There are some distinct advantages to marrying someone who is good at math. I mean, one can't receive a bachelors and masters degree in mathematics and not bestow their wisdom on others. It's just a given that Josh will make our lives brighter with his vast knowledge.
Like when we were at SBU together and happened to have College Algebra in the same semester, in the same class, with the same professor, at the same time. I actually waited a year for him to get there and put off this class until I knew he could be there with me! He helped me with my homework, he helped me study, he helped me realize that I shouldn't question why there was an e in a certain equation...it just was. Or when I had Business Calculus the same semester he had "regular" Calculus, and I realized that my version was NOT easier than his version. Fortunately, he helped me with that, too!
And who takes a picture of something like this at the Magic House?
Or enjoys the exhibits MORE than the kids...
Or when he posts deep thoughts on his facebook status like...
Which is the better buy: 4 two liter bottles of soda for a buck each or a single 24 pack of 12 oz cans for 5 bucks?
And when one of his friends responds...
24 12 oz cans is 288 oz. this is about 8.5 liters or 1.7 L per dollar. obviously a 2 L is 2 L per dollar in this case. which means you get about 17 % more for your money going with the 2L bottles.
Just to "get people thinking"...not because he really didn't know the answer.
But I think my favorite has been when he becomes irritated at Dora the Explorer (or any children's program) when she asks, "What is this shape?"
And the children are supposed to respond, "A diamond!"
"It's a rhombus; a diamond isn't a geometric shape," Josh responds to Dora. Every. Time.
It's ok, honey. I'm sure Dora is just reading her script and doesn't give much thought to geometry terms when she's talking to the camera. Or maybe she's just going by Webster's definition, even if Webster doesn't agree with math teachers.
And after reading my blog, he decided to send me an email with a scanned image from a text book or something. Just for reference I suppose. Because originally I called it a "kite" and not a "rhombus" and he wanted to make sure I knew the difference. His attempt at making sure I knew the difference made me smile.
I'm so glad we balance each other. It's great that you like math and numbers and I prefer writing and correct grammar. You can figure out which is the better buy at the store, and I'll make sure you say it correctly!
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