Friday, September 12, 2008

Over dinner....

Liam found a very interesting rock this summer. To me it looked like a volcanic rock. Several other people made other predictions as to its origins. Bill brought it up to a geologist at the university today and he said that it was most likely a volcanic rock. But that it might be a meteorite ( very unlikely, but possible) and if it was a meteorite, it might be worth a few dollars. Which, of course, got the kids speculating over how to spend this unexpected wealth.
Liam wanted to have a mansion and have a remote control that controlled everything. (That boy has big dreams)
Simon was undecided.
Mira said " I would make a little building to keep my bones so that they could rot undisturbed. I would paint it red and call it "Little Red Rotting Hut" "

Speaking of Little Red......

Has any one seen "Hoodwinked"?

Please do. Even after 16 times, I still pause and watch certain scenes.

5 comments:

mira's papa said...

Well, it would depend on what kind of meteorite it was. If it was metallic (it wasn't, I verified that by other means before I took it up) then it would have been about a thousand dollars. They are quite common and not that expensive. If, on the other hand, it was Martian in origin, and a non-metallic one, it would be worth a LOT of money. He said they went for $1000 per gram. I won't say how much it weighs, but it's more than enough to retire on, if it's a meteorite. Most likely it's not, but it's fun to get something that they find worth testing.

TadMack said...

Oh, Hoodwinked!!! I finally had to break down and buy it for my sister; we rented it three times. All I have to do is say "Be Prepared" to my sister, and she cracks up. Even my brother will still watch it. I don't generally like CGI, but that one -- XGames Granny and all -- was brilliant good fun.

Wonder if the makers have made anything else?

DaviMack said...

So, it's all or nothing on the rock. Well, good luck to you!

Hoodwinked. Even now, I sing to T., "Schniiiiit-zellllll". Truly.

Anonymous said...

I hope that Liam's rock will get you that mansion.

16 times!!...

I have to say that I did not even know about Hoodwinked. I guess all work and no play makes me a dull dinosaur. I will have to watch it some day when I'm at your house.

Mamoo (:>)

Kansas A said...

Liam reminds me of Sydney, she wants a "homework" robot ;)