I think I’m caught up in my school work to the point where I can get ahead. I don’t think I failed my quiz and my test last week either (but anything can happen, so I except a game seven final minute comeback loss type of thing). Things are on the upswing.
My relationship, on the other hand, has reached a point where things should and could be stable (for like a week) but they’re not. I realized that my boyfriend is probably the most antisocial person I have ever met. I know a lot of antisocial people. Sometimes, talking to him is really interesting, with joking and stories and trivia. Other times, it’s like talking to a brick wall. He also never calls me or texts me unless he absolutely needs something. I try to be understanding, because I think this behavior is usually caused by a lack of sleep. I let it go for a long time, but it’s starting to bother me because it seems like he doesn’t care. Why should I put in an effort if he isn’t going to? Things on that front are on the downswing.
Which means, the two are about to intersect.
You see, it’s just like the sine and cosine curves. Allow me to explain:
Take a look at pi/4 on the x-axis. The sine function, in red, represents my academic life. The cosine function, in green, represents my social life. The values of these two functions rise and fall as theta increases (or time goes on, keeping with the metaphor), and periodically, they peak, they trough, and they intersect. Right now, I would say both values are positive, and I’m approaching the value found at pi/4. The sine and the cosine at this point are both equal to the square root of two over two – not negative, not a maximum, just equal.
If I’m at all right about this theory, soon I’ll get to the intersection, which will probably be a good day. Then my grades will go up (hopefully, at the time of finals) but my relationship quality is going to decline. Or maybe the y-value isn’t a measure of quality, but a measure of how much effort I have to put into maintaining the relationship or the school work.
Either way, I could use this to predict how things should go for me in the near future! Consider the implications! I could focus my efforts a certain way and be far more effective if I had an idea of what was coming to me.
But, of course, everything in life can’t actually be predicted by a series of equations. Or can it? (Actually, it can, in many ways…but the equations are slightly more complicated…I could go on but, eh, what’s the point)
Sorry for the leave of absence but JPT and J. Coco are back!
Okay, so a few weeks ago, a friend of JPT showed us this AWESOME video. She watched it in her Calculus class and she knew it would be a hit among the JPT trio and our equally wonderful friends. Needless to say- she was right.
It’s a video about making Hexaflexagons! And if you’re wondering what the heck a hexaflexagon is (which I’m assuming you are), it’s a hexagon that flexes! Vague, I know. But watch the video!! It’s mind-blowing and the chick that makes it is hysterical.
Cool, right? Well there’s also a part two!
And a Hexaflexagon safety guide
Hexaflexagons are super amusing and I can’t stop myself from flipping and flipping and flipping and flipping and flipping – well you get the point. As of right now I can only make the simple one but some of our other friends are better at it and can make the more developed ones. I strongly encourage you to make the more developed ones; They’re way more fun to play with. Then you can put all kinds of cool patterns on them and watch them change while they flip. Now go out and make a Hexaflexagon and tell all your friends!
– J. Coco