Thrifty Thursday

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 10:39am

1. Weekend Plans?

2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride?

3. How many pillows do you sleep with?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 12:31pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>Weekend Plans?<strong> The girl's best friend and she are going to a theater teen gathering so my wife and I will go out to celebrate the death of DOMA over dinner Friday night while the girl is off with her friends, then my wife is working all weekend, the girl has grad parties to go to and I hope to spend some time with the new books I've just purchased!   <br /></strong></p><p>2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride?<strong> never read the books, just didnt appeal, watched some of a few of the movies when they've been on tV. we enjoyed Harry Potter world at Universal last year - (mmm butterbeer!) but only the girl was brave enough to go on the ride and she said it was intense! <br /></strong></p><p>3. How many pillows do you sleep with?<strong> used to be two until we got some really good pillows now its just one<br /></strong></p>

I don't even know that Harry Potter world was there when we went to Orlando.  I can only imagine its popularity, Lol. 

 


 


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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 12:32pm

Mrs.Norris wrote:
<p>I don't mind the classics, Bord. But I've never quite forgotten Pastor's warning about Harry Potter when it came out. From the devil, he said. Since our co op is through our church, it's pretty easy to keep a lid on the kids' media usage. My kids don't know about Harry Potter. And I prefer older children's lit: the Bobbsey Twins, The Boxcar Kids, Nancy Drew--the true classics. The girls like American Girl dolls, but I limit them to the historical characters, not the dolls of the year or the just like me dolls. I think the historical lessons were acceptable with the historical dolls.</p>

You teach literature, yet you refuse to let your own children read what is arguably the greatest children's lit of this century because of something a pastor said? You're kidding, right?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 12:38pm

QueenbeeNotaWannabee wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">Mrs.Norris</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I don't mind the classics, Bord. But I've never quite forgotten Pastor's warning about Harry Potter when it came out. From the devil, he said. Since our co op is through our church, it's pretty easy to keep a lid on the kids' media usage. My kids don't know about Harry Potter. And I prefer older children's lit: the Bobbsey Twins, The Boxcar Kids, Nancy Drew--the true classics. The girls like American Girl dolls, but I limit them to the historical characters, not the dolls of the year or the just like me dolls. I think the historical lessons were acceptable with the historical dolls.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You teach literature, yet you refuse to let your own children read what is arguably the greatest children's lit of this century because of something a pastor said? You're kidding, right?</p>

Well, no. What Pastor preaches is divinely inspired, right? That means God doesn't want us to read Harry Potter because witches and wizards are of the devil. Why would I joke about that? I don't want my kids sucked into that path of darkness!

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:18pm

1. Weekend Plans? No

2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride? I read some of some of them aloud for dd, but lost interest after a while. I also took her to some of the movies, but remember falling asleep during one of them.

3. How many pillows do you sleep with? 3, because I am supposed to keep my right arm elevated at night, which is a pain.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:19pm

Aside from normal weekend stuff a ballgame Sat night.  We may invite friends to go with us.

No interest in Harry Potter

1 pillow at home, sometimes in hotels 2 if they have small ones.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:24pm

Mrs.Norris wrote:
<p>I don't mind the classics, Bord. But I've never quite forgotten Pastor's warning about Harry Potter when it came out. From the devil, he said. Since our co op is through our church, it's pretty easy to keep a lid on the kids' media usage. My kids don't know about Harry Potter. And I prefer older children's lit: the Bobbsey Twins, The Boxcar Kids, Nancy Drew--the true classics. The girls like American Girl dolls, but I limit them to the historical characters, not the dolls of the year or the just like me dolls. I think the historical lessons were acceptable with the historical dolls.</p>

 

Wow. They don't even know about Harry Potter? Do they not interact with other kids - outside of the HS co-op?  You'd think that even being out and about in general society they'd at least hear of HP.  Seems a little sheltering to me.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:27pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
>It matters to you why she posts about how many pillows her husband sleeps with..  Why?  It's not like she is pulling in information about another person's husband - irrelevent to any topic on hand - and posting it here.  </p>

It was just a discussion, Jambles. Keep your panties on.

I would just find it odd and a bit controlling for a wife to dictate how many pillows her husband can sleep with.  But she explained, and it made sense. So I didn't pursue it any further.  You did notice, didn't you, that I didn't ask her any more questions or pester her about it? Because she 1) actually answered the question and 2) I understood where she was coming from. 

And this "pulling in information about another person's husband" - is that directed to me? If so, why?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:35pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">1. Weekend Plans?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>One Direction concert with a million screaming teenage girls, lol, $1 flip flop sale at Old Navy (lol), Comedy Club, regular food shopping, maybe a trip to Costco. Whatever else comes along. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>It never interested me.</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">3. How many pillows do you sleep with?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Just one, dh has 2 and would have more if I let him lol</strong></p>

You aren't much of a book reader are you?  More into magazines?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:39pm

1. Weekend Plans? Today I'm trying to decide whether to climb a mountain or stay home.  I'm leaning toward going out.  This weekend, my cousin is visiting from Florida.

2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride?  REad all the books & I've seen all the movies.  The ride was still being built when we went to Florida.  If I was visiting Florida again, I'd go.

</p><p>3. How many pillows do you sleep with?</p>[/quote]  2

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:44pm

You aren't much of a book reader are you?  More into magazines?

No not really. I love reading books and once I start, I can't stop. 

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