Friday, March 21, 2014

SOL 21 of 31 -- This Week

Things I’ve learned this week:

-How the Romans got water to flow uphill.

-There is a named generation between my daughter and me. Does that mean I should be closer to grandmotherhood than new motherhood? 

 2000/2001-Present - New Silent Generation or Generation Z
1980-2000 - Millennials or Generation Y

1965-1979 - Generation X

1946-1964 - Baby Boom
1925-1945 - Silent Generation

1900-1924 - G.I. Generation

-The difference between a Bow & Arrow and a Crossbow.

-Paul Ryan is waging war on poverty and he’s made some disparaging remarks. One was at the Conservative Political Action Conference when he said that the parents of kids who brought brown bagged lunch to school cared more about them than those who participated in the school lunch program. My initial reaction when I heard this comment was from my inner child of 30 years ago: Better taken care of—really?! I thought their parents cared about making them “cool!”

-There is something called a Squatty Potty
Will this help my preschooler learn to poop in the toilet? For $25, I’m tempted to find out.

-The 300’s section of the library is called Social Sciences.  Wow, I’ve been a Social Sciences teacher for three years now and have only relied on the 900’s.  I have a new favorite place in the library!

-Keeping chickens in my backyard might scare the squirrels away. Although, chickens might also eat my vegetable garden and upset my neighbors. Hmmm…

-Publishers might not accept material that has already been posted on a blog. But they want their writers to have followers.  So, if you want to get published, have a blog but don’t post things you might want published.

Paul Ryan photo credit: <a href="">DonkeyHotey</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

chickens photo credit: <a href="">UGArdener</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

aqueduct photo credit: <a href="">Roberto AI</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>


  1. Well, I think that you could probably make each one of these into a post itself. I don't want to touch Paul Ryan, makes me think of those dragons you shared the other day. As for the grandmother/mother hood-don't have a clue. Many are having children later & later so it's all different now. Those chickens will be dinner for your neighbor's dogs if they should fly over the fence. Of course, you could build a pen with a top. I won't touch the potty thing-I've been there-we'll talk later! Have a good weekend! Come join the Celebration group!

    1. What a great idea to expand some of these into more complete posts. I'll consider that! What is the "Celebration group?"