She also asked why they yell timber, and though I wasn't able to find out the exact origins (I did find a site which asked "Why don't they yell 'hey move!' instead of 'timber'?", lol) basically it's a way to say "look out there's a tree falling!" a lot quicker.
I also stumbled across the origins of "Fore!" in golf, which is essentially the same thing, but at least the explanation was more interesting.
Speaking of interesting, the other day Tori mentioned something about the RMS Olympic (sister ship to the Titanic and the only one of the three ships in its class that didn't sink) and I did some looking up and found that one woman was on ALL THREE sisters ships (Olympic, Titanic and Britannic) when they either crashed into something or sank.
Her name was Violet Jessup, and I find her story very interesting.
Yes, I do tend to gather trivia. Why do you ask?
Yesterday was pretty uneventful. DD did get her first EVER school pictures. She hates them (of course ... didn't we all?) but, though I don't love how her bangs look, otherwise the pix are fine. I'm sorting through them and deciding who gets which sizes now.
I also have my first ever parent/teacher conference this week, though I'm not sure what they'll talk about. They keep everything on the computer in a "portal" I can login to. I can see DD's scores for everything: homework, quizzes, tests and overall grade. I can see her deportment scores (they give +1 or -1 depending on various behavior). There probably aren't going to be any surprises.
She had me help with Algebra last night and it took me a few minutes to figure out what I was supposed to do. She said, "Mom, I thought you loved algebra!" to which I replied, "I did ... thirty years ago."
I had to help her make a scatter plot. Fun times were had by all.
How was your day?
You Are Passionate
You are magnetic and passionate. You are good at rallying people around a cause.
A true charmer, you subtly influence people into seeing things your way.
You are intense and over the top. You are more likely to overdo things than to underdo them.
You are definitely a whirlwind of excitement. When you're around, nothing is boring... that's for sure.
Don't know if this is me or not ... this is one of those answers you need to ask people who know you about. Does this fit?