Out of Touch?

Are you feeling out of touch because you don’t understand your teen’s lingo?  You may know the short hand phrases like LOL and OMG but what about ^RUP^, PIR and SFAIAA?  Not to mention \M/ !

Fear no more!  

Here’s a quick way to bring yourself back up to speed and get out of the dark ages



1 “They told me at the blood bank this might happen.”
2 “I wasn’t sleeping, I was trying to pick up contact lens without hands.”
3 “I wasn’t sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!”
4 “Amen”
5 “This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in the last time management course you sent me to.”
6 “Whew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper”
7 “I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work related stress.”
8 “This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!”
9 “Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won’t wear off!”
10 “Darn! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.”  

TEUCU Spring Bus Trip!

  A day of sunshine and great fun was had by all those in attendance on this bus trip. Participants were treated to a scenic tour of Northumberland County! The beautiful weather and lilacs in full bloom were only part of what made our day great. We stopped at The Empire Cheese Factory, who were Grand Champions of the Cheddar Cheese Division at the 2008 Royal Winter Fair. Here, there were free samples and a chance to purchase their lovely cheese products. We had a wonderful home made lunch at Chubby’s Restaurant. The delicious hot buffet was just scrumptious! We were able to enjoy carved roast beef and chicken along with all the fixin’s! Next stop was the World Famous Chocolate Factory. We found enough delicious deals and bargains to satisfy any sweet-tooth. Then, we were off to Glover’s Farms where we could purchase farm fresh vegetables and home made crafts, quilts and collectables. Not to mention that throughout our bus ride we had the pleasure of Peter Brotherhood, our tour guide, and his extensive knowledge of Northumberland County. Peter is a retired teacher and a specialist in both Geography and History and we couldn’t wait to learn more about this beautiful countryside in Toronto’s backyard. His commentary during our ride was lively, interesting and amusing. There were also some lucky draw winners on this trip. Kyle Brisbane, Robert Davies, Lena O’Leary, Sharon Wilson, Mary Wagler, and Joanne Tata all won Gift Cards during the ride. Special thanks goes out to Lori Williams and our bus-driver Fred, from Parkinsons Tours. Fred’s expert driving was demonstrated many times throughout our day as he weaved his way in and out of tight places for us.
  Stay posted for news about our next bus trip coming up in the fall. As usual, we expect this trip to sell out so if you would like to receive a bus trip invitation once details are finalized or to be placed on our waiting list please contact Nicole Lake at 416-542-2522.

 To view the pictures of our bus trip, please click here.

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Why A Curveball Confuses Batters – Optical Illusion

In baseball, a curveball creates a physical effect and a perceptual puzzle. The physical effect (the curve) arises because the ball’s rotation leads to a deflection in the ball’s path. The perceptual puzzle arises because the deflection is actually gradual but is often perceived as an abrupt change in direction (the break). Our illusions suggest that the perceived “break” may be caused by the transition from the central visual system to the peripheral visual system. Like a curveball, the spinning disks in the illusions appear to abruptly change direction when an observer switches from foveal to peripheral viewing.

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The Roomba!

Blogger Signaltheorist decided to evaluate the efficiency of the Roomba by tracking its movements:

I set up a photo camera in my room, turned out all the lights and took a long-exposure shot of my roomba doing it’s thing for about 30 minutes. The result is a picture that shows the path of the roomba through it’s cleaning cycle, it looks like a flight map or something. It really hits every spot!

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Time to play with your food…

DrO says: “I wanted to point out to you that some people on LiveJournal came up with an idea of inserting dry spaghetti into hot dogs, then boiling it, and coming out with amusing culinary constructs that kids seem to love.”

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