Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"You'll need this for later..."

Today I used 2 (or more) things I learned in the class I am teaching right now. I use the general stuff everyday, but I haven't used these two theorems for my upper division work in a loooong time.

When I tell my class: "You'll need this for later..." I am not kidding. It just made my life easier.

In case you are curious: I used the Intermediate Value Theorem and the Descartes' Rule of Signs

Monday, November 16, 2009

Writing a Story

My mom wants to write a novel in the month of November because of Nation Novel Writing Month. She is already working on a blog story and another novel, but the rules say you must start a new work and get 50,000 + words written (typed) before December.

I have never considered myself a writer. A reader, yes. Writing has never been enjoyable or easy for me. It doesn't help that I put up my own stumbling blocks by reminding myself of the teachers who told me I couldn't write. I force myself to write so I don't become illiterate.

Mom likes to do things with others and I am not such a bad audience. I like to be "designated reader" for her from time to time. I like to think I can come up with fun plots or characters, even if I can't actually write the story. Well NO MORE OF THAT! I have written 6000 words this month (a miracle?) and I am enjoying most of it. I actually downright LIKE our story and it is fun to see it grow.

We may or may not try to publish, but I can almost guarantee it will be available to read in the future- either in book or blog form. So if you like "chick lit" you might want to watch out for our story!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Difference Between Red and Green

I almost died laughing during Abstract Algebra today:

Teacher: " is green and the other is red so there isn't much difference"

Important observation: Teacher is COMPLETELY colorblind.

My thoughts: "I know what he means, but to him, there is NO difference, and to me, those colors seem completely different... either way, the analogy doesn't work."

(I knew he meant very there is very little difference. And on another note...)

In your opinion: Is there a big difference between red and green? What if there is another context, like there are two cars exactly the same except one is red and the other is green, then is there a big difference?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I love... (part 5)

I love crossing items off lists.
I love fleece blankets (my new Snuggie).
I love crackers with tomato, Brie cheese, and basil.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I loathe... (part 3)

I loathe cilantro.
I loathe seeing purple with yellow.
I loathe seeing red with green.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This year we celebrated on the 30th at a party put on by some friends from church.

David and I decided to take the cheap route and make our costumes.
I must say they were a hit, but the little ones needed us to remove our masks before they would get near us. Who knew stick figures were scary?

Party in Daba Town

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