Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Things about which (I am embarrassed to say) I know nothing

I like to think of myself as a generalist, or someone who knows a little bit about a lot of things. But I know there are gaps in my interest and experience. Some topics are just so uninteresting to me that I have ignored them completely. For example:

I decided long ago that I was never going to need it. However, I was an excellent student of plane geometry.

I like music I can hum along with. The improvisational nature of modern jazz confuses me. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to get it.

Tent Camping
Yeah, I've slept outdoors (once, I think) but never inside of a tent. Is it fun? Am I missing anything?

I've heard of Hubble. I know the names of the planets. That's about it.


Steve Caratzas said...

I have the same feeling re: algebra, and I was also quite adept at geometry.

Jazz I can get into, though it probably doesn't hurt to have a full-blown heroin habit to really "get" it.

I rather think tents suck, though I may have to amend my opinion soon, being all recently unemployed and such. Refrigerator boxes - now that's the way to go.

Astronomy: it's really enough of a project figuring this planet out, let alone have time for friggin' Neptune.

MsHellion said...

I highly suggest you avoid joining Algebraic Camping Jazz Astronauts Anonymous (ACJAA).

Anonymous said...

mor, "like mother, like daughter" ringing any bells?