Monday, May 25, 2009

Spelling Bees -- What a Waste of time!

It's Spelling Bee season again, and once again students all over America will be trying to learn to spell words they never heard of. And the ones they have, they probably have no idea of what they mean.
So, what's the point? I remember when I was in school I had to learn to spell words from a long list of words I never heard of. Sometimes I would wonder if they were even real words!
If they are going to have these things, they need to make the students not only know how to spell the words, but they should give the definitions, and maybe even use the words in a sentence (and NOT someting like "I don't know what [xxxx] means" !).
By having to learn the defintions, the students' vocabularies will be increased SO much, and this can only help them in their academic pursuits.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Two Years Too late

The 2009 Emmys are coming next Fall (September, I believe). And I am still incensed and angry over the fact that the wonderful and imaginative TV show "Gilmore Girls" and the very talented star of the show, Lauren Graham, were never even nominated! **

For seven seasons "Gilmore Girls" brought us all the things we want in a TV series -- laughter, drama, sadness, delightful relationships, quirky characters, and story lines that engrossed us and kept us coming back week after week, and season after season.

(If you have never seen the show, or only watched it sporadically, you owe it to yourself to buy the DVDs and get on board. The prices have gotten very reasonable.)

In addition to Lauren, Kelly Bishop, who played Lorelai Gilmore's mother, Emily, certainly deserved a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series!

Right now Lauren Graham is on Broadway in the very successful revival of the musical play, "Guys and Dolls." It has has been nominated for a Tony award for Best Revival for a Musical, which proves that her talents are boundless.

And that's all I have to say about THAT!
** The show did win an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Makeup for a Series for the episode "The Festival of Living Art."

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Start of a New Enterprise

**No, not THAT Enterprise! (I was a "Voyager" fan anyway.) I've wanted to start blogging, just never had the time/opportunity until now.

**There are many subjects I want to hit on (and even more women I'd like to hit on) and I will eventually get around to them. (The subjects. The women I'm thinking of are WAAAAAY out of my league!)

**I am pretty liberal when it comes to certain subjects. And rather conservative about others. These will be touched upon in the days/weeks/months/whatever to come.

**So that's all for this first, and rather uninformative, blog.

**But tune in again, it should get better. (And if it doesn't, Sorry 'Bout That..)