Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dizzy Busy

Isn't English a weird language? Dizzy and busy -- how could they possibly rhyme when they're spelled so dissimilarly?

Anyway, Monday was ARCHES and Tuesday was Book-It and today we spent several hours at the public library where the girls did their schoolwork while I researched HISTO -- I am now in the position to tell you that the pottery in ancient Greece's Hellenistic period was no longer incised; it was decorated by by figures painted right onto the piece. Also, the human figures featured on the pottery of the Hellenistic era had natural-looking poses and exhibited skilled painting techniques in the way the folds of their chitons and cloaks fell, unlike the very stylized poses and stiff folds of the incised pottery in the Archaic and Classical periods.

HISTORY NERD ALERT!!!!!! Kayte, you'd love it. Everyone else, run for cover and pretend you have to wash your hair.

I checked out about 22 books. I wonder if there's any chance in the world that I'll return them on time? Probably not.

1 comment:

Kbg said...

Yes, as said History Nerd, I am well acquainted with people running for cover after their eyes glaze over when I am describing something or answering the question, "So, what are you reading these days?"

22 books...be still my heart!