Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Handmade Dollhouse


The Hard Way publishing team is on holiday this month, but during the staff's break, one of the editors came across the original dollhouse.  Okay, the editor, and writer, photographer, publicist; it's a one-woman operation here.  Anyhow, I finally was able to photograph the dollhouse that captured my imagination.  I am truly amazed at how my parents were able to do this.

There were a lot more details, but the moldy location wrought its damage.  The cardboard easy chairs and sofa remain, thankfully.  The popsicle stick door knob has been replaced with a screw.  The wall paper (wrapping paper, if I remember correctly) needed to be replaced.  Hey, after 30 years wallpaper starts to look dingy.  The original curtains with their coffee stirrer rods remain.  I'd like to know what happened to my hand bound books, mini-scissors, and quill paper plants.  I even made a macrame hanging planter out of yarn.

If you really want to appreciate something, try it yourself.  I didn't appreciate my parents until I became one myself.  I figured making a dollhouse would be easy and fun, and then I tried it.  I wondered what the fuss was about when pregnant and people asked if I would continue working full-time.  What?  Why wouldn't I?  Oh...

These are the Lovely Children We're Supposed to Educate

I'm sure if this wasn't caught
on video, when the bus driver
reported this darling child, his
parents would have protested
that their child was incapable
of such things.
There's not much that can be said that hasn't already been said about this latest video of abuse of an adult by a child.  Just keep an eye out for when this elementary student literally crosses the line and messes with the door, some sort of contraption near the front (a fan?) and touches the bus driver.  Oh, and for someone who seems to enjoy accusing his elders of, um, anal sex, he sure does wear his pants awfully low, which is prison-speak for gay and available.

Oh, and I am in my forties and have no idea what queefing is, other than it is obviously sexual in nature.  The delinquent in the video has a lot to learn, but obscenities is not one of them.


Friday, July 6, 2012

More Lovely Public School Children Behavior

Another example of exemplary public school children behavior, this time at the 9/11 memorial.  Apparently, the students at JHS 292 in East New York got bored, so they started to throw trash into the reflecting pools.  This is the behavior of children today, for those of you not paying attention: they throw trash when they get bored.  And, they are constantly bored, unless they are sitting in front of some sort of screen.

“They were making jokes and throwing stuff in the fountain. It didn’t seem like a big deal,” added another student on the trip who refused to give his name.
This is JHS 292's fountain.  Feel free to
use it for trash if you're bored.

When you celebrate all the wrong things, it's no wonder
ignorance ensues.
It didn't seem like a big deal.  Just in case we have forgotten what those memorials are there for, my dears, and it seems as if we have, watch this video.  Oh, and as a side note in the case of the bored students turned vandals, another student was "busted" for bringing a firearm into the memorial.  These are the children that I'm supposed to motivate to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem.  Uh-huh.  Enjoy!


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