Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Constant Fun

In naming the streets of Graphite, I decided upon the simple and oft-popular numbered streets (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) for the roads heading off the main street (Parkman). There were two little glitches with that system: a tiny street between 2nd and 3rd and a longish street between 6th and 7th.

Now, I haven't planned any action to occur on either of these roads, so I'm positing that an early city planner was a math nerd with a sense of humor.

The little road is 'e' St. (mathematical constant e=2.7182818284...); the longish one is Avogad Rd. (Avogadro's number=6.02214199 × 1023)

3 Comments:

Blogger Valerie Comer said...

Actually your city planner was down-right strange, but hey, he's all yours... (Don't let him come name MY streets!!)

6:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Well, his name was Floyd Wilkerson and he came from somewhere down New Mexico way. He was known as a bit of fancy-dresser (spats, cufflinks, emerald tie tack, etc.) and frequently ended his sentences by making a loud 'popping' noise with his lips.

Hopefully that's enough background to help you screen him out of your pool of applicants.

Oh, one more thing: his resume was fingerpainted. Quite artistic, if a little showy.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Valerie Comer said...

Why does this not surprise me?

8:26 AM  

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