Thursday, August 18, 2005

Just another day

I got home a little while ago from grocery shopping.... with the 3 youngest kids in tow. I much prefer shopping alone. But Emily is attending a 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workshop today, so I had no other choice but to take them with me. $200 later, I have a pantry and fridge full of food that will hopefully last us the next week to week-and-a-half.

I'm looking forward to seeing what Emily thought of the workshop (she didn't really want to go, but her dad and I thought it was a good idea). She has read the book, didn't say much about it... but I am hoping perhaps a guided discussion with other teens will give her a little more enthusiasm about applying some of the principles to her life. I suppose it would be a good idea for me to read the original (adult) version myself and make some changes as well.

I'll leave you with a link I came across at Silver Linings a couple of days ago. It's hard to take your eyes from the screen once you start watching. Basically, it's a flash animation called Ragdoll, and it consists of a woman falling.... endlessly. (OK, not endlessly, as she sometimes gets stuck on some obstacles, but you can easily unstick her and send her on her merry way again.) My boys love playing with this... I hope it doesn't mean they need therapy.

4 comments:

Rick J said...

OK... you're right. That falling woman does draw your attention. At first I was thinking, "ouch... oh... ugh... ouch." Then I realized she couldn't feel anything because she couldn't be real because NOBODY is that FLEXIBLE!!

Michelle said...

Good morning from Michele! I will have to stop by that site later this morning! Have a great weekend!

K said...

That Ragdoll site has to be one of the most disturbing things I have seen in a very long time but I couldn't look away. I even discovered that you can drag her where you want her, cramming her between things...
I think I'm starting to scare myself!

Philip said...

I'll be interested to hear how the workshop went, and her reaction particularly.

Good luck.

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