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Meg's Cool Cat Blog
Thursday, 5 January 2006
What Am I Reading These Days ?
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: Spongebob Episode "Krusty Krab Training Video"
Because of problems that affect my Vision (some days are more blurred than others) and Brain Power (some days are more 'dense' than others...and I'm talking Homer Simpson 'dense' here...)I have to start and stop my reading. I usually have to switch over to listening to books when I don't see well and, if my thinking takes a nose-dive, I either switch to books with lots of illustrations or I just put everything down and watch several hours of Spongebob Squarepants cartoons until my brain cells start talking to each other again.
Here's what I'm reading now :
1. "2006 Passport to World Band Radio"
2. "No Plot ? No Problem !" by Chris Baty
3. "Quantum : A Guide for the Perplexed" by Jim Al-Khalili. This book has great illustrations ! Perhaps I'll pick up quantum mechanics just by looking at the pictures.
Hope springs eternal.
;) M

Posted by Meg at 4:29 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, 5 January 2006 4:37 PM CST

Friday, 20 January 2006 - 11:21 PM CST

Name: P. Friar
Home Page: http://pheloniusfriar.livejournal.com/

I have been thinking about you recently and was just telling a friend (in Vancouver, BC) about your music and decided to visit your web site, which I haven't been to in quite a while. When I stumbled upon your blog, I thought I would say hello.

Hello! :)

FYI, we don't know each other, but I had a brief email exchange with you a couple of years back (Sep/Oct 2002) when I found out that you had CDs for sale with some songs on it that I'd been looking for for decades (that I'd listened to at friends' houses, but despaired of ever finding copies of for myself). I was in Canada at the time; but I've since moved to North Carolina (Oct. 2003) for work. We still listen to, and very much enjoy the CD.

The book by Jim Al-Khalili looks interesting (and now that I look on Amazon, his other books look interesting too), I'm always looking for good books on the topic :). Thanks for the tip.

P.S. Spongebob rocks!

Saturday, 21 January 2006 - 12:44 AM CST

Name: megdavis
Home Page: http://www.megdavis.com

Thanks for dropping by ! Yes, Jim Al-Khalili has a very good way with words when it comes to explaining complex things. Of course, the pictures help a lot for those of us who are visually inclined. An illustrated book is also helpful because I often forget what I just understood 15 minutes ago and, by going back to the associated illustration, I'm often able to get my derailed thinking back on track. It is often, however, a different track than my thinking train started out on but, what the hey...it's challenging the brain cells that counts.
It's very nice of you to continue to pass along my music and I'm happy to say that I will have a CD out this year that is a collection songs chosen by an interesting company called Music That Matters. They specialize in working with artists who can provide fine music for charities to use in their fundraising efforts.
Gee, knowing me, I'd buy a music CD over another giant Toblerone any day.

And yes, Spongebob is "totally coral" to quote Mr. Krabs teen daughter.
;) Meg

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