Thursday Three

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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 11:37am

1. Do you keep up with celebrity news (watch it on TV, read it online, read newspaper or magazines)?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. College-did you go? Did you stay home, go away? Did/does/will your children stay home or go away?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:30am

<<Well you assumed wrong.>>

If you note, I didn't assume, I concluded and I haven't seen any posts that state otherwise. So I think it's a good conclusion.

<<I never said gossip is more important than literature to be well rounded. Another assumption.>>

Okay, fair enough but given the importance you were placing on gossip, I'm not sure why you would disagree.  But you think it's important, so much that you are debating the issue, so I ask again...Why is gossip important to be well rounded and not literature?  Or why is gossip important to be well rounded?

 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:04pm

1. Do you keep up with celebrity news (watch it on TV, read it online, read newspaper or magazines)?

No.

2. What are you wearing today?

Um, same as the other thread, except I traded the khakis for pajama shorts, since I'm answering this on the same day.

3. College-did you go? Did you stay home, go away? Did/does/will your children stay home or go away?

Yes, I attended college in my hometown, but I didn't live at home with my parents.  I made a deal with my parents that if I got to go to Germany as an exchange student, I would go to college in my hometown.  I did go to graduate school away from home though.  As for my kids, it depends on about a million factors and my kids are still really little.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:10pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
1. Do you keep up with celebrity news (watch it on TV, read it online, read newspaper or magazines)? <strong>If I read the Herald Tribune, I will read their gossip column, which is very modest in size. Once in a while I will gorge on the Daily Fail for a half hour or so. I usually skip the people who are only famous for being famous, ditto for people who are only known because they were on some talent or reality show or people who are in sports. Sports bore me to tears.

When I was in Germany, I read Frau im Spiegel.  It was fairly entertaining to read about all of the royal families.  I think the Swedish princess got engaged while I was there.  My host mom said it was a great way to improve my reading comprehension skills, and she was right.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:18pm

[blockquote]NPR is on at our house in the morning.  That's my first line of finding out what's going on in the world. [/blockquote]

On the rare mornings that I drive the kids to school in the morning, that's what I listen to.  They usually have the statewide news program on at that time.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:38pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">I don't have an oldest, just an older. Right now his major is undeclared. One day it's English. The Journalism. Now, maybe marketing..</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>So he really doesn't know what he wants to major in, in his 2nd year of college? Does he go to a community college and just trying different things each year? I am so dumb but I knew what I was going for in my 2nd year and still to this day do the same type of work. Shrug.</span></span></strong></p>

Didn't you only do two years of college anyway?  So really if you were in 2 of 2 and he's in 2 of 4, isn't he way ahead of when you decided on a major?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:46pm

bordwithyou wrote:
No, she's not being "graded," Jambles, anymore than those of us who didn't know who Amanda Whoever is are being "graded." None of us knows everything, all of us at ignorant of things . She's the only one who claimed to be totally au courant with "everything." I just used the example of Lea Mis to refute her claim of being universally well-informed.

I have to admit that I even took an honors French lit class in college and haven't read Les Mis.  It's on my to read list though!

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:51pm
Also, one of my coworkers can remember the names of actors in pretty much any movie he's ever seen. Despite the fact that I can never remember actors' names, even actors I like, we still manage to have interesting conversations. It's kind of interesting when a guy in his 40s, a girl in her 30s, and a girl in her 20s (one of my students) have conversations about bands or movies. We all have interesting perspectives.

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