Some thoughts for August & a still thriving hatred of math.

August is a month of REALLY BIG non-emotional events, compared with the rest of the year which has been a serious of REALLY BIG EMOTIONAL EVENTS.

This Saturday I take the GRE.

Next Saturday I run my longest run to date, an 8+ mile, 20 obstacle Super Spartan.

I’m terrified of both, for very different reasons. There’s a fear of failure that runs through both, but the outcomes of failing one far outweigh the outcomes of failing the other.

Math, I have decided, is stupid. I’ve been wading through equations I haven’t thought about in nearly a decade to prepare for the GRE and I’ve found that I still hate both algebra and geometry and any question that has to do with finding the probability of anything. I don’t care what the probability of pulling a green pen from a pile of different colored pens is and really, that’s not math I’ve ever had to use in adulthood.

Fuck you, math.

My house is inhabited by crazies.

Exhibit 1 counts as the bird killing dog.

Exhibit 2 counts as this crazy-ass kitty:

Two days ago she was napping in the sink and I needed to wash my hands. I assumed that as soon as I turned on the water, she’d flee the scene in normal water-hating cat fashion. But no. She just lay there as the sink filled up around her, her body acting as a plug and trapping the water in the sink bowl. She turned and licked at the water a little, sniffed it and then tasted it but seemed largely unperturbed by the whole ordeal until the water started to sneak further up her body. She got up then, fell over in the sink a few times before managing an escape.

Yesterday it happened again and while she didn’t stay in the sink as long, she did try to fight the water faucet for a bit.

How’s your August shaping up?


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6 thoughts on “Some thoughts for August & a still thriving hatred of math.


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    math is not my friend either. or Kelso’s. http://oopssorry.tumblr.com/post/29447774149!


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      LOVE IT!


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    Wendy - former capitolhill20210

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    GRE is so stupid — I took it and passed it barely — the only thing close to math I had in my masters was stats. Now I have to take the GRE again for my PhD. Good luck – I am sure you will be fine.


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      So good to hear from you! I didn’t do super hot on the math, but did okay on the verbal. I’m keeping my fingers crossed my essay scores are okay. I just HATE tests like that.


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    Good luck with the GRE! Will send many happy thoughts your way this Saturday.

    Going through my MBA program I got so frustrated because some of the “math” they taught us in finance I know is stuff I’m never, ever going to use and yet I still had to learn it. I’m glad I did (sort of) as it helps the world make sense but at the same time it was a constant uphill battle and struggle for me.


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    Emilie

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    I am glad my Nala is not the only weirdo cat that likes to a.) sleep in the sink and b.) play with water.

    Good luck with the studying!


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