Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Do you know what taiga is?

'Is it taiga?'
'Is it taiga and tundra?'
Husband looked at me. I'd just woken up and this was my first thought of the day. 'I have no idea,' he said. 'I'm not even really sure what tundra is.'
'Well, you hear more about the tundra, but I'm sure there's a taiga as well.'
'There, there. Drink your tea, dear. You'll feel better soon.'

I just googled taiga: it's an evergreen forest band in north Eurasia, just below the tundra.

You see: subconsciously I am a genius. If only my genius were consciously. And more relevant to ... well, anything.

P.S. My next question was: And pi r squared gives you the area, doesn't it?


Dragonstar said...

You are a genius! I just had to look in my handy little book to check the area of a circle, and you managed it when you woke up.

jams o donnell said...

You get taigas in Siberia and India don't you?

NitWit1 said...

I relate to PiRSquared, but not taigas.

Luckie on relates to the dinner bell! She said to tell George "hello!"

We are recovered from our bronchitis and our taste of Old Man Winter to the extreme.

Lia said...

Waking up with that as a first thought is indeed genius.

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Much love

Leslie: said...

That was part of the Grade 4 curriculum that I taught. There is both a taiga and a tundra and a lot of BC is in the taiga.

Also, L X W = A

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I love when unexpected thoughts come to you, Liz. THey make for such good reading.

Liz said...

Thank you, dragonstar, she says modestly.

I don't know about India, jams. I'm not sure how far down they come.

Good to hear you're on the mend, nitwit.

Flash won't work for me, lia. I download it, it works once and then stops. Says I need the new version.

I needed that too, leslie, as I was comparing cake tin sizes and working out quantities.

THank you, nick. I do wonder where they come from though.

Rose said...

You are certainly more coherent and intelligent than I am when I first wake up, Liz!

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katney said...

The taiga forests in Siberia are beautiful--full of pines and huge birch trees. I have a picture I took hanging above my computer. I had it enlarged to huge.

I have a new grandson yesterday, Liz.

How does this tie in, you may wonder? My daughter-in-law is from Siberia and we saw the taiga forest when we visited there. They live here now, though. Three hours away is definitely better than all the way in Siberia--but it means their other grandma has only seen the oldest.

Oh, btw, my son the dad is a mathematician, so he could have answered both questions.