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My Flying Car

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I remembered to add "Go looking for those white science-y books I borrowed from the library a lot as a kid; you know, the ones about robots, or future cities, and such. Maybe by Osborne?" to my TODO list today. And unlike the last time, I found one!


The Usborne Book of the Future, by Kenneth Gatland, illustrated by David Jefferis, Usborne Publishing, 1979.
Even better, found scans of the whole thing online. Skimming through it, I vividly remember pretty much every page. Wow.
Apparently, this book taught me everything I know. I'm sure I sailed through many classes in elementary school simply by regurgitating what I'd learned from it.

Random Updates

Reading Light - we've gotten Caspian a reading light for his bed. He usually gets about 20 minutes after we tuck him in (after half an hour of family story time) for him to read by himself. He's really, really into it. He'll read a few chapters of whatever book he's working on at the moment, and often say "just three more pages!" when it's time for lights-out.



Sleeping with the Fish – we did a sleepover at the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39, since it's just a 10 minute walk from our house. Overall: meh. Cool to camp out in the underwater tunnel and watch fish and sharks swim overhead, but lots of down sides too. Kept the kids up later (lights out around midnight); Caspian was the youngest there (we cheated - although we preferred he dodge the question, he "rounded up" and said "5" when asked; when cornered, he said he'd turn 6 on his next birthday); activities were a bit dry and scattered. Bathrooms were an elevator ride (with e…