Call me stupid, but I just don't get it.

What don't you get?

This whole notebook thing.

What about it, in particular, confuses you?

Well, there's like a really short bit that has a lot of information in it...


... and then bam, it's over, and there's a whole new paragraph that has absolutely nothing to do with the last one.

Yeah, that's the point.

But that's not how books work.

Most books. Regular books. This is not one of those. This is a textbook.

What difference does that make?

Well, it's not a story with a beginning and an ending. It's what you might call a kaleidoscope of...

I wouldn't call it that. I don't even know what that word means. Cal-what?

Fair enough. Well, to put it in a language that you might be able to follow, this thing is made up of a whole bunch of little bits of information.

And what am I supposed to do with them?

You're supposed to go through them and see how the grammar they describe is applied in the original story...

Just wake me up when you're done talking, ok?

...and then you're supposed to clap your hands and say Yay and then you're supposed to feel a little ashamed for doubting me and then you're supposed to apologize to me in your head.

Well, slap my ass and call me Judy.

Your English is not half bad, actually, you know, considering.

Considering what?

How much time you spend complaining and being a pain in the ass.

Complain? Moi?

Please don't.

And vat is pain in arse, please?

Here we go again.