June 12th, 2002


remote piloting technology

The military folks need to talk to my cat. She can unerringly aim a ball of catfurr and steer it into my coffee cup without even looking. Not the most aerodynamically simple of substances, but she lands it unerringly every time...
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culinary horror at SIFF

I'm a print junkie. If you put a word in front of me, I'm going to read it. It's a compulsion - no, it's beyond that, it's automatic; I have to exert an effort not to read something. I was well into adulthood before I realized this was ...unusual, to say the least.
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the language of enculturation

I was chatting with my mother on the phone yesterday. She's headed off on a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois to see the temple(during the open house, before the dedication).

I asked her if she had the mail stuff taken care of.
Well, she said, David (the trip organizer) was in charge of that, and there were several couples going to be along, so...
*beat of confusion on my part*
No, mom - I meant the postal service; was someone going to go by the house and collect your mail.

She thought I said "male" - meaning, were there going to be men along on the trip; that is, members of the Priesthood. Perfectly reasonable question, from her standpoint.
Probably the last thing it would occur to me to ask, these days.
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