Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I couldn't make this stuff up

From a student of mine:

"It is important to understand the rules and regulations of writing and sentence structure. Communication has always been the cornerstone of our past. Even the men and women who lived in the Crustacean era tried to communicate with each other. Even though to us it may have looked like crude drawings and may have sounded like grunts and groans, regardless of how primitive they were, they must have had their own rules and regulations in order to be understood."

Heeeeee. I guess this is when everyone was pretty crabby.



At 7:57 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

I love it! I was all ready to make the "crabby" joke, but then I saw you took care of it :)

At 8:03 PM, Blogger Morenna said...

The Crustacean era was, of course, followed immediately by the Steam and Drawn Butter eras.

At 9:27 PM, Blogger suzee said...

No, no. The Crustacean era was when Crusty the Crab was the SF Giants mascot. Everybody knows that. Frank Robinson was the manager, and once had a fistfight with Crusty. It was great.

People were very grunty and groany, because the Giants sucked, then. I remember communicating with my husband, a man, in just the manner your student describes.

I think she's very astute.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Lara said...

Heeeee. Crabby. *snicker*

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Samantha said...


At 2:08 PM, Blogger Robert van de Walle said...

Hey, now, around here there is plenty of evidence of people performing cooperative work during the Crustacean Era. Shellmound street in Emeryville is named after a large midden of shells. I propose that language was required to tell youngsters where to put the empty crustacean and mollusk shells.

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Robert van de Walle said...

On a different note, I guess you have to have a thick shell to claw your way to the bottom in Stefaneener's class.

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Robin said...

Wow. Just wow. What was your response to this?


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