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Today was a day of learning

August 18th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Summer isn't even over and I am still being "schooled" each day.

Last night at the party a friend brought some fruit punch that was in a can. While someone was talking, I noticed the can read, "HI, ME \$.05". I thought it was hilarious because I thought the can read, "Hi, me five cents".

Then just now, more than 24 hours later, I get what the can *really* reads: Hawaii, Maine five cents. Meaning, if you recycle it in Hawaii and Maine you get five cents.

And then while at work I discovered a new word for my vocabulary. A customer came up to my co-worker and I after the meal was over and said that everything was wonderful but her steak was a little sinewy.

My co-worker and I looked at each other: what the heck does sinewy mean?

My boss didn't know so we looked it up online. It means, when referring to a cut of beef, stringy and tough.

Which makes a lot more sense than what *I* thought it meant. Being a math weirdo, my mind immediately thought of sine functions. Sinewy. Couldn't figure out how a sine function can describe a cut of meat but that's because it doesn't.

So I learned two new things today; what did you learn?

(You can't say that you learned that I am incredibly blonde- that doesn't count!)

2 Responses to “Today was a day of learning”

1. whitestripe Says:

lol - reminds me of a little while ago at work i learnt (after being there hmmmmmm nearly 4 years...) that 'Tropical Solite Margerine' means it is margerine, made for tropical conditions. (you can imagine how much of an idiot i felt like when i asked my boss "so... tropical, that means it's like, pineapple flavoured or something, right?" he just looked at me like i was on drugs and then explained it really slowly.)

2. dmontngrey Says:

I learned all about cicada killer wasps! There are some living near my condo and it's so neat to watch them dig burrows. Now I know why I keep finding dead cicadas on the walkway. The wasps kill them, then bury them. This is what the larvae feed off of. Apparently the males are really dumb and will chase after anything that moves to see if it's a female. They are not aggressive and wont attack you though. I've witnessed this since they keep going after me and the dogs. I find it very amusing, but I suspect my neighbors are covering up the burrows. Too bad as the wasps help control the cicada population.