Archive for September, 2015

Statistics Show

Posted September 11, 2015 By kmarrs

Maybe my first mistake was spending a couple of hours Monday night preparing for Tuesday’s class.  I read the chapter, taking notes.  I did the online lecture.  I showed up to class prepared, already understanding the material.

It didn’t take long for me to realize I was annoying all my classmates by having all the answers.  When it came time to do group work, I was in a bind.  I didn’t mind giving the answers and explaining them, but I had to defend each individual answer and explain it 5 different ways for the general consensus to believe me.

The joke of the matter is, on the group assignment we weren’t being graded on if the answers were right or wrong, but on how nicely we played with others.  Me ability to achieve what will be a total of 84 points, is based on my ability to work in a group.  A group of people who just don’t get the material that comes naturally to me.

So I need to find that delicate balance of pretending I don’t have all the answers, while at the same time helping them achieve the right ones not because the packet is graded, but because I do actually care if they learn something in this class.

All this is to say I think I’m going to be the problem student, in the same way I assume Sheldon Cooper was.


It’s not that I wish I were dumber, I just wish they were smarter.

Yes, I know how that sounds.

Anyway, that was my statistics class, I’ll discuss my algebra class later.

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Harder Than It Looks

Posted September 9, 2015 By kmarrs

I’m discovering it isn’t easy to keep 2 blogs alive.  The main problem is thinking up content.

Both blogs are important to me, though, so I don’t want to let either go.  And I can’t merge them because they have 2 completely different goals.

So I write in both and I suppose if I miss a post here or there, I’ll survive.


The other blog is here.

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Deciding to Live

Posted September 7, 2015 By kmarrs

There is a movie, you can stream it on Netflix, called Veronika Decides to Die. It is about a suicidal woman. At first. If you watch it, by the end you might just find a reason or two to live, if you’re looking for one.

I want all of you to watch this movie.

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This Is Not A Real Post

Posted September 4, 2015 By kmarrs

Pumpkin spice is gross.  Really.  Really.  Gross.

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Therapy – DBT

Posted September 2, 2015 By kmarrs

Going to therapy lately has felt weird.  Mostly because there isn’t anything really going on in my life, so I feel like there is nothing to talk about.  There are no big issues, just the same old crap.

Last week I was proactive about that though.  I thought back to the days when my therapist taught dbt, and I thought how my meds doctor wants me in dbt but realizes I can’t afford yet another weekly trip to that end of town.

So I compromised.  I asked my therapist if she still has all the lesson plans from when she taught dbt, and if she’d be willing to have mini dbt with just me during our sessions.  She does and she is.

So now once a week, I will have dbt with my therapist.  I will relearn the old skills and I’ll strive to be better.

And of course, the dbt lessons will allow room for the day-to-day crap that might come up and need working out in therapy.

I’m excited.  I think it was very wise minded of me to come up with this idea.

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