Playing at the part today, Kris taught Helen how to put her thumbs in her ears, waggle her fingers and say in a sing-song voice, "Neener neener neener, Can't catch me!"
I see no way this could come back to haunt us.
Helen's current favorite lullaby (lightly stolen from Mary Poppins and slowed to be lullaby-ish)
Chim chim cher-roo!
You life will be short
if you're eaten by a grue.
Chim chim cher-ray!
A lantern or nightlight
keeps grues away.
They live in the dark,
So people say.
Chim chim cher-roe!
If you're in a maze,
You won't know where to go.
Chim chim cher-ree!
Just draw up a map,
How hard can it be?
With decent graph paper
It is easy.
(She also likes "Throw the Baby to the Wolves," sung to the tune of "Oh My Darlin' Clementine")
Yup, flying business class is much nicer than economy. No shock there. But it doesn't make travel fun. Sorta like driving a car for six hours is a more comfortable way to travel than riding 6 hours in an horse drawn cart.
And there's the call for my Chennai connection. On to my next 8 hours...
OK, I'm fine with having to hang out in NYC for six hours between turning in my visa app and picking it up. No problem, I'll just take my laptop and switch Starbucks every hour - voila, mobile office. But wait - the consulate bans laptops from the premises and is quite explicit about having no short term ability to store them. So, I'm looking at spending the 6 hour wait with no more than "Only a plastic bag containing your application related papers would be permitted." Not cool Consulate General of India, not cool at all.
On the off chance any of you all not only didn't see me post this on Facebook but also care in the slightest, what are the three most common programming snippets any coder ever learns? Make that the most common three other than "hello world"?
I hate being sewed upon, but have a deep appreciation of novacaine and an excuse to duck work today (I'm not suppose to talk while my little gum graft thingie settles down so I've plunked in bed with my laptop). Expect voluminous and esoteric postings from me today. Or nothing at all. Really depends on how the Vicoden hits me and whether that orange platypus over there lets me get my laptop power cord before my battery runs out. Did you know that playpuses (platypi?) have venomous stingers? Seriously, Australia hates people. There's a tree covered with tiny silicon stingers over there that can only be handled safely with welding gloves while wearing a respirator. It's venom is notable for not causing any actual damage, just intense pain (most Australian venoms cause pain as a side effect of melting your flesh or something). Welding gloves would work for dealing with the platypus too, but I don't have any. I've always kinda wanted a MIG welder, but my welds look terrible so I'd never want anything I've welded. It would be useful for thawing frozen pipes though (use it to drive 1000 amps through the pipe to thaw inaccessible freezes by the resistive heating caused by the current, not applying heat directly- that would be silly). An oxygen lance would also be pretty neat; it is suppose to get hot enough to melt rock and wouldn't be too hard to put together. And I have rocks in the yard that I wouldn't mind melting holes in. I could make a hole and mount a pole for a bird feeder. I think I'll take a nap and go for my power cord later. Platypies are venomous you know.