Friday, August 8, 2008

I am NOT smarter than a 4th grader

A few days ago I decided to see if I could solve some GRE sample questions...just for kicks.
And you know what? I only got 60% of them. I seriously forgot how to use my brain. I had a hard time multiplying 62 by 2 (without a calculator) and kept on making stupid mistakes, not paying attention, and not knowing where to even start to approach some of the word problems.

And that's just math: something I thought I was good at. I did not even attempt the "language" part yet.

I feel like my brain cells have left the building in the last 7 years. It's very hard not to feel stupid and not to get discouraged. I'm now going through these free practice questions starting with reviewing measurements, then simple math, algebra, etc. Perhaps I just need to wake my brain up and then it will remember fractions, angles, and percentages.

But at least I'm not stupid when it comes to cooking: my Pizza with Plums, Gorgonzola, Red Onions & Pine nuts won CookThink Plum Root Source Challenge!!!

Hmmm...if only I could find someone who would tutor me in exchange for cooking lessons: that would be a winning combination!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Wow, congrats on the win! That's awesome. I admit, I was a bit skeptical of the pizza thing (although I'm generally not a fan of cooked fruit), but that's great that you won!

(Put that recipe in the cookbook you'll be writing soon)