Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why do I forget?

Last night I sat down to dinner and began to eat. Then, I realized that we had forgotten to pray. But why? Our family has been praying before we eat longer than I can remember but some days we still forget. You'd think we would have that pattern grounded into our minds. Maybe we are an especially absentminded family. I can never remember names, either. They just seem to refuse to stick in my mind. Occasionally I forget to feed my pets until it gets late, even though feeding them at 7:00 ought to be a rock solid habit!
And yet I can remember the word for 100 in Lithuanian, simtas. P.S. This is my one hundredth blog post! Also, I will never be able to forget the line, "Across the pale parabola of joy." Raltson McTodd (P.G.Wodehouse) even though I don't know what it means. (Perhaps a Rainbow?) Plus I will always remember (nearly) every line of The Princess Bride.
Our brains pick the weirdest things to remember. Or at least mine does!


Equus Delirus said...

Thats crazy so did my family i'm not kidding

Keilah said...

Okay, what was the picture supposed to mean?

David Kruse said...

Very interesting. Nice...uh, line?

Have a nice day.

Peach said...

That's a "pale parabola"- only it's not pale. Someone seems to have suppressed the joy in the parabola. Probably grew up in a dysfunctional geometrical family.

Nicole said...

Mine too, (referring to the last paragraph)

Nicole said...

Your one hundredth! I only have *sigh* eight posts on my blog.

The Reluctant Dragon said...


Pa*rab"o*la\, n.; pl. Parabolas. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; -- so called because its axis is parallel to the side of the cone. See Parable, and cf. Parabole.] (Geom.) (a) A kind of curve; one of the conic sections formed by the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane parallel to one of its sides. It is a curve, any point of which is equally distant from a fixed point, called the focus, and a fixed straight line, called the directrix. See Focus. (b) One of a group of curves defined by the equation y = ax^n where n is a positive whole number or a positive fraction. For the cubical parabola n = 3; for the semicubical parabola n = 3/2. See under Cubical, and Semicubical. The parabolas have infinite branches, but no rectilineal asymptotes.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary,

Anonymous said...

Great job Sophia on 100 posts!!! I agree it is strange what our minds decide to remember!!! I wish I could train mine better.

Aunt Monika

Keilah said...

Heeellllloooooo?? I still can't figure out what in the world that picture is suppposed to be of! Will someone please tell me??


Nicole said...

Keilah, I figured out what it is! It was a mystery to me too. It's a parabola. If you want me to prove it, click on the picture and then look at the place where it used to say
and at the end it says Parabola.

Keilah said...

Hey, thanks Nicole! You are so right!


Nicole said...

Hey Keilah, did you know that Peach was talking to you? To quote her:

"That's a "pale parabola"- only it's not pale. Someone seems to have suppressed the joy in the parabola. Probably grew up in a dysfunctional geometrical family."

She was telling you and David Kruse, what it was.

Keilah said...

Okay, I feel really silly now. Totally didn't catch that!
Thanks Nicole.