Thursday, September 06, 2007

Solvitur ambulando

Hah, I snuck this ride in on you without the usual bragging beforehand.
From here to MOHAI 10.8 mi on the Volvo odo, 10.8 on Fidelio's.
The thing that needed some solvitur was a flat tire which is what caused the ambulanderie. It was the new one too, I'll have to do something about it.
Got a chance to measure my walking pace, however; 3.5 mph.
Overall avg for trip 7.8. Max speed 35.1
Other measurements ht-6ft, wt-195, IQ-150, smarts-not much, belt-37in, max speed without bicycle-once timed at 18 mph, fastest ever driven 130 mph at S.I.R. in a Ferrari 250 LM (Le Mans)
Fastest ride as a passenger-240 km in a Maserati Ghibli on the freeway downtown Seattle in heavy traffic (it might have been moderate traffic, but when they seem to be going backwards at 80, it's heavy)
So, today I will rip out the old cabinets and patch the wall behind, then set the new cabinets in place. Unless it starts to seem like work.
On the music front, I'm writing piano trios. Piano, bass, and some sort of wind thingie. Inspired by nostalgia for the piano, bass, and flute thing I did at Soundbridge so long ago. Ah the good old days, when Meighan was just a good musician with an exquisite sense of musical timing.
Oh, tempos, Oh, amores

Got a nice one for clarinet, and starting on something for Eng. horn, clarinet and piano.
This post is on the "new" computer, when I get a faster whachacallit, I should be able to set up a website and post more mp3s.

I can post pictures from here again.

I'd complain about a dearth of violinists again but Anonomann has ordered me to quit whining about it, so I will say no more.

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Blogger butch said...

Your lapses into Latin are intriguing, as always:

The Latin term "solvitur ambulando" means:

it is solved by walking
the problem is solved by a practical experiment
It is pronounced as 'sol-wi-"tur-"äm-bu-'län-dO .

For example Achilles could have said it to the tortoise in Zeno's_paradoxes when he caught up with it.

Not residing in Seattle for over 30 years, I was unaware that hipsters call the Museum of History and Industry, MOHAI.

MOHAI is located in McCurdy Park at 2700 24th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98112. For information call 206 -324-1126

MOHAI is an American Association of Museums accredited institution

What I do recall is that the museum is located just south of the University bridge and Husky stadium, near the Arboreatum (?), or is my memory fading?

Walking at a very brisk pace a healthy human can average 4mph, so you were "hot footing" it for sure. I believe that once or twice I got my 1968 Chev SS Impala 396 up to an honest 115mph, though the speedometer said 120+. I might have made 120,mph if I had put the top up, but it was a gas barroling across Nevada with the top down. I had several hot rods over those dark years that could exceed 100mph, even if it was idiotic to push them that fast on lousy tires and terrible suspension. Maybe before you kick the bucket, sir, you need to go to Germany and get onto the Autobahn, and get strapped into a Ferrari or Porsche and crank it up to 150mph. How fast is 240 km?

What did the new cabinets set you back. A new kitchen usually bankrupts most folks. Again you have saved a bundle by doing so much of the work yourself.

God, your musical composing creativity is on fire. Pour the coals to it, and let the strings, horns, and reeds take cover, for Palmer is approaching full flower, or at least he is full of something.


7:23 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Full of something is right.
MOHAI is where you remember it.
3.5 is my normal walking pace. hotfooting it is 4.5.
School is out for summer, so I don't take my usual trip downtown and walk up to SCCC. I usually hotfoot it.
Gedouddamyway you youthful slackers!
I've got a couple of books by Henry Beard of smart alec things to say in Latin, like stella martis but Solvitur Ambulando I stole from Meighan's blog on crosswalkamerica.
She actually knows Latin and Italian too.
Quid sentis?

8:14 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

240km is lemme see here....umm....
about 138mi

8:17 AM  
Blogger butch said...

Thanks for the explication of kilometers into miles per hour. Either way you were passing your carbon unit through the air super fast!

Henry Beard, American humourist, co-founder of National Lampoon magazine.

Beard has written several humorous books, including about Latin, French and cats. Many of the most widely quoted bits of mock Latin are to be found in Beard.

Latin for All Occasions (1990)

A book of various phrases in Latin humorously based on modern forms. See also Latin proverbs#Mock Latin for more similar quotes.

Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes!
If you can read this sign, you can get a good job in the fast-paced, high-paying world of Latin!
Si hoc adfixum in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis popinquus ades.
If you can read this bumper sticker, you are both very well educated and much too close.
Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Anates tuas in acie instrue.
Get your ducks in a row.
Lege atque lacrima.
Read-em and weep.
Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
I think some people in togas are plotting against me.
Canis meus id comedit.
My dog ate it.
Nullae satisfactionis potiri non possum.
I can't get no satisfaction.
See wikipedia on the song (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones (or the Lapides Provolventes as Beard translates them).
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!
Quantum illae stolae pependisti?
You paid how much for that dress?
Having done these things, they made the sacrifices prescribed by custom lest they be found lacking in filial piety.
An all-purpose phony translation for Latin inscriptions.
Hidden Latin Insults:

Podex perfectus es.
Claim it means: You did a terrific job.
What it really means: You are a total asshole.
Stercorem pro cerebro habes.
Claim it means: That's certainly food for thought.
What it really means: You have shit for brains.
Futue te ipsum et caballum tuum.
Claim it means: I've really got to take my hat off to you.
What it really means: Screw you and the horse you rode in on.
Phony ailments:

Taedium pellucidorum.
An eye condition that keeps you from looking at people's slides.

About the only Latin I ever committed to memory was Mulier est hominus confusio --or Woman is man's destruction, or Women just piss me off, and mostly confuse me much of the time.

You are very nice about sharing Latin with your readership within the body of your comments, or mostly on your Titles, I guess you will not not a niche for it in the KORNY KULTURE KORNER, right?

I am pleased that you took the time to read my review on 3:10 TO YUMA (1957 & 2007), and it is too bad that you gave all your free mvoie tickets away to some putz that happened to visit you last Saturday. But Meredith will get more of them soon from work, and then you will be in Fat City once more.

Does "Quid Sentis" mean "Can you dig it?". It seems to.


6:48 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Quid sentis does mean "can you dig it?" Or "How about?"
as in;
"Quid sentis de undequidquagintis"
Or "How 'bout those forty-niners"
In a related story, the Russian shoe salesman said today
Dose fid an ya?

7:49 AM  

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