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Old 03-19-2008, 04:56 AM   #106
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Alright, sending The Dead Heart and Blue Sky Mine to Vazza and Ian.
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I've heard this is an annual "event" for 8th graders across the U.S. They didn't have this going on "in my day" (Yes, I'm old, get over it ) Not that my mom would have even considered it. But there's about 80 or so kids going from/thru her school. Sounds like a non-stop trip of seeing the monuments and such. They are scheduled for the Holocaust Museum as well. I hope everyone learns a lot from this. Maddy was very interested in going, knowing that some of her ancestors did not survive the concentration camps. It should be an interesting learning experience
only the non-east-coast ones. or at least, not for the northeast so far as i know.

god i cannot imagine chaperoning a bunch of 8th graders at a hotel and throuhg a city. HELL.

the Holocaust Museum is amazing. I think it's much better done than the one in Israel. The problem is, most trips don't schedule enough time. I went with my family first, we spent like 5 hours there. when I went with class it was like 2.5 hours, and I used up some of the time on stuff I remembered missing. THere's weeks of video in there, but even if you just sample it, if you want to read all the exhibits it's like 4 hours or more.

If she has choices about which museums to go to, the Spy Museum is really cool. I've never been to natural history or air and space but the National Gallery is one of the finest art collections in the world.

In 11th grade we had fun with the escalators. Our hotel was near a subway station with the 2nd longest escalator in the city, like 3 stories (the subway is relatively new, well, by our standards, I guess ancient by california standards) and we tried to run up the down one, 5 of us (juniors and seniors). 3 made it. I was one of 2 failures. People cheered us on and stuff, it was fun. I dunno if she'll have that much freedom though, 8th grade is not upperclassmen in high school.
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This isn't a field trip per se. I don't know what you call it. It's costing me a fortune though


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She doesn't have long socks or thermal underwear, or anything to wear under pants. She has some shirts./sweaters for layering & a jacket. No dressing up at all. She will be bring sneakers and her new Ugg-type boots.


And yes, Beds Are Burning was a big hit here in the U.S. for the band. I saw them many times live. Incredible!!!
We saw them in October of 2001, about a month after 9/11. We knew it would be even more moving than normal; they were very political in their day. They played the HOB in Hollywood, which holds about 1000 people. Came back in March 2002 to the same club. Just awesome. So much power, energy... Their drummer... Oh man. I have to stop drooling on myself now
uggs should keep her ankles warm. she shouldn't need long underwear!

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And our major field trips were to dodgy places up north or Rotovegas
My geography class went to the Great Barrier Reef but I couldn't go; the risk of being sunburnt was too high.

But I got to go on all the excursions to fuuuun places like the GINGER FACTORY!
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i should go to bed soon. i hate it when i sleep in and then i'm not tired but i don't do any work
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I know their is a Capitol Tour, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, The Holocaust Museum (looks like a couple of hours scheduled for it), Smithsonian, yes I see the Spy Museum on the schedule, Arlington, Gettysburg, the memorials,... Lots planned for the amount of time they will be there. No freedom, nor should they have any. They are 13-14 year olds. I don't envy the chaperones one bit.

I think there is a Holocaust Museum or something to that affect in West Los Angeles. If she's interested, we can take her there on our own time.
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My geography class went to the Great Barrier Reef but I couldn't go; the risk of being sunburnt was too high.

But I got to go on all the excursions to fuuuun places like the GINGER FACTORY!
my god i wanna go to the great barrier reef.

our other class trips were let's see, apple picking, sturbridge village (fake 1700s village ), some people did plymouth plantation or some place with ships or something. i went to a suepr ghetto middle school that got "get the poor urban kids to nature" grants and did a week at farm school (saw a calf born! cut down a tree! ate pig skin!) and a half-week at outward bound (i fucking love alpine tower climbinb). then in high school i was part of GSA and outward bound had a weekend for state GSA kids. more alpine tower!
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One of the greatest moments in Australian music history has to be when the Oils played Beds Are Burning at the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics with "sorry" written on their clothes as a direct "fuck you" to John Howard for not issuing a National Apology:
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I know their is a Capitol Tour, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, The Holocaust Museum (looks like a couple of hours scheduled for it), Smithsonian, yes I see the Spy Museum on the schedule, Arlington, Gettysburg, the memorials,... Lots planned for the amount of time they will be there. No freedom, nor should they have any. They are 13-14 year olds. I don't envy the chaperones one bit.

I think there is a Holocaust Museum or something to that affect in West Los Angeles. If she's interested, we can take her there on our own time.
gettysburg PA?? or is there a monument in dc??

never been to arlington national, tho my grandparents live in arlington. the memorials are all pretty great. also there is great potential for funny pics iwth the monument. the mall is fun, before my hard drive killed my pics i had a pic of me on the mall holding a pigeon.

never done a capital tour but i've lobbied in the senate and house buildings freshman year. in 11th grade we did a white house tour, it was rather boring actually.

what aobut whatsitcalled, george washington's estate? that was fun, went with the family.

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And I'm sending more Oils to Ian and Vazza; Short Memory and US Forces this time around.
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I dunno - they drive to Gettysburg and spend their last night there. And something about listening to ghost stories too.

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Well, it's late for me, so I must get to bed. Goodnight



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G'night Lila!
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night lila.

i'm about to go too, after i hear this blue sky mine vid. sorry ax.
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