Friday, March 05, 2010

A Needed Lighter Moment

In honor of geometry, which is trying to drive me batty:

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

Answer: Pumpkin pi.

Now that was funny, unless you have no clue what a circumference or a diameter is, and if that's the case, you may be better off. Maybe it's me, maybe I'm too old for this,maybe it's just that I would rather be doing about ten other things, but trying to work through and understand geometry with Neesie is getting. . .Well, let's just say I'll be glad when it's over. At first I liked it, if you remember my post a while back, but I think I've joined the ranks of countless others, especially girls, who consider it something that exists to make life just a bit more difficult. One book said that geometry is "a giant puzzle with interlocking pieces that you must snap together." Sorry to say, but it's not quite as enjoyable as those jigsaw puzzles that I have sitting in the other room that are so relaxing to work through. And who were all those people who figured all of this out anyway? That Euclid must have been quite a guy. I'm glad not to know him, lol. Oh well, this too will pass.

And on top of that, I need to get to the income taxes. That's another post, though. It would not be early spring without my talking about the taxes.

Please excuse the autumn picture in the springtime. Wish I had a piece of pumpkin pie right now.


Laurie said...

Math was never my forte either, but I think you are brave for tackling it! I had to quit helping our girls with their homework when they were in high school (maybe sooner) after one of them got a bad grade on a math paper I helped them with!

Susan said...

Cute post. I'm sure you are doing better at this than you think. I know usually we are harder on ourselves than we need to be.....but hey, use all that information is "slicing" up and enjoying a pie (pi!!!).

Nama said...

LOL! That was really cute.:) I'm with you on the whole geometry thing. I haven't had to work through the more difficult math with any of my kids & I don't intend to either lol. Math+Me=0 (grin) We just don't go together! I am grateful that my very mathmatical, engineer husband is really good with numbers and has had all the higher math AND LOVES to teach it.:) Whew, wipe the sweat off my brow. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Maxine! I really feel for you. (((Hugs))) Good Mom you are, for doing this.....much more brave and determined than me! (grin)

Brenda said...

Haha!!! Good one!
My experience with Geometry in highschool was not the greatest. Thankfully I had a teacher who understood that I just didn't get it and gave me a passing grade...barely passing!

Debra said...

I too put off doing my taxes, and this post reminded me I need to get to it! Cute post and no math is not my thing either. I am such a "right brain" thinker. I don't think I have a "left brain"! LOL!

Have a great week end Maxine!

Mary R. said...

Ok, I'm back. A pumpkin pie would be nice! I don't understand math, either.

Denise said...

Hello Hello Hello !!! I am back and coming to visit you! For a minute there I thought that I had been gone tooooooo long and it was Thanksgiving! hahahahha I loved math but now have no idea how to figure that all out........ but you are the SMART gal and you will do wonderful !

Good to be back !

Patti said...

My family loves pumpkin pie year-round, so I make it year-round, not just in the fall. However, there was a pumpkin shortage this year, due to a wet growing season, so canned pumpkin is very high priced...if you can even find it in the stores. My husband saw some on EBAY for an outlandish price.

Anyhow, cute post...pumpkin pi...does that mean you get 3.14 seconds to eat the pi!!

Vicki said...

lol...that was cute! I only remember a tad bit of geometry (math was never my strong suit!). Thinking of you, dear Maxine - hope geometry passes soon:-) Would love to share some pumpkin pie with you!


jennifer said...

I would like a piece of pecan pie :)

Very cute joke!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Too funny!
I hate math too, I was an English major. I maintain that it's more important to speak and write well ( not to mention spell) than it is to know how to figure the circumference of anything.

Can I get an "amen"? ;-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Patti said...

This is for Anne...a hearty AMEN from me!! I was not an English Major, but I should have been. I positively cringe at the grammar and spelling errors in the published word these days. (My local TV station's website updates and many others).

People use the word "loose" when they mean "lose." Or they use "than" when they mean "then," and I think to myself, "Isn't that just like saying 2 plus 2 equals 5?"

So, I'm right there with ya, gal, wishing people were concerned about proper use of the English language. (Oh, and don't you cringe when people say something like, "He's older than me." Proper grammar says, "He's older than I am." Sadly, though, proper useage of language skills isn't thought to be important.)

Karen said...

I used to have a nightmare that I had to go back to high school after all these years. Now I am subbing at a high school. The crazy thing is: I am really enjoying it!. But I don't have Geometry class!! Thanks for the funny!