From The-Kids-Truly-Will Fight-about-ANYTHING File:
Bella Bambina (the all powerful): "I could destroy the world if I wanted."
Boing-Boing: "No you couldn't."
Bella Bambina: "ANYONE could destroy the whole world if they wanted to."
Boing Boing: "Nuh-uh."
Bella Bambina (volume rising): "I could too destroy the whole world myself."
Boing Boing (angry): No, you couldn't.
Bella Bambina (screeching): Yes, I COULD!
Boing Boing (also screeching--it'll be so nice when his voice changes one day-then I'll be able to tell them apart in a screaming contest . . .): NO YOU COULDN'T.
Bella Bambina: COULD, TOO!
Boing Boing: COULD, NOT!
Bella Bambina: I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT, SO THERE. (I guess the female empowerment message is getting through loud and clear. . .).
Boing Boing: NO. YOU. CAN'T. I'M TELLING MAMA (pause).....MAAAH-MAAAAH.....!
Boing Boing: [Bella Bambina] thinks she can destroy the whole world . . . ."
You get the picture.
And now, for the Tuesday Teasers:
Teaser Tuesdays, hosted at Should Be Reading, asks you to:
Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Two books again this week:
The first excerpt is from The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards by Wendy Shalit. This book was included in the copious swag I received from the BlogHer Conference. I am less than a quarter of the way through the book and am enjoying it far more than I thought I would. We'll see if I feel the same way after reading the whole thing:
"They also distributed stickers reading F___K THE PATRIARCHY that seemed to be in conflict with the first set of stickers (unless they meant F___K THE PATRIARCHY literally)." Page 44
The second excerpt is from a book I've just started reading: No One You Know by Michelle Richmond.
"He raised an eyebrow. 'How did you know that?'
'I use the Yerba Buena on-ramp.'"