Saturday, October 11, 2008

In Other Good News...

I passed my CLEP College Math exam, which means I never have to take a math class again.

I don't hate math--though, it being so pure a science that it's unrelatable to my life (unlike, say, biology), I find it difficult to memorize, and thus learn. And no, math isn't unrelatable or absent from every day, but I still don't understand what a function is, or how to graph the inverse of a something-something. Or what the hell use is the square root of -1, which doesn't actually exist(???). On the other hand, it feels good to do an equation, find the value of x, and find out I got the answer right.

I really believed I was going to fail; I took the practice test last night and failed miserably, and spent the night crying and scared that I'd fail and not be able to get my certification. But it's over, I'm relieved and exhausted, and gonna get a beer.

Oh, Philadelphia, You Still Have My Heart

The Flyers' opener just started; they brought out Sarah Palin for some ceremonial dropping the puck. And the crowd booed. It was so loud, you could hear the music being turned up to drown them out.

"Philly is a Democratic town--what were they thinking?"

To which Den said, "Well, it's the same people who thought they'd throw us roses in Baghdad."

Touché, my hockey-loving, part French Canadian husband, touché.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

OK, I guess ping is working fine; I'm not entirely sure how I'll use it yet, but I like the idea that I don't have to manually crosspost to every networking site, and I'll remember to update at least one of my blogs...

This is a test of the emergency blogcasting system

I'm just testing to see how works, whether my blogs are updated.