Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I'm in the middle of having a debate with a friend about opinions.

He thinks that "everyone has an opinion on everything."

Now, I respect him very much, but I argue that that's not true. I think it's an idealistic view on the average level of intelligence of people. A lot of people actually don't have much going on upstairs [or at least much informed, critical thinking] and/or are not opinionated enough to form opinions on even simple things.

And I don't mean that in a rude/condescending way. I think it's okay to not have an opinion on everything.

Any opinions?

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Valentine...

...made dinner
[shrimp and lemon-butter sauce and rice]

and dessert [chocolate mousse parfait]

and there were candles and music and words and some l-word-mushiness that I will not admit to in public.

...and I watched a documentary about Pollock and The Man aspect of the modern art world [Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?] and some mogul skiing and figure skating.

...made me happy.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's all minutiae.

I used the word minutiae completely wrong in a tutorial the other day.
And the student knew it, too.

I realized my gaffe as soon as I said it, but the kid immediately asked with a mocking smile, "Minutiae?"

In fact, I had meant the exact opposite of the word, but my brain got confused.

Dang it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trying to hold on to this...

I was starting to get into this kind of mood until about twenty minutes ago...

I'm trying to let it fill me.