Jun 25 2006

Whereupon my D in high school chemistry comes back to haunt me

by in East Coast, North America, United States

Unlike my last trip to NYC, this week’s trip did not involve any drunken sailor-bachelorette party-piano bar antics. I know, I know…how boring. The reason I was in NYC this past week was because my work sent myself and a co-worker to take a day and a half class, which was basically a crash course in geology-chemistry-finance-engineering as relating to our industry. At one point, I found myself calculating the pressures of various onshore and offshore wells, all the while thinking oh-my-god-nobody-told-me-math-would-be-involved-and-where-are-the-calculators? Amazingly, I somehow came up with the correct answers on my own, sans calculator (those of you who know me should be quite amazed right now). I’m just a regular reservoir engineer now, aren’t I? Also, I think I finally understand how to balance chemical equations – a skill that would have been helpful, oh, say NINE years ago when I barely passed my high school sophomore chemistry class. To be fair, I did quite well in my junior-year geology class, although I think that was mainly due to the awesome mudslide cake that Sarah and I baked for extra credit (envision a crumbled chocolate cake, topped with white icing for a snow effect, with little Lego people trapped throughout…brilliant, no?).

Houston photos up soon…Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday…leaving for Armenia on July 4th!

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2 Responses to Whereupon my D in high school chemistry comes back to haunt me

  1. From El Capitan:

    Armenia. Almost as much fun as Cardiff I hope. Have a blast, and be safe. I’ve heard those Armenian men are irresistible when they serenade you with an accordion and a dancing monkey.

    Posted on June 26, 2006 at 1:17 pm #
  2. From Lindsay:

    LoL, thanks, Cap…will try to steer clear of the Armenian men 😉

    Posted on June 26, 2006 at 7:14 pm #
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