Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Things I have Learnt This Week

1. The proper way to refer to calculus is 'the calculus'. That's what Prof. du Sautoy called it last night in the very wonderful Story of Maths - BBC4.

2. Any, admittedly tenuous, grasp I thought I had on how economics works has evaporated. Does anyone out there know what the fuck is going on?

3. How to play A, E, and D (and their minor equivalents) on the guitar. Also I can do the beginning of Smoke on the Water which is really very easy.

4. Attempting to assist teenrealdoc with her French homework when your main source of knowledge is Foux de Fa Fa is a bit of a waste of time. *

5. This doesn't work.

So there you have it - lifelong learning in action

*Although I can ask for my favourite soft drink. "Jus de pamplemousse et jus d'ananas dans un melange s'il vous plait."


Marsha Klein said...

Ha! Loved the Flight of the Conchords song - a Kenneth Williams "Ma Crepes Suzette" for our times.

Dave said...

Are you going to do another podcast, but this time with you performing?

Geoff said...

The beginning of Smoke On The Water is compulsory when trying out electic guitars in a music shop.

For acoustic guitars you have to know the whole back catalogue of Julian Bream.

Valerie said...

Well, I think that's pretty good for one week. Especially when NO ONE has a grasp on economics anymore.. old beliefs are out the window and smashed on the pavement (along with the value of our pension funds).

Night cream works, if the goal is to be greasy while you sleep.

Vicus Scurra said...

Please do not pay attention to the way that people with silly names refer to stuff.
And yes, I know what is going on in the financial world.

Anonymous said...

I refer to everything with extra "the".

It's much the better.

Betty said...

You shouldn't be wasting money on Olay night cream what with the credit crunch. Simply dab mayonnaise all over your face and wrap cling film all over it (... er, with holes for the eyes, nostrils and mouth of course). You'll have the complexion of a toddler when you get up in the morning.

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

betty, that would make me break out in such spots as you can't possibly imagine. all that oil! ew!

This week i learned that if you have a thing on the corner of your mouth that looks like a cold sore, for the love of all that's holy don't touch it and then rub your eyes.

I also learned how to polish shoes to military, parade-ground standard. I'm a proper Navy wife now, i is.

realdoc said...

marsha:I'm a bit in love with Brett so anything from FotC floats my boat

dave:I'm thinking about it

geoff:slowly, slowly catchy monkey

val: it also interferes with my hot, bedroom activities.....it gets on the crossword

vicus: the blogosphere's Robert Peston

the oye billy: I shall do that from now on

betty:will Hellman's light work

Mrs Chaucer:I am also the chief shoe polisher in our house