I spent Halloween with my granddaughter, Lucy, and in the morning took her to the Botannical Gardens to begin preparing her for a possible career in the Sciences. I didn’t want to put too much pressure on her, so we started with the Southeastern Trees and Woody Plants section. As kids will do, she got bored after the first 3 hours, and wanted to go to the Aquarium, but you have to be firm with an 18 month year-old and so I made it clear we would NOT be leaving the Garden until she had committed to memory all 154 trees and plants on display there. And none of these common names: She tried to get away with Pinaceae, for example, but I didn’t let her move on until she could say “Abies Fraseri”. We got special permission from the docent to leave a little before midnight, so she could get in the last of the trick-or-treating.
Speaking of treats: the word on the street is that Kim has realized the highest ROW (Return on Wedding) in history, netting $18 million on an investment of $10 million. From here the plan is to video the reconciliation (target ROR of 6,000%), and — but here the agents are playing cagey — a possible remarriage sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2012.
Who says the Unexamined Life is not worth living?