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quiz 2 November 26, 2006

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 2:59 pm


What Color is Your Brain?


GREEN:

At work or in school: I work best by myself. I like to focus on my ideas until my desire for understanding is satisfied. I am easily bored if the subject holds no interest to me. Sometimes, it is hard for me to set priorities because so many things are of interest.
With friends: I may seem reserved. Although my thoughts and feelings run deep, I am uneasy with frequent displays of emotion. I enjoy people who are interesting and of high integrity.
With family: I am probably seen as a loner because I like a lot of private time to think. Sometimes, I find family activities boring and have difficulty following family rules that don’t make sense to me. I show love by spending time with my family and sharing ideas and interests.
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Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 2:55 pm


What’s Your Communication Style?

YOU ARE AN INTUITOR

Intuitors place high value on ideas, innovation, concepts, theory and long-range thinking. They tend to derive their greatest satisfaction from the world of possibilities. Often their imaginative inputs have a way of being a catalyst for the thinking of those round them. They tend to be more stimulated and personally rewarded by intellectual problem-solving efforts, rather than in implementing solutions.

Intuitors are often respected as fast and deep thinkers. They reveal excellent imaginations and ten to question themselves and others. They challenge because they have learned the value of continuous probing and reexamination. They are not accustomed to taking things fro granted and seem to have an uncanny ability to anticipate or project- to “know” before may others around them know. They are often seen as leaders and great visionaries with an ability to see relationships between things than many others do not understand or are unable to comprehend.

Intuitors tend to accept the fact that disorder and chaos are inevitable. They are confident of their ability to grasp the meanings of all the conflicts about them and tend to see these conflicts in terms of clashed of major forces, rather than as her and now situations or occurrences. They are inclined to look at the world from the broadest perspective and pride themselves on their ability to see interrelationships between divorce or even abstract parts. They enjoy creating their own structure out of disorder and excel in integrative tasks and situations demanding a long term view.

Because of their interest in the forces of conflicts and theoretical possibilities, Intuitors are sometimes seen as “hard to pin down” or understand. Their question can sometimes be seen as negative or hostile, and others will sometimes refer to them as operating “in a world of their own.” Intuitors usually resent feeling “hemmed in” by requirements to think or operate in a structured, well defined manner and may see others who are concerned about details or the immediate here-and -nows having really missed the importance of the “true” issues. Their inward looking tendencies- drawing meaning from their imaginations- can be seen by others as unreal or impractical.
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seriously seriously having a difficult time with concentration

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 2:32 pm

One.word.only.

1. Yourself: procrastinating
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): lovely
3. Your hair: brown
4. Your mother: devoted
5. Your father: supportive
6. Your favorite item: iPod
7. Your dream last night: syntax!
8. Your favorite drink: water
9. Your dream car: *shrug*
10. The room you are in: cluttered
11. Your ex: care?
12. Your fear: failure
13. What you want to be in 10 years? researching
14. Who you hung out with last night? bf
15. What You’re Not? lazy
16. Muffins: orange
17. One of your wish list items: received
18. Time: quick
19. The last thing you did: read
20. What you are wearing: layers
21. Your favorite weather: warm
22. Your favorite book: Mockingbird
23. The last thing you ate: chips
24. Your life: busy
25. Your mood: nervous
26. Your best friend: dork (ha!)
27. What are you thinking about right now? consonants
28. Your car: golf
29. What are you doing at the moment? this
30. Your summer: beneficial
31. Your relationship status: involved
32. What is on your TV? n/a
33. What is the weather like? COLD
34. When is the last time you laughed? noonish?

 

I don’t know if I ever posted a pic of this

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doll7
Originally uploaded by himbly.

This was the first doll I knit. I was a b-day present for my bf and I knit the whole thing in 2-3 weeks without him knowing. It came from a drawing he made while talking to me one day.

Yes, I am aware of the crappiness of the doll. My first try, though. I’m currently sorta working on an octopus. Hopefully it’ll be better.

 

what? It’s like -30 out there?

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 11:56 am

Jebus!

It’s totally cold out there! So completely freaking cold, and because I live in a cave and the manager has control of the heat for the whole cave building, it was freezing first thing this morning. Obviously it seems that it affected the manager finally as now I’m cuddling up to a fully blasting radiator. Well, not fully. When this baby goes, there’s no need for toques and sweaters inside.

So, I don’ tknow if it’s the cold weater or just me, but this has been the weekend of sleeping and eating and goofin’ around…so far. I spent yesterday doing nothing related to school – and I slept in until 11. These things are highly irregular for me, but I had a crazytime week. As soon as I’m done this, though, I start…reading and marking…marking and reading. The consuming will probably remain as I am sitting here with a bowl of Kettle Chips in front of me, a bottle of water, a glass of orange juice and a mug of tea. Ta da!

I also woke up with a cold sore on my lip. Gross. Ivana once gave me some Chinese medication for cold sores and this stuff works like magic. Whatever stage of coldsore-ary you’re at, it seems to stop dead in its tracks. Bam! Right in your kisser.

I worked at the theatre on Friday (after a very long day at school) and there was a ‘do’ being hosted by some organic food company Planet Foods. Honestly, we’ve had a ton of people rent the theatre out but I”ve never seen such nice and generous people. You should have SEEN the gift bags they gave everyone…then offered us to take as many as we wanted. I got 4. Filled with all sorts of tasty organic treats…including this INSANE chocolate bar with kickinghorse coffee beans crushed inside. Holy effing crap! Sweet Jesus!

Then…after riding that little high, the sound system crapped out for the second show and I had to give everyone their money back. Wow. That was really not good times. Then, afterwards, we figured out that there was one little switch I didn’t know existed that had tripped. Glad that we got crap running again, annoyed that I could have saved myself and 18 other people a lot of trouble if I knew that switch existed before things went South.

My blogging is seriously all over the place. I’m starting to see a pattern…procrastination pattern.

 

Things I wish my TA would have taught me… November 19, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 1:09 am

It’s past midnight and I’ve been marking since 1pm. I’ve got awhile to go before I’m done, too.

So, what better time to take a break while I give you hints for the undergrad…if any of you are reading this:

Firstly…the key thing to know is ‘who is marking your midterm?’ This leads to a couple of points:

1- watch your prof…what is he/she like? Match your answer to his/her teaching style.

I am TAing 3 (g-damn) classes this semester. 2 profs I work for will cut off marking if you give them the right answer ~somewhere~ (and advised me to do the same). The other prof, though? She deducts marks if you continue on to say stupid things. Sounds mean, but it isn’t. What she looks for is the ‘global’ perception…she marks if you understand and gives you a small ‘cuff on the ear’ so to speak, when you are lazy or just keep rattling on so that eventually you’ll make your point. Be mindful of that. Who’s your prof?

2- it may be a TA marking your midterm. Your TA gets instructions from your prof, so see 1. But remember your TA is a student, too. Your TA has more work than you do, I don’t care if you’ve got 5 classes. Your TA is up at midnight while her entire Saturday has passed her by, pounding out a blog entry so that she can take a few minutes away from her marking. Your TA has vowed to herself that she will try to get all this stuff done tonight (Saturday) so that she can use all of Sunday to work on her own crap…finally. Your TA, if she’s got 3 TA posts, has been marking midterms for the past 3 weeks and is worried about a/ preparing for her own classes, b/ preparing for the other stuff she attends (reading groups, lab meetings, etc), c/ preparing for her thesis meeting on Monday. Because of you she has a/ no time to bring her car to the garage to get its tires changed, b/ no time to get groceries, c/ turned down 3 invites to hang out with friends, d/ seen her bf only as he walks past her desk to go to the kitchen and back, e/ felt guilty for turning down a friend who just left her husband and wanted to go for a hike tomorrow…etc. She’s probably tired and a little bummed out and anxious to get to her own studies if not her own life.

So:

– study for your assignments and exams. Do ~me~ a favour and know what you’re talking about.

– be quick and to the point. I just awarded someone full marks for saying everything she needed in a chart where others did it in several paragraphs. It was clear that she understood and explained it well. Done and done.

– don’t use those damn covers! You know, the plastic ones that you think impress your prof?? They’re sooo annoying!

– but dont’ forget to staple your stuff! Paperclip at the very least.

Remember, most TAs really ~want~ to give you good marks. But they do mark hard. They worked to get where they are, so they think you should too. If you’re supposed to mention something, mention it.

And go see your TA if they offer office hours. Get them to know your faces. In fact, make sure your prof knows who you are, too.

Okay, I gotta get back to it now…

UPDATE:

-‘your TA’ may mark one question at a time and order the assignments/tests according to the marks so far. This means that you’re probably right next to the person you copied from, dumbass.

 

Yeah, I got stuff to talk about… November 17, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 8:58 am

But I don’t have time at the moment, so you get this:

oh snap!

Hey…I like Vincent Gallo. Aside from seeming more than a bit like a creepy prick, I think he’s hawt. But the girls at Fug are right, and more than just a little funny. I suggest reading their page for good times while you’re wresting with a paper or something.

But, really, I’ve read Vincent Gallo’s webpage…he sounds like a dick. Loved Buffalo 66 but not that interested to watch Chloe S. give him a blow job in…whatever it was…I’d look, but time is running out.

I gots to get to school so that I can spend the next 3 hours “chasing the cow’s tail” (as my friend Jacqui so beautifully put it) and collapse into a heap of doubt afterwards. Wish me luck!