The 13 year old female that lives in my house has a Science thing to do.  It’s "Adopt An Element".  She has to pick one of the thingies from the Periodic Table of Elements and create an advertisement for it. 

I know some of y’all are geeks experts on the subject and did really well in Science, so what is the best element to do a thing on?  I’m reading these web pages on this stuff and I might as well be reading Russian or something.  It reminds me of what a dumb person I am.

I slept through 7th grade Science.  Mr. Rucker, God rest his soul, passed me cause he thought I was funny and charming.  I don’t know how much he helped me though, in retrospect.