Hold up in these sturdy walls
Ever having gone unasked
Lest my tired arms do shake
Papered smiles now unmasked.
On a lighter note, an excerpt from lunch conversation today with my coworkers:
DG: …Yup. Every time [my three-year-old daughter] asks me what I did at work…talked to people and did things on a computer! “That’s the same thing you did yesterday!” Yup, that’s my job!
JM: (laughs) “Do you want to learn about rule-based constraint systems?”1
Me: Oh, kids know all about rule-based constraint systems!
JP: Yes, they’re definitely good at exploring the entire constraint space.
BL: Testing the boundary conditions.
DG: “Don’t hit the cat with the stick. Don’t hit the dog with the stick—no, don’t hit me with the stick—don’t hit your mother with the stick…”
Me: (laughs) I would have thought she’d move to a different variable by now.
JM: “No, don’t hit the dog with the cat. Put down the cat…”
Part of NaCreSoMo.