There should be a calculator for doing mental arithmetic
… or a ruler at least.
note: I feel sluggish lately … avoiding salt … leaving a trail … and all that stuff, but I really don’t feel like blogging for a while.
So I will be back after the next big event on my The Big Three list:
Numata Matsuri 2008 / Numata Matsuri 2009
Kinder Olympics / When Was The Last Time?
Dance Recital Madness / Dance Recital Madness: Day 2
Dance Recital Madness 2011
double note: I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I didn’t miss last year’s Numata Matsuri from August 3rd to 5th … I just took crappier photos than usual … and thought I’d give it a miss as blog fodder for a year. I will report on it again this year. (promise)
triple note: does anyone do mental algebra?
quadruple note: I think I deposed a ruler back in 1977 … when Canada went all metric on me.
Today was like eating a day old banana … it wasn’t ripe at all.
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I don’t understand the basic principles behind most things in this world.
Electronics, mechanics, computers, algebra, physics, etc … I have no idea.
If I went back in time, I wouldn’t have too much useful information to impart.
I’d be hard pressed to make fire actually.
I’m not a toolmaker.
I do understand the basic principles behind making a cookie.
I’d like to think that would count for something … maybe a tribal elder’s daughter … or a little respect at least.
note: I’ve been making cookies at work for the last week. What have you been doing?
double note: the cookie in the bottom corner of that round plate is supposed to be Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.
triple note: I’m off for a 3 day “business trip” to Nagoya on Thursday, so there might be a bunch of entries coming on as I clean out the doodads and dribs and drabs piling up around here.
notes to myself #39
Everything you need to know, you learn from both of your parents … whether you are paying attention or not.
(quite a scary thought really)
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“I never read it in a book
I never saw it on a show
But I heard it in the alley
On the weird radio”
from “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
I can’t remember too much stuff I studied in High School: it’s all fragments and things disappearing around corners now.
However, I probably remember every song lyric I heard between 13 and 18 years old.
If there had been cool songs explaining Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Algebra; I bet I would have …
– cured my lack of facial hair
– distilled a potion that made me irresistible to the opposite sex
– invented a way to win at PacMan
– built a Death Star in the shape of AC/DC‘s Angus Young‘s guitar.
Sadly for me the education through song portion of my fountain of knowledge dried up soon after “The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round”.
note: probably the most educational song I know is Monty Python‘s Universe Song.
double note: I might have even invented “flubber” if I had had enough money to buy records!
triple note: How cool was Fred MacMurray? Pretty cool! I kid you not!
quadruple note: “I studied so hard for the test that I lost my voice.”
quintuple note: sometimes the wheels on the bus don’t go round and round.
sextuple note: In the fantasy realm of educational songs …
The Rolling Stones: physics
The Beatles: entomology
Led Zeppelin: alchemy and aeronautics
The Animals: zoology
The Cars: automotive
ZZ Top: hair dressing school
David Bowie: biology
The Clash: art of war or fashion
The Police: criminology
Dr. Hook: medicine or possibly fishing
Men At Work: business
The Doors: doors
AC/DC: the study of electricity
Crowded House: demographics
The Romantics: dead English poets you had to study in school
U2: spyware and spies and stuff
septuple note: I was going to include “Oasis: proctology” … but they weren’t around in my musical absorption period.
octuple note: Cheap Trick is more my life style.
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