Photo Challenge, Day 1

A couple days ago, Bri the Missionary in the Making challenged me to join her in a photo challenge that she found on Blogger.  As soon as she said my name and photo in the same post, I was in! 😀  Today’s prompt word is Intricate, so I immediately thought of nature (which I almost capitalized… thanks a lot, Gabriel 🙂 ). My first subpoint on that outline was spiderwebs, but as it was already mid-day when I found out the prompt, all webs had disappeared.  I had just finished reading a book about a family of French weavers, and it had me thinking.  If we found a piece of cloth on the ground, we wouldn’t assume it was just a pile of yarn that had miraculously tangled itself just so as to be a sturdy textile, would we?  No, of course not.  In Florida was have these giant stalks of grass incorrectly called Palm Trees.  No, I’m not making this up.  Go Google it.  I’ll wait.  OK, now that you’re back (or are a Floridian and knew it already), let’s continue.  These tall stalks are very fibrous. Each layer has been woven together to create its tough exterior.  Yet, most people you talk to on the street will say that it is just a well-evolved plant. Hm, I’m not sure I see that logic.  So, today, I decided to highlight the intricate weaving of the palm trees that God so perfectly designed.  The sunburst was a nice bonus too. 🙂

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Now, unfortunately, there are some, *gasp* rules.

RULE ONE: The photo has to be taken on the day of the post, i.e. you can`t use old pictures. (This is the hardest rule for me, because I’m the kind of person that if, by a rare chance, I do upload my pics to my laptop on the same day I take them, I put off editing and sorting them for weeks.  So, this is a good disciplinary challenge too. 🙂 )

RULE TWO: No Plagiarism. Must be your pic and yours alone.

RULE THREE: You must follow the five prompts that I`ll be posting my along with my pictures, unless, you know, you find another photo challenge prompt site and decide to do theirs instead. *dramatic lonely sigh*

Alright, now for my nominee.  *drumroooooool*

Joy!

I’ve seen what you can do on Flickr, so I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with for this challenge! (If you accept, of course. 🙂 )

Squid

P.S. Did anyone catch 6+10=16? I was wondering if I had gotten anyone trained yet, so I didn’t do a post.

Quotes Challenge, Day 3 (plus extras)

Well, here we are.  It’s the last quotes challenge post.  Thanks for sticking with me this far, and I hope that you guys have enjoyed the quotes I’ve posted! If you want more, I have a page called Favorite Quotes and Bible Verses at the top of my blog that I add quotes to when I remember. 🙂  Have you guys noticed the extra fourth quote I’ve been adding as the featured image at the top of these posts?  You have? Have you? (thanks, Grammarly) Good!  I realized I could bend the rules a bit by doing that. 😉

Before we get to the quotes and nominations, I have exciting news!  I aced my open-book second-semester math exam!  I did Mr. D Math this year and now I’m done with Algebra I forever!  Next year I’ll be taking Geometry with the same program because I heartily recommend it to anyone, whether they struggle with math or it’s their favorite thing ever (or anywhere in-between).

Also, today’s date is a palindrome!  6-1-16 (minus the dashes) is 6116 and I have smiled every time I’ve written it on schoolwork today. 🙂 I’m smiling just typing that out!  So, this is an unofficial math day because of that.

Now, our feature presentation. *really old Disney intro music*

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The Converse picture was made by my artistic sister who knows me way too well. 🙂 (That is my foot too, BTW). I have done that before too… to church. *shocked gasps* 🙂

My final nominees are…

  1. Joy the cherry tree poet. 🙂
  2. Teddy’s New Bear
  3. Paul (though I’d like to see Paulo do it too!)

That’s all folks! *tosses away carrot* (tacit Looney June reference, Paul!)

Squid

The One and Only Math Day in May …

… was yesterday.  Hey, if I post about all of them on the day of, you will eventually get bored and stop looking for them on your own.  So, did you notice 5+11=16? 
Also, that was the anniversary of our adoption of May, our Gray Panther. (She likes to think that she’s on the level of King T’Challa of Wakanda from Marvel Comics, hence the nickname.) Right now she is trying to not fall off of my windowsill as she gazes lovingly at all the birds she can’t kill.  So predator. Much hunt. (Sorry, my inner doge slipped out.)
Yesterday was also our friend Daniel’s 18th birthday, meaning he is now completely mature and responsible. Wishing him luck as he navigates adulting.
This year is a scary year for birthdays, as I and quite a few of my friends also born in 2000 are going to turn 16, (!!!!) my friend Emily is turning 20, and of course, Daniel turning 18. Also, my little sister is going to turn 13 in February, and I’m totally questioning reality.  Stressed Out by Twenty-One Pilots is ringing truer every day.

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Ginger Ale, Cranberries, and Math!

That’s what I enjoy!  This morning Canada Dry and pomegranate juice-infused Craisins were my breakfast, and I’m looking forward to dealing with negative powers later on in the day. They really aren’t that bad if you like reciprocals and fractions.  I like the former but not the latter as much.  Oh well, you take the reciprocals with the fractions I suppose. (Good:bad : Fractions:reciprocals that works, right?) Also, (some of you may argue “More importantly,) today is another math day!  4 – 20 = -16

On a less nerdy note, Florida weather has been glorious for the past couple of days, and my cat caught and ate a brown anole! 

TTFN! (Ta-ta for now!  Don’t any of you watch Winnie-the-Pooh?)

Squid

“Average” Math Day

Good morning, mathies!

4+12=16 is what I’ve been writing on all of my schoolwork because, as most of you have hopefully noticed, today is another math day!  This one is only a simple addition problem, but I’m going to graph some parabolas using the quadratic formula and find some vertexes to celebrate! (And, of course, because I have to. 😊)  What about you guys?  How are you going to celebrate today?

Squid

Math Day Make-Up

Hello fellow mathies! 😁 I have neglected to observe several math days over the last month, and as today is one too I thought it’d be a good time to catch up.  I missed 3+13=16 and 3-19=-16 for March, and Mario Day which is March 10th (MAR10). Today, of course, is 4×4=16, or 4²=16. 
Have I missed any others recently?

Happy calculating!
Squid

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