July 14, 2006

Answering Tita Kimmy

Tita Kimmy asked several very thought provoking questions in the "Ask Ben" thread, and I've got some free time today so I'll answer them...

which came first, the chicken or the egg?
In my case, it shall be the chicken. Why? Because doctors suggest to keep egg whites away from babies until they are at least one year old, in case of allergies. However, chicken is just fine!

why does earth only spin one way on its axis?
Did you ever see the movie Superman? There's that one part where he spins around the world and turns back time. So if the earth were to start spinning the other way around, then time would start turning back, and that wouldn't be fun because after three months of that happening I would revert to a fetus, then 9 months after that I would pop out of existence. You wouldn't want that now, would you? That's why the earth spins one way on its axis - so Ben can live!

why do we have black hair?
So you know who to go to when you need your math homework done.

why is it...?
This one I actually had to do research for...I know what an ellipsis is, but not from where it came...though it's my Mommy's favorite punctuation to use in printed text next to the exclamation point.

In printing and writing, an ellipsis (plural: ellipses) is a row of three dots (...) or asterisks (* * *) indicating an intentional omission.
http://www.explainthat.info/el/ellipsis.html

That's all for now...I need a nap!

Posted by Benjamin at July 14, 2006 03:11 PM
Comments

wooooooo!!! you so seeeeee-maht!!!! it's a good thing you have black hair too! when i get too old and i've got too many spider webs in my brain, i can turn to you to calculate how much tip to leave the waitress! ;-D
*hugs* baby!

Posted by: tita kimmy at July 14, 2006 04:28 PM

Ben, you're a smart cookie, not that I expected anything else!

I'm still trying to remember the question I was burning to ask you a couple weeks ago.

In the meantime -- your mom has a bajillion nicknames for you. What do you like so far? And when you start school, do you plan to be called Ben or Benjamin?

Posted by: noelle at July 16, 2006 07:12 PM