Saturday, January 17, 2009

Poor Polar Bears

While brushing his teeth the other night, William left the water running for an extra two seconds.

"Darn, I killed polar bears," he said.

Okay, if nothing else has convinced me that kids hear what you say, this did the job.

Fourteen-year-old Benjamin will not eat meat, seafood, foods with vitamin D-3, foods with gelatin, or foods with the enzyme rennet. He fishes through the rubbish bin for items that just might possibly be even the slightest bit recyclable. He is prepared to kick global warming in all the right places. And he talks a lot about the environment.

I have made a list of potential colleges to attend next year or the one after that. This is quite exciting to me, I must say. Most of them are in Minnesota, but one is in Wisconsin and another is down in Maryland. I have been to Maryland, and liked it enormously. I have never been to MN or WI but really want to visit.

Also, I want to leave Rhode Island. I've lived here my whole life and there are, frankly, so many things I don't like about it.

As a closing note to this rather erratic post, I have a new book to review for VOYA. It is truly wonderful -- a thrilling change from the last couple of dreadful reads.

Let's see ... anything to say about the weather?

Cold, colorless, and dead. Yay.



Gray Cat Whiskers said...

I like polar bears, and hate to see them in such a dire situation. I can identify with the loss of habitat and dwindling ice because I'm about to lose my apartment. Whether environmental or financial, we all suffer from short-sighted policies and events beyond our control. For the time being I'm still treading water and looking for the next ice floe. Hang in there bears!

EmilyLady said...
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EmilyLady said...

Yes, do.

So sorry to hear you're losing your apartment. I hope things get better (for both you and the polar bears).

spacedlaw said...

It would be even colder if you select a university in the northern middle states!

How cool about your brother being so conscious about the environment. I hope that more of his friends do the same.

EmilyLady said...

Nathalie, I do believe it will be cold ... but I'll be happy so long as I'm a good long way from RI!