my type of math

2006-10-10 – 2:15 p.m.

Why I Bother with Algebra (by sonya sones)

One day
I’ll be walking
down the street
and a frantic
but very handsome guy
will rush up to me
and say, “Excuse me,
but I don’t suppose
you happen to know
the discriminant of
2x squared – 3x + 5?
It’s really important!”
And I’ll smile sweetly
and say,
“Why, of course I do.
It’s seven.”
He’ll say,
“Oh, thank you, thank you!
You don’t know how much
this means to me!
I’ve got to go now,
could I have
your phone number?”


i’m on tv!

2006-10-04 – 11:02 p.m.

so i’m diligently doing work during the commercials of project runway.

it’s a fedex commercial and there is a group of people standing in an office in front of a world map. there are push pins all over north america. the boss says “we now deliver to china. bob, put a push pin in china.”

bob puts a pin on the map. the boss says “that’s russia.”

bob moves the pin over. the boss says “that’s greenland. you have no idea where china is, do you?”

bob (standing right next to the map) pretends to trip, falls forward, grabs the map, and rips it down.

that is how i feel every time i see a map.


from O.L.D. to new

while i may be a word girl, occasionally i get a grasp on some numbers. it’s happened again, so i figured i should jump on it. here’s how those numbers break down:

(1) i’m a writer. allegedly.
(2) i need to join the 21st century.
(3) i have an “online diary” (affectionately known as the O.L.D.), but it’s time for a blog. so that’s why i’m here. however, i don’t want to lose my original writings, so i’m going to post them one by one from oldest to most current with the original “written on” dates on them…..then once those are here, i’ll add my new thoughts, musings, mumblings (oh wait, that’s only when i speak aloud), comments, concerns, interests, etc.
(4) so a great big welcome to you and me.

carry on.