Little Kitteh's camouflage fits naturally into her surroundings, Persian rug to the left, Tuck's Dunham work boot to the right.
"LOVE the post, LOVE the Van Goghian Paintings Graphics, BUT..." writes our imail correspondent re our previous post:
She: I worry so much about losing our skills. Going to the Internet for all the answers is pretty dicey.
We: Oh. Not to worry. I find that I hone my skills. When I can't remember something, finding it out there reinforces my memory for lost details. But definitely a legitimate concern. Especially for people who never knew anything to start with, such as today's brainwashed students.
Our new Annin American flag from the totally awesome Accent Banner in Medford — found out about it online, drove over there and got a heart-warming personal tour of the factory plus lots of good advice about the proper fittings for remounting our flag — hung between the central columns of our Greek Revival manse. Complete with new swiveling pulleys from Westerbeke Marine across the Creek in East Boston.
"If the internet died tomorrow, due to Global Warming [Yuk, yuk] ....you and I might remember where to go for information, but the kids taday won't have a CLUE":
She: I APPLAUD the Internet … have had so much fun with typing in, "whatever," and there it is, BUT… if the Internet goes down, you are left with a couple of generations who go "DOH."
We: They would anyway thanks to the Gramscian march through the institutions.
In the ongoing project of sprucing up the terrace the other day, we were about to trash a dead leaf still clinging to our Super Mammoth Elephant Ears when we happened to turn it upside down to discover a precious moth revving up in there, about to take flight for the adventure of its lepidopteran life. Talk about camouflage! Update: We've put in an ID request to the folks at the totally awesome Butterflies and Moths of North America. Update II: It's Halysidota tessellaris: Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth, accepted and now listed in the BMNA database! They're so cute — and fuzzy! — when they're little.
"The Internet is a very valuable tool," she continues:
She: ...it should NOT supplant knowing how to look up a word in a dictionary, find a geometric proof on one's own. If we had had the Internet in MY day, I would have ACED both geometry and chemistry.
We: LOL. Maybe, maybe not. Today, as I understand it, there's so much teacher-enabled cheating out there that everyone's a winner. Not.