Random Thoughts, April 25, 2011

I liked last Tuesday’s episode of Glee, except the “math” at the beginning of the show really bothered me. The Glee Club needs to raise $5000 by selling taffy, each priced at $0.25 apiece. How many pieces of taffy do they need to sell? So, how does Mr. Shu get the equation 5000 x .25 = 20000? [The last I checked, 5000 x 0.25 = 1250] The proper way to form the equation is Pieces of Taffy * unit price = $ raised, or Pieces of Taffy x 0.25 = 5000. Solving for Pieces of Taffy, we have Pieces of Taffy = 5000 / 0.25 = 20000 Pieces of Taffy.

I really liked the song Gwyneth sang, so much that I had to look it up. Turning Tables, originally performed by Adele. As a result, Adele’s most recent CD, 21, is now en route to the house.

When it comes to music, I prefer to have the physical CD, which I then rip into mp3 format and bring into my iPod.

While buying Easter Candy for the kids, I thought I would try something new – Chocolate Ferrero, instead of the Hazelnut Ferrero. Meh, I think I’ll stick with the Hazelnut flavor.
Chocolate Ferrero
The Twilight Delight Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate I bought (at the same time as the other candy) is so divine. Ghirardelli used to offer a similar chocolate with espresso. That was even better, but they must have discontinued it.
Heavenly

After two weeks of drinking a mix of "regular" and Starbucks coffee, I'm back to 100% Starbucks. I didn't realize how much I missed it.

I watched the family who lives behind us (Kellie and Ian) with their little kids on Easter, having an egg hunt. It reminded me of the time my kids were little, we were having our own egg hunt, and the then owners of that house watched our kids running around, collecting eggs. How the tables have turned.
See how our kids have grown:
Running With Glee

I love all the flowering crab trees in the ‘hood right now. When / if Kellie and Ian move (they’ve found another house down the street with more room and they are trying to sell their house FSBO), we’ll plant some in the area between the houses.
Flowering Crab

The next four days will be crazy – two baseball games, one soccer game, one soccer practice, a violin lesson, two dentist appointments, a band concert and a family 5K race. That’s on top of school and work.

I’ve been kind of grumpy these last couple of days - maybe it's the prospect of all that needs to happen this week, maybe it's just me. But I’m reminded of the blessings in my life, and I am humbled by it all.

Leaving you with Adele performing Turning Tables. Worth a listen.

MaggieGem  – (April 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM)  

Great post! Thanks for the math lesson, even though I didn't watch Glee last week.... it's shame, math and science are really not pushed more in school.

Sherry  – (April 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM)  

mmmmmm...I loved reading your random thoughts. The kids really have grown up fast. It's funny 'cause I've got the older set AND the younger set, so I get to see both sides still. =) I've been super busy too and have neglected my blog and everything else. Like Lee says, "time to reboot." =)

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