passing time waiting for food by playing hangman. i couldn’t begin to tally how many rounds of the game we’ve played over the years. odin *almost* stumped us with “OJ”?! must have been glucose deprived.
no thanks butterfinger. i experimented once in college. not for me. not that there’s anything wrong with that!
at one of odin’s two hockey games today. it offers a great view of the game, but having to calculate game time versus clock time and saves in real time for official score sheet is a little stressy.
after winning 15 games and only losing one, odin’s coaches thought the team needed a more challenge so the rest of the season has been rescheduled to have them play tougher teams outside their regular league. they played oregon ( part of madison metro region ) and dodgeville and lost both games by a wide margin. i think, 8-2 and 9-2 respectively. in both games they held on to keep the score close through first two periods and ran out of steam in the third. while it’s fun to win every game by a blowout, i think it’s great for them to play tougher teams to see if they can take it the next level.
the non-league games don’t count against their stellar league record and i believe the challenge will get them better prepared for state championships.
the award for book I’ve owned the longest, and most repeatedly attempted to read but never finished without a doubt goes to “Gödel, Escher, Bach”. i think I’ve had in for 30 years. attempts to finish, maybe a dozen.
i could possibly convince myself to read it while watching the MIT opencourseware lectures videos that accompany the course “Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey”.
after the fire at organic valley hq i’ve been working in a building that used to be a bank. this poster is in the break room. the not particularly flattering portrayal of bankers by visa marketing fascinates me. poster circa 2001. i have no idea why it hasn’t been taken down. perhaps it fascinates others