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Postby Jayelle » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:16 pm

Jan! A friend of mine from another message board works at the bookstore he's coming to!

What a small world!
Ooo! That's cool. McNally is the best bookstore ever.
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Postby locke » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:56 pm

I love learning about this sort of research:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... n-on-books
In the case of reading, very concretely, as I explain in the book, we now have plenty of evidence that the whole-language approach has nothing to do with how our visual system recognizes written words – our brain never relies on the overall contours of words, rather it decomposes all of its letters and graphemes in parallel, subliminally and at a high speed, thus giving us an illusion of whole-word reading. Experiments even suggest that the whole-language method may orient learning towards the wrong brain region, symmetrical to the visual word form area in the right hemisphere! We need to inform our teaching with the best brain science – and we also need to develop evidence-based education research, using classroom experiments to verify that our deductions about teaching methods actually work in practice.
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/nov/17 ... tinct-math
People do fairly well on these tests, which summons up a weird feeling in them: They know they are right, but they don’t know how they got the answer. Even in toddlers who cannot yet count, these studies reveal, the brain automatically processes numbers. From infancy to old age, mathematical intuition consistently follows two rules. One is that people score better when the numbers are small than when they are large. The other is that people score better when the ratio of the bigger number to the smaller one is greater. In other words, people are more likely to correctly tell 2 from 4 than they are to tell 6 from 8, even though both pairs of numbers differ by two. As we get older, our intuition becomes more precise. Other experiments have shown that a six-month-old baby can reliably distinguish between numbers that differ by as little as a factor of two (like 4 and 8). By nine months the ratio has dropped to 1.5 (8 and 12, for example). And by adulthood the ratio is just 10 to 15 percent. The fact that the same two rules always hold true suggests that we use the same mental algorithm throughout our lives.
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:08 pm

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Postby buckshot » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:25 pm

I love that I live where there is a lot of wildlife. Today I watched 7 bald eagles and a coyote fighting over a dead something or other for over an hour. 8)

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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:07 pm

Cinnamon rolls. And dinner rolls that have been hollowed and stuffed with mashed potatoes and gravy.

I do not love anything else about Thanksgiving or its food but this is enough. Wait, no, I also love having the day off and I love that I've been working just long enough to love having the day off.
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Postby Petra456 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:42 pm

I love that I finally found the Starbucks cup I wanted in a store, so I didn't have to pay at min $30 for it online.

I love how Thanksgiving smells!

I love finally having something to take for my heartburn (words can not describe how much I love this)!

I love my boyfriend.

I love making/eating snowball cookies.
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Postby Mich » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:53 am

Purchasing Knights of the Old Republic for $2.50.

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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:55 pm

Our new TV.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:05 pm

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (or what I've read so far). One of my favorite pages in the second book, after Greg's mom punishes him for lying and tells him he better not do it again:

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I also love that these good/great books keep crossing my path now when I was having such a hard time getting excited about books for months.
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Postby locke » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:31 pm

i love choosing and trimming a christmas tree.
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:52 pm

I love that Nate and I spent a bunch of time with my family this weekend and it was fun!
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Postby chromesthesia » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:31 am

Friends. Relatives when they do not live with me to yell at me.
Funny books
That moment when pain begins to fade
Bones
That chick from Bones because she's so pretty and she looks like Kaoru if he were a white woman
Bugs
Bringing bugs in the house or other places. I bought a praying mantis into the library and it flew off somewhere.
It was funny. I had to catch it and put it back outside
moths
bringing these tiny moths in, though my neighbor keeps saying, don't bring those in, it's their time to die. But they can at least die warm
being weird
English spelling of certain words
Being clean
Victoria's Secret Love spell scent

Hot nice baths. Books.
really good books.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:21 am

THIS.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/extra/video/p005blrk

I think this is visible outside the UK. And I love it so much. Everyone needs to watch it. I'm looking especially at YOU, Jan.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:36 am

Talking to your guys!!! :D
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Postby Satya » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:52 pm

I love - when you've got something on your mind, a word, a place, a concept, idea, whatever - and then, later on in some unrelated way, that same thing (or a different thing with the same name or the same thing in a different context, etc) is brought up by someone/something totally unrelated to it and completely unaware that it's lurking around in the corners of your mind.

There's a word for that, right?
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Postby Peterlover14 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:27 pm

God, I don't know but I hope there is cause that happens to me ALL THE TIME. When I was reading First Meeting the other day and they were talking about communists and Poland that was the exect thing we were studying in World Geography!
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Postby Satya » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:53 pm

I don't know what to type into Google to search for it!

"Weird coincidences of related happenstances..?"

I was playing Assassin's Creed II and was in the Apennine Mountains in Italy, and that day on Mythbusters they were testing the myth that NASA faked the moon landings, and they did some test where they shot a high powered laser at reflective objects NASA placed on the moon in the Montes Apenninus, a lunar mountain range, and I thought, "WHAT THE HELL IS THE WORD FOR THIS...!"
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Postby Satya » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:57 pm

AND JUST THIS VERY SECOND, as I was typing that last post out, Family Guy was playing in the other room, the episode where Peter finds a Native American skull on his property while digging a pool.. anyways, somehow Carrot Top gets a hold of the skull and Peter needs it back. He escaped Carrot Top's dungeon with a saw with a pair of glasses on it, which Carrot Top calls his "See-Saw" which Peter laughs uncontrollably at - ANYWAYS - for the past two days that scene was in my mind, right? I just kept imagining Peter laughing and laughing and even sarcastically giving Carrot Top the skull back and then taking it back... All through work, right? Then, in the other room as I'm describing these weird coincidences, this episode is playing - but I don't know it because I can't see and my headphones are too loud to hear. Then just as the current song (dc Talk, "Consume Me") finishes, all I hear is "that's my See-Saw". Coincidence? I don't think so.
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Postby Mich » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:29 am

Someone's laughing at you, man. Someone.
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Postby locke » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:26 am

I don't know what to type into Google to search for it!

"Weird coincidences of related happenstances..?"
serendipity
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby Satya » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:58 am

No no, it's not necessarily a "fortunate" set of events. Synchronicity fits better if you're going in that direction anyways.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:45 pm

I love Peter Wiggin. But everyone knows that. :D
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Postby zeroguy » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:13 am

AND JUST THIS VERY SECOND, as I was typing that last post out, [words] [words] [words]
You took a couple of minutes from my life and I want them back.
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Postby Jayelle » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:40 pm

My new Scribblenauts game. Woo! So fun! Thank you mom-in-law. And thank you Amazon for not wrapping it, so we "accidentally" opened it before Christmas.
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Postby Aesculapius » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:59 am

I love Peter Wiggin. But everyone knows that. :D
Yes, I think that's very clear from the moment we read your name.

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Postby Peterlover14 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:12 pm

Yeah, just ignore my stupid comments.

I love to be able to brag. As arrogant as that may sound....
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:20 pm

My username used to be Peters_Girl and I'm almost positive I took every opportunity to declare how much I love Peter, even if it was a bit obvious. If that's stupidity, I'm right there with you.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Hahahaha I would not have gone that far, cause if Peter were real , I would be the last person he would call his "girl". But that's hilarious.

I love acting out scenes in books. That's how desperately I want to be an film actress. When I'm famous and everyone is talking about how talented that Miranda Lovett girl is, you can be like" It's Peterlover!"
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Postby Mich » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:33 am

My username used to be Peters_Girl and I'm almost positive I took every opportunity to declare how much I love Peter, even if it was a bit obvious. If that's stupidity, I'm right there with you.
Holy crap I've already forgotten about this.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:25 am

Yeah, just ignore my stupid comments.

I love to be able to brag. As arrogant as that may sound....
*laughs*

So do I. I suppose that's where the "Smells in My Kitchen" thread came from originally. It's something I feel I can be legitimately proud of.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:38 am

I can't really post on that thread because when I'm posting I don't smell anything because I'm upstairs.

I love making people laugh. Just to see someone genuinely happy for just a second makes me happy. :)
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Postby BonitoDeMadrid » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:43 am

My username used to be Peters_Girl and I'm almost positive I took every opportunity to declare how much I love Peter, even if it was a bit obvious. If that's stupidity, I'm right there with you.
Holy crap I've already forgotten about this.
Seconded (somewhat). I've been trying to remember what Alea's username was before GD, but it just slipped out of my mind.
I love making people laugh. Just to see someone genuinely happy for just a second makes me happy.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:48 am

Haha right?

Anyway, I can't really picture G_D doing that but okay...

I love getting all of my work done.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:02 pm

My username used to be Peters_Girl and I'm almost positive I took every opportunity to declare how much I love Peter, even if it was a bit obvious. If that's stupidity, I'm right there with you.
Holy crap I've already forgotten about this.
Hmm. 5 years of P_G and only 1.5 of G D, yet the first isn't remembered? I see how it is! You all ignored me the first 5 years I've been here! ;)

No, really, I am entirely relieved by that for reasons I can't articulate.
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Postby buckshot » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:50 pm

OMG do ya really get ignored for for the first 5 years ? :shock:


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