Monday, October 06, 2008

Monday Music Mania-- Back Again!

I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging more regularly, so I figured I would start back in with my Monday Music Mania posts. This week, I thought I'd post some of my current favorite songs in a random play list. I got to thinking about this since I'm giving exams in 3 of my classes this week and I decided to add on a non-math related getting-to-know-you question for my students. The first one I thought of is "What is your current favorite song?" I'm hoping to discover some new music as well as get to know my students!

Anyway, for now, here are a few of my current favorites:

Music Playlist at

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Photo Contest & Why Being Sick Stinks...

So I obviously didn't get to post the poll about what photo to enter in the "contest" (which is really a show not a contest). I've been trying to fight off a cold, so I've been trying to sleep a lot. I was pretty successful at fighting it off and never got as sick as I have the last couple of times. But between all of my sleeping, I didn't get a chance to post the photos here.

Since I didn't have time to post a poll, I made a frantic email and then call to my parents asking their opinion. My mom originally voted for this one:

(though my dad probably wouldn't be very happy to have this one hanging in a Los Angeles gallery!)

Eventually they both voted for this sunset photo:

In the end, I just couldn't decide so I entered this one as well:

Here are a few others I also considered entering, but ultimately didn't:

Here's the info on the show:
Each year the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) is hosts a show called SNAP TO GRID: The UN-Juried Exhibit. The show is really an opportunity for anyone who wants to show their work in the gallery because all of the entries are shown in their downtown gallery. This year the even takes place from October 9 through November 1.

You can get more information here:

If anyone is in the Downtown Los Angeles area during that time, be sure to check it out!