Another Reason I love being in England

I get to watch Age of Ultron before all you YANKS!!

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High School Readings

Have you ever though about assigned readings when we were in school. I don’t mean just the books we were suppose to read in English, but I’m talking all the reading from text book readings or recommended readings in every class.

For example, our assignment for tonight is reading chapter 3. Then we immediately think, ‘Yeah! No homework tonight!’

How much smarter do you think we would be if we be if we actually did all that reading? Hmmm. Just some food for thought.

The $12 Story from the COTA

WARNING: Math involved

COTA stands for Circuit of the Americas. It is the new purpose built race track built outside of Austin. November 18 was the first Formula One race in the United States in 5 years and my dad and I were lucky enough to be able to go.

But I want to share an exchange with a vendor I had that weekend.

Sign clearly says: Soda $5. Water $4

I walk up to a drink vendor, “Hi, I’ll have a water and a Pepsi.”
Vendor pulls drinks out of cooler and places them on table. I had ner a 10 dollar bill. I pick up my drinks and wait for my change. Vendor puts ten in register, looks at me and says, “You have 2 more dollars, it’s 12?”
Confused, I look at sign again. Sign clearly says: Soda $5. Water $4.
I reply, “It says soda is five and water is four.”
She looks at me with a puzzled look. I can tell she is thinking real hard.
She finally says, “Did I do my math wrong?”
Yes. Yes you did. “Five plus four is nine.”
Vendor replies as she gets me my change, “I’m sorry, I’m really tired.”

I hope she doesn’t go to UT.

Superpowers

I saw the new Avengers movie on Sunday, it just might be the best superhero movie out yet. It’s up there with the first X-Men movie. Joss Whedon is something special and I’m glad after all these years of cult movies and TV shows (Firefly, Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse) he was able to get a more mainstream audience.

But, it got me to thinking: If I could chose, what one superpower would I want? A really difficult question to answer, there are so many cool ones out there.

-There is Captain America who is just plain superhuman. You’re not technically a freak, but you’re still better than everyone else at anything.
-Or what about Wolverine who can heal from any wounds.
-Who doesn’t want the ability to fly. Invisibility is another popular power.
-Mind reading sounds cool, but I think would end up being more of a curse.
-An interesting idea would be sublimation (that is where you transform into a gaseous state).
-Or what about Shape-shifting. That would creep people out.

In the end I think I would want to chose Telekinesis, the ability to move things with my mind.