Monday, February 23, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Smile

-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
-Online learning
-Being in the home stretch of finishing one of the books I'm reading
-Pea Pods
-Forrest Gump
-Microwaving something without a lid and not having it boil over
-Pop Rocks
-Remembering what it was like to grade papers and remembering that I don't have to do that anymore.
-Vanilla yogurt
-Wondering what the plural of abacus is. I'm looking at two of them at the moment that my husband has on his desk. Abaci? Abacuses?

1 comment:

b shan said...

Your wondering made me want to wonder ( as a kid I often asked a question and after my parents gave me the answer, or the 'I don't know' depending on the question - they would ask 'Why do you ask' - and I would say "I just wanted to wonder"). So I checked it out - maybe you did too, or already knew, but here is what I found.

The use of the word abacus dates before 1387 AD, when a Middle English work borrowed the word from Latin to describe a sandboard abacus. The Latin word came from abakos, Hebrew ābāq, "dust".[3] The preferred plural of abacus is a subject of disagreement, but both abacuses,[4] and abaci[5] are in use.

This can be found @