Today was a good day. (I should grade every day. Good or bad. Today good, yesterday bad. Me Tarzan, you Jane.) Work was meh, but I came home early today to be here for our spring A/C maintenance, and I really liked the HVAC guy. Chatting turned what probably would have been a 30-minute visit into an hour and a half, but who cares? He’ll get overtime. On top of that, I’m two-thirds of the way through my third quiz. Unfortunately, I still have another quiz to complete before I can take the midterm, which has to be taken no later than June 19th, which happens to be a Sunday, which really means I have to take it by Friday, June 17th, so I’m aiming for Thursday, June 16th. (And I’m a little nervous about it, which may explain the previous sentence.) Let’s ignore that I used to be good at calculus. My problem is that I don’t remember basic theorems and trig identities and tricks I used to have memorized. Twelve years ago. When I last took a calculus class. Not remembering isn’t a problem when I’m doing homework and quizzes – I have the internet. They’re open book. My midterm? Not so much. No calculator, no computer, no help. Just my memory. My faulty, holey, Swiss cheese memory that’s full of gaps.
I just came off an online Q&A with the professor. He’s not long-winded, really, but he spends so much time messing with the technology he’s using (some of which is very cool) that these things take forEVER. But I feel a little better about the class. For now. Until panic sets in again. Probably early to mid next week.