Archive for February 6th, 2007

Science Project #2

Y’all were a most excellent help awhile back when the DQ had to do a report on one of the elements from the periodic table.  Now you have another chance to minister through ideas again since your Sista is “Project Challenged.”

This time, we are faced with making a volcano for #2’s Science Fair.  I hate crap like this.  Hate it.  I have some clay and that’s about as far as I’ve gotten.  We actually ran into the teacher at Wal Mart getting project and she suggested baking soda and vinegar for lava. 

Ugh.  Did I mention how I hate crap like this?

Those Wacky Astronauts

And we thought those NASA people did nothing but prepare for space travel.  This story that’s come out today about the astronaut who totally lost her mind….I kinda fave a feeling this is all we’re going to hear about for the next several months.  The new Tonya Harding….Runaway Bride….etc.

Amazing to me that a woman as accomplished as this astronaut, goes that apeshit and ruins her life and career…over a man. I have made this comment numerous times this morning and Mr. Smiff always says “You mean…you wouldn’t get like that over me?”   Um…sure.

Maxi Pads and Peter Pan

Anybody who loves Disney movies, especially the variety made before, say 1980, must go read Danny at Jew Eat Yet’s wonderful post about Peter Pan.

I love the animated Peter Pan.  I’ve seen it live with Cathy Rigby herself. I can’t help but think about maxi pads when I think of her…snicker snicker.  Yes, I’m still 12.  Remember how about 1979 or so, Cathy was all over creation flippin’ about talking about Stayfree Maxi Pads?  Good lord.  I was always enthralled with how she had on that white body suit and  can remember thinking “Does she really have on a Stayfree Maxi Pad?”  So she went from maxi pads to Peter Pan, but, she was great in the stage production.

When The Drama Queen was little bitty, she got a vhs copy of Mary Martin in Peter Pan.  She would do the little Tiger Lily dance and it was just the cutest thing.  Mary Martin, to me, is a goddess.  I would’ve given anything to have seen her live in The Sound of Music.  Just listening to the recordings and comparing her and Julie Andrews….obviously, Mary was onstage and had to project differently than Julie in the film, but, man….Mary was something else.   I love me some Julie, too, don’t get me wrong.

Do go read Danny’s post.  He has a similar perspective to the Hollywood world that I do in Twang Town.  Love to read him.