Friday, February 15, 2008

Word of the Month

What do you think sesquipedalianism means? I'll give you a hint. It either means:

a. sesquipedalianism (n). - given to taking too many steps to reach a conclusion


b. sesquipedalianism (n). - the habit of using long and overly fancy words


c. sesquipedalianism (n). - a malady common to shoeless horses.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Books I Fear I'll Never Finish

1. The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
4. Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
5. Loukom by Calixthe Beyala
6. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Am I missing out?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sure plays a mean pinball

Things that were good about today:

1. My students at the Suzuki-Orff school gave their first piano performance today and they did a beautiful job!

2. I enjoyed Oscar Levant playing Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance and a scene in which Fred Astaire did a fabulous dance making it look as if his tap shoes were controlling his legs in the movie The Barclays of Broadway.

3. I learned how to build a fire.

In other news: The official groundhog proclaimed that we will have six more weeks of winter; the movie Tommy is so weird (I think I might have nightmares); China is having the worst snow storms they have experienced in over 50 years; and tomorrow is apparently the Superbowl.