Anyway, the kids are back at school. Most of their books are covered with that horrible plastic wrap, new shoes have been bought and we've spent a small fortune on all those "necessary" school supplies. When I was a kid we used to get two pencils and an eraser, but these days kids carry around enough stuff to stock a small stationery store. So many supplies, yet kids are worse at spelling than ever. I guess now is when I'm supposed to start with, "When I was young I walked 20 miles though the snow to get to school, both ways (which is pretty amazing considering the fact that I grew up in Southern California)." Or maybe that should be 32.18688 kilometers. Back then we had to learn the metric system as well as the imperial system since everything was supposed to be converted by the 90's...*cough*...yeah, right. Now what was my point again? Oh yeah, we used to do all that with just two pencils and an eraser...how did we ever manage? Well, at least it wasn't a complete waste of time since everything in Europe is metric...except TV screens, which for some annoying reason are measured in inches.
Okay, I'll stop now. Enough of going off on metric tangents and ranting about how damn expensive school is these days. And while I could probably make up some pretty good
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