BANAZIR: Hey, sproglet! *lifthuggle*
SPROGLET: Hi, Bill!
BANAZIR: Nice shoes!
SPROGLET: Thankyew. [grabbing Banazir's hand and running] Come on, c'monc'mon!
BANAZIR: [following, smiling] Oh, nice.
SPROGLET: [points to women's room] If this is locked, you can go in here--- [pats door of men's room] even if you're a girl. Even if you're a girl!
SPROGLET: [points to men's room] And, um, if this one is locked, I guess you can go in here--- [pats door of women's room] even if, um, even though you're a boy.
BANAZIR: [laughing] Good to know! [goes off to greet some students and postdocs]
--a few minutes later--
CHIH-CHING (SPROGLET'S MOM): Rachel, did you say hi to Billy Shu-Shu?
BANAZIR: Hi, Ma Chih-Ching! Yes, she did.
SPROGLET: [runs into sanctuary] Biiiilll! Do you have to stay here, Bill?
BANAZIR: Well, yes. There's a sermon and--
SPROGLET: [momentarily crestfallen] Awwww---! [runs away grinning]
The sproglet's big sister is now 12 and just reached the same height as her mom! Amazzling. She was one of our pianists. As I couldn't read the Chinese hymns, I hummed aloud and kept tune, thumbing through The Baptist Hymnal (you prolly have several of those, scionofgrace) as I did so.
More on Rev. Hong's sermon, on faith and empiricism (and... drumroll, pwease... the Cultural Revolution!), to follow.
Meme from weetanya:
What's on your desk this morning?
There are (I estimate):
- 30 books
- mostly AI/data mining including a couple of conference proceedings
- some graphics and geometry, a couple on writing
- Predicting Combat Effects by Dean Hartley
- Just Enough UNIX
- one on MS Project 98 (bha!)
- one on ORACLE9i JDBC programming
- a few on C++ and data structures because I'm helping some friends to learn it
- about as many papers
- two ThinkPads (A31p Pentium IV 1.7GHz/512Mb RAM/60Gb HD; 600E Pentium II-366MHz/288Mb RAM/6Gb HD)
- an iPAQ H3635
- a couple of 256Mb CompactFlash cards with PC-MCIA adapters
- a bill from the Good Cook Book Club
- two issues of MacWorld (one from last month, one from 2002)
- a mug of Diet Coke
- 10-20 pens and pencils
- 5-10 floppy disks
- a 15" length of Category 5 cable
- about 5 CDs: Metrowerks CodeWarrior, etc.
- a box of 100 CD sleeves with about 92 or so left
- a silk plant
- an eyeglass screwdriver I used to extract my bad 12Gb drive from Vingilot (the 600E)