Thursday, July 20, 2006

Categorical Favorites (Part One)

As Oscar Hammerstein wrote:

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad”

Here, by category, are some things that make me smile:

Animated character: Edna from The Incredibles (Of course, “Dahling!” Who did you think?)

Animals: Ring-tailed Lemurs

Smell: The scent of spaghetti cooking at a nearby campsite in a grove of redwood trees (Runner up: Sidewalk after rain)

Foreign Film: Amelie

Place I’ve Been: Westminster Abbey

Place I’d Like to Visit: Angkor Wat

Childhood Memory: Riding in a jet boat so fast that my eyes watered and tears flew horizontally back past my temples

Mathematician: Paul Erdös

Painting: La flèche de Zénon by René Magritte

Object I’ve Seen: The Rosetta Stone

Mathematical Idea: Infinities come in different sizes.

Scientific Idea: Time Travel

Part of Nature: Water flowing in a river

Statement by My Youngest Child (7): “Mom, it’s really hard to think about when God started.”

Math Joke: “There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.”

Way to Spend Time: Engaging in a great conversation

What makes YOU smile?

1 comment:

Amy said...

Listening to my husband and pug snore…It is music to my ears