Wednesday, March 7, 2012


All of a sudden I'm a busy bee, and as a result I didn't get any photos ready that I presume you dearly love.  Besides the usual - park magazine, blog setup, reading email, loafing -- I have taken upon myself the task of making an astronomy slide show for Avenidas.  I can't blame anyone but myself since it was my idea.  It should run about 40-45 minutes, and when I tried timing the first 30 slides, it came out to all of 12 minutes.  Oops.  I changed my procedure a bit (that's called tweeking), added a few more slides, and retimed.  Came out to 28 minutes.  Far better, but I still have quite a ways to go.  I'll have to tell you more about it when I get the opportunity.  In the meantime you'll have to settle for the title slide and a bit of humor.

Kiddie humor

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree,
but also admitted it.  Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's..
Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher


  1. You could hold a 12 minute debate on Pluto: "Puny Planet or King of the Kuiper Belt?"

  2. Starry starry night, paint your flowers blue and gray, look out on a summer's day...

    (Don McClean's tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.)