!  I doubt you'll have any problems with ghosts with a house full of ninjas!

By the way, those are the Ninjago ninjas.  Hence, they come in many colors (not just black).

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Light saber skillz

Thursday, November 8, 2012
If you could have any job (and instantly have the training and qualifications to do it), which job would you want?

Well, and if I can really have any job I want, I want to be  Jedi on the Jedi Council.  I'd sit right next to Mace Windu (because who wouldn't want to be next to Samuel L Jackson!), and look wise all day.


Oh, and I'd probably take on a Padawan learner.  I see to have one already in training in my household.  The force is strong in my son.

Behold...


NaBloPoMo November 2012

Mockingjay pins and avid young readers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Talk about the last compliment you received.

A couple of nights ago, I took my kids to "science night" at the elementary school. All of the science stations were run by high school and college students.  One of the young women running a station said she loved my pin on my jacket.  Here's the pin:


 Those of you in the geek know will know why my pin is so cool.  It's the pin from The Hunger Games series that Katniss wears. My hubby bought me the pin for my birthday.  Her compliment was like a secret geek fist-bump! 

My 8-year-old daughter has noticed the geek-pop phenomenon around The Hunger Games.  After she finished the entire Harry Potter series, she figured she should move onto The Hunger Games... right?  When I told her she wasn't old enough -- that the content was too mature for her -- she was quite mystified.  How could it be OK for her to read the much long Harry Potter books, but she can't read Hunger Games? I've decided 6th grade sounds about right for reading Hunger Games (she's in 3rd right now).  We'll see if I can hold out that long.  The latest Scholastic catalog she received from school had the Hunger Games series in it (with a maturity warning).

Hammer time!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

 If you were President of the United States, what would be your first act in office?

I don't ever plan on being President -- it's not a job I'd want -- but I hope my first act would be to celebrate something like this...



(I love Comedy Central!)

NaBloPoMo November 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

LOLcats decide the presidential election!

Monday, November 5, 2012
What are your thoughts about tomorrow's election in the United States?

My thoughts? I'm sorry.  I've been brainwashed by all of the crappy political ads and pundit talk.  So, I invited the LOLcats to my blog to give their thoughts on the election.  Enjoy.















Friday, November 2, 2012

We're moving to Hogwarts!

Friday, November 2, 2012
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Well... I think this family is moving to Hogwarts!  After my daughter cruised through the entire Harry Potter series over the summer, she joined the Dumbledore Army of fans.  Unfortunately, it was a little late for her to thoroughly enjoy our trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last February!

It was amazing there, but very crowded!
However, she decided to make sure our Halloween was thoroughly Potter-fied.  She dressed up as Harry Potter himself (my daughter is NOT limited by these arbitrary things called gender barriers!).


Daddy got into the wizard mix, too.  My daughter's Girl Scout "cluster" (troops at her school) host a daddy-daughter Halloween dance every year, so Daddy accompanied Ms. Harry Potter as none other than Professor Snape!

A rather dashing Snape, huh?


Snape is giving Potter "the look."

Momma had to get into wizarding spirit, too!  I dressed up as Professor McGonagall for our annual Halloween party.


Our son, however, was not persuaded to join us in Hogwarts.  He preferred the Death Star.


And, just like we could never quite figure out which side Professor Snape was on, Daddy switched sides on us as well! After joining us in Hogwarts for the daddy-daughter Halloween dance, he showed up at our annual Halloween party looking like this:

Can you hear him making the Jabba laugh? Ha ... Ha ... Ha...
I don't think our Hogwarts adventures have ended.  My daughter has announced that she wanted a Potter-themed birthday as well!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

After I failed at the last blog challenge I joined, I decided to join another! This one is the monthly NaBloPoMo Blogher challenge to write daily (minus the weekends).  So, we'll see how this goes!

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tell us your favourite quotation and why.

I hate to pick favorites, so I'm going to give you some of the quotes I like from Harry Potter.  My 8-year-old daughter ate up the entire series over the summerTo support her reading frenzy, I started putting Harry Potter quotes in her lunches during her summer day camps.  She really got a kick out of it. 

To top it all off, she decided to be Harry Potter (NOT Hermione Granger!) for Halloween this year!  To get into the spirit, I dressed up as Professor McGonagall.  Plus, Daddy accompanied his daughter as Professor Snape to the Daddy-Daughter Halloween dance!

Pictures are coming, I promise!

Here's a few of the quotes I found on Pinterest -- in beautiful artist form -- that I printed out over the summer and tucked into my daughter's lunches!





NaBloPoMo November 2012

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