Direct correlation.
March 12, 2009


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© 2009 Helios Media, Inc.  Please click here to see this image on Flickr.

When Donald saw me uploading these files, he felt it was necessary to warn me that I had prepared my graphs incorrectly.  I tried to listen, but then a bunch of words came out of his mouth, words like “independent variable” and “exponential growth,“ and pretty soon I was twitching on the floor from the information overload.  I don’t speak math-dork-glish, but what I did glean from our brief conversation on the matter is that I have an inate inability to properly create a graph.  BE YE WARNED.


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  1. By Emily on March 12, 2009

    Hahaha!  I thought the same thing about the dependent and independent variables!  Basically, all you have to do is switch the axes.

  2. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on March 12, 2009

    Emily - As I explained to Donald, I know that time always goes on the bottom of a graph, but “size of my belly” and “duration of my pregnancy” were easier to read in the vertical position than the stuff about killing people who tell me that I’m glowing.

  3. By Clare on March 12, 2009

    Hmmm… I think if it had been me and my husband, it might have been him twitching on the floor.  Just saying. :) I

  4. By Tabitha (From Single to Married) on March 12, 2009

    Proper or not, it’s pretty dang funny.  I’m just glad I said you were cute instead of that you glowed.  that’s not the same thing, right?  :)

  5. By the domestic fringe on March 12, 2009

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your graph.  What do men know?

    -FringeGirl

  6. By kbreints on March 12, 2009

    So how many people have told you that you glow and then place their stranger hands all over your belly? Yeah… I hated that.

    Don’t hate me, but you kinda glow right on through the computer too!

  7. By Dianna on March 12, 2009

    Totally understandable.

  8. By Jaye on March 12, 2009

    haha! i love those :)
    thanks for commenting yesterday, I ended up elaborating today & I linked you as well :)

  9. By courtney on March 12, 2009

    the glowing did not bother me so much, because it was the summer so clearly I was glowing of sweat.  but the hands, those stranger hands, totally freaked me out!

  10. By Indigo on March 12, 2009

    Oh gosh, I’m almost through with my MBA and I think your charts are just fine. I so do not miss being pregnant and having people comment on me being pregnant ALL THE TIME.

  11. By Jenna @ Newlyweds on March 12, 2009

    How funny!  Love the graphs.

    I did notice when I was pregnant that people felt so much more comfortable to point out my every single discomfort, ugh.  I really think though they are just trying to be nice and show their concern for your growing belly and baby!

  12. By erin on March 12, 2009

    I see nothing wrong with your graphs, but then everything I ever learned about graphs and axes (and cosines and derivatives and useless crap like that) has been long forgotten.  Like maybe the day I graduated from high school.  At any rate, I completely understood the graphs.  Maybe it is just the male brain that sees things as “wrong” when maybe things are just “different” or “correct.“

  13. By Amber on March 13, 2009

    I just wanted to say that I totally relate.  Being told how I “glowed” was not something I enjoyed at all.  With both pregnancies I just felt sort of large and unwieldy and definitely not remotely glow-y.

    But now, not pregnant and with 2 small kids I kind of miss it.  I realize how it was nice that people, random strangers even, were sort of interested and cared about me.  After the babies came no one was remotely interested in me anymore.  Except the babies themselves, which is also very lovely in an entirely different way.

  14. By Melissaand3boys on March 15, 2009

    Well you got your point across and that’s the purpose of the graphs, right?

    Last time I was pregnant I was pregnant with twins, so for about 5 months I was subjected to people surmising I was just about ready to give birth.  A lot of times I didn’t tell them it was twins, but told them, no I have a few months to go, just to see the expression on their faces.  You just get kind of tired talking about it after awhile.

  15. By Heidi on March 15, 2009

    I attended a baby shower this weekend and I must say: pregnant women are a dizzying image to take in.


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