What do you expect…perfection?Posted: October 16, 2011
Because you’re certainly not going to get it. But at least I have another variation memorized, albeit slowly. As in, I play it slowly, but hey–I’m not exactly going for perfection here.
I’m sort of in a box-checking mode right now. I need to get these variations down and in the books. It’s kind of like Iron Chef. Have you seen this show? Two chefs compete over 1 hour to create 5 dishes of a meal that all focus on a central ingredient that’s exposed right before the match. The chefs have to plate each dish during the hour, so as you can imagine, you can’t plate the dishes soon enough. That’s how I feel – I can’t plate these variations soon enough. If they’re not great, I can always go back, but let’s get them learned!
With that spirit, here’s the entire variation 7:
I slow down a bit at the end, but it’s getting better. Hopefully I’ll have this one faster and a little bit of variation 8 down.
So it’s 12:43am right now as I write this on Sunday morning. All day Saturday was spent grading my students’ 74 pre-calculus exams and I’m pretty exhausted. It’s funny; grading tests like this can be so frustrating when they mess up stuff we specifically talked about. I can tell so easily which students studied and which didn’t. On that note though, as some may disappoint me, others make me proud. This is, of course, the same as many of Danielle’s students and the way they make her feel at times. As I progress with this little project, I’m trying harder and harder to make her proud.