This post is brought to you by Ice Storm Jupiter, recent conversations, and various other ideas that were floating about in my head. Sounds about par for the course with the way I write blog posts!
Today’s post will be a sequence of quatrains that involves ice and stranded (and will hopefully flow into a coherent story). A few songs will be injected in at the same time.
Here is a video of me orally interpreting the post. Follow along if you’d like!
A long day at work had ended a little dreary
As I had decided to alter the Session I material
Swapping out Fair Division for Graph Theory
And the clouds outside were not ethereal
Although I had planned this post for a few days, the prep for my J-Term course took more grief than I thought! And two of the songs that I heard in the last few days just exacerbated the theme. Sometimes, it pays to wait! 🙂
I heard a song this morning that was particularly popular around March, and it reminded me of a NON-pop song that I heard yesterday on Spotify.
In a Facebook post this morning, I cryptically said, “Once I was 7 years old… stuck by this river.”
Oftentimes, I find myself giving song references or references to mutually known jokes/puns/experiences in some of my conversations.
For example, I might be speaking and notice that I said something resembling the lyrics of a song that I know. Take a conversation I had earlier today, when I asked “How long has this been going on?” when Mom put my bread in the toaster and overdid it a little bit. After she responded, and I said that I liked burnt toast, I added, “And I ain’t quite as dumb as I seem.”
When people date, one fairly inevitable part of developing the relationship is for each of the daters to meet the others’ parents and/or other family members.
Interestingly, for me, though I have only been in one boyfriend/girlfriend relationship (my current one with Dina), I have met parents and/or extended family of several of my close friends.