Adventurer's League is starting to make sense, which is frustrating because it was supposed to make sense from the first week.

Curriclum planning continues, and there is a school district employee that is sitting in on this meeting. She is catching herself up on six months of our work asking questions that start with "Well, have you thought of...?"

Yes! We have! Because we've been doing this for a while, and not driving by in an effort to justify a paycheck the way you are! 😡

Curriclum successes and failures: Didn't get Simone de Beauvoir or William Gibson added to the list of "literary texts", but parts of The Second Sex (and Slouching Towards Bethlehem) will be used as "non-literary texts". Borges DID get added, as well as Margaret Atwood. We also added our first graphic novel (Persepolis). Pablo Naruda, too.

The next hurdle: we're going home to read some stuff, and pick one more book. I'm pulling for Americanah.

In preparation for the changes in IB curriculum, I'm casting about for other high schools that may have taught The Second Sex. Apparently, they don't exist?

I really want to go see Captain Marvel this weekend, and I really want to take my 5yo daughter. She has seen some other comic book movies, and I'm.comfortable with her seeing that kind of violence/humor/etc. for the most part. Did anyone see it that could tell me if there is anything scary or upsetting that is outside the norm?

Food, Polishness Show more

You don't have to be Polish to polish off a paczki.

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An unintentional thematic follow-up to watching the fine-but-unnecessary Ant Man & The Wasp last night: I've started Minish Cap.

I know nothing of this game, but an old friend recommended it some years ago. The last Zeldas I played were the Oracles. This should be interesting...

My wife asked me a question she had discussed with coworkers: if you could only eat the food of one nation for the rest of your life, which would you choose? (she chose Mexico, I picked France). Some cheater picked America, because you could very honestly loop in Tex-Mex, American Chinese food and California rolls into the mix. I call shenenigans on that choice. Anybody have a better option?

Lemonade is not the best beverage for a snow day, but I had extra lemons.

Another snow day does sound nice, but I'd much prefer no freezing rain. Let's all think warm thoughts.

Mental Health Show more

Has anyone in the Shop gone to Adventurer's League? Is it worth it for totally inexperienced players?

My inlaws are visiting. If they want to go out to dinner, I don't mind if they pay or I pay. If they want to eat at our house, they can cook or I can cook. Whatever. The only thing that really irks me is when I cook, but my MIL stands at my elbow to "help". That seems to be her preferred method of getting dinner on the table, though.

That boring halftime show was thematically consistent with this boring football game.

Brevity boosted

Gushing positive emotion Show more

Am I getting less smart? Or did I have time in high school and college to hack away at texts. That's the value of education we don't tell kids that are getting it: "This is the last era of your life that you'll have time to read anything that you don't have to, or isn't for entertainment. If you ever want to learn something just for the sake of learning it, do it now."

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