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Adventures in Geek Home School

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So after years of begging, because she just “doesn’t fit in”, I have decided to home school my 11-year-old geeky Whovian daughter. One of the positive things about home schooling her is that she can have conversations with someone who actually speaks the same language.   Today in the car our conversation went something like this:

K: I don’t see how Captain Hammer can wear the same shirt for rescuing people all the time.

Me: Why not? Superman does it.

K: Ya, well Captain Hammer has to wear his regular clothes over top of his shirt so he’s wearing two shirts, don’t you think he’d get all sweaty and smelly?

Me: Superman does too, and he’s even got a cape on!

K: But he’s an alien, he doesn’t sweat the same.

Me: How do you know that?

K: They actually talked about it once on Myth Busters. They did tests on how fast you could get undressed and if you could undress in time and be there to rescue someone.

Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters PICT8943

Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters PICT8943 (Photo credit: Erik.Nielsen.Photos)

Me: And what did they find?

K: That you couldn’t do it.

Me: Well, I don’t see how they can do that. Superman is an alien, you can’t put him on the same scale as humans. He’s got super speed, so their test isn’t valid.

K: I know, right?….(pause) …. Don’t you think this is a conversation that Sheldon and Leonard would have?

 

Me: Yup.   It’s so great having someone to talk “Geek” with!

 

Leonard Hofstadter

 

Adventures in Geek Home Schooling

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So after years of begging, because she just “doesn’t fit in”, I have decided to home school my 11-year-old geeky Whovian daughter. One of the positive things about home schooling her is that she can have conversations with someone who actually speaks the same language.

 

Today in the car our conversation went something like this:

 

K: I don’t see how Captain Hammer can wear the same shirt for rescuing people all the time.

 

Me: Why not? Superman does it.

 

K: Ya, well Captain Hammer has to wear his regular clothes over top of his shirt so he’s wearing two shirts, don’t you think he’d get all sweaty and smelly?

 

Me: Superman does too, and he’s even got a cape on!

 

K: But he’s an alien, he doesn’t sweat the same.

 

Me: How do you know that?

 

K: They actually talked about it once on Myth Busters. They did tests on how fast you could get undressed and if you could undress in time and be there to rescue someone.

 

Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters PICT8943

Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters PICT8943 (Photo credit: Erik.Nielsen.Photos)

 

Me: And what did they find?

 

K: That you couldn’t do it.

 

Me: Well, I don’t see how they can do that. Superman is an alien, you can’t put him on the same scale as humans. He’s got super speed, so their test isn’t valid.

 

K: I know, right?….(pause) …. Don’t you think this is a conversation that Sheldon and Leonard would have?

 

 

 

Leonard Hofstadter

Leonard Hofstadter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me: Yup.

 

It’s so great having someone to talk “Geek” with!

 

 

 

Second Annual Northwoods UU “Firefly” Shindig!

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And so in preparation for our second annual Northwoods UU “Firefly” Shindig / fundraiser I’m  posting the video of the service that Rev Ellen Cooper Davis prepared last year.

Just a quick explanation. Every year Northwoods UU holds a Service Auction raising money for the church. As part of the auction, Rev Ellen puts a “service of your topic of choice” up for bid. In 2012 Northwoods Browncoats unified to purchase this service. Also at the service auction a Firefly Shindig is offered with each Browncoats offering benefiting our wonderful community. This year we are asking that new books be also brought to the Shindig in support of Captn Mal’s own charity “Kids Need to Read” program benefitting kids all over the US.

The service is over an hour long. Shepard Ellen gives the best sermon in the ‘verse so grab yourself a mug of Mudder‘s milk and enjoy.

(unfortunately it appears Word Press doesn’t support imbeded videos from Google drive… but here’s the link.)

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAlR5OrM00AVXdwRHVWZnVmV2s/edit