I finally decided was about time to go to Disneyland, with Los Angeles being so close and all that. Super excited about the whole thing, I downloaded the app, I did a bit of research (and decided to go to Disneyland and save California Adventures for another time) and set off to buy tickets. And I […]
This is the 4th speech I delivered to Toastmasters and it’s part of Competent Communicator manual #4: “How to Say It“. As a reminder, the objectives of the project are: Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideals clearly, accurately, and vividly. Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas Eliminate jargon […]
According to the American Dialect Society, Pluto is the word of the year 2006. According to them: To pluto is to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet. Read the […]
So Pluto is no longer a “proper” planet for a while now. And what does NASA do about it? Well, apparently they’re sending a space probe to consolate the poor thing — aaahhh! 🙂 Check out this funny story on The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/56641.
Check out the cool bumper sticker from the “New Horizons” mission: Read the whole article here and if you find how can I buy one of those stickers let me know 😉
For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, New Horizons is NASA’s mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The mission started back in January 2006 — and if you visit the mission’s site, the counters on the first page will tell you exactly, down to the very second, how long has […]