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BTS: Back To Studying August 10, 2009

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Study Skills

Since everyone else got a Summer break from school, I thought I would get a Summer break from studying. And honestly, who can study when the temperature outside can easily reach 100* by Noon and the inside of the bedroom feels like a sauna? Not me!

I understand that it will take me longer to return where I was as I have to go back to a few things and re-study Algebra because I pretty much forgot some of the stuff I learned this past Spring. I know there are some things I will never learn in Algebra. I hate Math and Algebra. I will never use it in my career, so why do I have to learn it? But because it is required for me to know it in order to go college, I will learn it. I won’t like it but I’ll learn it.

I’m actually excited to start studying again. I an only read so much, watch TV so much, and sleep so much before it just becomes boring. Well, sleeping is NEVER boring. In fact, I’d love to sleep in if I could. But now, I am waking up anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30. I’m not happy about it, but my body just won’t let me sleep late. Plus, I felt a sense of accomplishment when I studied. Like I was working on something great. Maybe I was actually learning and didn’t know it.

But as I cracked open the book last night when I started to study again, I found 5 different sections folded down (kind of as my bookmark) and almost started writing in each section because I had forgotten where I was. Eventually I found my notes and the right section. I didn’t do much because it was late at night (almost 10 PM) and I was kinda tired. Am I happy to be studying again? Yes and no. Yes because I might finally be able to take the diagnostic test they have in book without freaking out and no because I suck at Algebra and Geometry. I understand that it’s part of college education, but in my career, I HIGHLY doubt that I’ll be using equations and area in my career.

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Sorry Mom! March 23, 2009

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This morning, I got on and was going through my comments people had left me over night. Now keep in mind that I am far from a morning person and I don’t have my morning cigarette to keep me focused. Oh yea, and that I took allergy medicine before bed. I love feeling woozy. Anyways, I was giong through my comments and deleting those that were spam. I obviously wasn’t paying attention and accidently deleted my mom’s comment on “Holy Moly!”! Oops, I’m sorry Mom! I read it though- just wasn’t paying enough attention to approve it.

It’s Monday, watcha expect. Can’t all have fantastic Mondays! I know my good friend at Crone and Bear It has a Spring cold, I have allergy problems, and my dog is going psycho. Must be the weather. And the fact that I have no cigarettes or tea this morning. Yes, I know smoking is a bad habit and I shouldn’t do it, considering the health I’m in. Been there, done that, heard that lecture. It’s not as easy as you think to quit. I’ll probably end up going to get some smokes and tea later. I’m thirsty and drinking water early in the morning makes me nauseous. Since we have no caffeine, tea has become my new best friend. But we don’t have any.

I studied Algebra last night (yikes!) and it had been almost 3 days since I last studied Monomials and Polynomials. I think I finally get it! Then again I could be wrong. That wouldn’t surprise. But I think I did pretty well. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually succeed in knowing college Algebra.

Who knows.

Yes! Victory is mine! March 20, 2009

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This was a great week as far as computers and math goes.

First, the math. I finally got to understand Least Common Denominator! Granted that it’s the extremely easy way but I don’t care! I understand it and that’s all that matters. Unfortunately I am now starting the Algebra section of the study regime and I am not excited. Monomials? Polynomals?  What?! Sounds like Greek to me. I know I should remember this from high school but it’s been 6 years! Give me a break!

We finally got the computer fixed. I went to Best Buy yesterday to get the part but they didn’t hasve the kind I was looking for and the others were too expensive. Mom offered to spend the extra cash to buy another brand and I could have gone back. But I wasn’t feeling good- I had acid reflux and for those that suffer GERD, you know how it can feel. I wasn’t about to get back out. So since we had errands to do today, we decided to get the expensive one. Luckily, they had the one I wanted yesterday! I grab it, pay for it, and we’re out in less than 10 minutes. And about an hour ago, we finally put the part in and it worked. I missed my computer!

I am a math goddess! March 18, 2009

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Okay, so I’m not really a math goddess. I’ve been studying the math section of the THEA book and decided to do one of those easy-peasy and it was 20 questions in all. It was one that dealt with fractions (granted, I stayed away from Least Common Denominator because I still have NO clue) and I only missed 1! That gave me a confidence boost as I reach my least-favorite section of math- Algebra. I suck at Algebra. I hate Algebra.

On the bright side, we might have the computer fixed by the weekend. We were able to move things around to where we could get it done. We’re getting the part probably Friday and it might fix the problem. Let’s hope that’s the problem or we’re screwed!

Everyone is doing… okay. Of course, Mom is stressed but what Mother isn’t. Hell, even I’m stressed! Manders is doing okay. She fell yesterday and kinda hurt her shoulder but she’s a-okay. Daddy is doing well. Nothing new there! As for Zeus, Patches, Princess, and Smokie? Still chasing each other and still furry.