Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Uses for Large Square Paper

See, a local Italian restaurant uses large square pieces of paper for tablecloths, simply replacing the used paper with a clean sheet between customers. But take an origami enthusiast to this restaurant, and he will see other possibilities besides mere table covering. I mean, what would you do with 3-foot square paper?

Very Large Paper:

Simply fold into 27ths both ways, and fold, fold, fold:

Done. I feel closer to Paris already.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What I Learned This School Year

- High school teachers used to assign students to make posters. Now they assign the making of videos. For instance:

- Seeing one's child acting in a stage play is chillingly awesome.

- The only person with handwriting worse than my son’s is his English teacher.

- Dad can (and did) go the entire school year without meeting any of the teachers.

- Field Day is not fun for clumsy people.

- Latin is pronounced incorrectly when singing it in a church choir, versus learning in school.

- There exists an educational movie about eggs.

- For a school project, my son mailed a potato chip. Just one.

- The BFG by Roald Dahl is a whoppsy gloriumptious fun book.

- The Music Man is delightful every time.