Nathan (vovat) wrote,

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It's the wearin' o' the green!

Here's some photographic proof that I wore green for St. Patrick's Day, so you can't cyber-pinch me or whatever.
St. Patrick's Day

I'm not totally sure why our country has embraced St. Patrick, but not the patron saints of other countries. I'm sure it has something to do with the others not being as closely associated with heavy drinking. Actually, it's not exactly the same thing, but I've heard that a lot of Italians are pretty keen on Columbus Day, even though I'm not sure it's been conclusively proven that Columbus was actually Italian.

And while I'm bad-mouthing treasured aspects of our culture, as an inhabitant of the Philadelphia metropolitan area and a fan of cheese steaks, I have to ask why so many people seem to think they're local delicacies. Heating up some processed beef and throwing it on a bun isn't exactly cooking, you know? Pat's and Geno's are supposed to be the really good ones. I had a Pat's steak before, and I think I liked it, but I can't really remember anything about it. I think I got it without cheese, which sounds silly, but: 1. I was trying to cut down on cheese at that point (certainly not something I do anymore), and 2. I think they used Cheese Whiz anyway. I've never had Geno's, but their whole "speak English, but don't bother punctuating properly" campaign bugs me. I don't think it's too crazy for an American restaurant to insist that people order in English, since it's not like the minimum-wage employees can be expected to know the names of their menu items in other languages (although, if they've seen Pulp Fiction, they probably know what they call a Quarter Pounder in France). But calling attention to it like they do is essentially just saying, "Hey, you dumb non-English-speakers, go eat somewhere else!" But anyway, regardless of how good they are, they're still cheese steaks, and are fairly simply made. The ones I make myself from frozen sandwich steaks probably aren't all that much different. I don't cut up the meat, though, because I don't like having it fall out when I pick up the sandwich.

Your Score: Piglet

You scored 12 Ego, 21 Anxiety, and 7 Agency!

"It's a little Anxious," he said to himself, "to be a
Very Small Animal Entirely Surrounded by Water. Christopher
Robin and Pooh could escape by Climbing Trees, and Kanga could
escape by Jumping, and Rabbit could escape by Burrowing, and
Owl could escape by Flying, and Eeyore could escape by -- by
Making a Loud Noise Until Rescued, and here am I, surrounded by
water and I can't do anything."

You scored as Piglet!

ABOUT PIGLET: Piglet is a Very Small Animal, who used to live in his own house, a nice big tree. However, after Owl's house was blown over by a storm, he "found" Piglet's house, and Piglet didn't want to tell him that the home was already lived in. So he went to live with Pooh.

WHAT THIS SAYS ABOUT YOU: You are a rather nervous person, and you tend to worry about The Worst happening. You don't really feel capable of dealing with the things that life could throw at you, and so you tend to fret about it. You are one of those people who seems to think that worrying actually accomplishes something... and your friends can't help but love you for it. Your humble manner and self-deprecating ways make your friends feel good about themselves. They want to help and protect you.

Your loving friends are always trying to encourage you to be more independent, and they are right. You need to develop a bit of self confidence and stand on your own two feet.

Link: The Deep and Meaningful Winnie-The-Pooh Character Test written by wolfcaroling on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Interesting. For what it's worth, my mom always said I was Eeyore, and bethje thinks I'm more like Owl.

Your Score: The Oracle

0% Extroversion, 100% Intuition, 27% Emotiveness, 90% Perceptiveness

Heuristic, detached, and analytical to a fualt, you are most like The Oracle. You are able to tackle any subject with a fine toothed comb, and you possess an ability to pinpoint nuances and shades of meaning that other people do not have and cannot understand. Accomplishment and realization of ideas are, for you, secondary to the rigorous exploration of ideas and questions -- you are, first and foremost, a theorist. You hate authority, convention, tradition, and under no circumstances do you accept a leadership role (although, you will gladly advise leadership when they're going astray, whether they want you to or not). Abstraction and generalities are your interests, details and particulars are usually inconsequential and uninteresting. You excel at language, mathematics and philosophy.

You are typically easy-going and non-confrontational until someone violates one of the very few principles that you deem sacred, at which point you can fly into a rage. Although you possess a much greater understanding of process and systems than the people around you, you are always conscious of the possibility that you've missed something or made a mistake. You don't tend to become attached to particular theories, and will immediately discard mistaken notions once they're revealed to be incorrect (but you don't tolerate iconoclasts who try to discredit validated theories through the use of fallacies and bad data). Despite being outwardly humble, you probably think of yourself as being smarter than most other people. That's because you are. In fact, in your dealings with people your understanding of their motives is so expansive that you know what they're going to say before they say it, and in world affairs, you usually know what is going to take place before it actually does. This ability would make you unbeatable in debates if only you were a little less pensive about your own conclusions, and a little more outgoing.

Famous people like you: Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, John McWhorter, Ramanujan, Marie Curie, Kurt Godel

Stay clear of: Apollo, Icarus, Hermes, Aphrodite

Seek out: Atlas, Prometheus, Daedalus

Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Okay, I guess I should take a shower and go to bed. Good night to all of you who happen to be reading this at night!
Tags: food, holidays, quiz results

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