Tonight was the Portland, Maine Indy Slam Finals to qualify for the International Individual Poetry Slam champion. Ryan McLellan won.
When I got that Sarah Olney who is usually the mistress of math said we wanted a week off which I can respect. So today I did the math dance.
It’s funny you wouldn’t think adding up 9.5, 9.6 and 9.7 is hard, but when it matters to someone and it’s a competition you get a lot more nervous. By the way that’s 28.8.
I have always had mad math skills. Was great at artimatic. Even did ECLC when I was in Ohio which was self paced so already did the 2nd grade book before I transferred to Montgomery, NJ/Burnt Hill Road school. I think I may have done the book again which I think was awkward and insanely easy. In 3rd grade I was awesome at the multiplication tables and always got a reputation of being good at math. Which of course my parents encouraged.
Was fun to do the math dance, I was accurate (there is a 2nd person double checking scores), but when it’s something harder then 9, 9.1 and 9.2 (ie 27.3), I still like to double check with a calculator these days.
I don’t think my math skills are any weaker. I am just more humble these days.
And the poetry tonight was amazing. Zanne Langlois deserved the only 30 for the night, and Lulu Hawkes is showing great promise developing at finishing tied for 3rd with Zanne. Wil Gibson was 2nd and Ryan McLellan was 1st. I love Port Veritas, love slam poetry and do love Local Sprouts too.
And of course Kayla Wheeler, Tina Smith, Sarah Lynn Herklots and Heidi Therrien who also competed in the slam tonight.