Monday, August 16, 2010

I am curious multi-coloured

Just in time for my annual bout of back to school envy, the clearance pile at the local big box book purveyor yielded a gem that catapulted me right back to those heady days of grade one, if in grade one we had been permitted to colour in the human musculoskeletal system instead of those crudely-rendered mittens hanging on a clothesline.

You have no idea how tempted I am to indulge in a fresh new pack of pencil crayons right now. Maybe even a new pencil case to keep them in.

This could very well displace the internet, perhaps even bubble wrap, as the ultimate time-waster. And with over 150 labelled diagrams, complete with informative captions, my new colouring book could very well force me to finally commit to memory all those anatomical details which I learned in only the most rudimentary fashion in university. And then promptly forgot after the exam.

What tools do you wish you had been given in school?

9 comments:

kelly said...

Dremel. All the little attachments always looked so fun and useful. I finally bought one a couple years ago at age 45. I even use it to do Jakethejerk's nails

L said...

Oh, you're going to have a lot of fun with that!

BeckEye said...

Did you color in all the naughty bits already?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That will be perfect if you ever take that home dentistry course you've been talking about, Kelly. You could set up a nice little retirement business - cavity filling/dog grooming.

This could spell the end of my wasted days on the internet, Lesley.

Nope, I saved a bunch of them for you, Beckeye, along with the red pencil crayon.

Allison said...

I did one of those books in Gr. 11 anatomy! Good times, good times.

This afternoon I'm making butterflies with clay. Sometimes I love my job. Happy colouring!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I hope you don't have to share any of that clay with a kindergarten class, Al. Although it would still be fun, it's better when nobody expects you to be the grownup.

S.M. Elliott said...

That book, plus the 64 pack of Crayolas, would have been awesome when I was a kid. In school we were usually only allowed 24 colours.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

24 colours? You were lucky, SME! We got 2 colours and we were happy to have them. Plus we walked to school barefoot.

John Mutford said...

And remember when crayons were offensively named? Ah supremacy white.