Cali Girl Official

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I have been living in my dream location, San Diego, California for 2 years now.  I think it’s safe to say that I’m officially a Cali Girl!  I have learned so much by being here.

1. I learned that I don’t know myself all that well.

2. I started my own business!! Praise.  I will do a formal announcement when it’s the season to debut.

3. Indianapolis is where I had the most spiritual growth.  San Diego has been the place of mental growth.

4. I dress weird, and I’m better at coordinating outfits rather than matchy matchy.  I had no black clothes in my wardrobe so I consciously went shopping and only wore black clothes.  I called it #blackout

5. I finally decided to loc my hair mainly because I rarely washed or style it for 6 months straight.

6. I was REALLY sick my entire first year here.  Internally sick so nobody visibly noticed.

7. I love Jesus for getting me through all of the pain and sickness because for the first time many of my family members weren’t so fortunate and passed away this year.

8. I started focusing on selected friendship quality instead of associate quantity.

9. Which led me to just spending much more time alone.

10. But I don’t know if being alone is good or bad for me… which brings me back to No. 1

I’m sure there will be so many more lessons to learn.  This is most likely the reason I am still here — to learn.  What is me, what is just a hobby or fad? What need do I have of my friends, when should I put people in the no-friend Zone, when does that funnel into the no-speak Zone vs. the lesson to just be more tolerant?  Do I want a house, marriage, kids yet/Ever or do I truly desire to be a foster or surrogate mom in a townhouse?

I have no idea how to answer these, but I’m sure it will come through conversations and experiences that are coming, along with ones I’ve had in these last 2 years.

 

What it be like? Summer’13

Boy, how the summer has flown by.  Some new things, some old thangs.

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1. I moved into a new apartment!  I love it even more than my first one.  It’s a 2 bedroom… any visitors?!

2. I’ve passed the 1 year mark of living in San Diego.  Now all of the things are repeating themselves from when I first moved here.  Such as: FOOTBALL, church anniversary, pumpkin spice latte.

3. I’ve been to over 5 doctors in the past couple of months.  Ever since I had the flu in January, there have been a couple lingering things.  Nothing contagious, finished antibiotics, just some pain and stuff going on a daily basis.

4. I did a org-purge.  Like just went cold turkey on all of my organizations I was in.  God is still working with me on over-commitments.

5. Dating a Navy Man!  I’m learning something new everyday, which is awesome.

6. Had a 1 year luncheon with my team and my performance appraisal with my boss, both went great.  I still love my job!  And they love me, about 15 people came to my lunch 🙂

1 year luncheon

7.  I’ve gone to the beach a lot less, but been going to the pool a lot more due to pool parties and summer activities.

8.  I am getting so bored with my hair and decided to loc it up during the first part of next year.

9. I’ve done the 5K’s that I mentioned in the Spring’13 post.  I have at least 2 more to do this year.  I think this will just be a 5K year.  Maybe next year for the 10K and dare I say half marathon?!

10. I am on the cover of a book!! Beat that.

Two Way Mirrors by Just Jewel

That’s my life updates for those who care and I just haven’t spoken to in a while.  Also, it’s there for those don’t care… cuz you read to the bottom, so actually you do care!  Smooches.

Jazzy vs. Food

Recently, I stopped eating RED MEAT and PORK for about a month.  These are my lessons learned…

1. I love me some hot dogs!  Still my favorite food to date.

2. Barbecues happen during the summer.  Red meat is typically barbecued.  I couldn’t have any.

3. Grilled black bean burgers were surprisingly good.  However, they still don’t taste like real ones, no matter what they tell you.

4. It’s almost easier to be a full vegetarian instead of denying yourself certain meats.

5. Bacon IS in broccoli salad.  Don’t be bamboozled.

6. Only do this if you don’t mind losing your appetite for bacon.  Including bacon bits.  I don’t even order it anymore.

7. My bod stayed slim with little to no cardio.  But I gotta start weight training and lifting again.  (Let me know if you need tickets to the gun show)

Still smiling and full tummy during pool party.

8. I feel like my sodium level went up because I have to season the life into some turkey meat.

9. I would do it again.  Maybe go strictly veggie, and work back in chicken, fish, turkey.

10. Again, I love hot dogs.  My first cheat after a month was the Pretzel dogs from Dave and Busters.  MEATY beef hot dogs, gently browned pretzel with a delicate hint o garlic, with a spicy mustard that I have to dilute with heavenly tart yellow mustard.

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Fun Math Fridays – 101 problems, Math aint one

My client and friend I-eXcel brought me a practice exam with no answers.  We went through it, and I enjoyed this problem so much, I decided to bless your soul with it!

Which statement is true about 101 consecutive integers ?  A. mean > median, B. mean = median, C. mean < median, D. cannot determine (based on real facts, lol)

Try it out, and leave your answers or steps you took in the comments.

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My solution:

I. Start with the most common 101 consecutive integers (counting numbers): 1 2 3 … 48 49 50 51 52 … 97 98 99 100 101

Mean With an engineering mind, I spy that you always get a sum of 100 when you add: 1+99, 2+98, 3+97 … 48+52, 49+51.  So you have 49 x 100 = 4900.

Now all you have to add is the leftovers.  4900+50+100+101 = 5151

Divide that by you number of integers (101). Mean = 5151/101 = 51

Median Make it trivial, use integers 1 thru 11.  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11.  Median is 6.  Similarly, 1 thru 101, Median = 51.

 

II. Another set of 101 consecutive integers: 0 1 2 3 … 48 49 50 51 52 … 97 98 99 100

Mean 0+100, 1+99, 2+98, 3+97 … 48+52, 49+51.  50 x 100 = 5000.

Leftovers. 5000+50 = 5050

Mean = 5050/101 = 50

Median 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Median is 5. Similarly, 0 thru 100, Median = 50.

 

III. Last one, integers include negative numbers, too: -1 0 1 2 3 … 48 49 50 51 52 … 97 98 99

Mean 1+99, 2+98, 3+97 … 48+52, 49+51.  49 x 100 = 4900.

Leftovers. 4900+ -1 +0 = 4899

Mean = 4899/101 = 48.5

Median -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Median is 4. Similarly, -1 thru 99, Median = 49.

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! What happened?! Those old negatives make thing tricky!

The correct answer is D-cannot determine!

Victory!  You win!

 

#FunMathFridays #MathRoxMySox #101ProblemsMathAintOne  Enjoy your weekend!

updates, starting Now!

Coronado Beach

Among a couple 2013 New Year’s Resolutions — that are neither defined, documented nor by any way am I held accountable — is to “do better” with this bloggy.  So I plan on giving quick update snippets until I find something really interesting to talk about.

Biggest News: I live in California and I love it!  Great job, abode, friends, church, and beach.  All in all, Great God.

 

Mission Beach

Navigating Indianapolis like a Pro

This is written with the intention of preparing those coming to Indianapolis for the Superbowl 46.  It’s a really great city, and now that I’ve lived here for a couple days over 2 years, I’m pretty much an expert!

1. Nobody can drive.  Like nobody.  Seriously though, many people run red lights around here.  Definitely look both ways before driving through an intersection.  There are lots of impatient drivers that will go in the off-ramp to pass you, that will cross over double-yellow lines to pass you, and go through an intersection although your light is bright and green.

2. Remember how to get to I-465.  That’s one of the things that makes Indy the “Circle City”.  It’s the main freeway that is close to everything, yet close to nothing.  You can get anywhere in the circle in 20 minutes.  If you’re anywhere outside of that, give it 30 minutes.

3. Don’t be fooled by the JW Marriott.  It is gorgeous, a good place to meet up and socialize, and the staff is really great.  However, the food and drinks are awful.  Just really, don’t even risk it unless you are really just going to chill or get a cup of cafe americano (espresso and water) because they don’t have coffee at the bar 🙁  Which leads me to #4. 

4. The private/non-chain restaurants are awesome!  My favs are: Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles (near downtown) – only get the chicken and sweet potato waffle even if it sounds scary.  You can also branch out with the sides of Fried Green Tomatoes and Grits.  Papa Roux (east side/downtown) – I always get the Smoked Sausage Po’Boy.  The east side location has bottomless sides.  I always get the bread pudding and red beans and rice, but you can taste all of them free of charge.  Monon Food Company (north side) – the BEST (strong statement) mac and cheese I’ve EVER had!  You have to get the side of it.  I pair that with the Chipotle Fish tacos.  They also feature Micro brews along with Imports, Domestic Beers and Wine.

5.  Alcohol is not sold in stores on Sunday.  Not a fan of the hard stuff, but I do like a fine wine with my Sunday dinner.  Shoot, you have to plan dinner and all beverages ahead of time so you won’t be stuck out in the cold.  For those that really need that fix, most restaurants do serve liquor, but you just can’t go to the stores or gas stations for your libation.

6. The downtown mall has the best parking, but nothing inside.  I’m not sure why the Circle Centre Mall was designed the way it is, but the aisles are small with a huge opening in the middle where you can see to the floor below.  It’s nice looking, but it is always packed on the weekends.  It’s not because there are that many people, but because there is no space to walk. Event Parking is usually $20, but if you can find $20 of stuff to buy in the mall (mine is usually spent at Chick-Fil-A), they charge you the normal rate of $1.50 for 3 hours.

 

With all of that being said, it is really a great city.  My favorite pastimes include the museums and the parks.  There is so much information and they are beautiful.  Welcome to my new city, have a great time, and come back soon!

Tithing and the Material Conditional

**PSA: Nerd Alert**

Hopefully, you can follow this really advanced Math that I had to understand for my math minor on the material conditional.  If you still have questions about tithing, check out my previous post on Tithing and leave me comments 🙂

 

 p: you Tithe

q: God will bless you 

p. q. “If p, then q”.

1. If you tithe, then God will bless you. True.

2. If you tithe, then God will not bless you.  False

3. If you do not tithe, then God will bless you.  True.  (and undeserved)

4. If you do not tithe, then God will not bless you. TRUE.  (not trying to be there)

 

Note: there is only one False combination.  There is no way that tithing will not bless you.  If this was easy, try to learn the whole chaper.  Please note, this is only the first chapter on Analysis (crazy huh?)

 

GM Oil Life Monitor

*Disclaimer – I have a clue about cars.  This story begins when my friend saw me rip the oil sticker off my windshield as soon as I got back in the car after an oil change, he was shocked!  I told him that I have a GM car and it has super powers lets me know when to change my oil.  After going back and forth with the arguement, it concluded with me shutting it down by saying “My daddy says it’s true and he’s kept a car running for over 30 years!” 😛

 

But, I really wasn’t all that sure.  After searching, I first came across GM’s Technical Tip and Cadillac Maintenance info.  Then, perused one of my fav sites and found the video above, and one with a really attractive mechanic!  And for all those “hip” readers of the 21st century, there are articles about trusting the system, and if you really have to change oil every 3,000 miles.  They have all come to the conclusion that the Oil Monitoring System really does work!  It takes into account your driving conditions, the current engine performance, and better grades of oil.  It is also great for helping the environment with oil disposal.  In conclusion, I WIN! I’ll continue with changing my oil around 10% for now.