QotD: Teacher’s Pet

Oh, god, do I really have to out myself as a math geek this early in our relationship?

What was (or is) your favorite subject in school?

Yes, it’s true, my favourite subject was: Math.

[photo courtesy of Wave of Modulation]

And it’s true I was a math geek.  I didn’t just like math, I loved it.  I used to take advanced math excercise books with me to the cottage and sit by myself doing math problems as the water lapped against the rock I was lounging on.

I even got myself a Bachelor of Mathematics much to the despair of my parents – the design-obsessed art teacher and the neo-ludite rustic philosopher


Alexa Clark

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3 thoughts on “QotD: Teacher’s Pet

  • August 23, 2006 at 8:19 am

    Funny how your parents were into the arts and humanities, and you got a math degree, while my parents have been trying to get me to do math or science all my life and I ended up going into English and Humanities.

  • August 23, 2006 at 9:20 am

    Rebellion comes in many forms. 

    Actually, the theory in our households is that the math gene skips generations.  One grandfather was a math wiz.  There are hush-hush family stories that during really rough financial times he could be coerced into getting 90s for people by taking their math exams in courses he’d never taken.

    Feel free to reassure your folks that based on our flogic, your kids will be math/science junkies.

  • August 23, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    I’ll definitely let them know.  My brother is helping deflect the disappointment though: he’s going into math/business.


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