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02 September 2008 @ 09:49 pm

Firstly, we don't go into pet ownership blindly. We looked online and learned that mice, girly mice especially, will Get a Sad if they have no friends. So today we bought a second mousie girl. I have no pictures yet, but picture the one before, but a little larger and with dark grey eyes and fur.

We're currently open for Mousie Names. We'd like names that preferably go together and either are girly (such as Christy and Cathy, Annie and Sandy, etc...) or reference their colors (such as Yin and Yang, Latte' and Mocha, etc...)


Today I began taking Algebra. For the sixth time. I have never failed algebra. Yet, here again, I am taking it over and over.

I first was in the advanced class and took it in 8th grade. Since we weren't supposed to know algebra yet, my teacher only advanced to algebra the top 1/3 of the class. I was JUST below that. So I passed algebra, yet had to take it again.

Then I took it in high school. The teacher was so bad at controlling the class that I was picked on so mercilessly (I had to keep buying new clothes because they kept writing on me) that my mom had me yanked from the class.

Take Three: Summer school. My friend Danielle was taking it, too, and we talked so much we got thrown out.

Take Four: I take algebra! I pass! AGAIN!

Take Five: I'm required to take a math class in college. They test me and decide my level is... Algebra I! So I sign up and only realize after I attend the first class that it's an Internet class. The class is far harder than a regular algebra class because there's less teacher time and because, well, the teacher doesn't really try, either. I drop it.

Take Six! This semester! Taking algebra for the SIXTH time. The worst part is even though I've passed it twice, because of the numerous takes and the fact that it seemed SO IMPOSSIBLE last time I tried that I'm getting Math Block and mini-panic-attacks in class already. For a class I've already passed twice and should be a cake walk.


I thought the sordid story might amuse you, though.

Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Robyn Goodfellow: wwjdrobyngoodfellow on September 3rd, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
You just need to remind yourself "I've done this before"

I couldn't do it. Algebra makes less sense to me than Technobabble.
krystalemerges on September 3rd, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
an apology...
for being impatient with your 'school' stress outs...I just started a class that I can NOT fail...and I am still stressed just thinking about it...agh...
Fritters: Collegefritters on September 3rd, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: an apology...
Oooo! What class? What time?
krystalemerges on September 3rd, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: an apology...
it is a child development class, with Renee, the author whom I work for part-time...she needs me to take the class to fill it up enough to keep it...so I don't really have to do much more than show up (that isn't my nature though) but just looking at the assignment list, freaked me out for no apparent reason...

and it is on Tuesday evenings.
Jessiejanuari on September 3rd, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
I have taken college algebra 4 times... failed it once dropped it 3 times. :) The only thing they don't tell you college algebra is not like HS algebra. I stopped trying to pass it after 4 years, and have not graduated because of it. But this next year I am facing my demon and trying to go back to school.

I wish you luck on your class.
Fritters: Collegefritters on September 3rd, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the support. If I don't pass this, I'll be required I THINK to take the placement test again. I'll just throw it so I can take pre-alg. So either way, this is the last damn time I take it.

Have you had really crappy teachers? How come you had to take it so many times?
Jessiejanuari on September 3rd, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
I have a math Learning Disability. My teachers weren't very good , but I had a GREAT tutor. Because of her I understand very, very basic Algebra. I took all the algebra prep classes and eventually was able to pass those with her help. But when it came to the higher level stuff once It gets to a certain point it twists in my brain, and just does not compute. It was really hard for me to except this. I tried, and tried, and tried to pass it, but I just couldn't. I really beat myself up about it for a long time (still do sometimes when I'll feel self hating). See my dad got his PHD in plasma physics. I couldn't understand why it didn't make scene to me. How he could be so smart and me not be able to under stand simple math. Anyway that's pretty much why.
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Fut Bender bathraislak on September 3rd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Mice names:
Kit and Kaboodle
Itchy & Scratchy
Fade & Dodge
Scratch & Sniff
Ima & Ura
Mary & Martha
Fritters: Cheeeese! by Frittersfritters on September 3rd, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Ima & Ura

Ima Mouse and Ura Mouse??

Those are cute ^_^ And thanks for suggesting, you're the first!
postrophe on September 4th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
Even more confusing if you give them your last name...
Fritters: TT SF Giggle by shamanic_nurikofritters on September 4th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
LOL! I hadn't thought of that!