tagged me, so let's do this thing.
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 Facts about themselves in their journal.
3. Then Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged him/her.
6. No tag backs.
1. I'm seriously considering a mohawk for the fall. The last time I changed my hairstyle was a buzz cut for a play, and that was nearly four years ago. Barring that, I've had the same look for nearly eight years. Much as I like the big poofy fro, I'd like to see what else I can look like.
2. I'm an atheist, but I used to believe in God. My relationship was kind of strange, honestly; as a very young kid, I blamed Him for everything bad that happened and imagined Him to be a cackling prick. As the years went on, I decided it wasn't really His fault for everything bad in the world, he just chose not to interfere except in the tiniest of ways, which gave me a bit of comfort. So I became a little more like Tevye in that way, more friendly and joking about God. After a while though, I realized that nobody could really determine what was God and what was pure chance. When I considered the human tendency to find patterns, even where none exist, it was easy to see how the idea of God could come to be anything you wanted Him to be, everything and thus nothing.
3. I had a huge collection of stuffed animals, Beanie Babies mostly. I tore off the tags after my sister told me they'd be worth something someday, just to spite her. They were my little family, and I was their father. I played pretend with them, and settle their little disputes with each other and keep the peace. I also loved to make a blanket out of them on my bed.
4. Even in my daydreams as a kid, I couldn't let myself catch a break. I was usually the sidekick to another, cooler character I made up, or else something horrible would happen to myself. I imagined myself getting into horrible accidents a lot. As an example, if I fell asleep in the car (as I still do), I'd imagine the door suddenly disappearing and myself tumbling out onto the highway. I'm still not sure why I did this.
5. Of the few nicknames I've been given (that didn't have something to do with "Jew", "Afro", or "Jewfro"), the one that I treasure the most is "Cookie". It was given to me at the very beginning of my time working as a summer camp counselor for the Boy Scouts. I had gotten an awful haircut the day before and bought a Cookie Monster hat to cover it up, so when the crew needed a way to get my attention, they called me out by my hat. The name stuck instantly, and the kids and the staff alike knew me as Cookie. As tough as it was, the job was incredibly rewarding and the kids were some of the sweetest I've ever seen. I still miss the staffers, too- I hope to see them again someday.
She also included these (hideously difficult) questions. I will try my best to answer them. Or not.
1.) What is the horizontal asymptote of the following rational function: ( 3x - 7 ) / ( - x + 5 )
A horrifying thing that dredges up memories of high school math class. Never again, I said. Never again.
2.) Define an indefinite article.
A news item that spends ten minutes on deciding how to tell a story and then sort of mumbles and says, "and yeah that's it I guess".
3.) What dutch post-impressionist artist painted "Starry Night" in 1889?
Ooh! Ooh! I know this one. Mona Lisa.
4.) "Knut knyt knuten! Knut knöt knuten utan knot." Did Knut tie the knot with or without grumbling?
I wish I could say he didn't grumble, but I'm a frayed knot.
5.) A 55-kg boy is 1.5 m tall. What will be his mass when his height increases 0.2 m, assuming that he retains the same body shape and density?
Impossible, his body shape cannot be the same and increase by 0.2 m; therefore, he retains zero mass, but the room around him gains 55 kg of his scattered dripping body mass.
6.) What particle was postulated to have zero mass and zero charge and to travel at the speed of light?
The Goddammit Where is That Piece of Junk I Swore I Left it On the Counter Only a Moment Ago Particle.
7.) This musical scale, useful in jazz and rock, starts on the second degree of a major scale and sounds like a natural minor with a raised sixth. Identify the scale.
Zora scale, also useful for averting astronomical phenomena and altering the space-time continuum.
8.) What phenomenon was observed by Charles Darwin in 1880 that grass coleoptiles curve toward light?
"Dayum, lookit grass. Mhmm, yeah I see you curving, don't act like you don't know it. You work that curve, grass. Work it good for me now."
9.) Briefly explain the operation of a silicon- controlled rectifier.
Slowly move the metal prongs closer to the rectifier's innards, taking care to avoid the overly-sensitive buzzers on either side of the opening. Using the prongs, remove the unwanted elements from the system- should they touch the sides, a very annoying buzzer will sound and you must place the piece back and start over and your friends will point and laugh at you for being such a terrible doctor.
10.) Kara, the leader of the Eymorgs, steals Spock's brain for use in a computer. What was Spock's brain used to administer for their planet? (Multiple choice)
a.) Its security
b.) their power
c.) their knowledge
They stole it for his memories of macking with his Kirk-senpai.
11.) What are Kal-el's weaknesses?
Green kryptonite, except when it's not, in which case his weakness is terrible writing.
Now for my questions!