Sunday, December 20, 2009

I Got Math Jokes

What I saw:

Two moving truck that both said, "Two Guys and A Truck".

What I said:

Why don't they combine like terms and just say, "Four Guys and Two Trucks"?

What my husband did:

Rolled his eyes.

He just doesn't get math jokes. :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

So Much For Good Luck

After work today, Frankie dropped me off at the house then made a trip to town.

I saw a penny face up on the porch and thought, "Wonder how that got there!" On second thought, I probably said this out loud to myself. :) Anyhow, I picked up the penny thinking of the old adage, "Find a penny pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck." Plus, it was face up which is another superstitious good luck sign.

I then unlock the door to go inside our house. There is a, I would say, 1/4 of a step up into our house and the porch is maybe half of a foot from the house. Nothing major, but somehow I manage to stumble up the small step AND lose my shoe between the house and porch. There is a small collection of things now residing permanently there: a bottle of flavored water and a part to a wrench set. (Actually, that is not too bad for a year of living in this location!)

There is only two ways of getting anything that falls down that gap:

1) Crawl on hands and knees underneath the porch on all the sharp rocks to retrieve the item or,

2) Find something to push the item towards the end of the porch so it is reachable.

Of course, I am going to try the second option first! I got a yard stick and got the shoe flipped over so it was resting on its sole. Then I shove the yard stick into the shoe like the stick was going to wear the shoe. It was flexible enough to get it shoved in pretty far. Then slowly, oh so slowly, I brought the shoe up to the porch. Score!

I believe the words, "Good shoe!" were said and I happily went into the house. I was willing to crawl under the porch with all the rocks to get the shoe, but luckily I didn't have to.

Hmmm....maybe that is what the luck from the penny went towards after all. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Prime Numbers

"Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work our the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them."

My favorite quote from the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reminders Of Things To Come

It is getting closer and closer to our trip to Italy and it seems like everyday I see something that reminds me of the fact that I am really going.

I saw these posters at Quizno's.

Formaggio

Formaggio is cheese in Italian.

Pane

Pane is bread in Italian.

Let me tell you what, I had one of the Italiano Sammies and a Chicken Caesar Salad at Quizno's. It was one of the best fast food meals I have EVER had! I highly recommend it! The salad had shavings of REAL Parmigiano-Reggiano and pieces of flatbread to go along with it. The flatbread sandwich had basil pesto and thinly sliced meats, including ham, salami, and capicola (Italian pork cold cuts). Oh wow, it was good!

I saw these at Wal-mart.

Italian Flag

I almost bought these, but I resisted the temptation of impulse buying. They are sooo cute though!

For some reason Chapter 6 that I taught most recently in the Geometry book had three reminders!

leonardos pizza sign geometry

I left the whole problem, just in case you were interested. I know how some people are secret math lovers! :)

leaning tower of pisa geometry

The kids keep telling me to take a picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and I keep telling them I am not going to Pisa, but to Rome! :)


italian flag geometry

We actually skipped this lesson and I just happened to see this problem when flipping through the book.

Then there are the items I see everyday in my house.

Cafe Latte

The container we had been hoarding money in to go to Italy for several years now. Don't get too excited it is empty now!

Pasta

My plan when in Italy: To eat lots and lots of pasta!

As of today: December 6, 2009 there are only 2 more weeks until we are in Italy. I am so excited. Stay tuned for our return and about 2,197 pictures of our trip. Give or take a few. ;)

Four White Pigeons On The Corner Of The Roof

What we saw when we came home from church today.

4 White Pigeons

A very beautiful sight!
They have stayed around all day too.
I just saw one fly by the window.
They make me happy!