i like fire and free ipods

So far this week, I have actually worked out 3 times (MTW).  I’m doing this group training thing at the gym (it started about 6 weeks ago), and my plan this time around was to work out 5 or 6 days a week.  I managed that for week 1.  And this is probably only the second week that I’m going to manage it again.  But I was sick for a while, and I only now feel completely recovered.  Anyway, I’m proud that I’ve been in 3 times this week.  Of course, now my shoulder hurts for no apparent reason.  But whatever.

 I haven’t mentioned this before, but one of my students is obsessed with Terrell Owens (sp?).  At every possible opportunity, he brings him up.  Him or the Texas Longhorns.  For example, when he names geometric figures, he tries to work T.O. into it.  Or, when I have them draw figures with certain kinds of symmetry, he draws a longhorn.  I’m beginning to think he needs counseling.  He’s always trying to get me to go to T.O.’s website, too.  I have yet to indulge him in this whim, however.

Sometimes though, I wish I got that passionate about things.  Today another student asked me if I was passionate about math and I felt compelled to say “in so far as I am passionate about anything.”  I’ve always felt I was somehow lacking because of my lack of passion — I keep thinking that everyone has a passion except me.  I wonder what the true reality is though.

On the other hand, even though I don’t really do math in my spare time, I figure it must count as a passion since a) I got a PhD in it and b) I actually asked Dr. Math a question today.  There’s this stupid problem in the Geometry text that I teach out of that I could not figure out.  I finally did figure it out, actually, but I feel convinced there has to be a better solution.  So I asked Dr. Math.  I hope they answer.  Regardless, this led to other things, because I was wondering if it was possible to volunteer to become a part of the Dr. Math team (I never did figure out the answer to this question — got distracted).

Turns out that Dr. Math is run by Drexel University.  Which I then discovered has several completely on-line degrees, several of which are in education.  So I investigated their Master’s degrees in education.  Some of them look very interesting — I wouldn’t mind actually studying there.  But then this caught my eye:  they have a Master’s of Science in Higher Education (mostly administrative, so boring) and everyone who enrolls in this course of study gets a FREE ipod!  Isn’t that awesome?  I think more degree programs should give out free stuff like that.  Then, even if you flunk out, you come away with something.  🙂

 –ryo out


2 Responses to “i like fire and free ipods”

  1. 1 limey
    13 February 2008 at 21:09:12

    i like ipods ^-^

  2. 2 gargles
    13 February 2008 at 21:13:08

    i like free stuff

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