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!

Uprooting

3 years ago

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Thats crazy so did my family i'm not kidding

Okay, what was the picture supposed to mean?

Very interesting. Nice...uh, line?

Have a nice day.

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.

Mine too, (referring to the last paragraph)

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

Parabola

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,

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

Love,

Aunt Monika

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

Kei

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 http://lereticentdragon.blogspot.com/

and at the end it says Parabola.

Hey, thanks Nicole! You are so right!

Keilah

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.

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

Thanks Nicole.

:cD

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