Monday, August 10, 2009

food for thought

I have a B.S. in Engineering. I have passed levels of math from Calc I-Differential Equations. While it did take me three times to successfully obtain a passing grade, I have passed Dynamics determining the force and momentum and speed of objects in motion. I can wire electrical fixtures and outlets. I can even wire a 3-way light fixture and switch. I have worked in different areas of Accounting and Finance and Business Management for Fortune 500 companies. I was selected into a developmental rotational program at a major defense contractor performing various financial and accounting functions. I have presented information to VP's and company executives. I have performed cost analysis to determine the economic viability of capital projects. I was more informed and well-versed on some of the medical terms, side effects and diagnosis codes better than some of the medical staff that treated Brian's very complicated medical case.

SO WHY IS IT THAT I CANNOT SUCCESSFULLY MANEUVER MY SON'S TRANSFORMER FROM A CAR TO A ROBOT AND BACK EVEN WITH THE DIRECTIONS???

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30 comments:

  1. transformers are BANNED in my home. I swear they are from the devil, intended to frustrate smart, rational adults

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  2. You're thinking too hard. When you get really frustrated, place it on the ground, step on it, kick it, then see what it has transformed into :-)

    Thinking of you often and keeping you and the boys in my prayers.

    Lynette (Brunner) Denzer

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  3. Now that's funny! And it gives me motivation to learn how to work these before my 19 month old is old enough to want them.

    Thanks for the smile. Hope you have a reason to smile too.

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  4. Those things are wicked hard. I think the prerequisite is that you are under the age of 12. Lol.

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  5. Dude, do you have those ones that require a KEY to unlock them? THAT is the dumbest thing ever. My kids immediately lose the key, so it's not so bad because then I can throw the damn transformer away.

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  6. I told my son that how it came in the box was how it was going to stay!! So our BumbleBee has never transformed out of car form.

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  7. You are not alone here, trust me. Sigh... I detest those things. ;)

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  8. Long time reader, first time commenting. I HEAR YA SISTER! My son is 5 and has more Transformers then he knows what to do with. Most of them are in pieces and do not completely transform, but that never stops him from asking!

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  9. Angie,
    The only individual who can transform one is a child. Usually they are under the age of 12. Sometimes even younger. Once you get past the age of 12 if you have never done it before, you probably will never be able to do it.
    LOL, Karen W. in S.W. Ohio

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  10. Becaue they are so freaking hard. I refuse to help rebuild the boys who I babysit for. The last two times I've tried I've broken an arm or a leg off...I quit!

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  11. Yikes! I am so glad my son has never played with them. If YOU can't do them, I'm sure I'd be lost.

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  12. I'm always surprised how my kids can manipulate their toys 100 times better than I can! Oh well... ;( Transformers...good movie though! :)

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  13. Oh, my...this brings me out of lurkdom! We got the Bumblebee from the first movie a year and a half ago...you know, the "car of tomorrow"...Christmas morning he was dismantled and he has NEVER been successfully rebuilt. Hubby is an engineer, and so is our neighbor. Together they couldn't do it...my cousin rolled into town, so they decided three heads were better than one. Guess what? THREE engineering degrees aren't even enough! So they decided to look online..and all they could find were websites expressing similar frustration! This is one time *you are not alone" in any way, shape, or form--you have joined a HUGE club! I give you lots of points for even trying...I told my sons it is called a car of tomorrow because that is when it might get built...HA!

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  14. I thank goodness we missed the Transformer craze. I had enough trouble with the Lego Native American Village.

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  15. LOL. I sooo hear you. Even with directions, I go nuts with some of these toys. Then I watch my 14 year old nephew excel at assembling highly sophisticated lego sets, even lego robotics sets and listen to how he did at the class held at the university over the summer.

    Toys that make me feel stupid just suck. Glad I'm not alone.

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  16. Didn't anyone tell you? It's essential that you use the eyes in the back of your head as well as the eyes in the front of your head for this type of work -- and you might need your 3rd hand, too.

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  17. Because you aren't eight is why!

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  18. You crack me up!
    Gretchen

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  19. Oh my goodness how I have been there!!! It is like there are brain cells that don't exist to transform those things:)

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  20. Those things are THE HARDEST to figure out!!! My son got some a year ago and I usually end up saying "I can't figure out this stupid thing!"

    You're not alone one that one, that's for sure!!

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  21. Man, I wish I had a degree in Engineering. Maybe I would actally get promoted one day!

    Oh, transformers. Boys are born to know how to do that. Very frustrating, isn't it.

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  22. Do you think it was the physics we took at flo valley:) That was a fricking summer class!

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  23. As a nanny, my response to those things are, "Your parents can help you when they get home!" Can't figure those out for the life of me!

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  24. I don't know, but that pink one is cool!

    Funny you!

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  25. Ummmm....this is why I would be scared to have a boy - I cannot put anything together! Haha - the pictures looks nice though ;)

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  26. Sounds like you are over qualified to do it. So may I suggest you allow the boys to shoot it up with BB guns? If you don't have BB guns they could always burn it, maybe even record the event. Kind of like their own (yet much cleaner) version of the Transformers movie. A bonus to this is that you eliminate any future need to transform

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  27. Oh my, that is hilarious! Right after Brian died, my baby brother who is now out of college dug out some of his transformers and played with Tye. They had a ball! Then he got the genius idea to send them home with us! Tye got pretty frustrated because I couldn't get them to transform. I called my brother and thanked him! Ha! I am so happy to hear it isn't just me. I consider myself a very smart person, but I am just at a loss on those things.

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  28. dont throw them away. erlan and i will play with them
    ben

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  29. OmyGod! That is hillarious. I was hangingin on the edge of my seat, waiting for the punch line.

    And I too, cannot figure those darn things out.

    Love ya!
    Kara

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  30. Yep. They make me feel stupid too...only my 6 y/o seems to have mastered it.

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