Thursday, August 20, 2015

You do the Math.

Good morning, it is Thursday.

Sometimes up for an adventure, the kids and I wound up in Seattle at Lake Union Park the other night for Pythagorize Seattle. The date was 8/17/15, which has something to do with the Pythagorean Theorem. We joined 289 other math geeks and proved the Pythagorean Theorem in real life. And now we're out of my math league.
We chose the blue shirts. Basically there were 15 rows of 15 people in blue on one side of a huge right triangle. And 8 rows of 8 people in green shirts on the the bottom side of the huge right triangle. Then we counted off to make sure we were correct, and finally all moved to the long side of the triangle. And voila! Oh yes, can't forget about the song. They played "Shut Up And Dance With Me" super loud and we were all able to look up the lyrics for the evening on our phones, which were, "Pythagorize With Me". Very clever, and very corny...But fun!
Here the groups are getting lined up. Lake Union Park is very nice. We didn't go into the new Museum of History and Industry, but I'd like to one of these days. From where I'm standing I could look to the right and see the building my dad worked in for many years, which is now a storage company's headquarters. And before that it was the Ford plant making model T vehicles.
At the park there was this cool old piano for anyone to play. Preston was able to sit down and play a little bit. Afterwards a few people told him how great he sounded. A few other people besides myself, Hansen, and Lillie:)
Speaking of sounding great, Preston played clarinet in a Dixieland Band at a local coffee house for an evening concert. They ended their set with a very fun version of When The Saints Go Marching In. Before the concert we had dinner at Judy's house with friends and former co-workers of Maren. Hansen and Lillie got along splendidly with Joely, but somehow there is no photo proof.
In other photo news, Carol helped Lillie fix her sewing machine. This sewing machine is great, but it weighs a freaking ton! It is probably 60 years old or so, but hey, it still works.
And lastly, Hansen is selling off some of his Legos. There is a cool Lego store not far from us that buys and sells new and used Legos. I am completely shocked, these old Lego builds are worth about what Hansen paid for them ten years ago! The look on the eyes of the seven year old kids when Hansen was bringing in these amazing builds was of total awe. I would tell those kid's parents, this will be you in ten years, selling back all these amazing Lego builds... Hansen has also been hired frequently over the summer by Carol and John for landscaping jobs and is saving his money for archery equipment.

See you tomorrow.


1 comment:

Ellen said...

Having just been to the Austin Lego store and seeing all the master builder displays, I can tell you that's a cool Lego castle Hansen is parting with. Aurora is looking at your blog with me and she says that's a cool piano Preston is playing. The picture of the three kids with the matching t-shirts is cool, too. Cool post!