Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Great Girl
She observes that she is 10,000 years old today. (For the puzzled: there are 10 kinds of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.)

As a special present, she was notified of her acceptance into Big State U. today. Now she has to decide if she wants to go, or wait another year and apply to other places.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Confiscated from note-passing homeschoolers (okay, Great Girl and her girlfriend) at Math Team today, a conversation, copied verbatim:

Schreib nicht mehr im Latein.

Possum sī volo.

Du hast die Lebe gewonnt.

Gratias vobis ago omnes. Voluptas mea est.


Iam possum mori laeta.


Nescio quid sit verbum illud.

Diese Minute. Wenn wir hier sitzen.

Fortasse in multīs annīs sī non hodie. Spero non me mortūra esse hodie.

Das ist sehr schade. Vielleicht morgens?

Est tristissimam. Vive cum eo.

Ich lebe weil ich will und nicht weil du hast mir gesagt, dass ich soll.

Non intellego linguam Germanum bene.

[Non-math-related note-passing is brought up short at this point, and perhaps just as well.]

My personal favorite part is "Vive cum eo." Seems like I've heard that phrase somewhere before, and it wasn't in Horace....