Day 803: Points

There are several points I’d like to make in today’s post. This point is as good as any other point to start making these points:

  • This point in time is a one-point-in-a-century Pi Day in the USA, because if you remove the slashes in today’s date — 3/14/15 — and replace the first one with a decimal point, you get the first five numbers of Pi: 3.1415.
  • At points during this morning, my son Aaron (who turned 17 at the precise point of 2/23 last month) will be taking his SATs (which stood for Scholastic Aptitude Tests, at some point).
  • Aaron’s  pointed answers to those pointed test questions might  point him towards  some pointy-headed colleges, and he needs two pointy #2 pencils to take the test.
  • At 10 o’clock this morning, I will be seeing the musical “Hairspray” during which I’ll probably point at the stage at some point and  whisper to my ex-sister-in-law, Deborah: “Look! It’s my great niece and your granddaughter, Victoria!”
  • 10 AM in the morning is a surprisingly early point to see a live musical, if you get my point.
  • At all the other performances of “Hairspray” this weekend, my son Aaron is responsible for pointing the lights at the actors.
  • Tomorrow, Sunday — a point in my  week when I’m usually relaxing — I will be spending point-in-time  9 AM to point-in-time 4 PM at a retreat where 20+ people will be making points about a subject they feel pointedly passionate about: group therapy.

It is now that point in my posts where I show you what I’ve pointed my iPhone camera at, recently:

I’d like to point out — in that last photo — that there are no points on those two #2 pencils my son is holding. Aaron made the point he’ll give those two pencils some pointy points with a pencil sharpener at the testing center.

Soon after I pointed my camera at Aaron this morning,  I remembered the point that it’s bad luck to wish somebody luck at any point before a performance, so instead of saying “Good Luck” or “Break a leg!” to him, I said, “Break a pencil!”

Here’s a song I’ll be hearing and seeing at one point and Aaron wil be seeing and hearing at four points this weekend:

If you can’t start the beat of “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray, you can find it on YouTube, at any point.

Have you ever heard it’s impolite to point? Feel free to get points with me by making points about that or about any other points or photos  in this post, in a pointed comment.

Pointed thanks to Aaron, Deborah, and Victoria; to people who do healing work in groups; to Pi; to pencils with points; to Hairspray (which I typed differently at various points); to all who helped me make the points in this post; to semi-colons (which are just commas with points over them); and — even more pointedly — to my readers, who are more than a thousand points of light in my life, at this point.

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33 thoughts on “Day 803: Points

  1. I must point out that reading this was an excellent way to start my day!

  2. I am guessing that the Sylvia Koplow memorialized above is your mother or grandmother listed on a wall of remembrance in a temple or synagogue, especially since most of the names seem to be Jewish. May you enjoy the musical and may Aaron get amazingly good scores on his SATs.

    • I like pointing out how glad I am to see you here! I saw the Koplow name on a list of contributors at a hospital. As far as I know, Sylvia and I are not related.

  3. I’d like to point out that the point of my reading this at the beginning of my day is to ensure my day is pointed in the right direction.

    thanks for the points that point me towards a bright sunny day! 🙂

  4. Aaron is brave, pointing toward the testing center to bring a sharpener this morning! Back in the days of dinosaurs and young Bialczak, I’d have made it a point to bring a half-dozen pointy No. 2 Adirondacks.

    What point were you making with your wall-of-names shot, Ann? Was Sylvia a relative? If so, I’ll make it a point to remember Sylvia for her contributions to wonderful you.

    I hope you enjoy “Hairspray,” a pinnacle of John Waters’ Baltimore brilliance!

  5. I would like to point out that I wish Aaron the best with his test today with high score points. You have all the good points here too.

  6. Beth Campbell

    One of my favorite musicals is The Point by the late, great Harry Nilsson. Here’s one of his pointier songs:
    Harry Nilsson “Me And My Arrow”: https://youtu.be/bRNPuSapsSs

  7. Good luck to Aaron!!! I hope they give him extra points for his awesome misheard lyrics animations.

    I love that a group of you are getting together to talk about group therapy. I wonder if therapists who see people one on one, get together with one other person to talk about therapy? (Just kidding.)

  8. A pointedly good post, Ann. I hope Aaron does well in his SATs and that you enjoy the musical ‘Hairspray’ and pointing at your great niece. I pointedly alpologise for being absent to comment on your pointedly good posts this week due to an overload of writing to catch up on. Hope you are pointedly OK and settled back in Boston after your excellent holiday in California.

  9. Great points better then a pointy stick in the eye or worse a pointy needle in the eye…………….

  10. The snow is disappearing!

  11. I understand all these points, as The World Turns…

  12. I’d like to point out that in the first photo YELLOW BUNNY was on the right laughing at the baseball players!!
    Pointed thanks back at you Ann!

  13. I am glad I made a point of stopping by to read your post today 😀

  14. Did I imagine it, or is there less snow around at last? The shadows on the wall is a great shot. are you related to Sylvia?

    • You did not imagine the lesser amount of snow, Hilary; as always, you observe the important points.

      Thank you for the pointed compliment and no, I am not related to Sylvia (as far as I know, at this point).

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