Thursday, March 15, 2007
  oh, the math!
the math is killin' me!

i went last night to take a quiz that i was 100% sure about... he forgot to make up quizzes, so he just gave us one question. i didn't understand the question. let me restate: i did ALL the homework for the unit, and understood it completely, and the question he gave us, based on the unit, i had no idea how to do. i guess there was a trick to it (if the first number is cubed, you have to add a zero, or something). wtf. so not happy.

i was only 2 pts away from a b on the last test, so that's an improvement, but i really really have to get through this class, and it's killin' me. and i believe i will be taking TWO math classes this summer, so i have more of the same to look forward to. :(

anyway, how i did yesterday:


breakfast: banana, two rice cakes.
snack: dried apricots and apples.
lunch: 1 slice ezekiel bread with almond butter and blueberry preserves, 1 serving raw cheese, 1 newman's own cookie (whoops) & some salt & cracked pepper chips (also a whoops, but not so bad).
drink: 1 bottle yerba mate (80 cals)
dinner: 2 slices ezekiel bread, 2 breaded fake chicken patties, cottage cheese with a half container of stonyfield farm's chocolate underground yogurt. although i don't like cottage cheese plain, it is ridiculously good when mixed with fruit (and its juice) or yogurt. and, served that way, it has lots more protein and lots less sugar.

you'll notice i had no coffee again. i'm on day 3 of being coffee-free now!


nada. (i had class, i forgot my running shoes at chris's, i was tired when i got home. excuses, excuses.)
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

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