"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Family's Mad Lib 1

Time's Up. Here come the Mad Libs. The first 3 are my family's. The next 3 are Sara Lyn's. I enjoyed all 6. Hope you do, too! :-)

What is a Dinosaur?

Today, we are going to study the lifestyle of huge and hideous animals. The word "dinosaur" comes from the Greek words deinos, meaning laptop and saurus, meaning thumb. No one has ever seen a squirrely dinosaur. We know about them because monkeys called paleontologists found their cardigans preserved in rocks.

Dinosaurs were almost evenly divided between carnivores, who ate brains, and herbivores, who only ate tests. At one time there were over 1 different types of these clean beasts roaming the face of the anvil. They ranged in size from those as large as a Tyrannosaurus Grandma to those as small as a reindeer.

Today a dinosaur would be as impossible to find as a house in a haystack.

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