I get to see Josh again tomorrow! I am so happy, I’m pulling an all-nighter to get my homework out of the way. Well, okay, so there’s something wrong with that proposition. A truth table would prove it correct, though:
Assuming the following variables:
J means “I get to see Josh”
H means “I am happy”
N means “I pull an all-nighter”
J ^ H -> N (“If I get to see Josh and I am happy, then I pull an all-nighter.”)
J H N J^H J^H->N
T T T T T
T T F T F
T F T F T
T F F F T
F T T F T
F T F F T
F F T F T
F F F F T
As my impromptu truth table clearly shows, the only case that would prove my statement wrong is if I see Josh, am happy, and don’t pull an all-nighter.
But the truth table doesn’t understand that I am pulling an all-nighter for reasons besides seeing Josh. And I can easily say that here, in non-mathematical language: I’m pulling an all-nighter because I am stupid when it comes to managing time. And because I will not wake up easily enough to complete my Poetry and Gender/Technology homework before 8 AM today. ‘Nuff said.
Finally got caught up on my poetry journal entries last night. Let’s post a couple entries, shall we?There are woodchips underfoot and then there are not, as we eschew steps and land on pavement, faces flushed, arms outstretched, still running. Inside the little pink house on the other side of the lot, children slammed plastic shutters and spat barbs from the cracks at our approach. We turned, loped uneasily over the faded four-square boxes. The steel cage of the monkey bars never looked so inviting.
***We are witnesses to the explosion expansion squeeze The waterway now moves ready for use to pay back poverty since control died
***Sometimes when the wind blows softly over cool, manicured grass, the strands of hair tucked carefully behind my ear rise up to dance sinuously in joy as I walk more freely, pretending to be Medusa.