Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Even more trivial information!

Today brought the news that my car is sick enough to spend a second night in hospital. Don't you love it when there is a four figure repair cost for your 12 year old car? Almost makes you want to buy a new one, until you come to your senses and realize that to get a new one is a five figure number. At least we have a spare 22 year-old car that runs great. It did need new windshield wipers though.

So we got a phone for Mona today. I was absolutely shocked to find out that you can get a phone that does not have a camera and an integral telescope and Geiger counter, and that you can get this device without a contract, for $20 after a rebate. Astounding.

Mona's first day at school was administrative entropy at its best. They discard the papers that Sharon filled out last year after three months. Then they had to go to the district office across town to fill out replacements, provide three forms of residence proof, and ferry the forms back across town. Then Mona had to take English and Math placement tests. The math placement test had an error in it, the correct answer was not among the four choices.

To wit, solve: Average 5, -8.5
5 + -8.5 = -3.5
-3.5 / 2 = -1.75
With me so far?

Choose from the following four answers:
a) -1
b) 1
c) -6.13
d) 6.13

Remember: No Child Left Behind! I think that Mona sees the inside of a classroom tomorrow.

Oh yeah, in Germany 16 year-olds can drink, but not drive. You have to wait till you are 18 to drive.

Work is great. Everything I'm doing there is going great. We would like more sales, but who wouldn't.

I'm looking forward to three parties: Otherbooks cast party, Jeremy and Laurie's nuptials, and the Naughty French Postcards party. The drag is the NFP party is in Rocklin - 2+ hours up the road and expected to go to the wee hours, and is the night before the wedding. I'll stay over since I'm not a very good driver at 3AM after drinks and a hot tub. As my friend Gregor said, "There is a distance I will not travel to see boobs, and Rocklin is past that."

I now return you to your regularly scheduled interwebs.

1 comment:

grace said...

Sounds like Bureaucracy at its finest.