Don't Feed the Animals


Does not involve forming and/or moving hexagons with your mind
December 8, 2009, 5:26 pm
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A grammar challenge from the late David Foster Wallace. Say it with me: Wheeee! Grammar challenge!

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Monopoly Jr Death Match = Cozy
December 7, 2009, 3:57 am
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Cold today. Very cold. Long underwear + three pairs of socks + a fire, and I’m still fighting the urge to snuggle with the space heater. Scott and Gage are keeping each other warm by arguing vigorously regarding who owes who a million Monopoly Jr dollars. Something tells me I should take the opportunity to wander away and warm up via a little exercise, but it’s Sunday, so I’m going with hot chocolate + marshmallows. Sugar rush = good.

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I give them a lot of credit for putting this nicely
December 5, 2009, 2:56 am
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Laughing over this line from Gage’s most recent preschool “report card”:

“Gage absorbs everything and pushes ALL of the classroom materials to their LIMITS.”

Oh ha ha ha ha ha ha HA.

The classroom materials, his classmates, his teachers, his mother, and every other “material”/person in his orbit….

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Spatial relations, the bane of my existence
December 4, 2009, 8:58 pm
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I always score well on online IQ tests. I’m sure this has more to do with, say, IQtest.com’s desire to sell me my “Complete Personal Intelligence Profile” than with my actual IQ (as why would I fork over the $6.95 to receive only bad news?), but I keep getting sucked into the tests in the first place because of questions like “T/F: Three congruent regular hexagons can be drawn in such a way that all of them overlap each other and create exactly ten distinct areas or compartments.”* I’m pretty sure the above statement is false, but I’d be a lot more clear on the subject—and also possibly a super genius!—if I could (ever!) just picture a hexagon.

*I suppose I should add that you’re generally supposed to figure these things out in 20 seconds or less without using paper.

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