Friday, May 20, 2011

The things Mom says...

“Do you think I was born yesterday?”
“You’d forget your head if it wasn’t screwed on.”
“Don’t make me stop this car”
“If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?”
“It’s all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out.”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees!”
“Don’t use that tone with me.”
“Don’t make me come in there.”
“Elbows off the table.”
“I don’t care what [name of best friend]’s parents say, in our house you follow our rules.”.
“We can talk about the rules when you start paying rent.”
“While you’re living under this roof…”
“Don’t talk with your mouth full.”
“Why? Because I said so, that’s why!”
“Clean up your room, missy.”
“Is that too much to ask?”

Via Oh My Handmade Goodness.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Seth Godin's list of what High School could teach.

What's high school for?
Perhaps we could endeavor to teach our future the following:

  1. How to focus intently on a problem until it's solved.
  2. The benefit of postponing short-term satisfaction in exchange for long-term success.
  3. How to read critically.
  4. The power of being able to lead groups of peers without receiving clear delegated authority.
  5. An understanding of the extraordinary power of the scientific method, in just about any situation or endeavor.
  6. How to persuasively present ideas in multiple forms, especially in writing and before a group.
  7. Project management. Self-management and the management of ideas, projects and people.
  8. Personal finance. Understanding the truth about money and debt and leverage.
  9. An insatiable desire (and the ability) to learn more. Forever.
  10. Most of all, the self-reliance that comes from understanding that relentless hard work can be applied to solve problems worth solving.