Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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My brother-in-law, Rick, taught us a game called “Slug Bug.” When you see a Volkswagen you get to “punch” the person next to you and call out “Slug Bug Green!” (or whatever color it was.)  This game was fun until the person saw a Volkswagen Van…then they get to punch you 10 times instead of just once. So whenever I see a Volkswagen Van I think fondly on those days and wish Rick was nearby to give a punch!

So what does this have to do with the word of the week? Unusual. This Slug Bug game somehow turned into a game that we call “Odd Thing!” It was a travel game that we made up- if you see something unusual you yell out “Odd Thing!” and everyone in the car either agrees or disagrees. (No punching was involved!) We don’t really keep track of how many things are seen, no one really wins so I’m not sure how the game continues, but it does! I guess unusual things seen are reward enough!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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I Spy a Great Marriage

This collage was my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary card from us. It was fun gathering items that I thought represented them as individuals and as a couple. My dad was a photographer (camera), my mom loves to garden (gardening tools in the foreground), and they enjoy their after dinner coffee and conversation together (percolator). They enjoyed identifying the objects and their meanings. My favorite is the Fisher Price couple!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

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Sounds of a transient event

I learned something new with this Photo Challenge. The word transient had sad connotations to me so I thought I would learn more about the word and its meanings. I was surprised when I read that there is a “thing” called a transient event in electrical engineering. My husband and son are electrical engineers so this seemed like an interesting thing to try and understand a bit more! This is what I learned:

1.Another word for transient is oscillation.

2. A transient event is a short-lived burst of energy in a system caused by a sudden change of state.

3. The strings of a string instrument is characterized by transients.

4. It is fun to listen to my husband play his guitar in the morning so I could take his picture and post this today!

Lesson over!