Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Math Blaster

I think it's possible that I just rocked my calculus final exam. Nothing stumped me. I felt utterly prepared. I finished quickly but could find no stupid mistakes to fix when I went back over my anwers. Before the class started I surprised myself by answering the questions of my peers to their grateful relief.

This is really weird.

My mother pointed out that this could be like when you're feeling really confident about typing and it turns out when you look at the screen that your fingers were on the wrong keys the whole time.

But for two whole days, I get to feel like I rocked it!


1 comment:

Futureman said...

Since I am an engineer:

A mathematician and an engineer agreed to take part in a psychological test. They sat on one side of a room and waited not knowing what to expect. A door opened on the other side and a naked woman came in the room and stood on the far side. They were then instructed that every time they heard a beep they could move half the remaining distance to the woman. They heard a beep and the engineer jumped up and moved halfway across the room while the mathematician continued to sit, looking disgusted and bored. When the mathematician didn't move after the second beep he was asked why. "Because I know I will never reach the woman." The engineer was asked why he chose to move and replied, "Because I know that very soon I will be close enough for all practical purposes!"