Monday, April 24, 2006

Pulling teeth

Last weekend, I read some children's books to kids at the local library. When I say "kids," I mean one girl who clearly had been forced at gunpoint to go to the library, which is, of course, the most boring place for a 10-year-old to visit in all of Kirksville. This girl was so uninterested The Amazing Bone that, despite the tension in the story (knife-wielding highwaymen!) and my brilliant storytelling abilities, she never once changed her blank stare; I didn't even get so much as an eyebrow raised in anticipation.

At the height of the excitement, I asked her what she thought would happen next. "I think the pig is going to be pushed into the oven" was the merriest response I could get out of her.

Everyone should read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

Speaking of mysteries, this is the kind of email I get from my loving sister.


Abbinator said...

I don't think you are a warthog-faced buffoon. Just a warthog face. Hahahahahaha.

Sarah said...

Your sister sounds like a pretty smart cookie.

mom said...

I love the fact that I conducted volunteer storytimes at the Kirksville Public Library when I was there and now you are following in my footsteps, albeit not very successfully!
See you soon.