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    #143368 - 11/25/12 07:10 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CCN]
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    We decorated for the holidays this weekend. DS 6.5 is an only so we have lots of things in groups of 3. DS says, after hanging our three initials, that we can figure out how many combinations of words our initials make using factorials. So after giving DH the look that says omg did you hear that, I asked so how many combinations are there, he runs into his room to look it up and comes running back, yelling 6. Not your normal holiday convo, ok maybe here it is!

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    #143375 - 11/25/12 09:47 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    This morning:

    DH: (grumblingly) Well, I have a _half_-charged phone...
    DS: So... add another half [dumbass --ok, he didn't say that, but it's pretty clear he THOUGHT IT].

    Later, building on the fact he seems to know what a half is...

    DS: how do you build an equator?
    ME: well, you don't really build it, it's an idea about something that already is. So think about the earth. Here's the north pole and half the planet. here's the south pole and the other half. Where they meet is what we call the equator.
    DS: [audible kerchunk] Ooooooohhhhhh! ok.
    [runs off holding his hands cupped together as per my demonstration mumbling about spheres and halves while a dozen people trip over him (we were in a mall).]

    here ends about 12 days of trying to answer equator questions.

    wink


    Edited by Michaela (11/25/12 09:48 PM)
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    #143711 - 11/29/12 04:48 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Okay, not necessarily a "brag" per se...


    but maybe more like an "example" of how my asynchronous kiddo works.

    She says to me (history textbook open);

    "So, the Third Reich's salute was like so--" [gestures forcefully from the shoulder, with right palm down]

    "and Winston Churchill's standard gesture was like so--" [holds up right hand in a victory 'vee']

    "and Stalin's favorite salute was like so--" [extends right fist outward from shoulder]

    "I've just realized something VERY IMPORTANT. I can't believe that I never noticed before now that World War II in the European theater was actually a giant game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. No wonder the Allies shouldn't have won."

    smirk My kid. Yup... don't know where she gets this stuff from.
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    #143717 - 11/29/12 06:07 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    I can't believe that I never noticed before now that World War II in the European theater was actually a giant game of Rock-Paper-Scissors.

    This is freaking hilarious!

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    #143722 - 11/29/12 06:20 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Aww, man, this is a new keyboard...
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    #143735 - 11/29/12 10:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma


    "I've just realized something VERY IMPORTANT. I can't believe that I never noticed before now that World War II in the European theater was actually a giant game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. No wonder the Allies shouldn't have won."

    laugh
    This forum has no appropriate emoticon for this- I need the one that's ROFL.
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    #143749 - 11/30/12 09:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My response (once I stopped laughing) was to point out that the people of Dresden might have seen it a little differently. She paused thoughtfully for a moment, and then noted...


    "Well, sure. At the time, I mean. A lot of things are only this... clear... in hindsight."

    Sometimes she really gets on a roll like this, and it's like every additional thing out of her mouth only makes you laugh all the harder.
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    #143757 - 11/30/12 02:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    #143767 - 11/30/12 07:14 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    That's a great teeshirt!! grin

    (DD is disappointed that yet another one of her great ideas has already been discovered by someone else first, however...)

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    #143904 - 12/03/12 02:24 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    That's a great teeshirt!! grin

    (DD is disappointed that yet another one of her great ideas has already been discovered by someone else first, however...)



    Got a great chuckle out of this... p.s. That's awesome that her ideas are so powerful they travel back in time.

    along the brag lines... as we are in testing progress for an HG program... DS~7's WIAT-III results just came in with math subtests maxed at 160 (hadn't anticipated that with minor differentiation in school and the rest being all his own self-guided at home.) Language and reading bounced around (he skims, skips and reinterprets) but not enough to be an issue.

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