May 28th, 2003


Easily distracted by... ooh! Shiny!

Yesterday and today seem to have blurred together. Possibly because I didn't go to bed 'til six/seven this morning, and then didn't wake up 'til four. My sense of time has gone all wonky.

Kim came over after work and squeed over the teaser. We both agree that it needs tweaking, though. Who am I to argue with my creative consultant? So I will go back tomorrow and fix it. And then on Friday, presenting! Yee. :D

I should write something. But I should also sleep. Hrm.

So the school board local to the Squamish area (that's interior Southern BC, starting the Rockies, if you don't know) were talking about closing schools for twenty days next school year. Why? In order to save money. They also wanted to make school days longer to offset the loss. Now, the fact that I'm not sure how this would work notwithstanding, am I the only one scared by the idea that the school board is talking about saving money over education? I mean... I mean...

...I found out recently that my sisters, one in grade nine and the other in grade ten, have never learned about the Japanese Internments in school. In public school. I seem to recall learning about that in grade five, or thereabouts. But they're both in high school, in public school, and haven't yet learned about it. It seems that this is no longer taught in elementary school as part of the curriculum - which is scary, given that the history curriculum in elementary schools is a bit spotty as it is. I'm also starting to think that the only reason I learned it later, in, I think, grade eight and nine, was because I was in enriched programs and learned about it through literature and book studies. But it's apparently not part of the normal curriculum, even now. That... again, scares me. Do we just not teach anything in schools anymore, aside from the bare necessities of the world wars and the Depression and... well, I can't make comparisons about social studies courses, since I was in Immersion and the curriculum is different. But... gah! This is the kind of thing we have to make *sure* to teach! I should note that never even once in the course of my public school education were we once taught about Indian Residential Schools, or about the forced-assimilation into English of the Maritimes. Or any of that stuff. Canadian history as a rule I find bland and boring, but that may have a lot to do with the selected bits of it that we were taught, and the way it was taught. Gah. The species is doomed.

All newscasters have exactly the same vocal inflections. Even in French. That's scary.

I should just stop watching the news. Really.
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I cleaned my room!

Actually that happened several days ago - I finally got sick of all the dust and cleaned: everywhere, even under the desk and I cleaned out my closet. And do you know what I found in my closet? This big folded heap of fabric that is probably perfect for my LoTR costume! I have no idea where I got it, or where it came from, but it's now sitting in my newly-delegated fabric bag. I think I'll need to dye it, as it's more brown than green, but I think it will do adequately. Yay! So I've done the chemise, and I've got my gauntlet and everything else... now I've just got to sew the actual dress. Hrm.

But that reminds me: who of us locals have I still got to make gauntlets for? Sound off!