Hot Guys Who Love Math



 

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These days in parenthood, the best conversations are spontaneous, child-generated and fleeting: a hilarious romp you’d better get in on while you can.

In the car, on the way home from Fred Meyer:

Chicken Noodle:  Mom, did you kiss a guy and not marry him?

Me:  Yes. I kissed several guys and didn’t marry them.

Noodle:  Why?

Me:  You shouldn’t marry the first guy you kiss. What if you meet someone you like better later?

Chicken Little:  Yeah, like what if you’re about to kiss a boy but he’s gross and a nerd but then you look over and there’s another guy, and, you’re like, wow, he works out a lot.

Noodle:  And then you’re like, yo, I work out.

Little:  And the nerd is, like, nerdy, and likes math.

Noodle:  And you’re like, ugh, math! And you look at the other guy and you’re like, look at that eight-pack!

(giggling)

Me:  So what kind of guy do you think you might want to kiss?

Noodle:  (pause) A sexy guy.

Me:  What does that mean?

Noodle:  (pause) I don’t know.

(more giggling and Justin Bieber references)

Me:  I like smart people. Smart guys.

Little:  So—don’t fall in love with a nerd who loves math. Fall in love with a hot guy who loves math.

 

Problem solved. Is this the origin of mathematical model?

 

 

Upcoming Workshops



SOLO 1Hello!

I’m teaching writing classes several times in the next few months.

I’ll be appearing with fellow “Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life” authors at Deschutes Public Library, February 9 2 p.m.

I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit and What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Writing Gigs at the South Coast Writers Conference in Gold Beach on February 15.

I’ll be teaching What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Writing Gigs at Nature of Words in Bend on March 5.

I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at Nature of Words in Bend on April 10.

I’ll be teaching Mining Memory for Gold in Memoir and Essay on on May 14 at Nature of Words in Bend.

I’ll be teaching What Editors Want: Getting and Keeping Magazine Writing Gigs and Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at Willamette Writers Conference August 1 – 3 in Portland.

Hope to see some of you out there!

 

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