Shamleless Plug

I'm embarking on a new part of my life that is happier and going in a direction! It's really refreshing.

I was married May 19th, 2012 to a great guy I met at the C.I.A and we're go excited to embark on a life together. He has as culinary degree to match my baking and pastry degree. It's going to be a Good life.

I hope you enjoy my thoughts on food and cooking. I am but a humble baker, who happens to love cooking and embraces the joy of food.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fractions, and other Math Inconveniences

"1 2/3 cups sugar" Why can't I figure out how to half that and be totally sure? Is it 3/4ths? I don't know. I'm terrible a fractions, which is embarrassing, because I go to the Culinary Institute of America and have a Baking and Pastry degree. I can't add up well in my head. I have issues addding up numbers in my head when I play rummy, or money, or other things. It's terribly embarassing and inconvenient. It's frustrating. I never gained a strong ability in math.My grade school's strategy in math was this weird concept of bouncing children from one math ability to another every few weeks, regardless of if they gained a strong grasp or not. So I went from classroom to classroom, struggling to grasp and keep up, barely passing each class, no time to let things sink into my head. It's been following me my whole life. When I learn a new concept in a math class and can barely be able to carry it out, old things learned before fade away. I really hate it.
I failed accounting last term. So did about 15 other students with the same professor. I think I have a shot at passing this time around. Or so I hope. How in the world am I going to get through life with the mathematic capabilities of a child? I'll figure it out. There's always something you are not going to be good at, and you have to accept that, and do the best you can at it, I'd delve further into that concept, but that's another blog.