SAT Prep

It’s that time of year, the time when high school seniors begin taking standardized test to see how smart they really are, with the hopes of getting into a good school… Actually, now that I think about it the high school seniors should already have taken those tests, maybe it’s the juniors are taking those tests this time of year… Actually, maybe it’s fall when they take those tests… Hmmmmm…  I don’t know. (If only there were a way to delete the preceding paragraph and start over.)

Anyway, regardless of the time of year or the test taking prowess we’re going to play a little game.

Today is fun with if, then statements.  You remember the if, then statements that you had to do on those standardized tests right?

You’d have an if statement like: If your 9 year old and your 7 year old insist on making cookies while you’re in the middle of making cornbread muffins for dinner…

And then you provide the then statement, something like: then you might end up with no bake cookies that have 4x too much butter in them.

I’ll give you another example:  If you open your storage bench (that you built yourself)  to get some flour and you find that the whole thing reeks of mouse and that there are droppings all over in the bottom of it, then you might not be able to concentrate on or do anything  else until you go to the store and buy poison and clean out the bench and sprinkle poison underneath it (so as not to mix with the flour).

Ok, so now it’s your turn, I’ll provide the if statement and you give me the then.  Feel free to do all or just pick your favorite.

1. If you find that through the rectification of a math error you have 66 no bake cookies, then…

2. If your husband who’s been out of work for a month or so, finally gets a job in the town that you already live in so it turns out that you’re not even going to have to move and you have a friend who lives about 45 minutes away that you haven’t seen in months, then…

3. If you dive past a guy wearing a leg brace with his thumb out, right outside of the hospital at midnight, then…

4. If your husband (and you) get called in to meet with the stake president and you try to beg off with the excuse that it’s your ward’s mutual night but that doesn’t work and you have to go in anyway, then…

5. If your living room floods very early in the morning, then…

6. If you work really hard but the people who are supposed to pay you don’t pay you, then…

7. If your coworker keeps coming up behind you and messing with your keyboard while you’re trying to blog, then…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. melissa bastow
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 23:34:33

    1. THEN your butt grows significantly overnight.
    3. THEN you don’t get murdered by a sort-of-tricky serial killer.
    5. THEN your slippers get wet.
    7. THEN you should probably take the hint and get back to work. 🙂

  2. Hel
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 03:08:34

    2. then you will more than likely find several more reasons to not visit for another six months.

    3. then chances are you wont be going getting any when your husband finally makes it home.

    4. Then you deliberately break your husband’s leg and make him hitch hike home from the hospital.

    5. then everyone gets an impromptu swimming lesson.

    6. then you break their legs

    7. then you break his/her legs

  3. Kristina P.
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 08:33:20

    If your coworker keeps coming up behind you and messing with your keyboard while you’re trying to blog, then…

    …you punch them in the face.

  4. diana banana
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 09:36:19

    1. then my husband would be the happiest man alive.

  5. bythelbs
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 14:49:10

    Mmm…no bake cookies.

  6. Evitafjord
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 15:49:48

    I wonder how many other people will walk away from this blog and make no-bake cookies? And will those people be extra cautious with the butter measurement or will they *accidentally* put in 4x too much?

  7. Melanie
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 21:13:40

    I like your blog… a lot!

  8. cheryl
    Jan 18, 2010 @ 21:34:33

    2. …you’ll have to plan a Saturday to hang out! Woot!

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