Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where Am I?

I'm working at AAA now. That's the place you go when you want to know how to get somewhere. I figured out once I started working here how much I DON'T know any geography! Seriously, I live in New England and of course I knew where all the New England states are well as the surrounding states and I knew all the "edge states" (states around the edge of the country ie. Florida, Texas, California) but I did not know where all the "middle" states were. And I was pretty fuzzy on the Northern States along Canada. How embarrassing to be trying to make a map and not know where Kansas is, or Idaho, or Utah. (alright....I know what Idaho is shaped like because of the potato bag...but I didn't know it was so far west...I thought it was one of those middle states) So I decided I should study up. I found a great web site that quizzes you on your states. I worked on it for a while and now I know where all the states are.
We also send people driving up to Canada so I used that website to learn about Canada. Since then I've been working on South America, Central America and the Carribean Islands. From there I'm hoping to move on to the rest of the world.
Now when I watch "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" I'll be able to answer a few of the geography questions. Although I'm sure I still won't be ready for Jeopardy.
The problem is going to be that besides geography, when I watch "5th Grader" I've found out I've also forgotten everything I know about the parts of grammar. What is the helping verb in the following sentence: "My mother is going to give me a big suprise party for my birthday". Helping verb? Yikes! So now I have to find a site to help me with the parts of grammar.
Maybe I should just go back to 5th grade?

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I'm not worried about that grammar thing at all. I've done fine butchering it for 46 years and if I make it another 46, who will care?