July 8th, 2004
|03:17 pm - Gender-based Candy Dimorphism|
Vote in the poll before you read the post, please:
Your coworker/dormmate/grandmother/other has a bowl of candy? What size candy should it have?
King sized! It's about time I got some respect!
Regular candy bar sized. Like a vending machine, but free!
Fun sized, like Halloween candy.
Bite sized (or single piece size in the case of hard candies). It's just a quick pick me up.
Freeform answer on the size issue
None of the above
How do you feel about having a candy bowl in your environment (office/dorm/house etc.)?
Would the world be a better place if more people had candy bowls?
Hell, freaking, yes.
The world would definitely be a fatter place.
Yes, I think the environment is greatly improved by the existance of candy.
I like to watch people swarm like ants around the bowl.
Write in blank for the previous question about making the world better through candy.
If you had a candy bowl, what would you put in it?
Life's like a movie. Write your own ending.
Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. cats score: 5
2. travel score: 5
3. photography score: 5
4. knitting score: 4
5. classical music score: 4
6. edward gorey score: 4
7. garlic score: 4
8. alton brown score: 4
9. beethoven score: 3
10. iron chef score: 3
11. food score: 3
12. cook's illustrated score: 3
13. sleeping score: 3
14. cooking shows score: 3
15. music score: 3
16. radiohead score: 3
17. chocolate score: 3
18. christopher kimball score: 2
19. pbs score: 2
20. hooverphonic score: 2
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Actually a couple of those are good ideas
Bill Cosby has a famous routine about feeding his children breakfast. I'm sure you all know it. It contains the brilliant line "Dad is great! He give us the chocolate cake!". And I've always sympathised with the kid and with the dad who's just trying to do what it takes to make his family happy.
However, now I sympathise with her. The wife. Who was busy doing many other things and in desperation sent her husband to do the one thing she couldn't manage. So she made a perfectly reasonable, sane request only to have her husband pervert it into something unnatural and wrong. And it's not like her husband has never seen the children eat breakfast. It's not like he's incapable of recognizing what breakfast should look like. Why a perfectly normal, sane, otherwise completely stable person should suddenly turn raving lunatic at the sight of a task that had it not been assigned to him, he could have completed admirably is beyond me.
solies thinks it's a guy thing. Guys always think bigger is better. Guys always buy big when they big when they buy. Phil cooberatated that testimony with tales of the power water gun he used to wash his house. He wanted the ultimate. Awesome Project manager dude bears silent witness by not very secretly trying to get me to upgrade my Palm to the new shiny thing, even though he knows my quality has gone down since I've been using while my Palm was being repaired.
But the simple truth is this: Office candy should be nominal in value. That way no one has any feelings of obligation towards me or guilt for having eaten the whole thing. I hope you took the poll before you read this, otherwise my results will be off.
All I did was switch the same piece of hardware to a different USB port! How can you not find the driver?!?! I know, I know, blah, blah, reinstall, but, but...why can't I just use the same driver. Why doesn't it recognize, "oh, look, a piece of hardware that 2 seconds ago was connected in a different port. I know you! Hello, old friend!" Why must I hunt down the original software installation disks, or scour the internet for that driver I found when I realized that my OS wasn't supported by the software that came on the original installation disks?
MLH: But you have that draft ready, right?
Me: No. I have some topics written, but I don't have a full set of items and none of the mapping information they're asking for.
Laina: No. I have the topics in place, but no data, and none of the mapping information they're asking for.
Mail from MLH to project lead:
We have begun development of the help; I'll ask the writers when they can deliver context IDs and draft help for help integration. I think we may have draft help for one of the modules at this point.
No! Bad man! No cookie! No draft help! No! No! No! No! No! I feel like Willy Wonka trying to reason with Veruca Salt's dad.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: The Rainbow Connection
how does that interests thing work? I tried and realize I don't get it <.< It looks at my weird interests... looks at other peoples interests... then guesses my interests???? :O I thought you'd get it and explain it to me :O
Yeah, you've pretty much got it. It takes the interests your friends have, and totals them up and theorizes that you'll probably like what most of your friends like, because otherwise, why would you be friends.
well that's fun x) what would we do without memes :D thanks x)
I think it also considers people who are members of the same communities as you.
ah <.< yes... this could be it >.>
I don't have enough friends.
But no one can question the quality of the ones you do have.