MLA vs APA
Kid 2: I’m having to write an essay for one of my biology classes in APA, while the other biology class just assigned a research thesis in MLA.
Kid 2: This is dumb.
Kid 2: Ok, in mathematics, there are universal rules that everyone abides by and it is the agreed upon format. Why can’t we do that with writing? Like you have to write a formula a specific way and that is the only acceptable way to do it. Now I’m having to learn how to do two different stylesof in text citations and it’s stupid.
Kid 1: Unfortunately, each professor has their own preference.
Kid 2: It shouldn’t be the matter of preference. They judge your writing on how well you followed the magical set in stone format of their choosing, but literal boards of people meet every year and decided that said magical set in stone format is actually incorrect and needs to be changed. And then you write a paper and your professor sends back a fussy email and counts points off because you used APA 2021 to format your citations and she likes APA 2016 because that’s what she is “used to.”
Late at night.
Kid 2: Crazy thing just happened.
Me, thinking: Please don’t be a flooded toilet, or a broken car, or…
Kid 2: So the first know example of Horizontal Gene Transfer between an animal and a plant happened. Previous to this study, we believed HGT happened only in bacteria. This cray.
Good News, Bad News
Me: Hey, Kid 2. Good news, the sellers turned on the gas.
Me: Bad news, this is what happens when your stove is on.
Kid 1: Lord.
Kid 2: Lol. What the actual duck? Can this be fixed?
Gordon: We’re going to buy a new one. A nice one.
Kid 2, later: I showed the stove picture to one of my professors and he asked if we had been doing black magic rituals…
The stove does work, somewhat, but it is corroded. They bought a refurbished stove, stuck it into the house, and called it new. The water heater also works, unfortunately. It’s 13 years old and full of sediment. Water heaters don’t really last that long with our hard water. If it didn’t work, we could ask for money to replace it, but since it works, we will be likely be buying a new one, perhaps tankless. Also, the house was built in 2009, but the condenser, the “outside” part of AC, is 2002 according to the sticker. Sigh.
Update: Yes, we know the caps are off. The caps are not the issue. I like how you guys fixated on the caps and missed the fact that only 3 out of 4 burners are working and all 4 burners have corrosive build up. This is exactly why ModR worries I will develop rejection sensitive dysphoria, heh. Every time I post something, you guys rush in with “Correction!” or “Actually!” whether or not corrections are needed. When I had written that bit about Kate getting advice on removing blood from her shoes, I had no idea it would be so prophetic. 😉
Please remember, these posts are meant as entertainment. Ignorant fools that we are, we have owned a number of houses with water heaters and stoves in them. 🙂 This isn’t our first rodeo.
Kid 2: Kid 1, before Bf and I move into the new place, can u make more detergent? We’re almost out.
Kid 1: Yes!!
Kid 2: Dad, you need to change your account to say you are married to mom because it says she is married to your old account.
Kid 2: Fix it, I am very upset.
Gordon: I am not a one woman man.
Many woman man is feeling under the weather this morning and Kid 1 seems to either have COVID or a cold. We are waiting to see if she has a fever.