04 May 2012

Funnyquote Friday

As you know, I tutor about 18 students at Beach Allen Primary in remedial maths.  On Tuesday, when I was reviewing previous Test of Standards questions with my tutees, I came across the particularly salient topic of fraction arithmetic.  At random I chose a sixth grade boy to tell me what the sum of 1/4 and 2/4 was.  But the correct answer of 3/4 came from a different source, and the boy quickly agreed.  Unsatisfied, I asked him why the answer was not 3/8.  I wonder if he thought the question was rhetorical, because he retorted:

"I can't change the laws of math!"

Well, it seems I didn't get around to posting until Friday once again.  I'm sure one of these days something worth posting will converge on a time when I also have a solid internet connection.  Until then, I don't have a whole lot else to add.  Ty the puppy returns to his owner(s) this weekend, but it has been a pleasant run with him as my guest for the last couple of weeks.  Now that I've had occasion to watch over a pair of cats and a puppy in my little 328 sq. ft. corner of this world, I have a better feel for what would be involved in taking in a pet when I finally move Stateside.  Since I'll be moving into the next phase of my life, I foresee myself taking in a cat and proving to all prospective romantic interests that I am responsible enough to take care of a pet.

We EC82 Volunteers were just notified of the due date of our 5th Trimesterly Report, signifying our time is nearly 83.33% complete.  Though the ramifications of moving on in less than six months has hardly scratched the surface of my subconscious awareness, I have already become accustomed to telling people I have a mere five months remaining.  This seems co-synchronously like a suitably long time (to accomplish any other pursuits of mine here on the island) and an alarmingly short time (to find a new job).  I'm hoping that due to some stroke of fortune I can find a happy medium between the two, and the perfect way to do this would be to secure a job of my own before I run out of time here.

Hey, look, it's a glimpse from my perspective.