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Huge honkin' post

A little recap for those who weren't in the chat last night.

Yesterday evening I got to take a nice little visit to the ER because, well, Dad was hammering a plant stake into the ground, and a piece of the wood jumped up and bit him in the face. He was worried that he was going to pass out, from either the pain or the notion that the piece of lumber was lodged in his eyeball or both, so Mom grabbed me and I grabbed my purse and we drove to the hospital. On the way there Dad was able to see, in one of the mirrors, that the wood had actually struck him in between the corner of his eye and the bridge of his nose, so while it still hurt like the dickens and was bloody and whatnot, there's no traumatic tissue damage.

The ER was, of course, swamped because of a nasty accident earlier in the day (some people apparently still questioning the validity of stop signs); there were even a couple TV crews setting up for live shots and a rig (ambulance) backed into one of the three bays. Mom signed Dad in at the triage desk, but it was pretty obvious it was going to take a while, so I went with him outside to ask the medic crew (being a paramedic himself) for an ice pack. The medics, and a supervisor who was there as well, gave him a pack and some gauze and looked at the cut and figured it wouldn't be stitchable. The supervisor went into the ER through the ambulance entrance and grabbed a nurse, who also knew my dad, who was able to take him in through the back to see a doctor, once again proving that it's who you know that really counts.

While Mom and I waited, we called my brother to let him know that Dad wouldn't be a pirate for Halloween. We actually didn't have to wait very long, because the doc inside had given him a once-over, agreed that the cut wasn't stitchable, and said to keep it clean, put some ointment on it, and get a tetanus shot in the next few days.

So that's where Mom and Dad are right now... at the Doc's. He called in sick (or very nearly stabbed, whatever). He figures when he goes back to work on Sunday, he'll tell the firefighters he got in a bar fight and, being firefighters, they'll believe him.


1 Godfather, The (1972)
2 Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3 Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
5 Schindler's List (1993)
6 Citizen Kane (1941)
7 Casablanca (1942)
8 Seven Samurai (1954)
9 Star Wars (1977)
10 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
11 Memento (2000)
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13 Rear Window (1954)
14 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
15 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17 Usual Suspects, The (1995)
18 Amelie (2001)
19 Pulp Fiction (1994)
20 North by Northwest (1959)
21 Psycho (1960)
22 Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
23 12 Angry Men (1957)
24 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
26 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
27 Goodfellas (1990)
28 American Beauty (1999)
29 Vertigo (1958)
30 Pianist, The (2002)
31 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32 Apocalypse Now (1979)
33 Some Like It Hot (1959)
34 Matrix, The (1999)
35 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36 Taxi Driver (1976)
37 Third Man, The (1949)
38 Paths of Glory (1957)
39 Fight Club (1999)
40 Boot, Das (1981)
41 L.A. Confidential (1997)
42 Double Indemnity (1944)
43 Chinatown (1974)
44 Requiem for a Dream (2000) (unfortunately)
45 Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
46 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
47 Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
48 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)
49 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
50 All About Eve (1950)
51 M (1931)
52 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
53 Raging Bull (1980)
54 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
55 Se7en (1995)
56 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
57 Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
58 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
59 Vita e bella, La (1997) (subtitled English version) (Life is Beautiful)
60 American History X (1998)
61 Sting, The (1973)
62 Touch of Evil (1958)
63 Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- no, but I want to
64 Alien (1979)
65 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
66 Rashemon (1950)
67 Leon (1994) (The Professional)
68 Annie Hall (1977)
69 Great Escape, The (1963)
70 Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
71 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
72 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73 Sixth Sense, The (1999)
74 Jaws (1975)
75 Amadeus (1984)
76 On the Waterfront (1954)
77 Ran (1985)
78 Braveheart (1995)
79 High Noon (1952)
80 Fargo (1996)
81 Blade Runner (1982)
82 Apartment, The (1960)
83 Aliens (1986)
84 Toy Story 2 (1999)
85 Strangers on a Train (1951)
86 Modern Times (1936)
87 Shining, The (1980)
88 Donnie Darko (2001)
89 Duck Soup (1933)
90 Princess Bride, The (1987)
91 Lola rennt (1998)(subtitled English version)
92 City Lights (1931)
93 General, The (1927)
94 Metropolis (1927)
95 Searchers, The (1956)
96 Full Metal Jacket
97 Notorious (1946)
98 Manhattan (1979)
99 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
100 Graduate, The (1967)


And for the brain thingy...

Auditory : 66%
Visual : 33%
Left : 50%
Right : 50%


Alli, your hemispheric dominance is equally divided between left and right brain, while you show a moderate preference for auditory versus visual learning, signs of a balanced and flexible person.

Your balance gives you the enviable capacity to be verbal and literate while retaining a certain "flair" and individuality. You are logical and compliant but only to a degree. You are organized without being compulsive, goal-directed without being driven, and a "thinking" individual without being excessively so.

The one problem you might have is that your learning might not be as efficient as you would like. At times you will work from the specific to the general, while at other times you'll work from the general to the specific. Sometimes you will be logical in your approach while at other times random. Since you cannot always control the choice, you may experience frustrations not normally felt by persons with a more defined and directed learning style.

You may also minimally experience conflicts associated with auditory processing. You will be systematic and sequential in your processing of information, you will most often focus on a single dimension of the problem or material, and you will be more reflective, i.e., "taking the data in" as opposed to "devouring" it.

Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself - and of others - while maintaining an "openness" which is redeeming. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity is not in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, the more obvious and the more functional.


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The brain thingy
eep. Okay scary but it seems like everyone is sharing the brain.
Re: The brain thingy
No no no. Scary thought. Scary thought.

*whispers* You have a shippy brain.
Ouch to your poor Dad! Like you said, it really is who you know!

Ruralstar