October 3rd, 2006

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So here are 10 things that make me happy right now.

1) I have a lot of great and wonderous friend.
2) I am no longer homeless
3) I am gainfully employed with a job that gives me my weekends off.
4) I have some pretty cool roommates.
5) I dont spend most of my day in the depths of depression any more.
6) My grandmother appears to have almost completely recovered from her recent health problems.
7) I enjoy being a geek sometimes.
8) I feel like writing and doing creative things again.
9) I am running rifts this weekend.
10) The hobbit feast was a lot of fun.

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stolen from puzzleoflight


A Caney Creek High School dad is fired up because the Conroe Independent School District uses the book "Fahrenheit 451" as classroom reading material.

Alton Verm, of Conroe, objects to the language and content in the book. His 15-year-old daughter Diana, a CCHS sophomore, came to him Sept. 21 with her reservations about reading the book because of its language.
"The book had a bunch of very bad language in it," Diana Verm said. "It shouldn't be in there because it's offending people. ... If they can't find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn't have a book at all."
Alton Verm filed a "Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials" Thursday with the district regarding "Fahrenheit 451," written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953. He wants the district to remove the book from the curriculum.
"It's just all kinds of filth," said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read "Fahrenheit 451." "The words don't need to be brought out in class. I want to get the book taken out of the class." Collapse )