Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Weeks in Quotes

Last week was light, what with school vacation and all. Here's the current collection:

“What are we looking for, anyway?” (Anne, after 10 minutes of digging under the seat pad of a recliner to recover one of Wifeness’ knitting needles [in addition to which, a toy baby bottle, half of a plastic tomato, a wrench and one dime were also recovered].)

[Snickering] (The sound that followed every single mention of the word “Uranus” during a recent episode of Jeopardy at our house. From the grown-ups.)

“Bravery doesn’t work with a broken neck.” (Random pearl of wisdom from NiNi.)

“I WANNA GO SO BAD!” (Rebeccah, after seeing the television ads for the new Harry Potter theme park.)

“I knew it was going to be hard to get up...” (Mahk, about getting up early to run 14 miles after having gone to bed late the night before.)

“I got carded for the first time! WOOT!” (Karla, in Montreal.)

“I’m so human, so...John Steinbeck!” (One of the few students I know who has actually read The Grapes of Wrath.)

“Chuck Norris CAN believe it's not butter.” (on Facebook.)

“The more I thought about what it was that did it, the less I felt the need to jump in and go for a swim...” (Abby Sunderland, sailing in the middle of the Pacific, on what ate the lure off her fishing line.)

“I climbed in the window.” (Edmund, explaining how he came indoors to answer the telephone. This was necessary because of the more than 40” of snow they’ve received at the Red House since Wednesday.)

“He took a dive.” (Commentary on Francois-Louis Tremblay’s crash during the 500-meter short track speed skating final in which Apolo Ohno was disqualified.) [JUDGE FOR YOURSELF HERE]

Happy Sunday!

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