Thursday, December 22, 2005
Knownunknowns sent me this 7x7 meme (and I don't even know what a meme is!):
1. Seven things to do before I die: Discover the secret to Eternal Life. Write the Great American Novel. Find the Fountain of Youth. Learn to play Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in G-Minor all the way thru. I've got the beginning and the end, all I need to learn is the middle. See an angel. Understand quantum physics. Visit another planet. Is that seven?
2. Seven things I cannot do: Find time to write. Find time to practice. Fly. Eat balut. Run fast. Speak a second language fluently. Mathematics.
3. Seven things that attract me to -- Okay, my husband: He has the soul of a poet. He loves opera. He's funny (in more ways than one!). He likes to watch PBS. He's the kindest person I know. He fixes me breakfast. He loves me.
4. Seven things I say most often: Stop that! No! Don't do that! I love you! What time is it? Have I ever told you that I can't see to drive at night? I need a hug.
5. Seven books (or series) that I love: Dandelion Wine. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Leaves of Grass. The Unexpected Universe. Small Wonder. For the Time Being. The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life.
6. Seven movies I watch over and over again, (or would if I had time): The Color Purple. Amadeus. Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Empire of the Sun. The Mission. 2001: Space Odyssey. Schindler's List.
7. Seven people I want to join in, too: Kiekay1, alycehoward, lincrafter, kstatler, jojo, Ms Bunyan, and bobkjohnston.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
How about the dyslexic devil-worshipper who sold his soul to Santa?
What's THAT all about???
And for you all you lawyers in the audience, what do you call Santa's helpers? Subordinate Clauses!
An honest politician, a kind lawyer, and Santa were walking down the street and saw a $20 bill. Which one picked it up? Santa, of course. The other two don't exist!
Then what d'you call someone who doesn't believe in Santa? A rebel without a Clause!
And finally: What goes oh, oh, oh? Santa walking backward....
...oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.... *disappears*
Monday, December 12, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
The small red dot in the center is Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our sun, and is visible only through a telescope--but, Omygosh, look at the whole picture!
"Every star is a shining luminescence, yet one star on its own would barely be noticed here on earth. It is only through the combination of the light from millions of stars that a beautiful canopy of points of light appears to us."
The Counting Paradox
Hey oh, Galileo, with that telescope up to your eye,
What'd you see up there in the sky?