~my thoughts about life~

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Questions

I've had some questions on my mind lately and I need some answers.  So I thought...Who better to go to than my friends in the blogging world?  So let me know if you have answers to any of my questions.

-  What's an acceptable graduation gift these days?
I've been invited to a slew of graduation parties this year now that I am over the teen girls group at church.  I do love all the girls dearly, but buying them all decent gifts will end up breaking me.  Any ideas?

-  What books should I have my 12-year old read?
He's always been an advanced reader and has outgrown books for his age.  My mom has started giving him John Grisham books to read but my aunt (my other mom) disagreed.  She said some of his books discuss rape or other adult content.  In my internet history, I noticed he's searched for adult books and adult games, not realizing that the word adult is taboo in the online world.  He's just looking for things that will hold his interest.  Any suggestions of good PG books he might like?  (He's read the Harry Potter, Alex Ryder, and Hatchet series.)

- Why do I have such a difficult time leaving a comment on certain blogs, including my own blog?  There are some blogs that always have my sign-in information saved.  All I have to do is comment, enter the word verification, and my comment comes up with my name and picture.  On other blogs, it asks me to sign in.  When I do, it asks me to sign in again.  I can enter in my user name and password a million times and it will not allow me to comment with my name and picture.  I have to end up leaving an anonymous comment or no comment at all.  This is really bugging me!

- With all the technology advances today, why can't they make the characters mouths move from Yo Gabba Gabba?  I mean, come on!   This is 2011!  Sorry, that's not really a question, more of a ranty rambling.


Courtney said...

I always thought books make the best gifts (but that's because I love books. Not everyone shares that opinion.) When my niece graduated high school, I got her a book called "Do Hard Things" written by Alex and Bret Harris. I don't know if this qualifies as an acceptable gift.

Perhaps your son would enjoy some biographies or autobiographies.

And as for leaving comments: I think blogger blogs are the worst. I have another blog in wordpress that is much easier to comment on.

Theresa said...

As for the books, I recently discovered this: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews

They rate books according to various categories. Really helpful as they enter the YA area.

Some possibilities: Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Life as We Knew It trilogy by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Guardians of Ga'hool, anything by Gordon Korman.

Linda said...

I have given, and will be giving in a few weeks, an external hard drive to the girl who is going to college. I asked the parents if she had one, and they looked at me as if to say, "are you speaking English?", so that obviously indicated to me that the graduate doesn't have one. It's a great gift casue she can back up her school work and photos so that in case her laptop crashes, she won't lose all her work. They come in different sizes and the smaller ones are very reasonably priced. Good site is newegg.com

As for blog posts, I'm confused too. Some are soooo easy but some make me feel like I need an engineering degree, even within blogspot. If you discover the answer, please share it.

Anonymous said...

Great idea, Linda!!! I will order thumb drives right now!