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  1. Songbird76

    Reader’s Corner

    I just started Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhoa. It's not something I would have picked for myself. It's a book club selection. I've only read the first chapter and it seems good so far, but it's a science fiction distopian and I'm not a fan of sci-fi, so we'll see. It's about a girl who decides...
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    working out for Disney

    You've got to be kidding! You are already handsomely covering all their fees and taxes with your rent. Whatever landlord has convinced his tenants to pay him a tip on top of that is laughing at their gullibility. Tipping culture really is out of hand. I think they need to just get rid of it...
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    The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

    And then you wake up to your husband saying "oh sh..!" and you have to evacuate because the neighbor's shed is on fire. It had died down a lot before I came in to get a picture... Police were banging on doors to get everyone out and I had to go get the kids up and go out and they no more got...
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    Trip Report Shortest Retirement in History?

    Wait....are you expecting them to toast to you? Or that you have had too much to drink and will be toasted? Or are you saying you are toast? So many definitions of the word "toast"....I need some clarification!
  5. Songbird76

    The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

    E has her PWS presentation today. I hope it goes well after all the issues they had. And one of the group members has been really lazy at the end, so E and Isabel had to basically do the last bits without him. They did the testing of the product without him, because he had made plans to go...
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    working out for Disney

    Wow! Great pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us!!
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    Trip Report Giving It My All-LIVE!!🤞

    I'm so glad you did another report! I love reading them. Boy does yeeha Bob have a lot of energy. We went to his show last summer and I don't know how he does that!
  8. Songbird76

    working out for Disney

    Yeah, that's what I thought...and shouldn't the school be proud to have kids who win awards and bring trophies and honors in to make the school look good? Our sports teams weren't bringing in any trophies, and my brother and I brought in a bunch from speech and debate. We should have been...
  9. Songbird76

    working out for Disney

    Yeah, I saw there was an earthquake there! Are you OK? And @Figgy1 ?
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    working out for Disney

    It was the counselor and the principal together. My mother's theory was that they didn't like us because they were intimidated by us. My parents were divorced, we lived below the poverty line, and yet my brother and I were both high achievers, and they couldn't take credit for it. We did a...
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    working out for Disney

    Our counselor was a jerk, moron, etc...the word I chose got censored. He threatened to break my brother's nose and tried to keep me from getting scholarships, and I'm pretty sure he and the principal fixed the grades to keep me from getting salutatorian. Our administration was a joke. We were...
  12. Songbird76

    working out for Disney

    During the concert for All-State my freshman year, the whole thing was halted when someone in the Audience had a heart attack and we had to wait for the ambulance. Then someone in the orchestra broke a string and they stopped to let the person change it so she could finish the concert. But...
  13. Songbird76

    Reader’s Corner

    That's really interesting. My degree was k-12 music education and we got VERY little in the way of special education classes. We did a 2-day course I think, about doing IEPs and what fair modification in the classroom meant, and that was about it. Then I moved to the Netherlands, and they...
  14. Songbird76

    The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

    Happy Birthday, @King Racoon 77 !!! I hope you are having a fantastic day. Hope the house elf doesn't drop your birthday cake!!
  15. Songbird76

    Where in the World Isn't Bob Saget?

    Yeah, and those few bad apples make it harder for parents to trust the good teachers. If you've had a bad experience, it's like a sunburn....you're going to be sensitive for a while. My 6th grade teacher was just all-around awful. The very first day of school, we came into the classroom and...
  16. Songbird76

    Where in the World Isn't Bob Saget?

    I'm curious when you say "new math", is that what was called common core? I asked my daughter how they learned in school and she said they were taught several different ways, but they did not do the common core thing. I agree to a certain extent that teachers are undermined, but I think...
  17. Songbird76

    Reader’s Corner

    Just finished First Date Prophecy by Kate and Danny Tamberelli. It was really light and fun and is inspired by their own real life story. It was cute. If you like rom coms, I'd recommend it. But if you aren't a romance reader, it's probably not your thing. I happen to love from coms, so I...
  18. Songbird76

    The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

    Happy Easter! I don't know that you want to go with #4....if you trip, you risk losing your whole stash! 3 offers a snack AND it's not breakable.
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    working out for Disney

    Happy Easter! I'm hoping I'll be able to get outside and walk for a while. The weather has been very unpredictable lately. It seems fine, so you get ready to go out and then suddenly it's pouring, and it lasts for 2 minutes, so you wait and decide to go in an hour, but it's over in 2 minutes...
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    working out for Disney

    I'm so sorry that happened to you! Did you even know the girls? I know where I grew up was kind of not representative of the rest of the US. We lived in such a small town and went to the same school with the same kids from kindergarten through high school, so everyone knew everyone. You even...
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