Big Pockets, Big Pocket Gadgets

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Is it just me or have pocket calculators gotten bigger too? I can just imagine the logic behind this:

Bigger Americans–>Bigger Pockets–>Bigger Pocket CalculatorsIMG_3403

Oh well.

Apparently I’m equally left and right-brained. When I was first told that, I was, like, “No—I’m totally…oh. Yeah. Good point.”

This makes me a nerd probably (much in a different sense than does the fact that I can’t stop listening to this album lately), but I’ve always kind of liked math, even when I was of the age where one pretends to hate math. Sure, I spent lots of time writing poetry when I should have been paying attention in AP English, but I really dug Trigonometry and even Pre-Calc. The sweet graphing calculators were totally part of the deal. I still have mine somewhere.

I’m starting off Tuesday with a little spring in my step thanks to my new $5.79 pocket gadget. At my lab coat pockets are bigger than the ones in my skinny corduroy leggings. As I was laughing with a coworker yesterday about how I used to live in combat boots as a teenager, I looked down and acknowledged that, well, ten years later, I was wearing riding boots—a close footwear cousin. Some things never change, I suppose.

Did you like math when you were in high school? How has your style changed or stayed the same since you were a teenager? 

5 thoughts on “Big Pockets, Big Pocket Gadgets

    CultFit said:
    September 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    That’s a mighty impressive pocket calculator you have in your pocket … I despised math in HS – Sore subject. 🙂

      Jess responded:
      September 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Haha I had to try really hard not to make any “Is that a calculator in your front pocket or are you just happy to see me” jokes. Just failed.

        CultFit said:
        September 24, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        My apologies for pulling your lovely post into the dark depths of “Is that a pocket calculator in your front pocket …” line of jokes. 😉

        Hmm so what are you to think of my uber cool Casio wrist watch calculator?!? One can only imagine …

        Jess responded:
        September 25, 2013 at 12:13 am

        oh my god I forgot about those things—haha all the cool kids had ’em back in the day!

    Tiff said:
    September 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Ha, yeah – that’s a pretty big “pocket” calculator for sure. Oh, and nope, not a fan of math.

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