Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Problem and Solution

1.  Fifteen sources jamming into a ten-page essay draft.  +Eight pages in. -I've ref'ed three. 
2.  Examination upcoming Monday.  In comes an email: You'll want to read this and this and this.  Oh, and this.  And this.  And this. [It keeps going.]  Plus review your notes and the fifteen books and fourteen articles we read this semester.  Two hours?  Insufficient time for the test.  Let's go with 2.5 hours. Note:  This is *not* excerpted from the actual email, but I've done my best to capture the gist of the message.  Have I ever confessed how much I love exams? 
3.  Eighth grade is really a pain in the ass. 
4.  Another birthday fast-approaching.
5.  Back pain.
6.  A Bush'it administration and I scored a -20% on the Republicant quiz.
7. Gas prices.  Oh wait, I walk. 
8.  B'day card from my dad showed up early (everything okay?!), and inside--"Happy Belated."  Maybe it's for last year. Or maybe I wasn't supposed to open it. ; )

Solutions (in no particular order):
A.  Blog it; B. Ah yes, youth; C. Taxation; D. Kick where it hurts; E. Three pages of notes (weee!); F. Lunch, get out and walk around; G. Continue to write; H. Holarchy; I. Cake.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at May 4, 2005 2:08 PM to Slouching Toward

Wow, a -20%! Cool. I got a -14%, and I thought I was hot snot on a silver platter, but compared to you I'm just a cold booger on a paper plate.

Posted by: Clancy at May 4, 2005 7:21 PM

27% for me :) I guess the older you get, the more conservative you get.

Did I send you a birthday card?

I just got a Christmas card in April. I'm not sure what year it was for.

Does conservative thinking cause senility? Or does senility cause conservative thinking?

Posted by: pops at May 4, 2005 8:43 PM

I scored -20%, too. This was a fine quiz--fast, fun, and instantly gratifying. My only hesitation was on that last question on Reagan. I couldn't decide whether he was a senile puppet or the cause of the upcoming worker revolution. You can probably guess by my score which option I finally decided on.

Posted by: Liz at May 5, 2005 1:36 AM

The score probably (and just slightly) over-represents my leftist convictions; would've probably been just a bit more moderate (something like -10 or -5) if I could qualify the options. A few of the listings were less nuanced than I'd like, but hey, it's a 'net quiz.

Heh, Clancy, nobody's ever said "booger" on my blog before. Which question tipped you moderate?

Damn...27%? Conservativism and senility--what would one be without the other?

And Liz, I was split on answers to a couple of questions, too. Figured why not go with the polemic choice.

Posted by: Derek at May 5, 2005 8:11 AM


Posted by: denise valdes at May 5, 2005 11:48 AM

Thanks, Denise. Another year older, wiser...did I mention older?

Posted by: Derek at May 6, 2005 7:46 AM

There's a first time for everything.

I guess it might have been the Israel question and/or the taxes question...not sure.

Posted by: Clancy at May 6, 2005 6:12 PM

Well, if I keep at this business for long enough, it's bound to happen again. And now other folks should be at greater liberty to say whatever they want to on the subject. ;)

Posted by: Derek at May 7, 2005 9:56 PM

Hey! you even beat ME!! :o)

Posted by: alice at May 12, 2005 10:02 PM

Yeah, I gathered from your blog that you were more conservative than me, Alice. ;)

Posted by: Derek at May 13, 2005 8:21 AM