November 29, 2004

LeTOURneau machine?

So we heard the newest addition of LeTourneau Machines start up in the parking lot and of course we had to go look--really how much work do we have in the business office anyways? :-p

But yeah, one of the ladies suggested that they have a machine like that for taking people on campus tours. I thought it was a rather ingenious idea.

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November 26, 2004


ahhhh....i think dinner could hold me until tomorrow night! probably not. Yummy turkey tacos made be Chef Martinez and than a piece each of Mocha Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Pie made by myself. I almost didn't finish the last bite. Twas quite good. and I actually was quite productive today.

I also enjoyed watching a movie and sleeping on the couch last night when I had the apartment all to myself. I like having that solo time every once in awhile.

I'm thankful that everything finally worked out for Ardith and that hopefully everone is having as good a break as I have had so far. Trivial Pursuit was quite fun, although I'm going to need a new set of cards or something just for a break from the same continuous thread of questions about Harry Potter and R.E.M.

I'm trying to decide if I should sleep on the couch again. I'll wake up earlier if I do. but I don't want to be in the way if Heather for some odd reason manages to be up before me, so I think I'll crawl up into my own bed tonight.

Tomorrow I need to get started on my Geometry paper. I also need to get some stuff down for my paper on the soul.

Oh, I had the cutest phone message earlier from my sister. rather, my nephew whose talking is getting better and better...

Anyways. Goodnight all and Happy Black Friday of Shopping. I think I'll stay away from the crowds. I don't have money to spend anyways.

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November 24, 2004


Myers Briggs Jung Explorer Test
Actualized type: INFP
(who you are)
INFP - "Questor". High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.
Preferred type: ENFP
(who you prefer to be)
ENFP - "Journalist". Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. 8.1% of total population.
Attraction type: INFP
(who you are attracted to)
INFP - "Questor". High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.

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upon a refresh part 2 changes:
Preferred type: ESFP
(who you prefer to be)
Extroverted (E) 51.52% Introverted (I) 48.48%
Sensing (S) 50% Intuitive (N) 50%
Feeling (F) 60.98% Thinking (T) 39.02%
Perceiving (P) 57.14% Judging (J) 42.86%

ESFP - "Entertainer". Radiates attractive warmth and optimism. Smooth, witty, charming, clever. Fun to be with. Very generous. 8.5% of the total population.
*The current algorithm breaks the tie randomly so refresh the page to see alternate results

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A light fog has settled on campus.

But if you look up, above the campus lights.

Right above you--outside silly.

There is a perfectly clear star-lit sky with a white, somewhat full moon.

It's really pretty with the contrast.

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November 23, 2004

reading to the could be true

You are starch. You are rigid, opinionated,
hard-willed and not too friendly about it. You
keep people out of places, or you keep them in,
and without you a lot of things would collapse.
hopefully you'll never have the authority to
burn people at the stake. Sir. Ma'am.

Which Biological Molecule Are You?
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The final book of Narnia, you're a sometimes disturbing story about the end of the world and the beginning of a new one. Your characters include an evil monkey, a misguided donkey, stubborn dwarves and all the human characters from the previous books. You manage to be heartbreaking and beautiful at once.

Find out which Chronicles of Narnia book you are.

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November 20, 2004


So Ziggy just called my apartment to inform me that he and Moore were hungry and they wanted to know if I had any food.

Not having any leftovers in the fridge or cereal, we told them no. We (since Heather answered the phone) also told them that if they wanted to cook something, we did have stuff to cook. I think they decided to search elsewhere.

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Real Life

Actually, thing went a lot better after 2:00--except for having to type in 70 addresses rather than type in 70 id numbers and get address labels.

Joe's was good for dinner. I kept myself from purchasing books at the book barn. I actually enjoyed Cabaret.

Bible Study seemed to go well too. and I went to bed before 1! and I have woken up this morning in plenty of time to go on a shopping expedition with friends.

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November 19, 2004

Not again!

The day is only halfway over and it appears to be one of those know, the kind where every little thing just seems to go wrong or be off...

It started when I arrived at the school for observation/teaching and discovered that I had prepped with the wrong notes...the teacher had given me an older copy... and also discovered that there was another concept I was supposed to be teaching.

Well, I had to wing it--I knew the material I just hadn't practiced the examples.

Well, thankfully, things went really well while the lady who watches me was there. But, not so happily, things went rather badly for the last 20 minutes or so. I was showing them how to convert a standard form of a quadratic equation into vertex form and i left out a step but didn't realize until after we had moved, they were very confused when they left. The teacher hadn't even realized I had made a mistake otherwise she would have made note of it.


And then I went to lunch and picked up my mail. My yearbook picture proof was's bad. I look like I am missing a few wrinkles in the gray matter.

and then I came to work. I kept making mistakes (although able to correct without too much hassle) on journal entries. The printer printed all the journals out of order. and I have to make a correcting entry anyways because one of the persons who wrote up a journal entry gave me a wrong ID number.

and i sitll have 3 hours and 10 minutes left of working time...

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Time just keeps going

I'm teaching my last formal lesson tomorrow and my last observation for the semester. My lesson is on Completing the Square and I'll have a class of tenth graders in Algebra 2 to explain the method too and hope they learn. I am sad that I could not be as creative on this doesn't really lend itself to fun activities as well as other concepts so. I remember taking two class periods on it mysef as a student in an pre-ap class. It's a skill that one must practice.

I'm sure there's some game or something I could do...jeopardy or what not, but...

At any rate. Keep me in prayers tomorrow morning.

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November 16, 2004

My Favorite Things (WIP)

By the Mathematical Mad Hatter

E, phi, i, dear pi
Prime Numbers too
Sine Cosine Tangent
and integral of u,

Decimal fractions rounded to Z

these are a few of my favorite things

When the papers due
When I can't sleep
When I'm feeling blue,
I pull out my math books
pencil and pad,
and than I don't bad.

Calculus and algebra,
don't forget trig,
number theory, abstract
Have to love proofs
Circles and squares in x, y or z
these are some more of my favorite things

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November 15, 2004

street for insane people?

"Looney Ave"

in Kilgore, TX

Gladewater, TX

Jester Court
Longview, TX

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November 11, 2004

Fun W/O Context

So I was reading through the newspaper today and came across this gem of an ending to an article:

"The assault case is one of several legal problems involving Love."

and the one before that:

"Love has remained free on $150,000 bail."

courtesy Longview News Journal, "Courtney Love pleads not guilty in assault case" November 11, 2004 p 2c

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November 10, 2004


So we were discussing at lunch today how it seems that there were vew mathematicians who lived to an old age--many of them seemed to die young and tragically.

Thus, being the crazy almost teacher that I am, I came up with an assignment for a class:

Run a statistical analysis on the lifespans, causes of death, and levels of sanity on famous mathematicians from history.

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November 08, 2004


for all my own petty problems and slight depression, I can't help but rejoice with my dear friend and her family at the wonderful blessing God bestowed upon them today.

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November 07, 2004

Life goes.

Stage Right did a pretty good job with the play--Arsenic and Old Lace--albeit a poorly edited program.

I had good food at Dr Roden's tonight and enjoyed the idle chat with the cross-country people and Lily & Charlie.

The weather has been beautiful.

Schoolwork continues at a steady pace.

and so on. So life goes on.

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November 04, 2004

oh fine...

The Machiavelli personality test has a range of 0-100
Your Machiavelli score is: 65
You are a high Mach, you endorse Machiavelli's opinions.
Most people fall somewhere in the middle, but there's a significant minority at either extreme.

(courtesty Wheeler)

Global Personality Test Results
Stability (46%) medium which suggests you are moderately relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
Orderliness (33%) moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.
Extraversion (60%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
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November 02, 2004

Because quizzes are for procrastinating

I'm Charles the Mad. Sclooop.
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

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November 01, 2004

*Clears Throat*

It is the list that never ends.
It goes on and on my friends
Sometimes I start to cross things right off the lengthy list,
but then I have to add some more
So it becomes the list that never ends...

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