April 6th, 2007

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High Fives

fridayfiver -- Random

1. Four years ago -- where were you?
Working at Georgia Tech, 15-20 lbs. thinner, no guinea pigs, no cat.

2. What bores you to tears?
Sports.

3. Do you have rhythm?
Yes, although sometimes I'm the only one who senses it.

4. Who would you like to see today?
My mom.

5. Friday fill-in:
Luckie really hates Caleb and Daniel.

And last week's thefridayfive -- This or That?

1. If you had to choose being blind or deaf, what would you choose and why?
Functionally, being deaf would be a lot less intrusive on my life, because I could do most of what I do without hearing. If I were blind, my reading, my mobility and my livelihood would be in major jeopardy. Of course, deaf, I'd still be talking, only even louder.

2. What is the best smell?
Sulphur springs.

3. Would you rather be hot or cold?
Cold. Basic principle: You can always wear more layers to get warm, but when you're hot, after a certain point, you can't do anything about it except jump in the ocean. I also hate AC.

4. What's the worst feeling in the world?
Hmmmm, I go through those a lot but I guess that existential disconnect that I've had all my life, where I realize my identity and reality is a construct my brain uses to function but essentially is meaningless.

5. Would you rather have something hurt or something be itchy?
Hurt. My pain threshhold is high. My itch threshhold, on the other hand, is weak, and a LOT of things make me itch. Many times, I've dug holes through my skin and gotten scars from bug bites.