Saturday, January 22, 2011

Here are the Stats!

I started my new semester back at SDSU this week. The other day I was sitting in a classroom in the engineering building, alone, waiting for a class to start. My engineering statistics teacher from last semester walked by the open door and noticed me. He came in and said he was surprised I hadn't picked up my final exam. I said, "Oh, I had forgotten to get it." He then said, "Well, you didn't get a 100% on your final!" (I had gotten 100% on all tests during the semester.) He laughed and said, "You only got a 99.7%, you forgot to carry a coefficient!" Ah, an A is an A!

Mom questioned how a teacher of a large statistics class would remember one student and his exact final grade. Well...I don't mind speaking out in class. I try not to be obnoxious, but I don't hesitate in helping teachers if they have a mistake in their math problems (you know, drop a negative, or something like that). So I guess my teachers know who I am. It is a good thing, however, that I'm a good student.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


How cool is that! I went to Phoenix with Mom and Dad on New Year's day so I could see my new little niece (and help dad drive back the next day!). She seemed very fragile and at first I was a little unsure about holding her. Maybe when her neck and back are a little stronger! But she sure is sweet and so little.

I had a good time Sunday putting the craddle together - the one Chelsea and I slept in when we were infants. Hopefully Carmela will enjoy the soft rocking motions.

Congratulations to the Turner family (Mom, Dad and baby!).