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?
* 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
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.
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 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 🙂