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This WASN'T in What To Expect!!!!! [personal entry] 
15th-Nov-2008 08:29 am
Just a quick note to God, or the Fates, or Whatever Else might be Out There:

If ANYONE had EVER mentioned SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS to me, lo, these many years ago,


also, there is not enough Ativan on the freakin' planet.

That is all. 
16th-Nov-2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
oh. my. god. oh my god. oh my GOD. OMG!!!1!1!!

nonononononononoNO No. just... no.

make it go away, mommy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i detest history; always have. geography, too. history was the first college course i took; i got a Big Red F.

on the other hand, i adore literature. [yeah, i know; that lecture about how most intelligent, avid readers are also enthusiastic students of history? go find nightdog_barks and feed it to her--at least you'll have an agreeable, appreciative audience. that particular lecture just goes into one of my ears, zooms through the Big Empty Space in the middle, and flies right out the other ear].

so... what i'm thinkin' here is... the class is called Social Studies, right. And for this fair, it says "Choose an individual...." and F. Scott Fitzgerald, my absolutely-all-time-phenomenally-amazing-favorite-author, is known as the Father of the Jazz Age. And he qualifies as 'an individual,' right? see where i'm going with this? work with me here....

anyway. that weird flower thingy you mentioned? my stepdad is an agricultural scientist; before his retirement he was Geigy's seniorist senior agricultural scientist. and even i see where i'm going with this-- Welcome Out of Retirement, Grandpa! hee.

[and--just in case--[worst case] i've printed out your comment, thanks; it could possibly be the only thing that saves koda's scrawny little neck.]

Edited at 2008-11-16 12:51 pm (UTC)
16th-Nov-2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
I could have used your stepdad when I was in HS then. That project was a BEAR. Even with everything all packed in individual labeled bags it still looked like nine hundred examples of the same thing.

I won't get on you about the history thing but I do have to say it makes me sad. Now I will go lurk back under the bridge where the rest of my historian elk sit in wait :P

I detested most classes in school but since I had people around me who told such great stories of the past I always had a thing for history. Some of it is tempered by the stack of history texts I am reading to muck my way through my Masters but I still love it and can watch the History Channel for HOURS. While my minor was in English I never really liked English class and your man Fitzgerald is a big reason why. I liked his writings but he is the reason I could never be a lit major. Sometimes a flower really is a flower. Jesus did EVERYTHING in The Great Gatsby have to have deeper symbolic meaning?

No, it really didn't

Edited at 2008-11-16 03:51 pm (UTC)