August 12: Afghan quilt

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - Posted by 366 White Elephants at 10:24 PM
Given to Justin from Carrie.
He says this will keep him warm when he shaves his beard
Justin's a math teacher, but you don't need to know your way around fancy figures to realize that a 3-to-1 afghan to person ratio is too much afghan and not enough cool.  It was an easy decision for Carrie to give up this afghan--one that was won by her daughter at a reverse raffle recently and temporarily bumped the ratio up to 3.2 afghans per person in Carrie's house.  They're now back in the critical, but not emergency, zone of 3 to 1.

You won't find many math teachers who write poetry and who minored in it in college, which is exactly what he did.  He wrote a poem a day for five years and will take the math we all loved in high school and rap about, like he does here.  I'm sure his students 'like the way he works it', 'so to all you other kids across the land, take it from me, parents just don't understand' that a guy like Justin makes it fun in the classroom.

What is 4 quilts divided by 2 quilts?
Justin
-Profession: Teacher/Poet

-Favorite sweetener: Honey

-Given you mad skills as a poet, write one about either the Pythagorean Theorem or exponential numbers:


Now...how do I figure out the area of circle?


She planted a seed and counted
the days, but she was only
in Kindergarten, so it went
something like 1, 2, 4, 8, 16-
all exponential without knowing.
April came and there it was,
a sunflower taller than her,
sunshine in a garden,
hope in a little girls smile,
and the numbers working perfectly
as they should.

-You enjoy doing interesting things with your facial hair.  Have you done anything creative with your back hair?:  Not at all.  I don't have too much of it.  If I did, I would probably do a peace sign.

-Each day at school, you wear a different tie.  Was there one that was justin credible?:  A toilet paper one made by a student.  It was a one-time use and not with extra absorbent sheets.  I also like the one a student made with an exacto-knife using pop cans.

-You're the 18th bearded gift exchanger.  Are you jolly?:  Absolutely.  Last Christmas, I had a three month beard and spray painted it white.