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Yesterday while I was driving back from work with Taylor I looked over at her and noticed something she was drawing.  (When Taylor comes with me to work she always packs her writing and drawing materials).

I did a double take.

On her lap was a spiral notebook and something she was drawing that looked real familiar.

“SPIROGRAPH!” I shouted as she could barely hear me over the music that we normally pump.

She looked at me and smiled.

“Oh my God Tay, you’re doing some serious old-school drawing!” I said to her.

“What?” she asked, oblivious to what I was getting at.

“Spirograph, I used to do that back in the day!” I said to her.

I lowered the music.

“What’s Spirograph?” She asked.

“It was something we used to do, similar to what you are doing.” I answered.

Poor Taylor, she had no idea as to what I was talking about; she just shrugged and continued her masterpiece.  Here’s some info from Wikipedia.com

Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. The term has also been used to describe a variety of software applications that display similar curves, and applied to the class of curves that can be produced with the drawing equipment (so in this sense it may be regarded as a synonym of hypotrochoid). The name is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc.

Spirograph, you remember right?

-SF

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