Tuesday, April 30, 2013

AHAD: Day 89


Day 89: consistency

[Did you notice the lack of the letter l? I did after I finalized the image for posting. At that point I didn't care enough to fix it.]

For the non-imaged:

doing things a lot
makes them easier to do
and builds a habit.

Monday, April 29, 2013

AHAD: Day 88

Day 88: lacking

[Writing a haiku each day seems like it would be super easy. I suppose it would be if I didn't care how the haiku turned out. I prefer things to be good and so... it's not always easy.]

For the non-imaged:

no inspiration,
didn't think of a good word,
but i have to post.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

AHAD: Day 87

Day 86: chocolate

[I prefer dark chocolate, but you may have better results with milk chocolate. Sometimes additives in the chocolate, such as nuts or caramel, can have a positive effect. Results may vary. Consult your local chocolatier for more information on how chocolate can improve your life.]

For the non-imaged:

when taken daily,
it may make you feel better.
does not help numbness.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

For the birds

This morning we went to the Charleston Farmers Market. As much as everyone has said how amazing it is, I wasn't really impressed. There weren't very many stands of produce up and there were way too many stands similar to what's in the market on Market Street (that is, homemade crafty things). It reminded me of one of the festivals in downtown Bedford. We did buy some strawberries, but haven't had any yet, so not I'm sure if they are good. It's still early in the year, so hopefully it gets better.Oh, there was a dog show going on today, which was fun. There were so many (well behaved) dogs!

Anyway, the highlight of this week can be described by the following picture.

Well, not completely. There was another bird, besides the turkey vulture and crow. This was a smaller bird (not sure what type) who perched on a car and screamed at the two larger birds. It would occasionally dive bomb the crow. Very amusing. When the turkey vulture finished eating whatever was on the ground, he walked into the woods behind the building.

How was your week?

AHAD: Day 86

Day 86: tessellations

[On a related note, learning about Escher while researching hyperbolic geometry was interesting. Esher's Circle Limit I-IV are good visuals of hyperbolic geometry in a circle, if you are interested.]

For the non-imaged:

geometric tiles
arranged creatively
would make Esher proud.

Friday, April 26, 2013

AHAD: Day 85

Day 85: Song

[The only cure that I know of is to get a different song stuck in your head. It's a horrible cycle.]

For the non-imaged:

listened to it once
and now it's stuck in my head.
make it go away.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

AHAD: Day 84

Day 84: reflection

[I don't have much to say here. Except you can possibly determine what time of day I write the haiku depending on the fuzziness of the image.]

For the non-imaged:

standing toe to toe
with what looks like my future
searching for what's next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AHAD: Day 83

Day 83: P.o.V.

[It's true. You should give it a try, if you haven't already. You don't have to like the other world, it's just nice to acknowledge that it exists.]

For the non-imaged:

a different view
can shed light on a new world
that you never knew.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When the School Year Ends


When the School Year Ends 
by Barbara Miller

There’s a time when the school year ends
And before the summer begins,
And there the papers pile tall and high,
And there the students wonder why,
And there the teachers try not to sigh,
As the final exams begin.

Let us face these tests where our doubts run free
And the questions prod and poke.
Past the pits of our stomachs as they churn
We shall think hopeful thoughts of the grades that we’ll earn,
And watch as the clock hands slowly turn
To the time when the school year ends.

Yes we’ll think hopeful thoughts of the grades that we’ll earn,
And we’ll watch as the clock hands slowly turn,
For the students, they wait, and the students, they yearn
For the time when the school year ends.

AHAD: Day 82

Day 82: meals

[I also have snacks during the day.]

For the non-imaged:

i eat five a day
breakfast, second breakfast, lunch,
and then two dinners

Monday, April 22, 2013

AHAD: Day 81

Day 81: water

[Today's inspiration:
]

For the non-imaged:

standing all alone
while in the midst of chaos,
finding inner peace.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

AHAD: Day 80

Day 80: ink

[Coupons are an important part of my financial life. I rarely print anything else.]

For the non-imaged:

such a tiny thing
for a ridiculous price,
but you print coupons.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

AHAD: Day 79

Day 79: redirect

[Taking a course on coursera.org which has incomplete instructions for using new things and lecture videos with notes that lack useful examples is frustrating. I'm probably going to withdraw from the course and focus on working on my little projects. That would be more enjoyable.]

For the non-imaged:

i'm changing my plans.
instead of taking a class,
i will just research.

Friday, April 19, 2013

AHAD: Day 78

Day 78: imagination

[Sometimes I just need a break from things, you know? I'm glad you have your imagination, though. Good job with today's haiku.]

For the non-imaged*:

taking the day off.
pretend this is a haiku.
well, did you? good job

*Haiku will vary depending on your imagination

Thursday, April 18, 2013

AHAD: Day 77

Day 77: gnats

[This explains all these red bumps on my arms and legs. Although, I'm pretty sure they are midges and not gnats since gnats don't bite often but midges like to feed on humans (and hobbits).]

For the non-imaged:

did you know they bite?
i learned that since moving here.
i'm so itchy now.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

AHAD: Day 76

Day 76: stalled

[It'll come back eventually. It always does. Until then... things will just be blah. Also, this haiku looks like it's slightly glowing.]

For the non-imaged:

lacking desire
to work on any projects.
don't know how to fix.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

AHAD: Day 75

Day 75: experimenting

[I'm learning/trying new things while cooking by finding recipes and then changing them. It's nice when things turn out delicious.]

For the non-imaged:

a little of this
and then twice as much of that...
a success! cookies!

Monday, April 15, 2013

AHAD: Day 74

Day 74: forgetfulness

[Today's haiku is fuzzy... just like my memory.]

For the non-imaged:

haiku will be late
'cuz i forgot to write one
oh, wait... here you go

Sunday, April 14, 2013

AHAD: Day 73

Day 73: opinions

[Yes, your opinion is lovely and all... but I sometimes just don't care. I have my own and developed it based on my own reasons. I'll change it when I find it to be wrong or I learn something new.]

For the non-imaged:

i do have my own
and i know that you have one,
but i might not care.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

AHAD: Day 72

Day 72: logic

[I'm currently taking a coursera.org course on Logic. It's a lot of fun. I took a logic class at UA, but that was many years ago. And I don't get the chance to work directly with logic too often. Math is fun.]

For the non-imaged:

what do we do here?
a bunch of ones and zeros...
make a truth table!

Friday, April 12, 2013

AHAD: Day 71

Day 71: planning

[Eating healthy is oddly more fun than I thought. I try to plan out the next day's food before going to bed and it's sort of like a puzzle. I'm also enjoying the fact that I discovered a way to color my haiku images. Now the colors can reflect my mood when I want them to.]

For the non-imaged:

picking the right things
to eat all day tomorrow
is my new hobby.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AHAD: Day 70

Day 70: traffic

[I was stuck in traffic for an hour on the way home from work today. I'm magically only very slightly sunburned. Also, people here are afraid of bridges. I don't think that was the cause for the slowdown today, though.]

For the non-imaged:

cars are not moving.
we are stopped for no reason.
oh, look. it's a bridge.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AHAD: Day 69

Day 69: warm

[My skin is very sensitive to the sun. When I'm in direct sunlight, I can feel the sun's hatred for my skin burning deep down through the layers. I'm almost positive that I'm not actually a vampire.]

For the non-imaged:

the sun here is hot.
i can feel it burn my skin
while i'm in my car.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

AHAD: Day 68

Day 68: Wizards

[I have a few wizards on my bookshelf. This is what I assume they do all day. They are, perhaps, just plotting.]

For the non-imaged:

they sit on the shelf
protecting my books in peace.
they ask for nothing.

Monday, April 8, 2013

AHAD: Day 67

Day 67: metric

[I'm keeping track of what foods I eat now (see previous actual blog post for details). It's so much easier to measure things by grams instead of cups. I wonder if my recipes are going to convert to metric... maybe I should get everyone a small food scale for Christmas this year.]

For the non-imaged:

it's just easier
to measure my food this way.
grams are more precise.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

AHAD: Day 66

Day 66: Learning

[I keep finding new things to learn. And I keep finding new resources for learning. I think the best thing I learned in college was how to learn and research. And that there are so many things to learn. So many.]

For the non-imaged:

it's time consuming
to want to learn everything
but it's so worth it.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

AHAD: Day 65

Day 65: naptime

[I'm going to go take a nap now. Maybe you should take one, too.]

For the non-imaged:

naps are a great thing.
i'd like to take one daily,
but i can't at work.

Friday, April 5, 2013

AHAD: Day 64

Day 64: unknown

[“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”- J.R.R. Tolkien]

For the non-imaged:

i'm going in blind,
i just have to close my eyes...
and then go for it.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

AHAD: Day 63


Day 63: Wednesday

[This haiku basically sums up my feelings about Wednesdays. Other days are mostly the same as well. I'm not sure any day really can be labeled as exciting. I, however, am not an expert at the Day Mythos.]

For the non-imaged:

middle of the week
never very exciting
but has to exist

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

AHAD: Day 62

Day 62: food

[Joe is starting to eat healthy again. I'm trying to avoid dairy for real this time. The not eating pizza will be the most helpful. It took me a year to stop drinking milk... and discover that almond milk is awesome. So, we'll see.]

For the non-imaged:

trying to eat well
is going pretty okay.
except the cupcakes...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

AHAD: Day 61

Day 61: coffee cake

[I don't like coffee, so I'm fine with this lie. Coffee cakes tend to be delicious.]

For the non-imaged:

not made of coffee
but to be consumed with it
it is just a lie

Monday, April 1, 2013

AHAD: Day 60


Day 60: untitled

[And when that day happens, I will get a lot accomplished. It will be exhausting.]

For the non-imaged:

determination
is something that comes and goes.
one day it'll stick.
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