Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Tricks of Memory


It's still amazes me the way memory, and human recognition work (and I haven't event spent that much time with a child learning those skills). A few weeks ago the nice lady who took my coffee orders at Peet's had mentioned that she couldn't remember my name because I wasn't in more often than once every few weeks. After that though she remembered my name every time (which, of course is due to the fact that mentioning it caused her to put the little bit of extra effort in to remember it). What really gets me, is that today when I walked in without the mohawk, she didn't have any problems recognizing me. That's impressive.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

I'm so proud of C.M.


He caught his second mouse yesterday. It's nice to have a pet that can help with some household chores. He still doesn't go for the killing blow, and this time the blood is on my hands (not literally. I gave it a human death). It's not as hard as I thought it would be. Maybe I could have made it through the rat lab after all.