Sunday, July 24, 2011

things i do not understand.

At the risk of sounding incredibly dumb, here are some things that for the life of me I Just Don't Understand.

-Math. To clarify -- I understand how to add and multiply and all that stuff. I understand Algebra I, but it starts to get hazy after there. I've made okay grades so far, but me and math are not buddies, and I honestly cannot see myself having a profession where math is very important. 

-Most science. While we're on the subject of academics, I thought I'd tack this one on. Likewise, I did okay in Biology last year, but there is a lot of information there, and it's all happening on such a small level that it makes it kind of hard to comprehend. At least Bio is interesting and relevant. I'm going to have Chemistry this fall and I'm not excited. Why is learning about atomic levels and isotopes and all that jazz important for the 99% of us who are not going to be chemists? And even less thrilling is the prospect of Physics, which is pretty much just math. 

-Why some people continually misspell words or make the same grammar mistakes. Sure, everyone slips up from time to time, but it's kind of annoying to repeatedly read paragraphs containing phrases like 'your coming, right?' and 'you're blog is awesome' and the like. I mean, it's perfectly normal to make a mistake once or twice, but after that, you'd think they'd learn...

-War, what good it does, and how fighting and killing accomplishes anything. The end. 

-How to fishtail braid. I've tried like 20 times with like 20 different tutorials, all to no avail. I think I don't have enough fingers or hair or brain cells or something. 

-Why we have three jars of peanut butter in our pantry...

-Time. How it all melts together and fuzzes our memory, how it speeds up and slows down without ever really changing. 

-Why people smoke. It is so disgusting to me. I really don't get why anyone would want to inhale toxic substances...pollute the planet...and make other people gag. In what universe is that cool? I understand that it is addictive and hard to quit once you get started, but why would you start in the first place?

-HTML. It looks like Gobbledegook to me. I know enough to do stuff like change the post title font size and bold things when you hover over them, but that's about it. I'm okay with that, though; I can't do everything.

-Politics. I mean, I understand some of it, but a lot goes over my head. I know I'm young and whatnot, but I don't know if I want to understand it all.


-In the words of the Matt Lewis (who plays Neville Longbottom in HP, for those of you sadly unaware): "There was a lot of running. I don't like running. I don't understand why people run."

I think that is a good one to end on. 

I had a lot of (unexpected) fun writing this post. And this is just a small list; I could probably go on for a few more hours. What are some things you do not understand?



  1. Neville is amazing. And he speaks very much truth.

    Also, bad grammar annoys me.

  2. so true. i don't run unless i am being chased.
    i think i might do a post like this... would you mind, if i linked back to you?

  3. There are tons of stuff I don't understand- my most recent frustration is HTML. I'm getting the hang of it, though, so I hope you do, too. Go to: .... It totally explained it in plain English to me, and at least I get a taste of what HTML is. Thanks for sharing and I hope that link helps.


  4. Fishtail braids are somewhat easy to me, the girl who learned a french braid at age 9 :P But the way i see it is separte the hair into TWO sections, and take a small strand (thinner then your pinkie finger but more hair then like, 20 individual strands??) from the right section and add it to the left. then repeat only from the left to the right. over, and over, and over. Until the desired length is reached or you run out of hair ;) I taught my friend how to do that and now she wears it every time i see her (probably more, she LOVES doing her hair) and her sister had a short fishtail too!
    Best of luck, Jenna

  5. Physics can, like, go die in a hole or something.
    Also, me and Neville would be best friends, I am sure.
    Right now, I do not understand why people bomb places and why vintage sweaters are so expensive.

  6. awesome quote!! i feel so bad for him because he sure did a lot of running!

  7. ha. not enough fingers or brain cells...I feel the same way.

    Now I need to marry Neville. Because I completely agree.

  8. It drives me crazy when people spell grammar g-r-a-m-m-e-r!!! People will tell me, "You have bad grammer!" And I'll be like, "You don't even know how to spell it!" :p

  9. Even my teachers misspell it! I just don't understand that...

  10. Cool post! and I don't understand how my brain cells seem to shrivel and die when I study grammar... >.<

  11. I also don't understand math. It's pathetic, but when I play games like The Game of Life I have other people add up my money at the end. No joke. I like Chemistry, but I've never liked Biology, at least not very much. Grammar mistakes bug me, too. The 3 jars of peanut butter = awesome! I LOVE peanut butter. :D I've never understood why people smoke or get drunk for that matter...

    I hope you get rain soon! =]

  12. Thanks for YOU'RE comment:) lol;)
    Neat post.
    I got a kick out of why do we need to learn the high stuff in math and science.:) And HTML.
    Misspelling drives me nuts: especially people who misspell to and too. Or your you're. Or there, they're, and their.
    One more thing. You need to read "The father of us All" by historian Victor Davis Hansen. Maybe then you'll understand the reason for war? Just sayin.' :)
    Have a great day!

  13. I don't understand a lot of that too. Math, especially! And time too...I was just thinking about that yesterday.

    Fun post! Glad to know there are people out there just as confused about certain things than I am ;)

  14. I love math, science, having lots of peanut butter, HTML's, politics, rain, and running. The rest I dislike also.
    Anywho, I don't understand a lot of things, but the #1 thing is the lack of logic and common sense in people of today.


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