Saturday, August 21, 2010

drat... summer's almost over :(

This has been an interesting summer. I've learned some about plants (worked in a greenhouse), got a 2nd degree sunburn (the blisters were the worst), and I have grown a year older.

My sister and I are also sharing a room. It's not bad. The end result: Dad moved his office to her old room and I got his old office as my craft room (yes!!!).

Right now, I am taking a break from working on some shorts. I had some shorts from Eddie Bauer that I got 4 or 5 years ago, but the seat was getting rather worn. Since I was unable to find some that were like them (and fit properly), I decided to use the old shorts to make a pattern so I could make my own. I'm using cloth from some old khaki pants (again from 4 or 5 years ago) that didn't fit me anymore.

Thus far, I've done pretty well. Then my sewing machine started having issues, so I took the back off to see if I could find the problem. (I like taking things apart. I did restrain myself from going all out because I didn't want to mess something up.) I found the problem, but I couldn't access its source, so I had to take it to the repair shop. My sister is letting me use her machine for the moment.

Like I said, I enjoy taking things apart. The difficulty lies in remembering how to put it back together. ;) When I was younger, I was always taking pens and flashlights apart, just because I wanted to see how they were assembled. I also like fixing things (restrung some blinds a couple weeks ago, repaired the leak in our pond by putting a layer of mud in). Why do I like fixing stuff? hmmm...I think it may have to do with problem solving. It's sort of like algebra (which I also like) because you need to find a solution to a problem. Sometimes you have to experiment to find the right solution, but eventually one will be found. In some ways, fixing stuff is even better than algebra because you don't have to worry about logarithms or imaginary numbers.

I still haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up, though technically I am a grown-up. There are too many options out there. Teaching math is definitely out of the question. Despite my infatuation with algebra, I find graphing to be confusing, and geometric proofs....well, let's just say we didn't get along very well. I don't want a desk job. I know that for certain. Since I'm not a people person (I'm rather introverted), I am not keen on a job that requires lots of
interaction with people.

ttyl , jot