… of more stuff found lying around in in odd places
“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.”
~Bertolt Brecht~ ”Life of Galileo”
Haven’t taught 7-year-olds in a few years, and never before in my home. How could I forget how unfocused and barely-civilized they are? Not that I’m a big fan of civilization … but, still.
Note to self: plastic cups for water, NOT breakable drinking glasses.
Addendum: Scratch that. No water in the teaching room at all, not until they learn how to keep from spilling it all over their (and my) books.
Seoulistic has a list of 10 of the oldest and best places to eat Korean food in this city. I have not been to any of them, but methinks it would be a worthwhile project, especially the ones that feature galbijim … yum.
Here’s another list from CNNGo, most of them way out of my price range. Sigh.
Tom Gauld draws funny little cartoons for the Guardian. He’s recently started putting them up on a Tumblr blog: You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack.
His more bloggy kind of blog can be found here.
I think my atheism makes my life more precious. Every moment, every breath, every kiss, every scoop of ice cream. If I went around thinking I’d live forever, very little of what I value most would have any value at all.
Except the ice cream, of course. That’s always good.
I think some of my Brit friends might enjoy this … Maybe it helps to read it out loud.
“Shanghainese artist Wang Qing is having a solo exhibition …”
And, as one of my friends said, “It would pretty much have to be a solo exhibition, wouldn’t it?”
My Galaxy Tab has voice recognition features, so I can just speak out loud and it responds to preprogrammed commands, and transcribes my dictation for texts and email. I could write this blog by just talking, if I wanted to.
This is very cool, of course, but there is more: It will even learn when I correct its mistakes and needless to say, this alone puts it ahead of a lot of my students.
However, my cat’s name is Kwenchana and the first time I spoke it, the Tab spelled it ‘vagina.’ I didn’t think that was very nice, although technically, she IS a p- … aw, Bob, better not go there. There might be respectable people reading this.
A short message for today:
Try not to kill anyone. It hurts. Everybody will be dead eventually anyway. There are other things we can do in the meantime. The world is full of beautiful stuff. Just, you know — look.
Thank you for your time.
(It’s actually my takeaway from a zombie story I just finished reading, You can read it also, if you want. Here.)