the sometimes senseless ravings (and the occassional rant) of an aspiring marine ecologist who may enjoy killing things a little too much

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

i guess this fits

You Are the Investigator


You're independent - and a logical analytical thinker.

You love learning and ideas... and know things no one else does.

Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.

You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.

the investigator. i kind of like that. i do like to poke things when i'm not sure what they are...usually, i only poke things when i'm at the beach. maybe that's not such a great idea (some of the stuff i've poked could really hurt me), but if i didn't do this, i wouldn't know what a sea hare is...i poked one, it swam, squirted out some pinkish-purple ink, looked kinda pretty, i picked it up, and said, "hey, what's this?" my prof told me, and now i know...apparently dr. v liked my "inquisitive mind", as that incident took place on a field trip in an undergraduate marine ecology course 2 1/2 years ago, and now he's my PhD advisor.

so...i'm gonna change the world, eh? sounds like me. it's good that i went into science, then. marine biology is a good world for new ideas and "vision." oh, and logical thinking - i'm not so sure that part is all me...i usually have to screw a few things up before i figure them out, but if that's your idea of logical thinking ("ouch, electrocuting myself in a tank with a busted heater hurts - let's not do that anymore," for example), then, yeah, that's so me. wait, that whole electric shock in a tank of seawater with a busted heater thing didn't actually just made my arm tingle a little...ok, so i'm not all that logical sometimes.

just a side note - obviously, i have nothing better to do today than sit and play on the net...well, that's not exactly true. actually, i'm cleverly avoiding my biometry (statistics for biologists, for those of you who aren't familiar with this particular term) assignment. it's not that it's hard or all that time-consuming. but i just wouldn't be the queen of procrastination if i did things when i should....and i'm feeling kinda gross today, so i don't want to leave my apartment to do things...well, i did actually go to my biometry class this morning...that was something...

anyway, i did say that i should be the president when faced with the candidates for the most recent election, so that independent thinking world-changing thing does kind of fit me. all the candidates sucked, for one reason or another. but then, if i were president, i would probably be an evil dictator who told people who tried to make stupid laws, "no, that's the most idiotic thing i've ever heard. you cannot do that. go away." but maybe that wouldn't be so bad. maybe we need someone to tell our leaders, "hey stupid, don't hand taxpayers' money over to lazy people who have kid after kid just so they can keep getting more about we put a limit on how much free cash a single family can get from the government?" or how about, "hey, let's overhaul the tax system and make it simpler for more confusing forms...just take, say 15% of everyone's money...that way, everyone is treated the same, and people who make more pay more, but the proportion of your income taken away by the government is the shouldn't be punished for making more (or less) money than other people." this is what happens when i sit around and feel flu-y and try not to talk all day (it hurts my throat when i talk, so i just have to type). i get cynical and start ranting about the government...i'm not into politics! i swear, i'm not usually like this...most people actually think i'm quite funny...and i'm basically a happy girl, but i do have my moments.

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