Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Things I will never use again... Numer One: The Dewey Decimal System.

1. The Dewey Decimal System.

Each morning when we arrived at school, if my memory serves me correctly, we faced our nap mats toward the birthplace of Mr. Dewey and proceded with meditative chants honoring him. Our librarian insisted we commonly refer to the Dewey System as the greatest achievement in the history of mankind, and that she should bear his children if she were lucky enough.

I have gathered an official statement from Dr. Jason Hughes, previously of El Paso, TX, now living in Iowa City, IA via a shortcut from Las Crusas, NM but soon headed to Mason City- "Screw Dewey." Thank you Dr. Hughes.
I guess maybe there was a need for Mr. Dewey's system at some point in our previously archaic lives, but I am confident I can go the rest of my life without using it.

2. The Pythagorean Theorem. Ok, a lot more useful than the Dewey Decimal System, but unless Mercury Volatile Brownell needs help with her homework, I think I can flush this one.

3. My Sony Walkman CD player. I still buy CD's, but they immediately get loaded on my computer, Ripped to MP3's and iTunes and are filed away in the closet.

Things I will never use again Honorable Mention:
4. The Golden Rule
5. Paper Books

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It's a girl

Well, I have to get used to the color pink. We had the ultrasound on thursday, and they told us no boy parts. Everything else seen was normal, and we're excited. I am not REAL excited about all the pink stuff though. Pink for girls and blue for boys wasn't always the rule, and I would push for this argument for less pink stuff if I actually had any say.

Pink used to be the chosen color for boys, and blue for girls. Supposedly in medieval times red was considered a fierce color, more fitting for men. A lot of stuff that got dyed though quickly turned pink, and little boys ended up in pink.

I also came across this: "There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl." [Ladies Home Journal, June, 1918]

-So as late as 1918, our egg would hatch and don the blues. I am not sure when it switched, but I guess since it's only about 100 years since that article it might not have much relevance. I also want to note that not many blogs today quote Ladies Home Journal articles from the early 1900's. Only here on the Peltgrande Blog can you get that kind of information.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

EM Graduation 2007

Finally- My last graduation?

I haven't been on the internet much, so I apologize if I have seemed absent from the blog and KoC scene. The next few months are going to be a whirlwind. Nicole and I sold the house, and will be moving to Sioux City. I also will be finishing up my last shifts in the ER at the University. Last night we had our graduation ceremony, here are some pics and our video. We had the reception in the Kinnick Press box, pretty sweet diggs for the gathering.