Kids Book Corner

  • Goose Girl
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH
  • Peter and The Shadow Thieves
  • Peter and The Star Catchers
  • Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper
  • Stella Brite and The Dark Matter Myster
  • The Island of The Blue Dolphins
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • The School Library Journal
  • The Sisters Grimm
  • Tuck Everlasting


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Stuff and Things

I received this from my friend Suzanne, so I'll answer it here:
Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? WRAPPING PAPER AND GIFT BAGS
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real tree. (Aaron's troop is selling them to raise money for Scout Camp).
3. When do you put up the tree? Soon after Thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? A few days after Christmas.
5. Do you like eggnog? No
6. Favorite gift received as a child? The Barbie Corvette (Thanks for putting it together, Jim!)
7. Hardest person to buy for? Anyone who can't wear beadsocks, or like baklava.
8. Easiest person to buy for? Rachel
9. Do you have a nativity scene? YES
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both.
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Perfume. It makes me have a headache.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Muppet Christmas Carol
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Around Thanksgiving.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Of course
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? baklava
16. Lights on the tree? YES. (I prefer white).
17. Favorite Christmas song? I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? BOTH
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner ( I have seen it spelled as Donder, too)and Blitizn and Rudolph (I think I got them all)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? ANGEL
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? CHRISTMAS MORNING
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Shoppers who open things and toss them around the store.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? silver and white.
24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Mashed potatoes
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? World Peace. (Secular want...Western Digital external hard drive and Adobe photoshop CS4).


A young lady in Noah's primary class was kind enough to ask me to be the chorister for her baptism. She was so happy and the ordinance went well. The pianist is so funny. She always makes me laugh and she is so self-deprecating.

::::::::::::::::Back to School

The kids go back in the morning. I think they are looking forward to learning. (Maybe I just want to think that).


Rachel borrowed Twilight from my sister, Katherine. When Katherine set it down Saturday morning Rachel picked it up. By the time we picked the girls up from my dad's house Rachel had about 5 chapters left. Since the book didn't belong to Katherine we couldn't borrow it. So, after we got home I drove Rachel to Walsmart and picked up their last copy. She hunkered down and finished the book.

:::::::::::Day of Rest
I got a restorative nap, too!
Take care! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's Always Something!

Every time that phrase runs through my head I have to laugh. Gilda Radner was such a hoot. I miss her.

Life with Noah is always, ummm...interesting...yeah! That's the word! I was making a smoothie the other day and he offered to push the buttons on the blender. I put the ingredients in the blender and Noah started reading the button selections,

"...blend, liquefy..." and since he couldn't pronounce frappe he went with a good science geek stand by "...VAPORIZE!" He was thrilled when I let him push all of the buttons...including "Vaporize".

::::::Phone Call from the Pediatrician:::::

Our pediatrician phoned about Aaron's recent check up. Apparently, his heart murmur was a bit more pronounced, so I have a referral for The Sibley Heart Center. When I told Aaron he only wanted to know if shots were involved. I said no and he said, "Cool!".


1. for hot water.

We had a bad control unit on the water heater. A really nice guy in our ward at church took an old one off his old water heater as a temporary fix. The new one is coming, but want be here until Friday.

2. Our family pediatrician

He listens and is a truly caring person. He is also a great photographer, so having to wait in any of his waiting rooms is okay.
He suggested using a small amount of Crisco vegetable shortening for Eve's eczema. She is super sensitive to everything else we have tried. He did say not to by the butter shortening, though.

3. Clothes washers and dryers

I HATE housework and I can see why folks and two sets of clothes before automatic clothes washers.

4. Having a Park Close by

It is fun to walk and wave at the neighbors. I even ran for a short distance and had my neighbor, Kristen, drive by and encourage me. (Yes, I was running down hill). Oh, gravity, though art friendly...sometimes.

5. Bees

You need them for the food you eat and their tasty honey.

6. Who ever came up with phyllo dough

That is some amazing stuff.

7. The assistant principal at the elementary school

Some boys cornered Noah on the playground and had another kid hit him. When the assistant principal talked to the boys involved they said they were annoyed Noah wanted to play with them. She asked if Noah was mean, or had said something to them. One of the kids said, No, Noah helps me with my school work.
This woman has a very gently and sincere demeanor and I felt that she handled the situation with compassion.

8. Michael for going to the grocery store

Today, Americans are at the grocery store buying up tomorrows ingredients for Thanksgiving. The only thing Michael couldn't bring home was some thick slice bread for Noah's French toast. A lady bought all 10 loaves and put a protective arm around her cart when Michael mentioned she sure had a lot of Texas Toast.

9. Michael, again, for being Mr. Scrapbook Lady

He downloaded a free trial of Adobe Indesign, so I could use a function for the yearbook. All the downloads were annoying, but he did it for me. THANKS!

10. My mom

She called and invited the kids to sleepover 2 nights in a row.

11. Friends and family

Thanks to Kim and Teashy for offering a hot shower if we needed it!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Happenings

Michael took the day off of work Friday and attended Turkey Tunes. Michael signed our stickers with the monikers "Yearbook Lady" and "Mr. Yearbook Lady". This is such a fun time to go to school and see the Kindergarteners singing and enjoying being thankful. Eve dressed as an Indian...Tribal person. Rachel's teacher gave her permission to come watch Eve perform. Eve stood next to her classmate Paul. They were fun to watch.


Michael offered to take me to the movies to see "Twilight", while the kids were at school. Aaron asked to go, so I decided to wait until Saturday. When Saturday rolled around Rachel wanted to go, as well. We went to the 12:10pm movie. The previews were nutty. I only liked the one for the new Harry Potter film coming in July. We had one lady who felt she needed to talk out loud to the screen. Let me tell you...if you ever wondered...I don't like it when people do this. I wish they would wait for the dvd and sit in their own house to make comments. I think Catherine Hardwicke did a great job translating the book to the screen. Robert Pattinson was not my vision of Edward when I read the book, but I thought he pulled off the character beautifully. He had the angst, curiousity and intense brooding you need for a damned soul that is tortured by his love for a human that he doesn't want to become like him. Kristen Stewart worked for me as Bella, too. The boy playing Jacob looks like he will be great for his more extended roll, which will come with the next movie. Michael liked Billy Burke, as Charlie. We all enjoyed the film. The make up was weird at first, but the make up artist toned down the white make up after several scenes in to the movie. Michael guesses that it is because the film maker wanted you to tell the vampires from the rest of the characters, immediately, then they could tone it down and make it not as stark.


I got to walk to the library with Rachel, after church. We read in the library for a bit, then walked home.

Michael made scrumptious!

I finished a fleece blanket for one of the office staff at the elementary school.

I took a cold shower (which had nothing to do with the movie Twilight or my husband's hotitude). Our thermocoupler is kaput and I wanted to save the water we heated on the stove for the kids bath. Yikes, I would make a pathetic pioneer. Cold water makes me turn quite bluish, but bathing is a good thing!

Michael made beef stew for dinner. TASTY!

Rachel is finishing up a diarama for a school project on immigration.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tag...I'm It

I was tagged by Marcus, so here goes:

4 Random Things I Like About My Significant Other
He is a fantastic chef.
He can do minor car repairs.
He speaks my dialect of the language "Wife".
He tells funny jokes (they maybe the same jokes, I tend to forget them).

4 Jobs I’ve Had
Medical records department at Emory Clinic (Summer Job)
Runner at Emory Clinic (Summer Job)
Office staff at Mervyn's Department store

4 Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once
Murder By Death
Ben Hur
Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version)
Star Wars episodes 4-6

4 TV Shows I Watch
Forensic Files
The Daily Show

4 Favorite Foods
Wheat Bread with butter
Black bean enchiladas
Vegetarian Spring rolls
Mashed potatoes

4 Places I’d Like to Visit
New Zealand
Prince Edward Island

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to in the Coming Year
Having my teeth cleaned
A new pair of walking shoes
Eve learning to read
Noah's theory about the beginning of its newest form
Aaron surviving middle school

4 People I Tag

:::::::::::::::RED BUBBLE::::::::::

My photographer brother-in-law, Marcus, is selling some of his photos on-line at Red Bubble, so if you are interested in gorgeous quality prints or notecards you can check out his site.

::::::::::::::::Cellos ROCK!:::::::::::

Take care! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Michael blogged about our Family Home Evening experience with playing Life. We started by rereading the rules, which, apparently, were being played fast and loose by Rachel and Noah. Playing by the rules and correcting misconceptions of the rules took up most of the game. Rachel was the banker and was consistently overwhelmed by her nagging customers. It reminded me of the scene in "Its a Wonderful Life", when Jimmy Stewart was trying to convince everybody to calm down and not make a run on the bank. I am all for changing the name of the game Life to something like "EPIC", or "ETERNITY"...or better yet..."PIT OF HADES".
My mom would say I deserve these moments because of my intensly competitive nature as a kid that made games no fun to play. I'm thinking my debt has been sufficiently paid and we should stick to the game CLUE or SCRABBLE, which I enjoy infinitely better. Though it was funny to see Noah getting hit with a lawsuit every few turns. He chose to be a doctor and we explained that it was par for the course. Eve was such a good mom to her plastic brood. She wept when she lost her "teaching" career, and found little solace in becoming an "accountant", but she felt better after her first raise. Aaron was kind of giggly throughout the game and his people kept falling out of his car.

::::::::::::::Teacher Conference for Eve:::

I met with Eve's Kindergarten teacher. I really like her and think she has Eve's interests at heart. She sees Eve struggling with some letter identification. Eve sees "u" as "n" and visa versa, as well as, "d" as "p", "m" as "w". The teacher is working on several strategies at school and had some great suggestions for reinforcement at home. I pulled out the cards I made for Aaron in Kindergarten and Rachel and Noah went to work helping their sister. Then, Eve brought me a work book and I was proud she recognized the letters and their sounds. I'm going to pop in Electric Company videos, this week to start reinforcing, as well. I love the show, too, so that helps.

::::::::::::::Freakishly Cold Day

It was 20 degrees colder today, than at the same time last year. When I was walking in the park the temperature was at 37 degrees Farenheit with a strong wind. I wore Aaron's cool glow-in-the-dark gloves to add some warmth. My lips are in the beginning stages of chapping and my skin is feeling a little tight. I did get my six miles in, so far, 12 for this week. I saw some bluebird playing in one section of the park and they make me smile. I love bluebirds!

:::::::::::::::Turkey Cake:::::::::

This is one of my favorite recipes. Michael, Rachel, and I made this recipe design a few years ago and it turned out soooo cool! These photos are from 2004 and Family Fun Magazine is rerunning the recipe on their blog:

I just thought someone might want to make that as a part of their feast. Fun stuff!

Well, take care and stay warm! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Somewhat Creepy and Disturbing...mixed with Lighter Stuff

I'm a Esme! I found out through Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

:::::::::::::Book Review::::::::

The book was one that I felt a lot of ambivalence. The characters and the descriptions of a culture, so different to mine, was interesting, but extremely distasteful. The cultural filters that we use to determine what is acceptable are intriguing. In the west we would be horrified about foot binding and female circumcision, but are not equally mortified by male circumcision. Historically, not long ago, women wore corsets that caused all manner of health problems, but was seen as beautiful. Today women wear extremely high heels that cause foot problems, but are seen as attractive. It reminds me of a scene in the movie, "To Sir With Love" with Sidney Poiter, when the students he is teaching are taken on a field trip to the local museum. They find out that their clothes and hairstyles are indicative of different times in history. Fashions and attitudes are recycled. Foot binding and subservience may be relics tucked away in the proverbial closet, but I think people should be aware of why they do things and why they make decisions for their children. Most people want their child to look like them, or experience the things they had to, but sometimes those practices might need to be permanently relegated to the past.


:::::::::::::::::New Books:::::::::::

I am still reading Trick of Treatment, but I have included Superstitions 1013 of the Wackiest Myths, Fables & Old Wives Tales, and Mental Floss' History of The World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilizations's Best Bits.


I am trying this printing service. The coupon code gave a tremendous discount, so I am reprinting Noah's baptism book and adding a few pages of stuff that I didn't print initially. This will allow me to compare their quality to Shutterfly, which I really like, but the price is higher. I'll give you my opinion of that when I get the product.

Take care! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Don't Think I'm Quite Ready...

Those were the words that came out of Noah's mouth yesterday after he grabbed a Peanut Butter Blossom cookie. To prefice, Noah is a huge peanut butter cookie fan...the unadulterated version of the cookie, that is. For Family Home Evening on Monday we made peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter blossom cookies. By last night all that was left was the Peanut butter blossoms (though I had eaten a few). Noah decided he might as well try one. He picked up the cookie, examined it for a few seconds then said,

"I don't think I'm quite ready for peanut butter and chocolate. Let me
just take this off."

Then, he popped off the Hershey Kiss and put the cookie in his mouth. He waited a bit, then ate the chocolate. Rachel and I just looked at each other and laughed. That kid is a nut.

An aside: Do you think baklava is a caloric blackhole. Where so many calories are concentrated in one piece that it will start sucking in light?


She is home feeling a bit on the warm side. She threw up this morning a couple of times, but she is feeling better. Her eye is swollen in the corner from the kid throwing the chair yesterday, so she looks like she was in a bout with a prize fighter. She went out to play with the neighbors for a couple of hours after school, but by the time Michael returned home from work she looked weepy and lethargic. She siddled up next to him on the couch and fell asleep within five minutes. She was very warm, all over, by 9pm so I gave her some Children's Ibuphrophen.

We are going up to take a nap. See ya!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Happenings

Kim had these questions answered about her hubby and I thought it was so cool, so here are the questions and my answers about Michael:
1. He’s sitting in front of the TV: what is on the screen? Survivorman, or Mythbusters
2. You’re out to eat. What kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Balsamic Vinagrette
3. What is one food he doesn’t like? Walnuts (allergic)
4. You go out to the bar. What does he order? A water on the rocks, or a rootbeer.
5. Where did he go to high school? Parkview
6. What size shoe does he wear? 8 ½ wide
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Climbing gear, guitars, and guitar paraphenalia.
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Cheese wit'.
9. What would the Husband eat every day if he could? Ramen noodles made by his favorite Ramen guy in Japan.
10. What is his favorite cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios.
11. What would he never wear? high heels.
12. What is his favorite sports team? He doesn't have one.
13. Who will he vote for? He is an independent, so it depends on the issues.
14. Who is his best friend? me.
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do? Get in foul moods.
16. How many states has he lived in? 3(Utah, Georgia, South Carolina)
17. What is his heritage? English.
18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind? German Chocolate.
19. Did he play sports in high school? No, he was in band. He played Alto Saxophone.
20. What could he spend hours doing? Learning to play the guitar.

I've posted this layout before, but it works for this list about Michael:


I just kinda want something salty, right now.

Thank you to my neighbor, Kristen, for sending over some tasty gingersnap cookies! I understand that she will take some baklava as a fair trade.

Rachel helped me make baklava for my mother to take to my Aunt Loly this weekend. I thought it was a sincere compliment to learn that it was the only thing she asked for from my mom for Christmas. I got her hooked a few years back. Southerners, for the most part, love pecans. My mom is trying to talk me into making some praline pecans. I just might.

Conference time is here. Michael and I just got back from our conference with Noah's teacher. His test scores are great, but he is struggling in Social Studies. She said she would have someone come in and watch Noah's handwriting. We feel that his lack of fine motor creates a filter that slows him from getting his work done and legible. He can talk ALL DAY LONG, but writing is so hard...just the physical act.
Tomorrow we meet with Eve's teacher. I have to ask her about the shiner Eve came home with today. She said a boy in her class threw a chair and didn't apologize. The elementary school has a wonderful nurse named Carolyn that helped her feel better.

Aaron went to a Marshmallow War at a friend's house, after school. He came home with a few scratches, but had a good time.

Take care...and watch for flying chairs!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Weekend...Celebration Time is Here...

::::::::::::Cotton Candy Party::::

I held a Cotton Candy contest at the elementary school for each grade level's homeroom that purchased the most yearbooks. I bumped into Eve's former preschool teacher at the library on Tuesday and she offered to help me with the party on Wednesday. Crystal is not just a great helper, but she is one of the funniest people. We made up several bags, then she insisted she buy me lunch. She told me I was a cheap date. She stayed with me for 4 hours to make up the bags and distribute them. We were both covered in bits of sugary floss. I had a bee light on my chest, which prompted Crystal to wave frantically and call out, "It's on your b**b, it's on your b**b!" Luckily, there were no classes out in the courtyard at the time. I just brushed him off and laughed. Rachel was able to come help out during her lunch period and recess time. We made the original pink flavored floss and the favorite of most of the kids, blue raspberry. The kids were polite and appreciative. We were able to give the teachers some and the head custodian, Ms. Peggy. Ms. Peggy is one of the most cheerful and helpful people I've met.

This flair is so true. I just had to post it.

:::::::::::::::::::Current Books::::::::::::

I am only on the second chapter of this book, but the writing is smooth and pulls you right in. This book helps me imagine what it would be like to be born into Chinese culture and seen as a worthless girl and the only way to show any value is by a "beautifully" shaped foot from footbinding. I know there is some crazy stuff that different cultures do in the name of beauty and defining self worth, but I feel extremely blessed to have been born in these times and in the United States. I have felt my wide feet are quite the curse when looking for shoes, but I'm feeling a keen appreciation for them after reading about the procedure for footbinding.
Information on Foot Binding on Wikipedia

We are enjoying a new story from The Mysterious Benedict Society. The kids are solving new clues and my kids keep interjecting what they think the answer is before I can finish the paragraph.

::::::::::::::::::New Teacher::::::

Rachel has had a substitute teacher for these first weeks of school while her regular teacher recovers from chemotherapy treatment. So, the regular teacher has started to work this week and Rachel received this personal comment on the bottom of the farewell letter from her substitute teacher: "Rachel is an exceptional student. She is always cheerful, and very kind to others. She has many strengths, but the main strength that stands out is her creative story writing ability."
I have felt so blessed to have this teacher in Rachel's life and I love her genuine concern for all of her students. I can only guess at the other sweet comments she left to the other students.

::::::::::::::::::::Perfect Weather:::::::

The last couple of days have been wowwee wow wow gorgeous! I has able to walk 6 miles yesterday and today. I just have to remember to sunscreen my arms, throw on my ball cap, and have a back up battery for the mp3 player. Good stuff. My left knee is giving me a bit of a problem and my right foot, too. Just keep on keepin' on, though.

Take care!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


:::::::::::Non Sequitor::::

::::::::::::Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Aaron's new troop does a fundraiser each year by selling Christmas trees. Tonight our family will sign up for a shift. I love the smell of Christmas trees and Aaron likes helping people pick one out. We have been buying from the troop for a few years, so this year it will be fun to help on the other end, too.

::::::::::::::::Family Home Evening Dessert Time

Eve chose to go to Bruster's ice cream store after Family Home Evening. There was a cute, young guy behind the counter and we kept teasing Rachel about him. She was actually oblivious to him, which made us laugh more. I'm glad she was only interested in her Cotton Candy Explosion ice cream.
I had a chocolate malt to ensure that my 6 mile walk and 4 mile bike ride exercise effects were completely negated in one yummy, calorie-filled drink. Michael and Aaron had a huge brownie sundae. Noah had a dirt sundae and Eve went for chocolate with candy eyes.

:::::::::::::Cotton Candy Party:::::::::

I'm holding a Cotton Candy party for the class in each grade level that purchased the most yearbooks. I bumped into Eve's preschool teacher, from last year, and she offered to help me. I need all the help I can get because two of the grades tied for top sells. Michael tested the machine and gave the procedes to the kids. They were quite thrilled. The weather should be good and hopefully people will behave after the election returns tonight.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Interesting Weekend

To my brother and sister-in-law on the birth of their second child, a boy, on Halloween. Marcus, another of Michael's brothers, suggested calling the baby "Boo". Benjamin and Missy declined, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this may be a favorite nickname.

::::::::::::::::My Dad Called:::::::::::
This is an unusual occurrence that had both of us laughing. He called to check on us and let me know that his sister, Doris, has terminal lung cancer. My dad is the middle of nine kids and he dearly loves his family and he is very sad. My stepmom, Alice, went to see her. I'll try to find out more information, this week.

::::::::::::::::Busy Friday:::::::::

My day was full on Halloween...along with everyone elses, I guess. Here was my schedule:

Wake kids,
Feed them,
take Rachel and Charles (the neighbor boy) to school early for Christmas Musical practice
Go back home and get Eve and Noah on the bus
Get Aaron on the bus
drive to Walsmart for pipe cleaners (I forgot to buy them earlier)
Ride bike to elementary school
sign in... drop off pipe cleaners
Grab some yearbook checks and process the paperwork
take pictures of 4th grade field day
run in for 30 minutes to help with Book Fair set up
eat a chocolate glazed doughnut
Go back to the field and take photos of 3rd grade field day (Noah's class)
run to Eve's Kindergarten class to help with Halloween crafts for 45 minutes
***Potty Break***
run to the field to take photos of 5th grade field day (Rachel's class)
run back inside to help with Noah's class crafts for 30 minutes
stop by the art room and check on caricatures for the yearbook drawn by the art teacher
found out about a pie throwing contest at 3pm.
stay and take photos
grab purse and more yearbook stuff
jump on my bike and race home to beat the school bus
eat a non-healthy bowl of chocolate ice cream
greet the kids at the bus and yell, "I WON! I Beat the bus!"
Kids think I'm really weird...normal reaction

That was all finished by 3:45pm. Then came Halloween, which was surprisingly relaxed.

Michael left from work to be assistant quartermaster at the scout leader training. He told me he cooked all weekend. He was quite exhausted when he arrived home on Sunday, but he and I took Noah and Eve for a walk to the library and park. The kids only played for a short time because Eve popped the blister on her hand and a little girl puked all over the play area. Michael and I saw this little girl, about 5, go down a slide that some other children had covered in sand. She sputtered, walked to her dad (or grandpa) and puked at his feet. He didn't even get off his cell phone call. He stood up and walked her over to a different slide where she promptly puked again. He walked her over to the swings and asked her if she wanted to get on...still on the cell phone, mind you. As she wandered away from the swing I told Michael, "I bet he lets her puke in the sandbox". DING DING DING, Alex...what do I win?!? She puked in the sandbox. Michael and I called for Noah playing on the other side of the park and said we are going home. The dude finally got off the phone and got the little girl her shoes to take her home. What a blithering twit.


:::::::::::::::Book Review::::::::::::::

I finally finished this book after a few months of off and on reading. I don't completely understand most of the explanations in the book, but I still enjoyed delving into the concepts. Who needs mind expanding drugs...just sit down and try to understand physics for the history major. The concepts of nano technology are mind blowing and relevant to more and more things. Kaku talks about such ideas as Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. Apparently, Harry would have to be melted down first, which, I believe, would be life threatening.
Kaku also explains why the Large Hadron Collider could not destroy the Universe, as some had feared. We don't have the technology to muster the Planck energy needed. "This is truly an unimaginably large number, a quadrillion times larger than the energy attainable with today's most powerful machine, the Large Hadron Collider..." He also discusses the different theories on parallel universes and time travel. Whoa, that is some crazy stuff...but I still think evil Spock with the crazy goatee was quite a cutie.
This book touches on so many fascinating concepts that are written about in science fiction stories and Kaku writes in a way most people can understand...(me, well, I still need a Babel Fish for my brain). Not light reading, but truly cool stuff!

::::::::::::Off to Walk...see ya later!