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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by hassel, Dec 31, 2018.
I have something sticky on the sole of my sock.
I was kissed by a woman named Vash while vacationing on Risa.
And then she ditched you and happily buggered off with that charismatic, duplicitous, untrustworthy, demigod.....what was his name again?
My father was shot by a mass murderer on a shooting spree in 1987 (when I was 4) and lived to tell the tale. He got to make appearances on both Oprah & Geraldo.
Q. Oh how I loathe Q ever since my first encounter with him at Farpoint Station.
Fact: I don't post random facts about myself.
I’m responsible for authoring the seventh post in this thread.
I have had drinks with Ted Kennedy and had Caroline Kennedy bum smokes from me.
in 2008 i hiked up Mount Fuji.
in 2018 i did a Trail Run up Mount Fuji.
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since i am not sure if it would be politically correct to give this post a thumbs up, i am taking the time to reply to it.
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Since the night of the winter solstice, - a little over a week ago, when my mother passed away - I am an orphan.
My condolences over your loss
While the USS Michigan was visiting San Diego, i met Rick Springfield while he was touring the sub. He sang a verse of Jessie’s girl.
I'm so sorry to hear this news.
In other totally random news, I am enjoying being an epoxy artist.
My paternal grandfather was right handed but lost it in a farm accident when he was in his 30’s. You’d never guess he lost his dominant hand by the way he adapted to his left.
My father was as ambidextrous as anyone I’ve ever heard make the claim. He’d shoot a gun, punch, and write with his right; but would play pool, weld, and use a hammer with his left arm.
Now, I’m hopelessly right handed. While my left arm is stronger than my right, it is otherwise utterly USELESS. It might as well be a boneless chicken dangling from my shoulder.
Somewhere between live free or die and famous potatoes is the true meaning of the American way. Now that I’ve nearly died, being a famous potato is just fine. No Idaho Russets here, I am Yukon Gold.
I like only the dark-colored jelly beans: root beer, cinnamon, cherry, and especially licorice. The rest of you can have all of the light-colored ones.
My favorite color is red.
But I wear black mostly…
I have grapheme synesthesia, which in my case means that I see each single-digit number as being inherently colored in my mind. Specifically I see them this way:
The colors here aren't quite adequate 0 is white, 4 is yellow-orange, and 9 is red-orange.
People ask me if it ever helped with math. Not particularly. I think it did help me memorize square numbers and a lot of prime numbers, though. It's helped me in recreational mathematics.
I also have number-form synesthesia, which means that I see certain sequences of numbers (like the years 1900-2000) or the numbers 1-100 as forming a "map" in my mind, generally in the shape of a zigzagging staircase. I'm weird.
Wait, wut? Q? Not "The Picard?"
Vash ditched her partner, Sovak, and ran off with the proto-Vulcan's god, "The Picard." TNG: Who Watches the Watchers
I seem to recall that she cheerfully chose to vanish with the immortal and irresponsible Q.
So if you see a 0 on a white background, does it disappear? Or is there some difference in how the white looks?
Also, if you see O with no other context, does it look white when you think it's a zero, then change color when you realize it's an oh, or vice versa?
I'm genuinely curious about this, and those are just a couple questions that popped into mind.
I guess for me the background doesn't matter, because it's the mental image of the 0 that's white, so how it appears in print doesn't affect my image of the number. To some extent. If I see color-coded numbers with colors that don't match my own colors, it can throw me off a bit. (I'll see a red 3 and think "no, 3 is blue!")
But 0 and O are distinct. I don't see all letters as colored (nor are their colors as strongly ingrained into my mind as the numbers), but I do generally picture the vowels as colored, so O has an orangey-yellow color and can easily be distinguished from the white zero. My mind will settle on one or the other if the font or writing is ambiguous. (Interestingly I see the letter "I" as black, which is similar in shape to the number "1", also black, yet for some reason 0 and O are quite distinct).
Indeed, in the episode “Qpid” Vash bid Picard a farewell kiss and vanished with Q to explore the universe together.
Some years later they appeared on Deep Space 9 where she went her separate way from Q.
While the Chinese Navy vessel Plans Yancheng FFG-546 was making a port call in San Diego (December 7, 2016), a touring visitor blurted out "Don't pay attention to Trump, he's crazy!" (While making the universal gesture of circling his finger about his head.)
An officer posing for photos asked another officer posing for photos to translate. I snapped a photo at just the right moment.
Lilly Tomlin, Diana Ross, John DeLorean, Jack White, Della Reese, Artie Fields, Big Sean, and David Allen Grier attended my high school. Lindbergh's mother taught there (before my time!). My chemistry teacher had Lindbergh's mother as HER chemistry teacher. One of my Electronics teachers had been a Tuskegee Airman. I like David Allen Grier's character on The Cool Kids. But he look oooooddddd! He was two years after me. I hope it's just the makeup!
I use the Oxford comma.
I was Berry Gordy's paperboy for a while. I never met him (nor did I know who he was at the time). The maid paid the bill. The doorbell was a little keyboard that pulled out from a brass panel. You could play a tune on it.
Thanks, that's interesting.
I was going to ask about "I", "1", and "l", too, but figured I'd start with zero, and work up from there.