Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Night Potpourri

Three hundred sixty five divided by fifty two:

  • Well, yeah, I know, all you math freaks, there is a remainder because it doesn't divide exactly.
  • Every day we walk by a row of fruitless mulberry trees.  All the switches were pruned off this winter, and the trees look like they have a bunch of large stubs with numerous knobs attached.  It is from these that new switches grow.  Right now single or small clumps of leaves are growing out of the stumpy branches.  Our three year old started laughing and asked what kind of trees they were.
  • Weeds, weeds, weeds.  Tons of rain produce many weeds.  I'm sure glad I have a pair of pretty good knee pads.  They're especially great for kneeling in the rocks.
  • Occasionally I see an odd pickup truck around town.  It's like a Dodge from the 60's and it looks like the cab is a mini-van cut short, with a slightly different pickup bed in the back.  Some of you might know what I'm talking about.  It is painted all red, white and blue with stars on it, and it really sticks out when you see it.  Well, last weekend it was in the opening day parade of our six year old's baseball league.  I guess the coach of the Pirates drives it as he turned the bed into a pirate ship and drove backward through the parade with the kids on the team in back - er, uhm, front.  Now I know.
  • I've been on Google Satellite quite a bit lately for numerous reasons.  One is that I'm looking for work, and the satellite image actually helps out somewhat in looking.  I think you can learn a lot from Google Satellite.  I don't have Google Earth loaded, so I'm a step behind the rest of the world.  I wonder what technology will allow us ten years from now?  Sometimes it's scary to think about.
  • Why is the moon out during the day?  That's something that little kids might ask.  They've been taught their whole short lives that the moon is out at night.  In the sky when the sun isn't there.  In pictures, books, and the like.  So how do you answer a small child this question?  I could explain it to an astronomy class, but a three year old?
  • Like, I mean, what else am I gonna link to today?

1 comment:

  1. I love that the year isn't divisible by weeks. It means if you're born on Tuesday, you're not always stuck with a Tuesday birthday. Everyone gets to enjoy Friday, Saturday, and Sunday birthdays from time to time.