Zoe was very sad and cuddly, so we all lay down and watched the Care Bears Halloween Special. Then, Zoe started wheezing, and couldn't take a deep breath without feeling sick to her stomach... When your 5 year old utters the phrases "I want to go to bed" and "I want to go to the doctor," you know it's bad.
Paul got home shortly after. He and Shibakiei took her to the doctor... Motherfuckin' upper respiratory infection. *sigh*
Now that P. is home, and I know Z. is OK, I can finally sit down and
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...
Simple, Progressive, and Sensual
11 Ukiyo-e, 0 Islamic, 2 Impressionist, -10 Cubist, -9 Abstract and 0 Renaissance!
Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.
People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.
It is a "superhero arm extension" and those round things are buttons he'll be able to push to make it "do cool stuff." I wrote in what she wanted each button to do. & Yes, that one says "soundtrack." LOL
As much as it cracks me up, I think it's an awesome idea. Plus it goes right along with my gift of MP3 player... This week I gather materials, so we can make it! Then, I'll just have to find some way to hook up the MP3 player to the device so it will play when he pushes the button... bam! Two gifts in one! >;)
In any case, Zoe and I surfed YouTube to find some "soundtrack songs" and she picked out these four:
Even though I have not turned the heating pad back on, Kira has been sitting on it ALL DAY and looking at me pathetically.
Election Resources 2008 ("to assist voters in becoming better informed on how the presidential candidates stand on sex education, intelligent design, faith-based initiatives, court appointments, and more." from http://www.secular.org/)
Granville Moore's in Silver Spring. ("Moules Fromage Bleu: Bacon, blue cheese, shallots, spinach, white wine and lemon" sounds fantastic! I also want to say "moules frites" a lot.)
Five Geek Social Fallacies (thanks pictsy!)
Anyway, ( here's the recipe. )
Also the three of us finally beat Pandemic! This is very hard to do, but seriously fun to try. :)
We'll work on the inflated ego, after I get mine back under wraps. ;)
We picked out her clothes, at her request, on Sunday. She wanted to wear all of her favorites, together... which were: a long sleeve maroon velvet dress, striped stockings (green, pink, and blue), a black over-all style skirt, and a red and white t-shirt ("in case they have races"). *sigh* I convinced her that, as fabulous as all that sounded, we had to narrow it down a bit. ;)
When she arrived at school today, she was ready to go! A usually apprehensive-about-new-things kind of girl, jumped right in. It was time, and I'm glad for that. :)
In semi-related news:
Zoe has been really into 'connect the dots' games lately. When she finished all the ones in her workbooks, we went online, printed a bunch out, and stapled them together. On the way to orientation yesterday, we brought some with us to do on the bus. When she was finished, she decide that it was going to be a "real book," and that she was going to sell it on the Metro. I told her that she might want to make it more interesting, by writing stories that go with the pictures. And so she dictated precisely to her father, while he wrote it down for her.
The title of her book is "Red Capital letters: Owl & Moon."
Here is a sample of her story (click on it for more):
Note from the author: "When it is finished, we will sell it for twenty five hundred dollars!"
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
( The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred: )
P: "Zoe! What are you doing?!"
Z: "Saying 'comfortable' over and over again." *pause* "comfortable, comfortable, comfortable, comfortable....
(Thanks to Leesalogic for the link!)
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