...quiet, about a lot of things...

Monday, October 09, 2006

It's Quiet...I'm Scared.

A loss for words. No, really a loss for SANE words. Wild mood swings. This happens each year...around my b-day. Reasons..

#1. Christmas, Birthdays and all major holidays sponsored by Hallmark...are MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Contrived and coy. Don't get me wrong...I'm not the Grinch...I just enjoy the feeling...the decorations..better than the day. As for birthdays...I think I'll start to skip them. This is partly because of...

#2. The Season. I love fall. I am OF fall. Born into frost on the pumpkin. LIAR!!Born in So Cal..Frost never came..but fall still arrived. How? SHORTER DAYS that's how. This more than any one factor, changes me. At first, It BUMMMS me out. That's where I am right now. Bummed out. Missing sunsets at 8:00pm. Missing the crickets. The trees have started to drop their colorful leaves..piling them instead on to the ground,left strewn,to start decaying. Time to prune the branches, bare and unprotected...exposing all this years wear and scars. Aren't we all glad we are not trees..How many fingers would you have left? I would be wildly lopsided.

#3. First comes 41,then comes 42. Just a mathematical fact. In school we are studying math story problems of two parts. As in...

Suzy had 7 apples. Her friend Mia, ate 4 of them (PIG). Suzy was sad. BUT THEN Manuel gave her 6 more apples. How many apples does she have now? ((Is she at last HAPPY?) Will she ever offer to share again..or will she hoard from this day forward. Trust issues. Damn that Mia and her love of apples.. Never mind..))On topic...
What Math do we have to do?


So here's my story problem...Certainly more lucid(nudge,nudge,wink,wink).. than the above example..Sure it is..

Wendy had 41 years. She wasted fully (x) of them. How? None of your business, cheeky bugger! Now, she will get 1 more. When will she learn to live? When will she die? What math will she do? Why?

A perspective problem. Where to add?...Where to subtract? Solve for (x)? or is (x) irrelevant? Meant only to confuse...

I know...you tell me. Show your work.

Meanwhile...where are my MEDS! I need my meds..and my clicker(TV). And my blankie...
posted by wendy at 9:33 AM

6 Comments:

Is it your birthday today?

10/9/06, 11:06 AM  

Nope! It's on Friday...thats right Friday the 13th...of October to boot. So you best be nice...or I'll cast a spell on you!

10/9/06, 1:33 PM  

I knew there was a reason I always hated word problems.

10/9/06, 7:47 PM  

Ummm, Wendy ... I'm an English major. I can barely figure out a tip when the check comes.

All I can say is Happy Birthday. This year, I hope you find those people and things that truly make you happy, and lean on them whenever you need support. (That includes us in the blogosphere!)

10/9/06, 8:47 PM  

Now don't get down - the forties are the best years! Until you get to your fifties - they're even beter!! :)

10/9/06, 10:27 PM  

Sixties...you get to retire, and money magically appears in your bank account every month! This is very fun! You get to take MORE MEDS! (This helps you get rid of the magic money big time.) I read somewhere that you stop growing hair on your legs so you will have more time to tend to the new hair growing on your chin. This is true.

10/10/06, 9:07 PM  

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