Thursday, September 29, 2011

Conversional topic

Today I got up at 5:30 so that I would not be late for a co-op that I'm exited about! It's so fun! Anyway, after I did that, I mostly milled about until O'l Mom woke up. Once she woke up, I then ordered breakfast and went out to get the mail while she cooked it. After that, I did a card and wrapped a present for Miss Maria, for her BIRTHDAY was on the 25th! For her, I've added a recipe for really mathematical cake:
0.9464 litters egg replacer
0.1183 litters coconut milk
0.32 fluid ounces vanilla extract
0.1774+0.2366 litters cake flour
8+4 fluid ounces all-purpose sugar
0.32 fluid ounces baking powder
2/3 teaspoon salt
236.59 milliters unsalted margarine
Preheat oven to 176.67 celsius. Grease and flour 2 22.8600 centimeter baking pans, and set aside. Whisk together egg replacer, milk, and vanilla extract: set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix and combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add margarine until mixture smooth and sandy. Add egg replacer and mix until light and fluffy. Divide evenly among pans. Cook for 22-26 minuets.

What insane accuracy, eh? Anyone, anyone who does lots of math with Miss Maria (like Dr. Noodle Soup and I and Noah&Anna and my art teacher, Miss Jenny) will know that they should definitely celebrate her somehow surviving all her deadlines for the year (Or, anyone of my ilk, like those who work with Miss Maria will be able to celebrate any tiny insignificant event for the joy and thrill) Anyway, happy birthday to her! Huzzah! I went to ocean studies co-op again this morning. Unfortunately, Dr. Noodle Soup was not there, and nether was Will, so I didn't have very many of my friends present. We split into teams and tried to organize photos of unidentified sea-life meaningfully, and have them sorted out. I was on a team with only Matt, so, ay one could imagine, the categories were a bit over-detailed. We got them sorted into groups of Things That Live In Water, Things That Look Like Spaceships, Things That Look Like Space-Creatures, Things That Look Kind Of Like Blobs, Things That Have Eyes, Things That Have Opaque-ness, and Things That Don't Do Much. After that, I went home and had a short lunch before hopping right back into the vehicle driven by O'l Mom, and flying off to art class very fast 'cause she was in a hurry. At art class, I did lots of art and sketched my stopped watch in a S. Dali style of clock-drawing (Just ask Miss Jenny, she'll confirm it ) And some finishing a bit of art that I had started years prior and occasionally worked on some since. After that rewarding experience, I went shopping with O'l Mom to get groceries, got 'em, and went straight home. After being there for a while, Noah&Anna suddenly stopped by! GASP! SHOCKING PLOT TWISTS! We did a lot of playing and having fun and I did a fair amount of offering them deletions cookies of a skeletally fluffy state of mind. After they stayed about, and I realized who Noah was named after, They had to leave. After they left, I mostly milled about until bed-time. Huzzah for really insane metric conversions!


  1. I love shocking plot twists! Not to mention math AND art in the same post!

  2. Thank you, Madison! Hugs to you!

    Your sorting categories, which I loved, reminded me of "Borges' Animals" article. It's short, so I am just copying it here.

    In "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins," Borges describes 'a certain Chinese Encyclopedia,' the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, in which it is written that animals are divided into:

    those that belong to the Emperor,
    embalmed ones,
    those that are trained,
    suckling pigs,
    fabulous ones,
    stray dogs,
    those included in the present classification,
    those that tremble as if they were mad,
    innumerable ones,
    those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush,
    those that have just broken a flower vase,
    those that from a long way off look like flies.

    This classification has been used by many writers. It "shattered all the familiar landmarks of his thought" for Michel Foucault. Anthropologists and ethnographers, German teachers, postmodern feminists, Australian museum curators, and artists quote it. The list of people influenced by the list has the same heterogeneous character as the list itself.

  3. I wrote a poem based on that very list!
    I will send it to you!
    thanks Madison you made my day!!

    Happy Birthday Maria!!!
    Happy Cake Day!

  4. Oh my goodness, what a crew! But I guess it is no surprise that Madison, Miss Maria, and Miss Jenny all work on the same wavelength. I love your poem, Jenny, but I got it in my inbox before reading the comments, and just thought, "Wow, this is beautiful, although I have no idea what it is about...."

    I think my favorite Madison line, besides SHOCKING PLOT TWISTS, is "What insane accuracy, eh?"

    Thanks to all for sharing.