Home Archive for February 2013
The pic to the left is from Bellevue (East Side of the Seattle/Puget Sound area). We lived in a high rise in Bellevue. A different life, but a good one. I took this pic one morning before work. Jacob's early life was in a high rise. The cloud cover and drizzle is what I mean by Seattle weather.
Good news? I leave work an hour earlier than I did at my old job. And, I get home earlier than I did at my old job. --That sounds intuitive, but given that my old job was a mere 7 miles away from my house...it's not necessarily a "given". The key is to actually LEAVE the office right at "quittin' time".
Anyway, I'm doing better at Jeopardy each night. That could be the sleep. Although...I totally stink at Teenage Jeopardy.
Last thing...all 5 of the semi-finalists from High School jeopardy are male! There are 3 females that made it into the semi finals as wild cards. Coincidence? I would say "NO".
Anytime you have this type of statistical "anomaly" you have to question if the clues/questions were written in some sort of biased way. Even if the bias was completely unintentional...it should still be corrected.
Again, tonight is a good example that "Yes" the questions are biased. An entire category to "Sports Stars". A category for "Geography". I'm not sure that adding a category for "Finish the Title of the Book" evens out the imbalance of who is likely to know these answers. If the books to be named are standard High School English...then there has not been a field leveler.
Granted, we all like to think that there are no subjects that guys do better in that gals. But biology tells us that this is not true.
It bears repeating that there were NO female "winners". The females got in only as wild cards. (Based on who among the "losers" had the highest winnings. The fact that 3 of the 4 Wild Card semi-finalists were female...tells me that females have better strategy for keeping their money once it's on they've "earned it".
So...get it together, Jeopardy! Work on more gender neutral categories. And, I'm not even kidding.
I'm lucky to have so many photos from babyhood. I'm not sure that all young parents (in that time) took as many photographs as my parents. It was back in the days of film. Film and getting photos developed was expensive. But, my parents (mostly my Mom) took and saved lots of pictures. She got several sets of each photo so she could write the date on the back and send copies to all the family "back home". And, for every photo she sent in a letter, she kept at least one.