Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thirty years.

Every once in a while it's fun to see how the years have changed us. Thirty years is a long time and I know that I like the way I looked then compared to today. No offense. And it's nice to see what an attractive group we were in 1982. Aren't we pretty?

I played tennis this morning at Wooddale. I stopped at the desk to check in next to John, one of the guys that was subbing for one of the regular players. The court charge was $6 and the guest fee was $8. The guy behind the counter went to get his calculator to add the numbers together to get $14. Numerology in this country has drastically diminished when a calculator is necessary to add 6 and 8. It's a good thing there wasn't a π involved in the calculation. Not to boast, but I could add π and 8 and get 11.14159 without a calculator.

It's raining in the Saintly City today. Most years this would be another snow bomb. I read from Paul Douglas that if December averages 4.3 degrees above normal, this will be the warmest year ever in Minnesota. We are currently 7 degrees above normal for December.

The Prairie Princess will be flying to Oslo tomorrow from her post in Dar es Salaam, then she'll be there three days until her flight home Wednesday.


Santini said...

It's a little sad when adding two single digits requires a calculator. I refer to it as innumeracy. It is way more pervasive than illiteracy, and just as crippling.

It will be good to have Kelsey home, I'm guessing. I hope she has an easy trip across all those oceans.

Gino said...

Everyone knows that 6 + 8 = a few more than 10. Exactly how many? Let me get a calculator.

Santini said...

"Being young is an accident of time" -- Frank Lloyd Wright.

I like my calculator. A lot. But not for single digits. At least not the even ones. 5 + 7? Now that's a little harder. It's so 4 + 6 + 2.

Jimi said...

I wonder if I could do the arithmetic on a slide rule. I wish I had one so I could try it out.

Gino said...

I love 4 + 6 + 2.

It is so . . .

process oriented.

First prime after 200?

OSLO said...

I am not liking my hair. Too puffy. I don't know what I was thinking. Liking my hair color and style waaay better now. Everyone else looks good!


Santini said...

These math posts are amazingly popular. Cool.