Saturday, August 25, 2007

Algebra Crisis Humor

After one week of classes and only my second week of working every day, I've realized my schedule must now change.

Instead of working four hours every day, I am now going to work five hours three days a week and four on one, thus forcing me to give up one hour a week, but dude, I am doing everything in my power not to cry daily. This will now give me all day on Friday to be my house alone, alone, alone and I will not answer the phone or eat and peeing is to be done only in an emergency. If you need to get in touch with me you will have to do it through email because I will literally be planted at my desk for the entire day.

I am just the type person that I need long stretches of time to concentrate and focus on something rather than just study a few minutes here, do a few questions there and so on. I am so high maintenance I should be put out of my misery.

Fortunately my supervisor is a doll and had no problem with the proposed schedule change. She also, like everyone else on the planet, expressed her deepest sympathy. Why Algebra is even allow to exist is beyond me - no one likes it, everyone sympathizes when they hear that someone is having to do it. That right there to me says that this is how we should fight the next war. Put away the dirty bombs, guns and tanks. Just give them Algebra problems. They'll surrender. Trust me.


Yesterday, as I mentioned in my previous post, Paul and I went to the school for the monthly assembly. Of course, they've only been in school two weeks, but I guess they felt they needed to get one in for August. Anyway, 5th grade gets to host the first assembly because they are the oldest and the top dawgs, y'all. Abby got to wear an Indian outfit and they all sang Oklahoma and even added hand motions. The hand jive, Okie style.

After the 5th grade entertainment, the princpal then announced the "Star Students" for the month two weeks. Kady and Sam both got it for their classrooms. The fact that they've only been in school for two weeks and have already managed to suck up to their teachers enough to get an award, says a lot about those two. Abby, however, hasn't gotten Star Student since 2nd grade because when Abby turned 9 Abby became a non-conformist and refuses to suck up to anyone. (Well, unless it's me and I'm trying to decide if she can go hang out with her new BFF Gabby, then she is the most model child you've ever seen.) But as far as school goes, Abby just doesn't give enough of a crap about it to suck up. You either like her or you don't and she's going to roll her eyes at you either way, so like, whatever.

When I got Kady from her teacher after the assembly, she again told me how much she's enjoying having Kady in her room this year. She also said, "And humor! This child has real ability to convey humor! That is very rare for this age and she cracks us up because she can deliver a joke better than most adults." And I could not help but just absolutely glow at that comment because as winner of Best Humor Blog in Oklahoma 2006, well, I can't help but think that Kady comes by it naturally.

(Yes, that is a gratuitous plug for Okie Blogger 2007 nominations which are going on NOW.)

(Get over it. I can plug if I want to. It's my blog and I'm having a mid-life existential collegiate crisis, ya know.)


Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Rock on, Kady!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Dude. Abby rocks.

One of these days, she will be telling her teacher: "You're so old, your Social Security number is '1'."

Sam said... *ducks in preparation* I love algebra. LOVE IT. Calculus frustrated me a bit but math makes me horny, baby. Yeah. So if you need help and long-distance help can work I offer my services.

Shannon said...

Hey Kristin!
I will see you later at the shower but I will go ahead and comment anyway.
I think they have algebra tutors over at Cunningham hall. That is where I spent my mornings that College Algebra summer with Lomax. OMGosh I thought it would never end. Alyssa is excellent at Algebra!! I didn't get that brain cell. LOL
Algebra is USELESS unless you are becoming an engineer or something. I had to fill out some kind of Math survey at PSU and I told them!!! USELESS!

Betty said...

I was ecstatic when I finally passed an algebra test until my teacher accused me of cheating. She just couldn't believe I had finally caught on to something. I hate math. Math is hard.

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