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  1. Season's Greetings everyone! Kiddo and I wish you the very best for 2018 too.

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    2. Robin M

      Robin M

      Same to you and yours!

    3. SparklyUnicorn
    4. MerryAtHope

      MerryAtHope

      Many blessings to you and your family!

       

  2. Our car dies and when we go to look for a used car to buy, people look at us funny when I explain I really need a car with a CD player. Why? To play and replay our stash of Great Course audio cds!

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    2. quark

      quark

      Some of the newer cars here don't have a CD player! Really! I was so horrified. They have all the bells and whistles but no CD player. So we bought one that has both a CD player and an MP3 thingy. Can I rip my CDs to MP3? I was not sure about that. We don't have laptops with that capability any more. Our laptops are too cheap, just like our car lol.

    3. mathnerd

      mathnerd

      buy an external CD drive and plug it into your laptop. then, rip your CDs into MP3s and you can listen on your iPods, phones and car as well: e.g. https://www.amazon.com/SANOXY-External-Combo-CD-RW-Burner/dp/B00LZMPYA8

       

    4. MotherGoose

      MotherGoose

      Is there something that will work to allow me to play cds via Bluetooth?

  3. Kiddo has his very first math student today! Teaching Calc 2. I am so enjoying listening to him share his love of math.

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    2. quark

      quark

      It went really well. The kid seems to be a natural (but needs some help to control over excitement about a concept). :)

    3. serendipitous journey

      serendipitous journey

      this is a Happy Thing! I sometimes get over excited about math too ... :)

    4. crazyforlatin

      crazyforlatin

      That's exciting!

  4. Keeping fingers tightly crossed with very first Instant Pot meal (err, experiment?).

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    2. Arcadia

      Arcadia

      I haven't tried ghee instead of butter. Enjoy your instant pot :)

    3. quark

      quark

      four, I hope you liked what you found! :)

    4. quark

      quark

      Arcadia, butternut squash soup today. Wish I could invite you over! :)

  5. Kicking myself for waiting so long to discover Prof John McWhorter's linguistics Great Courses. Consider this a PSA! :)

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    2. ElizabethB

      ElizabethB

      He is also pro-phonics and replied to an email I sent with some phonics info and quotes for him!!

    3. quark

      quark

      Fantastic endorsements! :) I love his sense of humor most of all. Linguistics is already a fun topic for me but he makes it even more enjoyable.

    4. idnib

      idnib

      Thanks, I'll check it out!

  6. Has anyone studied the correlation between application season and premature graying?

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    2. SparklyUnicorn
    3. Arcadia

      Arcadia

      All the instant noodles and genetics started the premature greying in college days. Good luck.

    4. quark

      quark

      (hiding instant noodles)

  7. Quiz: why would you find an almost completely eaten apple core saved carefully in a bowl in the fridge?

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    2. quark

      quark

      :) Joan, you solved it! :)

    3. SparklyUnicorn

      SparklyUnicorn

      That's better than finding it under someone's bed. Ask me how I know that.

    4. quark

      quark

      Groan...

  8. PSA: record your tween sons' voices somewhere so that you will remember how their voices sound before they change. :) Happy New Year everyone!

    1. Cosmos

      Cosmos

      Good idea! We have some recordings of little boy voice telling silly stories. I can't even recognize him as the same person. Happy New Year, quark!

    2. FloridaLisa

      FloridaLisa

      haha! My boys get such a kick out of hearing their pre-15 voices on video!

    3. quark

      quark

      :) Happy New Year Cosmos and Florida Lisa. I asked him to record a message on his phone and now whenever I call him and he doesn't pick up, little kiddo asks me to leave a message. Sigh, I miss that sweet, high-pitched voice so much.

  9. Ice cream for me because he is taking his CC finals now. Seriously, I get so much more nervous than he does.

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    2. quark

      quark

      Today's a better day than yesterday! :) Thanks ebunny!

    3. quark

      quark

      Thank you elladarcy! He finishes in about an hour. Will celebrate with dinner outside!

    4. Arcadia

      Arcadia

      Nice weather too :) Enjoy your exam over celebration dinner.

  10. Rain, glorious rain!

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    2. Arcadia

      Arcadia

      We were rained down while walking to library and again to and from Chinese class :) Hubby said it hasn't been raining while driving past NASA and the rain started soon after that LOL

    3. quark

      quark

      Flowing water in CA!! :D

    4. Chrysalis Academy

      Chrysalis Academy

      Some rain made it north! A little is falling now.

  11. Rain, rain please come this way. Please don't wait for another day!

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    2. Dmmetler

      Dmmetler

      I hope you get a lot! I couldn't believe how low Lake Tahoe was in late June

    3. Roadrunner

      Roadrunner

      I know this is the least of our problems, but skiing was terrible last year.

    4. quark

      quark

      We didn't get many drops over here. :( Hope the fire areas did.

  12. Received AoPS group theory text! So cool!

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    2. quark
    3. Tattarrattat

      Tattarrattat

      Mine is doing it as well:)

    4. quark

      quark

      Hi T! Yes, DS saw his name on the class roll! :)

  13. AoPS fall schedule now available!

    1. ebunny

      ebunny

      :-) Q! (sounds very James Bond-ish, no?)

    2. quark

      quark

      Very trekkie too! :)

    3. ebunny
  14. Anyone else think the spam post titles we have had recently on the Gen Ed Board could make good writing prompts?

    1. Dina K

      Dina K

      Yes! There should be a thread for these things.

    2. Sahamamama

      Sahamamama

      Why do these people post spam in the first place?

  15. Perhaps my descendants will one day reap a fortune from selling them? One can only hope there's some good that comes from hoarding books on writing instruction right?

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    2. Mukmuk

      Mukmuk

      Hey you're on to something. Language instruction books never go out of style - take a look at Strunk and White, and Emma Serl. :D

    3. Roadrunner
    4. Dicentra

      Dicentra

      If books of any kind constitute an inheritance, my dd should be set for life! ;)

  16. Thank you to the person who recommended The Housekeeper and The Professor. Such a beautiful, meaningful book!

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    2. melbotoast

      melbotoast

      Adding it to my list!

    3. EKS

      EKS

      Loved that book!

    4. Kathy in Richmond

      Kathy in Richmond

      Just read the description, & it's now on my list, too :-)

       

  17. Just heard about the SoCal storm. I hope you guys are safe and keeping warm? SeaConquest, are you guys still on a boat?

  18. Happy holidays everyone! Wishing you a new year that's safe, happy and healthy!

    1. Mukmuk

      Mukmuk

      Happy holidays to you and all at home!

    2. Chrysalis Academy
    3. Kathy in Richmond

      Kathy in Richmond

      Best wishes to you & your family, too!

       

  19. When will I remember to not wear black pants to the vets?

    1. ebunny

      ebunny

      ? vets don't like the color black?:-D

    2. quark

      quark

      He he, my pants attract all the other doggy patients' fur. And I always forget this. :P

    3. ebunny
  20. On a Pride and Prejudice binge...found my favorite Mr Darcy!

    1. Critterfixer
    2. melbotoast

      melbotoast

      Perhaps you should rank them in order :)

    3. quark

      quark

      Matthew Macfadyen! :)

  21. whistling a happy tune

    1. Arcadia

      Arcadia

      Happy Diwali to you and your family

    2. quark

      quark

      Thank you! We don't celebrate it but know friends who do.

       

  22. I dreamed of a perfect boxed curriculum where math and spelling and science and geography were taught through games.It cost $250. All I could think about in my dream was why it didn't go past K-6. I must be missing homeschooling more than I thought.

    1. Chrysalis Academy

      Chrysalis Academy

      LOL! Well, you dreamed it, what are you waiting for? If you build it, we will buy!!

    2. quark

      quark

      You were in my dream too Rose and you were testing it and loving it. (Yes, I read this forum too much lol). But I don't remember it enough to recreate it. There were lots of game tiles and lots of colors and vintage illustrations on the tiles.

    3. Chrysalis Academy
  23. Why does food that's bad for you taste so good? Sigh.

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    2. Roadrunner

      Roadrunner

      Who says it's bad for you? :)

    3. quark

      quark

      Hee hee, you guys are funny. :)

    4. TGHEALTHYMOM

      TGHEALTHYMOM

      MSG's and Natural Flavors are chemicals.

  24. Happy Pi Day!

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    2. Dana

      Dana

      He was sad after 10/11/12

    3. quark

      quark

      Hope 12/13/14 cheers him up!

    4. Dana
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