Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Beautiful

I'm wanting to sell my car for $2000. Any takers?

1997 Chevy Cavalier. 151,000 miles. Manual. New clutch system. In town 25 mpg, Freeway 30 mpg or more.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dear Nathan

This post is for you, since you are the only one who cared enough to leave me a little luck comment. Thank you.

The first 3 days of school were great. I taught my first class yesterday and it went better than I could have hoped. The "kids" in my class are awesome; they all seem to want to learn and understand statistics. I was really fearing having someone in my class who was going to be a jerk and disrupt the whole class all the time. Lucky me! I didn't get one of those (as far as I know).

Also, I have recently been informed that I will get to teach another recitation section for a different class. The math department is creating it because I would like to teach it and they think it will be beneficial to the students in that class. The way awesome thing about this new class is that it's a recitation for a 5000 level statistics class. It's pretty cool when I'm teaching students who are just about on my level.

Anyway, I have class in a couple minutes, so I've got to get outta here. Thanks again, Nathan.


P.S. We really miss having you guys around to play games with us all the time. It's just not the same without you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A New Semester

Monday fast approaches.
Class at 9:30. Title of the class? Mathematical Statistics I - STAT 6710. Sound overwhelming? It is.
Tuesday comes next.
Class at 9:00. Title of the class? Biostatistical Information - STAT 5810. Also another overwhelming class.
Then there's Wednesday.
My first day of teaching a recitation section. Wish me luck.
Thursday and Friday will be nothing completely new.

I'm looking forward to the schedule I will have every day. I even created my Google Calendar so that I can schedule appointments and whatever else. Ha. "Schedule appointments." I make myself sound so important. The recitation that I'm teaching is like a lab for a statistics class. It's going to be a lot like teaching Gospel Doctrine. I have a basic teaching guideline, and I use it to get my class involved in learning the material. It should be fun... As long as the people in my class are friendly and talkative.

I'll let you know how it goes.

My Take on College


Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Forboding

The daytime sky like the night.
The sun red as blood moving in the sky.
The wind blows past me, thrashing, pushing me toward darkness.
I close my eyes and wish the grave feelings gone.
A moment of happiness.
Then black.
I search.
I scramble.
I grope for something familiar.
Blind and desperate I find nothing.
Then, a light.
Dim, and unmoving.
Peace swarms my soul,
And I surrender to the night.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Grocery Shopping

I am not a fan.

I would rather send someone else to do it for me, as long as they know to buy good quality at a good price. Today I was going through the mail looking at the ads for Smith's, Albertson's, and Maceys. They all seemed to have some good deals, so I split up my grocery list.

First, there's Albertson's. They advertised 20 yogurts for $10. The picture was of Yoplait yogurt (which I love). When I got there, it was store brand. Not cool. Thanks for getting my hopes up, then smashing them to smithereens! Thanks a lot, Albertson's.

Next up, Smith's. I went there for some advertised produce and some other things. The peaches I picked up had a sign above them saying they were the ones advertised for cheap. HOWEVER, Smith's doesn't believe in paying people to be cashiers. Instead, they make their customers use the self checkout. How the heck are we supposed to make sure we have the right price when we have no stinkin' privileges?! Thanks, Smith's, for supplying ONE GUY to service ALL FOUR self-checkout stands! That's TWO people helping ALL of the customers who are checking out. Nice.

Finally, there's ♥ Maceys ♥. I walk in. Plenty of employees walking around helping people and smiling. The produce was cheaper than at Smith's, but their ad didn't say so. Multiple checkout stands open, PLUS self checkout. So what if the milk is 15 cents more? I should've gone with my age old strategy of just shopping at one place, instead of trying to get the best deals everywhere.

Lesson learned.