Forum posts made by nymphwriter

Topic What's Your Current Mood.
Posted 26 Jul 2015 19:51


Then I'm sending you some hugs back hon... Big Hugs because we all need a little love now and then. Hugs 2407_group_hug

Topic What's Your Current Mood.
Posted 26 Jul 2015 15:10

More hugs needed I see Big Hugs We all have those times my friend. Certain individuals seem to enjoy making us feel that way. Just because they CHOOSE to take exception doesn't mean you were wrong.Big Hugs

Thank you my friend. Hugs I assure you... the hugs were appreciated and they helped... a lot! Hugs I feel much better now. Hugs

New Current Mood : Loved

Topic What's Your Current Mood.
Posted 26 Jul 2015 11:56

Tired of feeling like I can't do or say anything right.

Topic Do you agree with the following statements?
Posted 26 Jul 2015 11:51

I can assure you, I never thought you were trying to fight with me (I have my doubts now). Apparently one can't contribute to a reasoned debate without being accused of attacking someone.

I wasn't accusing you of attacking me or anyone else. I felt like we were having a heated debate because we have a different point of view. Yet even when I agree with you, it doesn't seem to matter.

Stop taking everything so personally. I never explicitly disagreed with what you were saying, but only sought to clarify the point you were actually trying to make, or its relevance to this thread. Even when I quote you, it doesn't mean my whole post is directed at you—it is aimed to further the general discussion.

Ironic... I felt the same way. That actually makes me laugh. Proves we are both passionate about our beliefs and approach them differently. Another reason I respect and admire you. I wasn't taking anything personally. I was expressing my experiences and acknowledging that yours are different from mine.

And my issue with "the good old days" is that people use them as an excuse to dismiss progress and to cling to outdated ideals of "good" child-rearing and education. If the "old ways" were good enough, why did we keep looking for (and finding) "new ways"? Or should I have my kids write with chalk and slate this year, and threaten the belt to anyone who steps out of line?

I never said any such thing. I asked for a happy medium. A middle ground if you will. Not everything from the past was shit... but it also wasn't perfect either. All I've ever said was if there was a way we (teachers, parents, students) could incorporate technology with some "old school" technology... the end result will benefit all. You as a teacher should know that not all "new ways" work as well as we're sold to believe. There is a reason why certain "old ways" are coming back into the classroom.

Topic Do you agree with the following statements?
Posted 26 Jul 2015 09:34

Do you think their future boss will be impressed that they can calculate the change due to the customer in their head, when it's displayed right there on the screen?

Clum, I'm not trying to fight with you, though it seems you think I am. I wish to address just this one piece from your earlier post.

While it's nice that the cash register/computer can tell a person how much change is due to a customer, what happens when the cashier makes a mistake or (and this has happened) the computer goes out for whatever reason? I speak here from experience as well. I was taught to "count change backward" to reduce mistakes. It's why I know when I give a cashier a twenty I know what I should get back. I've seen kids stand dumbfounded because they hit the wrong key and can't give me back $6.38 in change without me literally walking them through the steps. These are skills that should be taught throughout school, though they aren't as much as they once were.

Why can't kids learn both skills? Why can we teach them how to do the steps in their heads & later use a calculator? I see no reason why we can't teach them to learn how to use their head first... then follow up with the calculator later. This way... if they make a mistake (which we both know they will at some point as is the nature of human beings) they can understand their error.

I'm not sure why you have an issue with the "good old days", I just think we can incorporate both the old ways with the new ways and create a hybrid that will benefit all. I never said TV was rotting kids brains. I did however know enough as a parent to turn off the TV and encourage my child to do something away from it. Often it meant my doing the same. I talked with my son about the difference between what is real and what is not.

I'm not against choice... I'm against parents thinking that electronic devices are more important than their spending time with their children.

And yes... I do read your posts. I've read them all.

Topic What Are The Most Memorable Movie Scenes That Have Stayed With You Always?
Posted 25 Jul 2015 23:18

I love Mel Brooks... and History of the World Part 1 is one of my all time favorites. While this clip is longer than what I wanted... it has my favorite scenes... Madeline Kahn making her picks for the Midnight Orgy (Yes! No, no, no, no, no, no. YES!) and the Eunuch test... or rather... when everyone goes "TEST?!"... I mean... what teacher doesn't love that look of panic of fear on the faces of kids who don't listen.

Topic Do you agree with the following statements?
Posted 25 Jul 2015 20:31

I don't think I am missing the bigger picture, but rather tried to address the issue actually raised in this thread (although I'll concede to Steph that I struggled to stay on topic at all times).

What I've quoted above pretty much sums up your whole post, and basically says that you think people are worse parents today than they were... "in the good old days"?

Whether or not that's true, I fail to see how it is related to the sensory overload we are (supposedly) confronted with these days. If what you're saying is that people are more prone to such distractions because of the way they're being raised, then you're actually making my point—people are making bad choices about how to use technology.

I reiterate my point in simple terms (for Steph): if distraction is causing a problem (such as poorer literacy), then we need to change our behaviour, not eliminate the distraction.

Boobs distract me, but I don't wish there were fewer boobs in the world. I simply avoid frequently being in situations where boobs might distract me from a more important task.

Clum, as someone whom I respect as a Mod and as a teacher, I'm trying to meet a middle ground with you. I'm not saying that I think people are worse parents today than they were... but it is a lot easier to hand a kid an electronic device than to actually parent them. And at no point did I say it was ALL parents . What I said was based in MY experiences . I know yours are different. Please Clum... I would never discount what you've seen.

What I stated was not a myth. There is research to back up what I've said. I've seen it first hand. I would love nothing more than to see these "distractions" become opportunities as you had stated. That would not only benefit so many children, but also make our lives easier.

I am not blaming technology... but I'm also not one who uses technology for the sake of technology which I do feel some teachers do (and again... this is just my opinion.) I spent a part of my summer break learning ways to better use technology in a practical manner so that it can be used in a productive manner and thus give my students an opportunity to learn more and broaden their horizon.

Trust me when I say there is blame to share. Parents for not parenting. Teachers for not teaching. I'm sure you can think of kids whose parents don't really do much. The kids who know their parents won't do jack shit even if you call, or give you lip service.

I am doing what I can, but I am only one. I know I'm not the only one... but it takes more than a teacher (or several) to make a difference. It takes parents as well.

Topic Happy Birthday Sexygeek!!! ♥
Posted 25 Jul 2015 20:08

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 25 Jul 2015 14:24

I know you hate the fact he listens to me. Well, you chose to focus on the child who had no blood tie to you.

I was there when he had questions. I was the one who took him to camp and stayed. I went on the outings, the field trips, the doctor visits, the parent conferences, the back to school nights, the community service projects, and much, much more.

I'm the one who decided he was worth my time. I'm the one who backed my words up with my actions. I'm the one who showed him he was worth it.

I'm the one who was the parent and who parented. You showed up for the awards... I was there for the work.

That's why he listens to me. Because he knows... I will in turn... listen to him.

Topic Music Chain
Posted 25 Jul 2015 14:15

Tears on my Pillow - Little Anthony

Topic Give the person above you, a warning label
Posted 25 Jul 2015 14:01

I love it. I have a feeling the same can be said about you

Yuppers. evil4

Some days more than others.

Topic Give the person above you, a warning label
Posted 25 Jul 2015 13:57

This just says it all. I hope you agree.

Topic An end to online affairs?
Posted 25 Jul 2015 13:31

I saw this and it made me giggle. It fits this thread nicely.

Topic New Category...
Posted 25 Jul 2015 13:25

I knew I would regret asking. d'oh! Thank you Sprite.

Topic Someecards
Posted 25 Jul 2015 13:16 Years Resolution.jpg smoking.jpg

Topic New Category...
Posted 25 Jul 2015 12:52

Btw, next up, The Figging Catagory. :)

Okay... I know I will regret this... but could you please elaborate on this one Sprite. I honestly don't know what you mean... and yes... I'm sure I'll take a rash of shit from Cleo el Gato later. cat

Topic New Category...
Posted 25 Jul 2015 10:42

I don't think we need it. And please, I don't want anyone giving me some kind of fuckwad arguments. It is just my opinion.

People will always have an opinion. Whether they agree with a new category or not is just a factor of life. I think those who have voiced their opinions have made good arguments for both sides. I think what Green_Man was trying to say is he won't change his mind. I respect that. His way of stating that might have been a bit... rough... but I'm sure it was due to those who have been less than diplomatic in the past.

I applaud Poppet for making such a suggestion. clapping She put a lot of thought into it and ran the risk of disagreement. Who knows... maybe one day such a category will exist.

Topic Do you agree with the following statements?
Posted 25 Jul 2015 09:58

Clum... I do agree there are more factors at play than just an overuse of technology. However, I feel you're missing the bigger picture. Too few parents are reading to their children at bedtime. Too few parents are PARENTING their children. I love technology. My husband always teases me about my obsession with my new devices. I own three tablets and I use a laptop at home. At work I have an iPad, a desktop computer, and a laptop.

My issue with technology is that parents are shoving these devices into their children's hands to "shut them up" instead of teaching them ways to use them properly. I'm worried that research will show we put our children in front these devices way too soon for both their mental development as well as their social well being.

I have worked in a school with extremely high poverty and crime. My students often only ate the food the school provided them. We'd send them home with weekly packs of food. We provided them with new backpacks and/or book-bags. Some kids were even provided with uniforms. They lived in single-parent households or with a relative. Often there were more people crammed into a one-bedroom apartment than were legally allowed.

I never said technology was destroying society. To me... it's a lack of parenting. Technology just makes it easier for some.

Asleep... Thank you. Though I can only answer your question with my own experiences. My students write research reports and do the bulk of their research on the internet due to the rapid changes. We (my school) have no librarian (I'm not making this up... gotta love budget cuts) so the teachers must do what they can in the limited amount of time they are given.

We teachers do what we can. I just hope we can find a happy medium between "old school" technology (books, paper, pencil, etc.) and modern technology (tablets, computers, etc.)

Topic New Category...
Posted 24 Jul 2015 14:59

Well, I said, "if the demand is there."

Usually we go with a 70% in favour vote. It looks pretty much on the fence as it stands.

Hence why I said "might." At least you didn't give her a flat no so that's a positive sign. That's all any of us can ask for.

Topic New Category...
Posted 24 Jul 2015 12:28

lol @ Cleo el Gato.

Cheating stories - how I cheated on my partner.

Revenge stories - how I got my own back on my unfaithful partner.

They are different enough I guess, to warrant a new category in their own right, if the demand is there.

EDIT: Moved to the site suggestions forum.

Woo hoo!!! Poppet, you might get your wish after all sweetie! The boss has spoken and agrees with you!

Topic This was rejected because it wasn't a "Romantic" love poem...The category is just list
Posted 24 Jul 2015 12:23

Darn It !! I knew it ! I knew that posting on a "rejected poetry forum thread" for my first post wasn't a good idea.
I should have posted first in that "fuck me or fuck me not" thread (I guess it is somewhere in these forums). icon_biggrin
I agreed with the FUCKING EGOMANIAC because what he said wasn't a lie...uhhh bah! I don't have any other better explaination for this haha .

I'll take your advice for the future , thanks. Hugs

Anything Steph says... must be taken with a grain (or a pound) of salt. Of course he's a huge EGOMANIAC... that's what makes him such a good writer. I thought what you said was fine... but what do I know... I lack the ego Steph has... but I too have had my share of pieces rejected.

Yeah... Steph has his own unique way to say things... and he's brutally honest... but that's why we love him so.

Topic How often do you write a story that ends up somewhere you didn't expect?
Posted 23 Jul 2015 22:45

Honestly... almost all the time. I'll start with an idea going one way only to have it change directions mid-way through. Sometimes I'll start with one point of view... only to realize it would be better told differently. I'll plan on ending to begin with...then find my story has gone in such a different direction that the ending I had initially planned will no longer work.

It's just the fun of writing... seeing how the story will go and where it might take you.

Topic Music Chain
Posted 23 Jul 2015 18:27

You Go It (The Right Stuff) - New Kids on the Block

Topic Post the title most recent song that you listened to
Posted 23 Jul 2015 18:20

Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

Topic New Category...
Posted 23 Jul 2015 17:57

Though I respect the responses from those who have spoken up on this subject... after some thought... I must say no. However, if they (Nic & the team) agree with you (and on some level... I kinda hope they do) I will figure out a way to write a story to fit this or move one over that would fit.

Topic Post a random fact
Posted 23 Jul 2015 17:50

According to this latest article... the number of boys who enter scouting has risen from 4% to 6%. As the mother of one of these Eagles... this makes me so happy.

Topic Say something nice about the profile of the person above you
Posted 23 Jul 2015 17:42

Prolific writer, bubbly, friendly, and sexy. A person I consider a good friend.

Topic New Category...
Posted 23 Jul 2015 17:32

Please attempt to keep to the subject or I shall ask Cleo el Gato to write bad poetry about you. thank you. cat

Oh no! The cat shit is about to hit the fan! cat evil4