Thursday, April 17, 2008

Math Geek

That was the label given to me by my dear wife in an email today. More about that in a minute.

-Congrats to the Pens for sweeping their first round series against an out manned Ottawa team. We'll see if they can keep up the aggressive play in the 2nd round. Opponent TBD.

-The Buccos sure didn't handle being above .500 very well (7-6). Since that feat on Monday they got crushed twice. In Tuesday's game Matt Morris looked awesome and crisp the first three innings, but came back to earth in the 4th and 5th. Wednesday night was another lopsided loss with some pretty shoddy defense. They need to pick it up defensively. They're off today and are in Chicago for a weekend series.

Workout-wise, I took Wednesday off and did a 25 minute run with Roxy this morning before school. Tomorrow, it's off to the pool with Beth.

This is the big weekend of invitationals. I'll give some updates later this weekend.

Okay, on to why I'm a "Math geek." This was an email exchange between me and a fellow calculus teacher today:

She sent out an email to the entire high school:

Dear All,

I left my second period calculus class out one or two minutes late. We were right in the middle of an extremely difficult intense inverse trig integral. :)


Please excuse the following students if they arrived to your 3rd period class a little late.

So, I sent back an email to her and the other calc teachers:

do you think the general teaching population knows what an intense inverse trig integral looks like?

She emailed back to me:

no... that's why I put it there? :) i seem smart now.

Ah, math humor......

I was also making jokes in my other class about an amateur-tractor vs a protractor (for measuring angles) and how 2:30 is the best time to go to the dentist (tooth-hurty!!!!)

I've got a million of those types of jokes. I'll try to remember to sprinkle them in from time to time as Beth rolls her eyes!!!!

2 comments:

Beth said...

Math geeks who tell geeky math jokes shouldn't be allowed to publish such things on their blogs. That's all I'm saying... :)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Holy Cow Oscar - now you sound like my Father-in-law. :) He just keeps them rolling, one after another. hee hee hee.

I'm really enjoying the sports play-by-play. Thanks!!