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Thursday, June 16, 2005
Brain ponderings...

...Sometimes being in possession of a brain is a really good thing. Especially when behind the wheel of a car. Last week I was driving to pick up some lunch and I had a rather large Ford Expedition decide to move from the left turning lane it was in right into the flow of traffic. Right in front of me. Literally, with seconds to spare.

It's a very good thing that the lane next to me was empty, else I would have been a car sandwich. This Expedition? Brand Spanking New, and driven by an Indian man who looked like he'd spent too much time with a hookah before getting behind the wheel. Very glazed over look, and didn't respond, flinch, look over as I leaned on my horn when he came up next to me at the next light just a few hundred feet up.

Everyone *else* noticed my honking. I'm sure someone noticed the fact that I was screaming in my car. Now I doubt I'd be mentioning this as the focus of a blog if it was an isolated incident. But it wasn't - two more cars, both black and both driven by Indian men, tried unsuccessfully to get into crashes with my Subaru Outback. One, an Infiniti sedan, tried to hit me from the side; the other, a small black Corolla, was attempting to run me off the road while on an overpass over a train yard. I swear, all I was doing was obeying the speed limit and driving. The driver of that last vehicle was rather annoyed when I honked my horn at him and started yelling (windows all rolled up). He looked at me with that "why are *you* yelling it's all your fault" look. Considering this was the third incident, if anyone could read lips they would have read some very unladylike things coming out of my mouth and probably would have been very offended.

But then I never claimed to be a lady. I have, however, often claimed to have a brain and I keep it at hand for frequent use. And to prove it, I found the following on Dee's blog a while back.

I'd say, based on what's below, I'm relatively well centered with a functioning brain. I'm a little surprised that the interpersonal is lower than visual, but maybe I was in an antisocial mood when I took the quiz which isn't surprising considering that I want to kill people who drive black cars at the moment.

Oh, and before we move on, I think I also want to bring up the following: Why the heck does someone need a Ford F250 with tires that are taller than my Subaru Outback - which is not a short car. I saw this behemoth with a personalized plate that said 'NZBLEED' (that's nosebleed for the personalized plate dyslexics) and when it pulled up beside me and I turned to look through the passenger window at it, all I could see was the upper part of the wheel and rim. The tire was about 5 feet tall. Which made the vehicle itself almost taller than a rig.

Why? What is the primary motivation for doing something like this to your truck when it's already one of the biggest things on the road? I couldn't see who was driving, but my bet is that the driver was male. Just a hunch, yknow? My really big question, though, is this: how does one get in and out of that thing, or do they use a stepladder?

Your brain: 80% interpersonal, 120% visual, 100% verbal, and 100% mathematical!
Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy
doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than
average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing
about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.

Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:

  • Don't date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
  • Don't be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
  • Don't have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.

  • How you compared to other people your age and gender:
    You scored higher than 84% on interpersonal
    You scored higher than 85% on visual
    You scored higher than 91% on verbal
    You scored higher than 78% on mathematical

    So there you have it - some quiz shows that I have a brain. Well, that and the fact that I function enough to keep this blog going, while stripping out evil HTML that these nasty quizzes put in that link you all over creation, although I could lose my mind doing that...

    ...but even if I lose my mind, I'll still have my brain.