Monday, December 19, 2005

useful Latin phrase for the day

Hoc est armarium valde magnus.

I know there's a way to decline adjectives to make them comparative, but I don't know what it is. Please include translations and corrections as comments. The answer will be supplied presently.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Best quote from Tom Keehn's 90th birthday bash this past weekend:

Tom (at the podium, into the microphone, with deep satisfaction): "All the really well-dressed ones are my grandchildren."

We did look sharp. Mom said he'd given up on getting his kids to dress formally sometime in the late '60's, and suggested that he'd appreciate fanciness. Photos here.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Blizzard Haiku

Driving to work. Kids
towing sleds along Route Nine,
waving at the plow.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Job joy

I recently had a conversation in the kitchen at my office about how, in a nuclear reactor, the cadmium rods are like a time-out chair for the electrons. "Go sit in the buffer!" said one of my co-workers sternly. "No cascade reaction for you!"

I love these people. It's great to be around geekiness in general even if it's not identical to one's own geekiness.

To do:

1. Make your house fair as you are able.
2. Trim the hearth and set the table.