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13 April 2005 @ 09:19 am
An update! Holy crap!  
Bored at work, so here's some stuff to keep me (maybe you) occupied:

Interview Meme; Questions by Aesiron
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. Update your journal with the answers to the questions and leave the answers as comments on my journal as well.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.



1. Why medicine? And why your specific field?
Well, the short answer is that I have my current job because it was the place that hired me. As to why I chose my field (biomedical engineering, for those not in the know) well, the initial choice when I entered school was electrical engineering. By the first semester of my junior year I finally accepted the fact that I hated electrical engineering. I loved electronics, which is why I chose that field, but the two are only loosely related. I needed to switch, was still a fan of engineering in general, so I chose biomedical, if for no other reason that it seemed interesting. Thankfully, I actually enjoyed most of my biomed courses, especially the physiology. I'd rather be doing actual engineering, though, not this technical work, but you got to suffer in the lower levels before you can move up the ladder.

2. What's you favorite or most commonly used idiom or colloquialism and from where did you learn it?
Well...I say the phrase "knuckle sandwich" a lot. The earliest person I remember using it was an uncle of mine.

3. What ten items would you take with you on a desert island? If CDs or books are items you would choose, you're allowed 10 albums or ten novels instead of only one apiece.

You cannot choose anything that would allow you to escape.

1. Computer with large hard drives full of lots of the TV shows, movies, and games I like. I would like internet, but that would allow me to escape, in theory (I could IM for help)

2. Large solar arrays w/ large backup batteries so I have all the power I need for #1.

3. Assuming the island is large enough, an electric four-wheeler to drive around on it (which, of curse, gets charged every night on the solar array.)

4. Large, weatherproof "shed" of some sort that I can house the computer and four-wheeler in so they don't get ruined.

5. Very well stocked fishing kit. I hate fish, but odds are, it will be my main source of food. (if this counts as several items then just the pole, I can fashion the rest with...)

6. Leatherman multi-tool, the biggest, most tool-packed one they make.

7. One of those combination machete/shovel/hatchet things.

8. A zippo with lots of fuel.

9. A thousand feet or so of good, nylon rope (like rock climbing-grade).

10. A dog. Gotta have companionship of some kind.

4. Would you accept prognosticative abilities on the caveat that you would not be able to use them to change the future but only to take advantage of its outcomes?

For example, you would not be able to save your mother from being killed in an automobile accident but you would be able to be the sole winner of the $300 million lottery held the same day


Yes, with the stipulation that I have complete control over the future I see. This way, I simply won't look into the future to see my mother's,father's, or my own death, just the winning lotto numbers.

5. How strongly do you identify as a New Englander as opposed to an American?

I guess more of a New Englander. I think that, in general, NE has values and morals that aren't exactly the same as America as a whole. But then, America as a whole is hard to judge, since it's just the amalgamation of it's smaller regions and individual people. But currently, at least, there does seem to be a large divide in what "The American People" on the average (or in the majority) want and what I believe your average New Englander wants.
 
 
 
Bouvbouv on April 13th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
1. Why math?
2. If you could eat dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would they be?
3. What's the deal with New Jersey?
4. 57 or 92?
5. Stem cell research, yea, or nea?
Adam Wolfthewolfdogg on April 14th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
I was reading Mad Magazine last night and they interviewed one of their writers... one of the questions was the dinner one...

he responded "Jesus, Moses, and Buddha... I want to see who would go for the check"

the question was followed by "Would you split it evenly or go by the item?"
he replied "With Jesus, Moses, and Buddha, you figure one would spring for the whole thing"