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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

4:01 pm
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A nephew of ours turned 8 this last Saturday, and part of our gift was the following 30-stanza self-describing haiku.  He’s a smart kid and loves wordplay.  We figured it apropos.

(The gift the haiku mentions is Lego Indiana Jones for the DS, which came out today.  The game wasn’t available on Saturday, so the haiku references that as well.)

Follow along, won’t you?   Feel free to add to his haiku in the comments, and be sure to end the last line in “oo”.  Bonus points if you don’t re-use one of the words I’ve already used (*evil grin*).

rhyming birthday haiku; logo made at cooltext.com

We thought we would share
This eighth birthday gift for you,
Our favorite Nephew!

And wouldn’t you know,
it would only be fitting
that it be haiku.

You might be wond’ring
“what is haiku, exactly?”
Here, I’ll ‘splain to you.

First, you make three lines
of any words together.
Wait! There’s more to do!

Also, you must count.
And count, by golly, you will!
(now you got a clue?)

(the rest is in the extended entry)


12:43 pm
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Have you seen or heard about Brain Age yet?


Brain Age is an addictive, cool, learning “game” that you can play on the Nintendo DS.  Caitlin, my 12yr old, got one from her Nana for Christmas.  You play these little games and it tracks your score and you improve in all sorts of brain activity, from memory to logic.

The goal of the game is to get as young a brain as possible, with the best “brain age” being 20.  You get to do daily activities that are pretty fun to play and it ranks you and is interactive enough to help activate your brain.

If you see someone concentrating on their Nintendo, see if they’re playing Brain Age, and see ifyou can engage in a little “Quick Play” where you can do your own tests.  You just might get lured into getting your own and having great amounts of fun.

After Brain Age, you can then look at getting Big Brain Academy, where the goal is to see how big your brain is.  I’ve found Big Brain Academy to have a lot more variety of games, and as such, you go a lot longer before getting used to “ie, bored” of some of the games.  The range of accomplishment is also a lot higher in that each game as Easy, Medium and Hard modes and the scores are wide-ranging.  It’s a bit more challenging.

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