{1-S}/{2-S}/{REG} = oooh, birds!

I’m sitting here at the kitchen table prepared to do work.  The kid is sick, home from school today, and this gives me a perfect opportunity to do some of my own classwork.  But I got distracted by House Hunters for an hour, only an hour – I swear.  Then I had to find my financial calculator.  I didn’t actually know I had one, really.  I hoped I had one because I completely forgot that I needed one for this class.  I mean, there are only 2 weeks left of this whole gig but I guess I was going to have to learn how to turn a financial calculator on at some point, right?

Then I remembered that my director (who is a supergeniusmathwhiz) had given me a handful of calculators when the state of Florida took control of one of his math/science programs and told me to do with them what I saw fit.  This was two years ago. And while I gave some of these calculators to student assistants who would inevitably need them, I was smart enough to keep one for myself.  You know, just in case.

Just in case happened today.

Anyway, I found it.  And I replaced the batteries and it works.  Though I don’t know what it’s saying.  There’s way too many graphics on the screen and I haven’t yet figured out how to get past the brightness and contrast part of this whole thing.  And, truthfully, I didn’t even know if was a financial calculator because it really pimps out its own graphing and matrix calculations (whatever that means) but I figure if it’s anything like my phone, it can determine PV = FV x PV (ni).  But that’s not what matters right now. 

The point of this is that I am trying, I mean seriously trying, to get some classwork done and I’m sitting in front of a huge window with full view of three birdfeeders.  It just finished raining a-freakin’-gain. Is that a word? And the birds are all over the place…all kinds of birds!  Big, little, red, black, yellow, brown, fat, stupid, confused (uh…that would be the doves).  But I finally got a shot of that elusive, beautiful red-winged blackbird.  YAY ME!

By the way, I totally took these pictures with my calculator!  No, I didn’t really – though it’s not that crazy to imagine my calculator could probably do that if I just insert the correct function.  I’ll consult the 455-page User’s Guide and let you know.

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About Dena

I'm a suburban Clevelander by way of Oklahoma City, by way of North Florida, by way of Southern Maryland, by way of Upper Michigan, by way of Northern Italy, by way of Lower Michigan, by way of Texas. Because of living in so many places, I have something in common with almost everyone I meet. I love reading, writing, and American history (especially reading or writing about American history). I'm interested in culture of place, historical trauma, and writing about the kinds of histories most people don't know about.
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