just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Just what is the proper collective noun for a horde of 16YO girls infesting your house for a sleepover?
Ugh. It must be horrible. Sorry Ned. I can hear the "likes" (as in, every other word is "like") from Virginia.
I got lucky. My daughter is in the theatre clique as a techie, so it's all sci-fi (and not just a little bit of cosplay) around here and this group was part of that crowd. They watched the recently-arrived Blu-Rays of Ender's Game and Gravity, then geeked out on sci-fi & horror movies on Netflix. They finally went down around 5AM, much to the dog's relief. I prepped breakfast around 10 (bacon & potatos) and just waited until they awoke to start making eggs. There's not a whole lot of Valley Girl speak (i.e. the "likes") but I will say that my daughter needs a remote volume control (as my wife and coworkers say about me).
Daughter seems destined to take my path through life in being violently opposed to the "popular for the sake of being popular" clique. Sucks when you're in high school but is far better preparation for the real world than surfing along in the popular world. I will say that given her circle of friends the range of gender pronouns I need know and grok has greatly expanded in the last year or so into places I never knew existed. I won't judge from my side and she tells her friends that I was born with the dinosaurs, won't get in anyone's face, and just need time to assimilate the latest variant. They're all good kids who support each other and I'd never want to get in the middle of that. I went through HS pretty much solo and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
Now if I can get her to turn in her fargin' homework on time ...
Science IS NOT TRUTH. It is an iterative process asymptotically coming ever closer to Truth, but destined never to arrive there.