Friday, February 19, 2010

Seven Quick Takes

1. I think I found my first grey hair. I've been looking for years (and especially regularly this past year). It's been a race to see if I'd get one before I turn 40, but with just 5 days to go, I'm pretty sure the grey won out.

2. I've never colored my hair (unless you count "sun in" my teens {or was it twenties?}...I can't remember now that was too long ago!) and don't plan on starting now.

3. I'm pretty sure the color grey can be spelled grey or gray...I like GREY...just like I spell THEATRE that way.

4. Speaking of the color grey, Jonathan, Madi and I just went to see the play The Giver. (the characters in the story don't see colors, only grey) It was incredible! That is such an amazing book and everyone should read it. Lois Lowry's genius rivals JK Rowling. The book is controversial and for that reason a lot of people don't want their kids to read it (or read it YET), but we LOVE it!! We had a lot to discuss on the way home about the benefits or lack of benefits in a utopian society. Jonathan made a great point when he said the people who have banned that book or don't let their kids read it are sort of creating for themselves the community in the story, in trying to protect them; where nothing is bad, there is no benefit to the good. If you don't understand what I'm saying...READ THE BOOK!! We also talked about how important good literature is and how people (often schools, but not exclusively) place so much value on "paperwork" and test scores and so little value on real learning, good literature, insightful discussion, etc... because those things can't be quantified.

5. I went to confession feels wonderful!!

6. I wish I was having another birthday party went by too fast!

7. I was the 48th person to sign up on the seven quick takes thing, I've done this for 3 weeks and I'm pretty sure no one new found my blog from there. Maybe because I just put Julie as my link and don't have a cute, clever blog name attached like "Julie@ grey hair". If you happen to be visiting my blog and I don't know you, say Hi!

PS I'm pretty sure that you've never read a blog post that used the word grey so many times, and if you did, they probably didn't spell it the way I do!!

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MelissaB said...

Since you asked, Hi! :) I came across your blog some time back and added it to my reader. We also went to see The Giver, were there on 2/5 for the 10 or 10:30 showing. If that is the one you attended, my 4 girls were part of the group of elders sitting on the risers on the stage with the remainder being other members of our homeschool group. I agree, it's a great book, we discussed with our homeschool literature discussion club. Take care!

ann marie said...

I had my first grey when I was about twenty and I've been coloring ever since. I would be mostly white if I didn't. I have not read that book, but you have me curious now. I think book banning is evil. I was at the library last year and ran across a list of books that had been banned at one time or another. It was laughable. Books like Huck Finn. Oh,it was very funny. Sad, but funny. I wish you has another party this week also. I really didn't feel like cooking tonight!

DebiH. said...

I would love to see the play. The book is fantastic. I plan to have Hannah read it this summer. I agree, the author is brilliant and her other books are each so unique and equally as amazing. I am very curious about how the Rep did the ending!

Shawnie said...

I have LOTS of grey hair and color it using color for stubborn "grays"...LOL

Melissa said...

Hurrah for all grey haired women! Grey haired women unite! Grey haired women are smart, sophisticated and sexy!

Carolyn said...

I'm a belated visitor for 7QT, do I still count? It's nice to 'meet' you today. X.