February 14th, 2008

qc: winslow cat macro

Chickens and deer, oh my!

He's the faculty advisor for the math theme house, and I needed him to sign the paper copy of the theme house application form this morning, which, despite starting it weeks ago, I finished around two this morning. I stopped by his office to pick up the copy he had signed, and we talked about how I really didn't put it off. "Well, I figured you didn't," he said. "You usually don't."

"Well, this semester has been really... busy," I said.

"You have a really heavy course load. Three maths?" he asked. I nodded.

"And everything else, too," I replied, since the math wasn't half of what I was getting into. "All that personal stuff spinning around too."

"Aw, I'm sorry."

"Oh, not all of it is bad. Some of it is actually very good. It's just resulting in me running around like a chicken with its head cut off."

"And you're usually very headed chicken. I understand."

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why Dr. Koch is my advisor.

We were talking about period two points in dynamical systems today as part of our project and how, oh say, a deer population would go back and forth between two populations.

Dr. Wiseman: So then deer die. What happens next?

Me: There are dead deer lying around, and the living deer eat the dead ones.

Dr. Wiseman: *facepalm*

Me: *tries not to giggle at seeing a real live facepalm*

Dr. Wiseman: Then the apparently cannibalistic deer eat a lot of BERRIES, and the deer population goes back up.

(That was the first thing that popped in my mind, I swear. I really should learn not to say everything I think in a math class.)

Tonight is a Dr. Nbook night. Finally.