Thursday, February 4, 2010

This-n-That Thursday

**Matt found my passport the other day and had the nerve to say "you don't look 18 anymore."

**We checked this book out at the library this week for a reason...

**I was looking at some January pictures and I don't think I had my hair down in a single one of them. Perhaps a ponytail shouldn't be an EVERY day of the week/month/year look.

**Matt took a recent test for his Church History class. After it was graded, he just KNEW that a question that was marked wrong was actually CORRECT! After verifying this in his textbook and video lecture, he respectfully emailed the professor about the test question. The professor's response was: "Yes, based on the textbook and lectures you were given, your answer is correct. This particular test question has been an issue in semesters past, but I have no authority to change it. (adjunct/online prof.) Surely, you can make up the 2 points elsewhere." (quote is not verbatim.) Matt is annoyed with this.

**I realized this week that while reading is a great hobby, there are some downfalls to it.
1. I don't get as much sleep as I would if my head weren't stuck in a book. I finished my library books 3 days before our next library trip, and consequently went to bed a good 2 hours earlier those 3 days than I normally would have.

2. Reading broadens my vocabulary, and this is great if I'm just typing. When I actually start to use some of these words in a conversation, though, I find that sometimes I'm terribly unsure of the pronunciation. This makes me flounder around searching for a synonym, and I wind up looking like a moron. Perhaps, I should develop the habit of looking up the pronunciations of new words.

3. Reading apparently makes me a nerd. I've come to this realization since here I am focusing on broadening my vocabulary and using correct word pronunciations just for the fun of it.

1 comment:

  1. I remember that book from when I was a kid!!! The picture of the mom on the front used to scare me for some reason.