All I can think about is this Celine Dion song “A New Day Has Come,” or whatever it’s actually rightly called. It won’t get out of my head whatever I do – cruel, cruel world. Happily though I didn’t even come close to falling asleep in math because he taught us how to graph this thing on my calculator I’d never even heard of before. I was rather impressed and thought it was a very neat trick. Speaking of a neat trick, if you’ve got about $90 sitting around, how bout buying me a new TI-82? Mine is on its last leg, though it has served me well for 6 years or so, and served somebody else well for years before that. I got it free from the Lost and Found at BCS a long time ago. The problem is one becomes so attached to things like this: my precious calculator has been through a lot with me here, and how could I think of replacing it?

Am I just crazy here? Do other people get attached to random objects? Like I would really feel rather devastated if my mechanical pencil lost itself, or if my backpack vanished (say it was empty), or my jacket disappeared. Replacing my calculator I feel almost guilty; its screen really is on the fritz, though, with various lines of pixels just plain not appearing, and some disappearing and reappearing at strange times. It does its calculations perfectly well, but if I can’t see the result what good is that? Poor thing…I’ve imbued it with a lot of love these last few years (and more than its share of hate, too), but I think its time is rapidly approaching. So if you’re kind you’ll hasten its demise by sending me a new calculator via this link. If you don’t have my mailing address, feel free to ask me for it! 🙂

– KF –

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