Ah, my WiFi is back working again. Time to be with you and catch up. First I just slept through Downton Abbey, no huge loss as they will be showing them over from now to eternity. But have to report on some major culture that I was in on last evening. My Rebecca and I were invited to The Robert Burns Dinner here on our fair isle. What is that you might ask and I was in the same boat myself.
But it so happens that old Rabbie Burns is the national poet of Scotland and his dates are 1759 – 1796. So every year hither and yon his birthday is celebrated by crazy Scotsmen doing things Scottish that roughly revolves around his memory. Some of it is just plain fun and drink. This is the first one that either of us has ever attended although it is coined the best party of the year on Vashon by some.
So add that one to your bucket list. I understood two words all evening as everyone, not me, was maxing out there brogue, I think is the right term. But you don’t have to understand it to grasp its power and grandure which is the charm of it all.
That was last night and then today was beeeautiful weatherwise and everyone was outside enjoying that. Three folks came and walked with me which was great. And I had one of my archery students come for some shooting. And the days are noticeably longer allowing me more time to get more greasy working on the old 1956 Ford tractor. It’s all fun and part of shaking off winter.
Well, so glad that my WeeFee is up again as I get grouchy when I can’t blog. So, I have to tell you about a little project that I have going that I will need help on from some of you. This is something that goes back to my high school days in Buffalo, New York. That is only important in that Buffalo lies in the Northern Hemisphere. I can clearly remember my Earth Science teacher Mr. Kelsey drawing diagrams explaining how in the Northern Hemisphere water goes down the drain one way and in the Southern Hemishere it goes down the other way as one in clockwise and the other counter clockwise.
So yesterday I checked in with any old friend in Buffalo that currently does teach Earth Science and she says it’s bogus. That the design of the fixture dictates the direction. And I can see that to a certain extent but what about a simple pool of water over a simple drain in the bottom of a sink? Nothing is forcing it one way or the other when you pull the plug, so which way will it go?
So in the interest of science I would like you guys to report in with one observation of three different sinks in your locale and we will keep track. OK, I want Sydney and Cairo and London and etc reporting as in hither and yon. Just put it in the comments. This will be fun and above all educational. Who will be right Ms. Laurie or old Mr. Kelsey?
So a report by you should should be simple and straight forward so we can put them all together in a final overall report. And that would look like:
Robert Burns from Edinburgh, Scotland on February 1, 2015.
Sink one – counterclockwise.
Sink two – same.
Sink three – same.
Well, that’s all the fun I can handle for the moment, time to get some shut eye. Off to Monday, love, Felipe.