Thrifty Thursday

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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 - 1:47pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You aren't much of a book reader are you?  More into magazines?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No not really. I love reading books and once I start, I can't stop. </span></strong></p>

Ok, I didn't remember you particiapting in the periodic book threads (which we haven't had in awhile).  So if it's "when you get started" do you mean you read books occasionally, you don't always have one you are in the middle of, because you don't like to stop?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:48pm

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Mrs.Norris wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">QueenbeeNotaWannabee</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;Mrs.Norris&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;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.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;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?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><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!</p>

I think your pastor might be divinely inspired from time to time -- I think we all are, or have the potential to be -- but I also think he missed the boat on this one.  Spoiler Alert:  Harry Potter, it turns out, is a Christian allegory.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:49pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">BeaArthurisMyReligion</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Weekend Plans?&lt;strong&gt; 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!   &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride?&lt;strong&gt; 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! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;3. How many pillows do you sleep with?&lt;strong&gt; used to be two until we got some really good pillows now its just one&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I don't even know that Harry Potter world was there when we went to Orlando.  I can only imagine its popularity, Lol. </p>

The Harry Potter World is so popular in Orlando that not only is it being expanded, Universal is putting them in in Los Angeles and Tokyo.  To laugh at one does not know or understand....not the sign of an expanding mind.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:51pm

Ok, I didn't remember you particiapting in the periodic book threads (which we haven't had in awhile).  So if it's "when you get started" do you mean you read books occasionally, you don't always have one you are in the middle of, because you don't like to stop?

And? I don't have to participate in every thread, do I? lol

When I started reading one book, I will continue reading a bunch one after another. By the time I get to sit and read, I usually fall asleep so it is usually big gaps in my reading as right now my plate is full. 

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 1:51pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;springfever2013&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;3. How many pillows do you sleep with?&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Just one, dh has 2 and would have more if I let him lol&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Why do you get a say in how many pillows your dh sleeps with?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>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>

I can't understand why how many pillows a person sleeps with is interesting to anyone at all who doesn't sell pillows for a living or sleep next to the person.  But Spring asked the question, indicating a willingness to discuss all things pillow.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:12pm

I find the popularity of Harry Potter funny bord, Yes.  Lol.  Don't mean to burst your bubble there!

 

 


 


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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:15pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Ok, I didn't remember you particiapting in the periodic book threads (which we haven't had in awhile).  So if it's "when you get started" do you mean you read books occasionally, you don't always have one you are in the middle of, because you don't like to stop?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And? I don't have to participate in every thread, do I? lol</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When I started reading one book, I will continue reading a bunch one after another. By the time I get to sit and read, I usually fall asleep so it is usually big gaps in my reading as right now my plate is full. </span></strong></p>

It was just a question as usual.  You just can't post & answer questions and have a dialogue, without being snippy.  So here's your kind of answer:

Gotcha, you just don't read much.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:17pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I find the popularity of Harry Potter funny bord, Yes.  Lol.  Don't mean to burst your bubble there!</p><p> </p>

Jams, since the books & movies were best sellers, why would you find popularity here amusing.  You aren't bursting any bubbles, milllions of people have read the books and millions of people have seen the movies.  Nobody was making snarky comments about you or the others who did not read/view movie.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:19pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I find the popularity of Harry Potter funny bord, Yes.  Lol.  Don't mean to burst your bubble there!</p><p> </p>

What is funny about it, Jambles?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:48pm

So, b/c HP is a best seller I can't laugh about its popularity?  Lol.  Should that logic be applied to all best seller books?

 


 


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