It was my father’s birthday today (I should say yesterday – before midnight) – his and Andre Rieux’s.
(That’s Andre Rieux, not my dad who’s a bit camera-shy.)
Today (past midnight) it’s my sister’s. But I’m not going to call her right now; she’s that rare specimen, the Early Bird or Morning Person, up and chirpy at 5am, but as a revenge it’s lights out at 20h.
I’ve added a link to the Round 2 page of the contest, looks like this:
… for those who wish to download and review, or simply download (no strings attached).
And the violin exams – well preps are going alrightish, not as great as last year but then again Trinity moved the date closer by just about a month. Grr. Next year I’ll be taking a break from violin exams – or maybe I won’t have a choice. Whatever. It’s a nasty system, it’s set to destroy children’s passion for music.
Rolled up the livingroom carpet, stashed it upstairs and the kids and I skidded all over the floor polishing it with old-fashioned floor wax. It’s a flagstone floor, looks fabulous now. And as one walks on it barefoot, it squeaks now. And tonight my arty Robin asked about html, so I got her started on it. We had a lot of fun making fonts go green and red, she took to it like a fish to water; and then she tells me, “this is what the guys are doing in IT”. Me: “Really? In IT? I thought IT was the difficult subject and Computer Lit the easy one!” She says: “No – they are programming html in IT. That’s what they are doing.”
Of course, learning it in self-study from the Mom college is not the same as learning “web design” in IT. I’m quite sure they start off making diagrams of what they need a website to do, all the features, the structure… not simply, “hello world”. But she took to it like a fish to water, I’m not concerned.