Tuesday, January 18, 2005

A thimblesworth of milky moon...

Yesterday, Rachel and I went to downtown to get Turkish coffee, and relax before school started. We ended up listing all the French verbs we could remember. Favorites include: descendre-to go down, klaxonner- to honk, fumer-to smoke. Fittingly enough, she knows all the nouns and I know all the verbs, so between us we have a semi-functional French speaker.

Among other disappointments is my new humidifier. It isn’t a vaporizer—but a humidifier. So, you can’t see the water droplets and I have no idea whether it actually works or not. Pretty good business proposition…come up with some product whose intended effect is so subtle that the consumer can’t tell whether it is doing anything at all.

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