Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Canova's marble statue of the daughters of Zeus is named "The Three Graces." The three are said to preside over gatherings for the delight of the gods and are said to represent Joy, Beauty, and Elegance. http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/12649-popup.html
We have four Graces in our family and three were together this year for Thanksgiving. I'll let you decide which one represents joy, which one beauty, and which one elegance.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
A friend passed along this website. You can play a vocabulary game and for every word you get correct, 10 grains of rice will be passed on to someone who needs it.
From the website: FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.
The rice is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The World Food Program is the world’s largest food aid agency.
I'm always skeptical about these kinds of things BUT this looks legit. And even if it isn't you'll improve your vocabulary! How bad could that be?
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
|You Are 5: The Investigator|
You're independent - and a logical analytical thinker.
You love learning and ideas... and know things no one else does.
Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.
You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.
At Your Best: You are sharp, inventive, and creative. You have the skills to lead the world.
At Your Worst: You are reclusive, weird, and a bit paranoid.
Your Fixation: Greed
Your Primary Fear: Being useless or incompetent
Your Primary Desire: Being competent and needed
Other Number 5's: Bill Gates, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bjork, and Stephen Hawking.