July 12th, 2001

periodic table

stupid hormones!

Gah. Biked to work this morning, sat down and actually did some work (for a change!) and was feeling all good. Now I've got a migraine forming, and I still have to get home by bike. That's not going to be fun.
  • Current Mood
    cranky cranky

Oh. My. Microsoft.

I just used Clippy. Wahhh!!! And got the answer I was looking for, quickly & easily. Double Wahhh!

(This was in Outlook. I was amused the other day, in Excel, when after banishing the too-eager bit of twisted wire for the zillionth time, it popped up again with something along the lines of "you're trying to get rid of me, aren't you. well, here's help on how to do that".)
  • Current Mood
    dirty dirty
periodic table

okay, I'll succumb to the meme

I never fill these out. But I'll do this one, since it has cooler questions than any I've seen before. I'm going to try to answer with things that I feel describe me, only occasionally copping out and picking something just 'cause it's cool. Look for deeper meaning. Or just laugh at me. (And, oops, I forgot to answer a few, so I'll edit it and add them.)

If I were a stone, I would be a... riverbed shale/slate with fossils
If I were a tree, I would be a... paper birch
If I were a bird, I would be a... mockingbird
If I were an insect, I would be a... moth
If I were a machine, I would be... an old-fashioned player-piano
If I were a tool, I would be a... sledgehammer
If I were a fruit, I would be a... bing cherry
If I were a flower, I would be a... buttercup
If I were a kind of weather, I would be a... hurricane
If I were a mythical creature, I would be a... griffin
If I were a musical instrument, I would be a... penny whistle
If I were a kind of profession, I would be an... engineer
If I were an animal, I would be a... otter
If I were anything in the world, I would be... me
If I were a color, I would be... blue
If I were a fragrance, i would be... ozone (note: I either dislike or can't smell almost all perfumes, so my answer here is somewhat less odd than it seems)
If I were an emotion, I would be... devotion
If I were a state or feeling, I would be... sloth
If I were a vegetable, I would be... a mushroom (or a summer squash, if you don't consider mushrooms to be vegetables)
If I were a sound, I would be... a train whistle
If I were an Element, I would be... Antimony. Or Water, if you want that kind of element. (Note: I don't know that much about the 'standard' definitions of Earth/Air/Water/Fire, but I do know that they really _don't_ match the way I think about them. From what I know of the 'standards', I'm Air & Fire. And I'm always up for discussing religious philosophy, if someone wants to explain more about elementalism...)
  • Current Music
    I didn't mean to get Born on a Train stuck in my head...