Saturday, May 11, 2013

But What If I Like Math?

"If money wasn't an issue, what would you do with your life?"

^This is usually the opening line for people to start conversations about not being boxed in to what society wants you to do with your life, to be free and do what it is you really want to do deep down inside like paint pictures of pandas all day.

I really hate this line because it makes me feel bad about liking what I do. I'm a math and science person. I love logic and using my brain and concrete facts. Open-ended questions, like the ones you get all the time in English class, scare me. This obviously doesn't mean I am a robot. I love reading and writing and being creative quite a bit, but not enough to interest me in a whole career centered around that.

Just because I want to go into a field that does make a respectable amount of money doesn't mean that I'm selling my soul for material wealth and not actually doing what I really love. What if the thought of using formulas to solve problems actually makes me happy?

I'm not hating on anyone who's dream it is to be an artist or dancer or anything of that sort. I'm just saying that it's not for me and I feel kind of judged for it.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May The 4th Be With You

Happy Second-Best-Day-of-the-Year! (The best being my birthday, obviously. Only 4 days away!)

In case you didn't know, it's a reference to Star Wars's classic line: May the force be with you.

I have a confession to make now. I have never actually seen the movie in which they say this line. Seriously. I have only seen the first movie made (so that's the 4th in chronological order) a couple years ago when she found out I had never watched Star Wars.

But get this: I had been having whole conversations and debates with her on the subject with her many times and she never suspected a thing.

It's the same with SO MANY other things. I just haven't gotten around to watching/reading these things! But that doesn't stop me from knowing many of the inside jokes and major plot lines. It's a skill I guess.

I'm wondering if anyone else does this? They know so much about things with huge fanbases from internet jokes or casual conversation that they really don't have to see it themselves to know what they're talking about.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Poll Results: April

I'm really sad that not many people participated in this poll. Tree preferences genuinely interest me! Not to make myself sound even weirder than I already am...

Of all the two people that voted, all of them like willow trees.

Willows are on my favourite tree list, but they are in second place. But who could beat out a willow? Trembling aspens are pretty much the most awesome trees out there. When the wind blows, the cradle will not fall. Instead, all the leaves do this really cool shake-y thing and it's pretty nifty to look at. Plus the bark is white which is a thing that I like. Probably why birch trees are my third favourite.

Now, for the month of May, which happens to be the best month and also my birthday month (happy coincidence, eh?), I have decided on a poll that has to do with yet another weird thing that interests me. (I bet everyone has these weird interests, maybe not the same as mine but still very random I'm just the only one right now that's putting them out there, ok?) 

I want to know if you are right handed, left handed, cross dominant or ambidextrous. I'm betting you know three out of the four which gives you a pass but I'm also betting you want to know what the fourth is. Cross dominance is when you use each hand for different things but you can't do everything with both hands, capiche?

I'm cross dominant myself. I use my right hand to write but I do lots of sporty things with my left. It's fun!
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