I like to think of myself as a geek (in refrence to the 1st defintion of geek, not the second. List below. And because I’m not calling myself nerd anymore; Look at my recent post, “Thanks, Sickness, and Words” for the defintion.) Recently, I have strongly disliked my Geometry class. I wanted to try it out this year because I had been teaching my math, Algebra 1/2 through Algebra 2, from the textbook. Considering I was a year ahead from my fellow students (a year older then me) I was pretty proud of myself. This year I’m taking the online class, but I still get my textbook (I’m all for handheld books.)
That love for math lasted until I met Geometry. Think of a bull fight; the bull is named Geometry, and I’m the bull fighter. In two seconds flat I’m on my back with a bull stabbing me in the stomach with its horns. No, its not a pretty mental picture. That’s when I declared I was an Algebra person, but having completed more than half of the class, and being too stubborn for my own good, I couldn’t back out. Today, I fianlly made it out of Triangles. Considering it took me around 8 weeks to complete (I asamed to say) one lesson, I was gald to be done with them. I’m in Polygons and Parallelograms. Yes, I know that a triangle is a polygon but this is much better.
So now, I’ve just stabbed the bull with my compass, both points no less, and my newly sharpend (if I could sharpen a mecnical pencil) pencil in the chest. I still have a lesson or so (plus Finals) so we’ll see if I can kick this bull in the butt.
geek as defined by dictionary.refrence.com
1. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
2. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.