Monday, January 28, 2008

Education and Music and Barbie, Oh My

I forgot to mention the latest Carnival of Education! How can any of us have viable opinions about education/schools/teachers if we don't keep current?

My music is set on random, as usual, and so far the selection has been, well, random. My musical tastes are so varied that when I set my player on random, boy, it's REALLY random.

1. Waiting For My Real Life To Begin - Colin Hay
2. Two Soliloquies - from South Pacific - Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza
3. What'll I Do - Allison Kraus
4. Symphony in C - Cake
5. Early One Morning - Nana Mouskouri
6. Pretty Women - from Sweeney Todd - Len Cariou
7. Time Is Running Out - Muse
8. A Tall Stand of Pines - Floating Men
9. Senza Catine - Il Divo
10. Two of Us - Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
11. Papercut - Linkin Park
12. Ah It Mek - Desmond Dekker
13. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
14. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Elaine Paige
15. Cam Ye O'er Frae France - Steeleye Span
16. Death Is Not The End - Nick Cave and Friends
17. Shenandoah - John McDermott
18. Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice - PDQ Bach
19. Flight of the BumbleBee - King's Singers
20. Falling - from Aspects of Love - Michael Ball, Ann Crumb, Diana Morrison, Kathleen Row McAllen, and Kevin Colson

As I type: Mr. Snow - from Carousel - Jean Darling (as Carrie)

On another forum, people are discussing Barbie. The doll.

I have never cared for Barbie. I never wanted one, and my daughter never wanted any, either.

Frankly, I wonder about a dolly that represents a fully developed woman's body. Why do people put that in the hands of a little child?

My daughter loved her dolls and couldn't get enough. She loved baby dolls and little girls dolls: dolls that represented HER.

I don't buy into the "I have negative body image because of Barbie, boo hoo" thing; I just don't think an adult doll with boobs and a career would be any fun for a little child to play with. It certainly never appealed to me.

And how DO you play with Barbie? I mean, besides dress her and undress her and dress her again? Wow, that's fun. Because I don't believe for one moment that a little child can project herself/himself into most of the "careers" Barbie has had over the year.

Baby dolls and little girl dolls - groovy.

Adult dolls with boobs and careers - boring.

Playing now: Jennifer Juniper - Donovan

Why yes, I do tend to leap from topic to topic much like Superman and his tall buildings. No, I'm not interested in reforming any time soon, but thank you for asking.


Feel better now, dear? Good.

I love Granny Smith apples. Also, my cats don't shed much, which is good because my sweeper is on the fritz again.


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