Did you know that too much brain clutter causes irritability and incontinence? LOL, not really on the incontinence thing, but that was fun to write.haha Welcome to Friday Fragments! (Not sure what you're doing here? Click on the Friday Fragments tab above to learn more.)
***You may have noticed that I didn't post a lot this week. Don't read anything into that; I just didn't have much to say. (You're welcome.haha) I've also met 10 of the 11 students on my caseload for this year and started getting my classroom ready, so that has kept me busy!
***Kendall shared Dear Photograph with me this week. It's a website on which people share old snapshots combined with their current-day settings and a little quote to go with the photo. It's hard to explain, so here's an example.
Dear Photograph: Did they lock us in, or did we just lock everybody out?
The site is really compelling.(Just a warning--Many people find it sad to stay a long time.)
***My sister Geri is 60-ish. Recently, her six-year-old granddaughter made this observation:
"Grandma, you don't look old at all. Well, you look a little old, but not very old".
***I have met so many inspiring, interesting people on Google+. It's really opened up my view of the world. Still almost no IRL friends or family over there, but it's a very rich environment for me, in terms of intellectual stuff (culture, art, photography, politics, education, tech). I think the comparison to Facebook, at this point, is akin to comparing apples and peanut butter; they're both delicious but really couldn't replace each other.
***If you're following the story of my former student who was hit by the car, you can see the very interesting (miraculous, depending on your faith), rollercoaster-like updates on his (public) CaringBridge site, here.
***The 4444 family is going tent camping, and I am excited. Mr.4444 said, "You know, I think it's remarkable that our kids have never once asked if they could bring friends camping with us." Come to think of it, I agree; that's pretty cool.
***I went to the pre-reunion party for my 30th (class reunion), last weekend. It was so great to see my friends, Dorothy and Ellen for the first time in that many years. (We had previously only visited via Facebook.) Other than that, I could really care less if I never went to another class reunion. As I see it, if our relationships are worth keeping up, we won't wait five years to do it. I hesitate to say that "out loud." I can't be the only person who feels this way, though.
That's it for me. How 'bout you? Friday Fragments link-ups welcome!