Kiddie Tales: It’s never too early to meet The Doctor

One day, Babu driver was driving a train through a forest. Amma was his helper.

In the middle of the forest they heard someone calling, “Help! Help!”

Amma and Babu went to see who needed help. They saw a large pit with two elephants inside.

Not two, Babu said. There are one, two, thwee, fowr, fowteen, twenty… infinity* elephants inside!

“Oh! Infinite elephants in a finite pit? It’s a Quantum Anomaly!”, Amma said. “Only P-Aunty** can understand it!”.

Amma called P-Aunty who came in and said, “It’s a crack in the fabric of spacetime. Elephants are coming in from the other side. You did the right thing by calling me.”


“Gasp! A crack? Do we need to call The Doctor?”, Amma said.

“P-Aunty is the doctor!”, Babu said.

Yes, indeed. Dr. P pulled out her sonic screwdriver, pushed the elephants back, and sealed up the crack.

Moral of the story?

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

* I taught Chotu the word infinity on a whim. The Hero had gone out of town for a couple of weeks and I wanted him to come back to a kid who said “Infinity”. This is how romance works in The Goddess household.

** Our resident quantum mechanic. We’re still looking for an engineer but she’ll do meanwhile

TGIF! – A little web-dev Humour

I spent most of last year leading a web development team (mostly because no one else wanted to do it) and I can safely say I -ing hate Internet Explorer. So when I was reading this Slashdot story on increased security in IE earlier this week (alas! without mod points), I had to send The Hero a screenshot.

The subject said, “Did you get the joke?”

Should have been modded funny.

Click to enlarge if the text isn’t clear. MITM = man in the middle attack. Irrelevant to the joke, though.

C programmer that he is, The Hero replied, “There’s a joke?” To understand what it is, allow me to educate you.

Every web-dev hates IE because of this:

Unfortunately, most corporate customers use IE so we need to go in there and fix all those compatibility issues. But…

Once it does load, IE is like:


Therefore, unless you’re at work and the sys admin is evil…

Don’t feel too sorry for IE. People still do use it.


Which brings us back to…image001

Isn’t it hilarious?


Erm… Oh well, ok then. I guess one more won’t hurt…

Source: reddit

Have a great  weekend everyone! 🙂

Sources: Memecentral and/or WhatsApp forwards unless watermarked.

TGIF! – All about cushions… And Space!!

Ok, The post was originally all about cushions but look! It’s the 25th anniversary of Hubble! Here’s an awesome article about how much we’ve learned about our universe thanks to Hubble. A great Hubble pic that was also on Slashdot a while ago:

Now, on to regularly scheduled programming (I schedule all my posts the night before so The Hero has a fresh post to read for lunch everyday :-))


The Hero and I have finally decided that a larger space in the suburbs is better than a matchbox in the city. Did you know music teachers mostly teach via Skype these days (head shake) and since we found a non-international school nearby, we decided to go for it.

Now that we’re thinking about decorating our new place, here’s a thought that keeps popping up. Why do we need cushions? Ok, no, the question doesn’t keep popping up. I wanted to make something up so I could post this clip here… Have you watched Coupling? You should, if you can.

On the Slashdot front, I got a virtual kissie from my husband for sharing this story about other weirdos geeks like him who run Linux on a Mac.

On the frivolous front, I discovered this great style blog which has some theories about colours and contrasts as well as the usual makeup picking tips. By discovered, of course, I mean I binge read it one time.

This week’s geeky tidbit: Poe’s Law states that without disclaimers it’s impossible to distinguish a parody of extremism from the real thing. This came up when The Hero and I were debating whether or not the disclaimer was needed on the pimple post.

On the personal front, I’m counting down to my vacation which is starting feb 1st. Yay!

Finally, a rough draft of the illustration for Chotu’s next story. Picture was taken before giving the piece of paper to my coffee-friend at work. Her son loved the story. Yay! I’ll post the story and final illustration here on Monday for my other friends’ kiddos 🙂