Monday, July 15, 2013

Snapshot Sunday, July 14


So, there will be no photo-a-day pictures this week.  I took them (though I have an inkling I missed one day somewhere along the week, but I’m not certain), but I usually pull them all off my phone and/or camera and edit them all on Sunday.  Because, after all, Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, right?  Unfortunately, I took a bit of a rest day yesterday, sort of a mental health day.  Which means I pretty much ditched my homework and most everything else that needed doing.  Oh, I did a tiny bit of my Juvenile Law reading, and I worked quite a bit on stuff for our new Paralegal Club, but beyond that, pretty much nothing.  And what I really didn’t do was all the math homework I needed to be doing.   Consequently, I had a lot of catching up to do today.

math 7-15-13

So, this is what I’ve been doing all day.  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but math and I do not really get along; my brain just doesn’t work properly for equations and rules and solving for X or whatever.  Today’s chapter was probabilities, and even after a solid day of reading the text, working through the homework assignments, and going over countless examples, I still could not tell you a single thing about them.  Except that maybe if I’d known how to calculate probability a few months ago I could’ve used that knowledge to calculate the odds that taking this stupid course would totally jack up my GPA.  That might have been a useful application.  Though, in truth, I’ve surprised myself so far by managing to hold on to an A in the class, but I’ve still got a couple more quizzes and a test to get through, and only a 95% average so far.  I’d feel better if I had a few more percentage points to play with, since I am seriously lost on this crap we’re doing right now.

Anyway, the whole point, of course, is that no pictures got edited or even moved from their current storage location, so they will have to wait until next week.  Because while I’ve finished with the math for now, I’ve still got to get back to the juvenile law stuff that I only sort of read over yesterday, and then answer the fifty or so questions that go along with it.  Fun times.

Oh, I do have one other photo to share—a picture from someone on Facebook that amused me.

law degrees 7-15-13

If you’ve been around here much, you know I’m not given to too many political statements, but this made me laugh.  Now, don’t get me wrong; like most of America—and certainly most of my Facebook friend list—I’ve got an opinion about the George Zimmerman verdict.  However, unlike many of my Facebook friends, I have not been posting it all over the web for the world to see and argue over.  And the one reason I haven’t shared my opinion is because I recognize that I don’t really have the facts to back it up.  And that’s true for most people.  The media gives us bits and pieces, and even if you could trust all of those pieces to be 100% accurate—which is unlikely—you still wouldn’t have all that facts about any given situation.  Only the people in that courtroom know what really went on.  Not that being in a courtroom guarantees you all the facts, of course.  In fact, it probably guarantees that some facts won’t be made known to you.  But, it does (mostly) guarantee that all the facts that are legally relevant to the case are known to you, and that’s the piece of the puzzle that I don’t even pretend to have.  So, while I might have an opinion based on emotion or gut instinct, that’s not really good enough when it comes to casting a verdict.  And that’s why my opinion about the verdict isn’t being broadcast all over social media.  And that’s why this picture gave me a chuckle.

And now I’m back to a bit more homework before I absolutely must turn in.  I felt like I caught up on a little bit of sleep this weekend, so I’d hate to start the week off putting myself right back into a deficit.  The summer session only has a couple more weeks to go, so I need to stay rested to make it through the final push. 

I hope you all have a great week ahead.