Thursday, August 26, 2010

This-n-That Thursday

Stuff:
  • Why did we have to learn how to use a slide rule? Have you ever used one in the real world?
  • Dora and I had a beautiful walk this morning. There is a hint of Fall in the air.
  • I love the change of seasons. I think it must be because of my short attention span.
  • I was really sad for college departures this year. But I have recovered.
  • I got an international driver's license yesterday. I feel so grown up.
  • I am so ready for football to start.
  • We have our jihad bridge group tonight. I feel lucky;)
  • Remember those fat pencils and crayons that were flat on one side? Do they still make those?
  • And that jar of paste that had the hole in the middle where the little brush would fit? I loved that. I may or may not have even snacked on it from time to time.
  • And what about logarithms? I can tell you that not only do I not know how to do them, I have never had to think about it since my SAT.
  • Speaking of SATs...shudder.
  • I am going on an adventure in one week. I cannot wait.
  • I am currently reading Italian Phrases for Dummies. It is awesome.
  • Does anyone know how I can lose 20 pounds in one week?

19 comments:

These Nine Acres said...

You don't need to lose 20 lbs, my friend! I love the change of seasons for the same reason. I can't wait to hear all about out international adventure. I hope the foreign world is ready for a force such as yourself!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Enjoy your adventure!
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Diane said...

I'm not entirely ready for the change of seasons. A little more summer would have been nice. But I am ready for football!
You and your phrase book are going to have so much fun in Italy!

Caution Flag said...

I was grateful for the weather change because it makes for better sleeping, but then I read your bed bug post and see that Detroit is a more than gracious host for them. Now I won't be able to sleep again.

I cannot wait to see where your trip will take me vicariously. Are we going down the Amalfi Coast????

TSannie said...

You know how to do logarithms????? I'm impressed!

Daryl said...

Well if you are serious about it ... stop drinking wine and cut out all carbs and you'll drop 10 in a week....I still have nightmares about the SATs ... ciao!

Trisha said...

Hmmmm - international driver's license, Italian for Dummies, and upcoming adventure . . . . interesting!

Enjoy it and the preparation for it!

The Incredible Woody said...

My Dad loves his slide rule. Engineers are weird like that...

deborah said...

Ooooh, an adventure! Can't wait to read about it and see your pics!
I still have my slide rule..can't remember a thing about it, thankfully!
No need to lose weight, just enjoy yourself!

Maria said...

Fat, flat pencils are used by construction workers to mark measurements & make notes, sharpened with a pocket knife.

Keetha said...

Tell me about this international drivers license!

My husband is counting the days until football season. Miss. State season opener at home is in a little more than a week.

I loved that paste, too.

Italian Phrases for Dummies. Ya gotta love that.

I can't wait to hear more.

Together We Save said...

I love the seasone when they change also... have a wonderful time.

Patty said...

Good luck in your card game tonight. You can lose 20 pounds by leaving your purse behind.

Hilary said...

"Does anyone know how I can lose 20 pounds in one week?

Yes, quit eating the paste and the pounds will no longer stick to you. ;)

Debbie said...

You are perfect the way you are and it's because you ate glue as a child. You've got it together, mama!

When I learned shorthand, I had no clue I would one day be typing in LOL LMAO TTYL,ILY, etc.

SAT's....BWHAAAAA!

Snooty Primadona said...

I'll email you a diet I have that was done by doctors at The Mayo Clinic & you can lose a fast 10 pounds with it. I think you can even have wine!

I may have snacked on that same kind of paste. Gawd, kids can be stupid...

Joanie said...

Do they even use slide rules these days? I bet I couldn't use one now if I tried....

Magpie said...

Huh. I never learned how to use a slide rule. I do remember our first calculator though - a Bowman Brain.

Sassy said...

I ♥ ♥ ♥ the fall.......and how fun to drive on the wrong side of the road and it's okay....or do they do it correctly? How long do you get to stay there? I got my family locked in the cathedral in Venice.....I was young and very stupid!!!! I have son in laws that love the slide rule......myself I would rather go down the slide!!!