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That’s Totally Random #19: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (Part 2)

I guess this video got under my skin more than usual (see part 1), so I decided to explain why it is important to be able to understand why this … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

That’s Totally Random #18: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (A Rant)

I am so sick of these common core memes and videos. Watch it: Common Core Video The person in the video is actually demonstrating  a simple concept.  Basic number sense.    … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Language Acquisition #4: Time To Learn Katakana

Konnichiwa!    Yoroshika onegai shimasu. I haven’t made a whole lot of progress as far as my vocabulary.  However, I am happy to report that I am hearing a lot more … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Language Acquisition #3: Training My Ear and Tongue

Konichiwa!    Genki desu ka? Genki desu. I spent four hours putting together a video just for you!   I can’t begin to explain how much of a pain it is to … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Language Acquisition #2: I Can Read Hiragana!

Well, most of them.     The important thing is that the random strokes are beginning to form strokes that make sense!     I was wasting time on YouTube when a Japanese Children’s … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Language Acquisition #1: Making Sense of Squiggles and Foreign Sounds

You forget what a toddler world must feel like until you start trying to learn a language.     Know why toddlers cry and scream and throw tantrums so easily like they … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

That’s Totally Random #17: Musical Confessions

I have a confession to make. I’m a closet K-pop fan. I’m not a fan girl.  It is just that I like some of the songs and I have heard … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #7: I Am Teaching Myself Japanese!

Hello everyone! I have something different for you today (because my blog needs to stay unfocused and haphazard just the way I like it)!       I have created a YouTube video … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

That’s Totally Random #16: The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

I’ve been working on a cardboard box project for my son’s third birthday party that will be posted as a mad craft after the event next week.  In the mean … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

That’s Totally Random #15: The General Lee Lives!

I’m not a car person by any stretch, but I do know what I like.   My husband knows I like his car “Rosie” and he also knows what car themes … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

That’s Totally Random #14: Wickedly Talented Kids

Thanks to lowered defenses, I now have a full blown cold and a terrible headache.  So things are going so great, naturally.     I am trying to rest and I thought … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

That’s Totally Random #13: Vintage Hair Tutorials by LisaFreemontStreet

Yes, I know that this subject seems out of place somehow, but when you think about the title of this series you should begin to see that I am a … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

That’s Totally Random #11: Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox

So you say you hate modern pop songs?   Think that it’s just the song writing that sucks? These people prove that you can take lyrics  from a phone book and … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

That’s Totally Random #10: Angry Joe Show

Another late night YouTube guilty pleasure.  The Angry Joe Show. I’m not a game master, but I have played a few in my time and I’d like to play more … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

That’s Totally Random #9: Horrible Histories Comedy Series

When you have babies there are nights when you just don’t sleep.  Rather than tossing and turning you can just blitz watch TV shows while everyone else in the house … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Article #8: Goldie Blox (Encouraging Girls to Engineer)

At first when I saw the Goldie Blox advertisements I was really mad that, yet again, there was a pastel washed toy marketed to girls.  On the other hand I … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

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