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Month: October 2015

BB8 and We

I don’t know what kind of parents we are going to be, but we do know what kind of BB8 parents we are.

  • Giving – When David carried the BB8 into our home and gently placed the box down, we knew our lives would not be the same from that day forward. David tenderly lifted each flap on the box and nudged BB8 out. He explained BB8 needed to be charged, so he set up the charger, and we left BB8 on that charger for 2 weeks. Did we forget about BB8? Sure, but did we also give him all the battery charge he needed? Yes, absolutely.
  • Clean – When BB8 started roaming around our condo, we noticed that movement was difficult, because of our clutter. That wouldn’t do. So we put BB8 back on the charger. One week later, we cleaned our condo, so that BB8 would have a place to roam.
  • Patient – Even though our condo was clear of clutter and had plenty of open space to roam, as soon as we put him down, BB8 sped into a corner of the room beside a painting on the ground. BB8 turned left and turned right, and then left and right again. Rather than pick him up and re-orient him, we left him there, because he needs to learn.
  • Understanding – BB8 didn’t learn how to get out of the corner though, and his battery ran out. So we put him back on the charger. We’ll check back in in a week. Maybe. If we’re looking for disappointment.
BB8 Puts Self in a Corner
BB8 Puts Self in a Corner
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Rules of Book Club

The first rule of Book Club is: You talk about Book Club. You read; you are elite. People can’t see that by just looking at you, so you have to tell them. Drop it casually in conversation.

For example:

Not-in-book-club Person: I have gotten so many dates from OkCupid.
You: I am reading my book for book club.

The second rule of Book Club is: You talk about book club. People want what they cannot have, and what they cannot have is membership into book club. The only way to make them aware of this staggering hole in their lives is to flaunt your membership.

Third rule of Book Club: Someone makes an observation, shares a supporting passage, cites a third party source, the debate is over.

Fourth rule: Only 8 people to a meeting.

Fifth rule: One comment at a time, people.

Sixth rule: No shoes.

Seventh rule: Discussions will continue as long as the book has compelling topics.

Eighth and final rule: If this is your first book at Book Club, you have to impress everyone so that you are not voted off.

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