Posted by justfoundout on March 26 2010 02:31 AM
Such good stories you tell, Gary. On the IQ test, when I went to get tested for dyscalculia, I didn't even know that I was being given an IQ test. The result was that I made MENSA. And I was just mad enough about all those years of 'mistreatment' that I went and joined. Yes, hahaha. I'll let you in on something. Apparently, the IQ test people add some points to a person's score as they 'age'. So, if you were tested NOW, you'd probably make MENSA. MENSA accepts IQ test scores, SAT scores, and some other things, but MENSA's own test only gives a pass/fail score. However, it's cheaper than an IQ test. It's only about $40.00, or was as of last year. I think that it's a great joke, although not all MENSANS are as amused as I am.
What a great description of your drive of 2,200 miles through 7 States. And, yes, we do know what pouring rains feels like. It's like someone is dumping buckets of water on your windshield from a height of about twenty feet above you, so that you wonder if the whole thing will push out of its frame. And they call a nice rain where you can actually see each raindrop a 'pouring' rain? That's funny.
In one of your above posts, you'd been interested in the 'left intraparietal sulcus', just as I'd been when I first found this site,... and still am. And now, in your next post, you show an interest in "anxiety has been found to actually reduce working memory", and so was I. Please do a Google word search on the Hippocampus, as this dear part of the brain is necessary for short term memory (or was it working memory?) and can actually be damaged by long term stress. I believe that this is what happened to me, partly as a child and teenager, and then another big dose of it as an adult. Right after leaving that last situation, I wasn't able to, for example, memorize the components of items on the Mexican Restaurant menu, so as to 'check' the to go boxes. After about a year, I got into college for the first time, and that, by comparison, didn't even seem 'stressful'. ;-)
Forgive my noseyness, did you get a degree in Architecture?
And, yes, on my dear friend Rottiewoman, the first time I saw her name, I almost gasped. But someone else soon came along and deciphered it for me. You were funny. Shame on you. - jus'