Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Book

I treated myself to buying a new book. And I think I'm treating Ziva too...she may have to fight me to read it. :-) Can you guess what it is? It's the book MASH, which the movie and TV show were based off of. I am *SO* excited to read it!!!!!! And I think Ziva is just about as excited as I am, if that's possible. Poor Shmuel is so left out lately. Poor guy... Maybe I'll ask him if he wants to watch The Biggest Loser and M*A*S*H with us tonight. :-) Ahhh, family bonding.

In other news, I had my first day of school today!!! And it was actually pretty neat. I never took any math or science in college, so it was new and totally fun. Both professors let us out way early, which is always a treat. My chemistry professor is a bit nutty, which reminded me of my dad...a bittersweet moment. When I told him I wouldn't be in class on Thursday due to my trip out of town, he told me that he'd email me with what we covered and what I needed to do for homework. He then warned me that we would be covering significant figures, which some people have trouble with. I smiled at him and said that my dad had taught chemistry for 25 years, so I wasn't worried about significant figures. :-) He said that was good, but that unfortunately his science genes didn't rub off on his own kids so I'm lucky in that way. Pshaw...significant figures! My dad would be horrified if I even had to think twice about that topic. hehehe Mind you, I don't remember exactly what they are at the moment, but I'm sure once I read the topic it will come flying back to me. :-D I also started reading the homework we got assigned today, and I learned a few things. #1 Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space...ahhh that brings back memories of my dad, too. #2 Mass is NOT the same as weight! Mass always stays the same and is a measure of how much matter something has. Weight changes based on the gravitational force, so I weigh more on earth than I would on the moon. Maybe I should move to the moon... Anyways, so far so good seeing as I just pulled that out of my head.

Statistics was very short, and the professor basically just went over the syllabus. She didn't even assign us any homework because the publisher had sent her the wrong edition of the book and most of the class haven't even bought their books yet. Score! But she's going to email me what I'm going to miss on Thursday along with the requisite homework. She said that the first few chapters aren't too difficult, so I should be able to get all the info I need from reading the book. Nooo problem. I'm good at algebraic math, just don't ask me about anything calculus based.

Well, I'd better get started packing for our trip. EEEEEK! My best friend Melanie is trying to convince me that flying is safer than driving, and it is, but that's not going to stop me from having a panic attack... :-)

3 comments:

WiseGuy said...

Your teachers are uber-cool! All the best for the trip, school and everything else!

JamieD said...

All in all, sounds like a fantastic first day. I'm glad you've got good teachers to look forward to.

Enjoy your trip!

FET Accompli said...

So exciting! It must be neat to go back to school as a "grown-up!"