Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

Thursday

Twice recently I've run into real life problems that sent me on a mental train back to my high school math class. I was a horrible and totally disinterested student in school But in math class, I felt a twinge that said I was not a hopeless slacker. I went to a very small high school so I had the same teacher for all four years of high school and, for some reason, she did not think I was a loser.  I loved geometry most.

When I got to college, I learned that a BA in math was a lovely point of ridicule and a science degree required chemistry (most of my unknowns dried up before I got to them) and physics (????? I could never connect the dot between math and physics).  So my math career ended.

And now, the only thing left is enough to know how to phrase a google question so that I can easily find the answer.  And, honestly, that's ok with me.  Google's going to be around as long as I am so it's all good.

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Yesterday at the pool, after my swim in the locker room I was chatting with a lady I've seen there often.  She said that she retired a year ago and I allowed as how I did, too.  She asked "So, how long did it take you to figure out how to do it?"

And now I'm back to those thoughts.  The answer is, of course, that I may never get that figured out.  My days aren't full enough to suit me but I haven't yet come up with a satisfactory filler.  I'm no longer stressed about it.  If something comes along, great. If not, no biggie.  I'm sure not suffering here.

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I think I might finally go back to Costco. I miss their toilet paper and their bacon.  I've done without for more than 6 months now and I think that's enough.   Maybe I'll go after swimming today.  It will be a little after noon and I can score a piece of pizza or hot dog for lunch.  (I'm not a fan of those tasting samples - invariably I get something icky in my mouth and can't get the taste out for hours so I'm a 'no thank you'.)

No baseball today.  And no other big plans. 
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