On raising a son on the autism spectrum, progressive politics, pop culture, and coffee addiction.
You know you're going to watch. I'll bring the popcorn.
OMG. I LOVE the Bee. My daughter loves the show and soundtrack of The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee - a sweet musical about the kids involved in the Bee. She says it makes her feel good about being smart and different. Give it a listen for further enjoyment of Bees and Bee types.
I'll look forward to your end-of-spelldown commentary. :)
ahhhh! step away from the bee!!did you ever see that movie? akelah and the bee? is that the name of it? very sweet.
"Heiligenschein?"Come on, you know you want to!Remember that cute Aspie (?) boy in Spellbound? I'll be watching along with you.H-E-I-L-G-E-N-S-C-H-E-I-N.Heilgenschen.
Oops, I meant Heilgenschein.That really is a hard one.Use it in a sentence?
(Sound of loud bullhorn, complete w/feedback) "Mom-NOS, this is the word police. We have you surrounded. Put the remote down and step away from the TV; we have you surrounded!"Can't wait to see what word strikes you this year! LOL
One of Daughter's friends has a younger brother who is competing. Our news said today he has made it to the finals.I'll "bee" watching too.
Incidentally, it wouldn't surprise me if a fair number of spelling bee contestants were somewhere on the autism spectrum, incidentally. I have to admit that I noticed some very Aspie-esque mannerisms in some of the spellers I saw tonight.-- speller #38 in 1997...and an Aspie
...And I said 'incidentally' twice in my comments above. My brain is clearly distracted by having been able to geek out at spelling bee-related stuff. :)
Did you see Nate??? What a great job he did. I am sure the school will give him a big celebration when he gets home.It will be interesting to find out what his favourite word was.
the warning came too little too late for me. I got sucked into watching this in bits and pieces during the commercials of a CSI rerun.Really the words are so obscure - they should have a spelling bee where they have to spell the correct version of there, their or they're - since that's more practical. Who goes around talking about a blue/green algae (cyanophycean) anyway? Get these kids to learn practical spelling so we don't have a generation of kids that can spell 14 letter menu items but resort to text-speak to talk to their BFF - ok, talk 2 u l8r......
i watched the last 1.5 hours or so with my daughter - i was surprised at how many words from other languages that were included - like not from french roots, but french totally, and (to my knowledge) not used often in english at all! crazy.i was rooting for the winner!
The radio synopsis is enough for me [but I did enjoy the film last year! - can't remember the title though]Cheers
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