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25th-Jun-2009 02:11 pm - Kid voted out of Kindergarten
splodey
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/05/27/earlyshow/main4130288.shtml

A child with Aspergers was made to stand up in front of his class while his classmates were asked to say what they don't like about him and whether or not he should be allowed to stay. He was voted out 14-2.

Anyone else think this teacher should be voted out of a career? Is that really the way to deal with problem children? What a horrifying ordeal for a 5 year old. Hell, I'd hate to have 16 people instructed to tell me what they don't like about me. 


edit: just noticed this was on the early show nearly a month ago, so it might be old news for most folks.


16th-Feb-2009 08:19 am - Quotes from the Renaissance Faire
splodey
So, I had accidentally left my washcloth at the shower house this morning. I went back to get it and walked through this snippet of conversation:

Dude in shower stall #1: "So, you wake up in the morning after an excellent night's sleep: what would Jesus do?"

Dude in shower stall #2, after a thoughtful pause: "Smoke a fatty?" another short pause "Wait, did Jesus sleep?"

I came home and told singedcat , who laughed and said I should blog it. So I am.




29th-Jan-2009 10:02 am - On the road again
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Dear Livejournal,

I see it's been a while since I've written to you, and an even longer time since I've actually said anything. Let me catch you up: The Carolina Renaissance Festival ended strong, which was nice. Our friend Dextre Tripp actually warned us that Carolina's always like that, first weekend is good, then it's slow for most of 'em, but the last few really rock. It was true again this year. We spent December singing Christmas Carols for Toast of Christmas Past, spent Christmas day with Susan's Aunt going out for Chinese food and watching a movie, but I don't remember what we saw.
We both got jobs at the High Museum in their audio tour department. Part-time work, but enough to pay the bills until faire season starts again.
We did the two weekends of the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire, which was good fun, but a long drive. We came back to Atlanta to work tues-thurs during the week. Then we got a call back from the Florida Renaissance Faire. We'd been talking to them since Bristol, and they had narrowed it down to two acts to fill the slot they needed, us or Iris & Rose (also friends of ours.) They chose them. So we the got day jobs to last until Scarborough started. So last week we got a call back saying that I&R couldn't make it after all and were we still available? We took the job, got the contract on my birthday! (oh, I turned 40 last week) and now I've got 2 days left of the job at the High and a bit less than a week to pack up and head to Florida, when we'd been planning on another 2 months. All very exciting. So obviously I'm procrastinating by making a livejournal entry.
We've got quite a few library gigs lined up through Unbound Booking in Wisconsin while we're at Bristol. Which is cool. But they're kid-oriented gigs, and we're not generally a kid-oriented show. So we need to work up some more material. A the same time the Florida faire said they prefer dirtier songs at their pub sing, and it's okay for us to say "fuck". So we need to work up some more material.

That appears to be all I've got for now.
Hope all is well with you,

 -Gregg

4th-Nov-2008 01:15 pm - fun meme from typsygypsy
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1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.



4th-Nov-2008 01:03 pm - I voted
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I was pleased that there were so many Libertarians on the ballot.
I think this country needs more political parties.
7th-Oct-2008 06:15 pm - More wedding stuff
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I have another 250 pics up on our photobucket, these were from the professional photographer, Carol Miller.

Also made a slideshow out of 81 of them, because that's what would fit to the music Beggars to God by Jim Hancock, which we did our first dance to.




13th-Sep-2008 08:04 am - Wedding Pictures!
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My brother-in-law posted a bunch of wedding pics to the photobucket we set up for them!




Edit: We've gotten more pics from other people too, and a very small video clip (more to come, I'm sure)
Photobucket is fun!

16th-Aug-2008 08:26 am - memey goodness
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Wikipedia your birthday and pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday

Events
1905 - Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
1931 - Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, allowing abortion
2003 - Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.

Births
1934 - Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)
1940 - John Hurt, English actor
1965 - DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor

Deaths
1994 - Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)
1995 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy family (b. 1890)

Holiday
Christianity - Feast day of St. Vincent, Anastasius of Persia.
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