Friday, January 10, 2014

freaky friday

Everyone's talking about how COLD it was, but I think the interesting story is this:

Monday it was -37 degrees Fahrenheit.
Today it is +32 degrees Fahrenheit.

That's like 65 degrees difference in a matter of DAYS.

Freaky.

Forty of those degrees happened inside of a 36 hour period.

Also of note:  32 degrees makes me want to open windows to air out our house today because anything over 20 feels downright BALMY.

I'm all about the math lately.  The other night I watched this Kahn Academy video about the Distributive Property and not only did I totally comprehend that concept, I found the guy's voice soothing as I listened.  A math instructional video relaxed me.

Why was I watching a video about math?  To help Mr. B with his homework, of course.

I think I'll start watching their Macroeconomics videos next.  Just for the fun of it.

Freaky stuff, I tell you.


12 comments:

  1. Being the competitive fool that I am, my first inclination was to find the answer before someone said it. I can't believe I remember this stuff. Maybe I'll join you in watching macroeconomics since I really have no idea what it's about.

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  2. I know, over 30 here today and it felt SO warm! i was thinking that in October it would have felt so cold!

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  3. We are listening to fairly heavy rain fall on top of our accumulated snow. Such strange swings in weather!

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  4. yes, the temperature change was completely freaky, and proved the old saying (at least in my business it's an old saying) that 'There is no such thing as average weather.' I can understand the idea that a math video would be relaxing. I am going to see if the Kahn Academy has something on Riemann sums, just as soon as I finish the 15 other things I'm supposed to be doing.

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  5. Kahn is the absolute best for any kind of math question. I love him. OOOOOh if I were thirty years younger !~!

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  6. Those big temperature swings are the kind you normally hear about in Dallas, TX. I can't imagine having them!
    My boys watch the Kahn Academy videos. I suppose I should, too!

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  7. I'll be doing the YouTube 'Crash Course' in Chemistry with Sam this weekend :D
    I wish we'd had YouTube back in the day!

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  8. We had a surprise ice storm yesterday (a surprise to me, anyway). I walked out my front door with an eager puppy tugging on her leash and nearly cracked my skull open on our ice-slicked bricks. Was TOTALLY not expecting that. I hate it when the weather is weird. Global warming is my biggest environmental fear. I fear it so much that I kind of side with the global warming denial people because I WANT them to be right! (But I also try to minimize my own carbon footprint, because it can't hurt, right?)

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  9. Kahn Academy is very cool, isn't it. I love that guy and have turned to his site for advice with my godson's homework many times.

    Stay warm and keep the windows closed until at least Spring :-)

    xo jj

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  10. It was 32 degrees and windy when I ran this morning but compared to last week it felt pretty decent out!

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  11. Your weather is just being plain weird! Stay safe in that cold though!

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  12. We've had freaky weather in NW Montana too. We had a nasty cold spell back around Thanksgiving, so it was pretty much "normal" for us when the rest of the country went through theirs. Now it's all slushy and melty -- in the high 30s -- which to me, feels colder because of the extra humidity in the air. Chills me to the bone.

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Spill it, reader.