Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Questions and more

A day of rain, rain, rain. Gray skies. Earth, soft and moist. Like a dark fruitcake you might receive in the mail this time of the year.

They’ve been rebuilding the curbs on our street and covering the trenches they’ve dug with a thick black cover to keep out the rainwater. Picked a hell of a time to do this kind of work. You’d think summer or fall would be better. But what do I know?

As I was walking to my car this morning, one of the workmen hopped out of a huge yellow industrial truck. He wore a Day-Glo orange rain slicker and was singing: "Rain, rain, out in the rain…" I didn’t join him in the chorus as I had to get to work.

Curious, the word "urban." Could they still use that barricade here if is said "suburban" instead? Is there a difference between urban and suburban barricades? Are the urban ones smaller? The suburban ones large and sprawling, like a ranch house? All these questions; where’s Jeeves when you need him?

And for those who need more questions…

The Official SAT Question of the Day™
The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one bold part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.

Long been (A) isolated from (B) the outside world and
perched high in (C) the Tibetan Himalayas, Lhasa
is the capital of Tibet, an autonomous region (D)
of the People’s Republic of China. No error (E)

Good luck on the test.

Sometimes questions are more important than answers. – Nancy Willard

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