March 2, 2005

Science with Daniel

Tomorrow I am going to finish a VERY LONG BLOG ENTRY I started today about THE EVIL SALAD TROLLS, but I just can't get it done today because I have to go RIGHT NOW and play computer games with my gamer geek husband, who blew his Birthday Moo on WoW. HE is making me play, using brute force and cruelty, because I am a certainly NOT a big geek too or anything. It's all him! *nods vigorously*
(I am going to make a little arrow shooter person and name her Fruitopia!)
But tomorrow, SALAD TROLLS. I swear.


First, you have to come up with a PRIMARY QUESTION.
Then you say what you THINK is the answer---this is your HYPOTHESIS.
Then you need to do scientific TESTS to see if your hypothesis is correct.

For example, last week my nephew asked the very important scientific question, "What happens if you spray Silly String up into the big tree by the house and then light it on fire."

His hypothesis escapes me.

The scientifically certified and proven answer is, "You set the lawn ablaze."



And my hypothesis is that he wasn't. He is a 14 year old nascent manling. They do not THINK. They go forth mightily and DO.

Bright side, he both kept a cool head in a crisis and proved himself to be a MECHANICAL GENIUS. As the fire raced up the hill toward the house, Daniel ran inside and looked under the sink where my sis-in-law keeps the TINY TINY TINY fire extinguisher ---

(DIGRESSION: The one that she bought from a mentally handicapped door-to-door salesman who was - it turns out- being hideously exploited by an EVIL CON MAN who was paying him about a buck an hour to sell 10 dollar Target mini fire-extinguers for SEVENTY DOLLARS to sweet people like my sister-in-law who believed that the money actually went to support a GROUP HOME and not buy cadillacs for a rotten man who I sincerely hope is now in PRISON getting intimately aquainted with the merciless fists of a redneck cell-mate named Bubba who just happens to have grown up with a developmentally delayed and much-beloved younger brother, and probably this is exactly where he is because, oh my best beloveds, KARMA WORKS.)

---and took it out there and actually got it to spray an impressive amount of foam. HERDS of foam, whole CROWDS of it, Daniel coaxed out of this tiny, ten buck fire extinguisher that was over a decade old...and Daniel QUELLED THE FIRE! Which actually does prove my hypothesis, because he didn't think and panic himself, he went forth mightily and did, and saved the house. Of course, he was the one who almost lit it on fire in the FIRST place, but I think we should just focus on the positive outcome, don't you? PLUS! That section of lawn is going to grow in so green and lush they'll be able to PUTT on it, betcha.

Posted by joshilyn at March 2, 2005 3:08 PM

OMG I cannot believe you are STARTING WITHOUT ME. I'm getting the damned game RIGHT NOW and I will play it on my dark and crappy NEGATIVE-FOUR-INCH CRT from 1956 because if I wait until my new, sparkly monitor gets here you will be at level ++564 and I will be as dirt beneath your hobnailed elf-boots.

PS Watch Napolean Dynamite right away.

Posted by: Jill James at March 2, 2005 4:05 PM

YIKES!!! are we doing WoW??? As much as we talked today and you never ever mentioned it????? BTW, did I tell you about Sacred? I didn't want to because you would not want to go on your book tour but I have a really cool ranger who shoots arrows.and unlike some games (UO) you don't have to carry the arrows..they just magically appear..and they don't weigh you down..

..but maybe we will see you on WoW because we are geeks..grins..

hugs to Maisy and Sam...just look geek husband in game....

Posted by: Gabi at March 2, 2005 5:25 PM

Apparently I am not a big enough geek. What is WoW? And why is it so exciting? At the risk of appearing as though I live under a rock...oh wait. This is Kansas. Same difference.

Bleepitty bless my boots? I'm still howling!

Posted by: Amy at March 2, 2005 7:50 PM

Away Sweet Temptress of Gaming!

Posted by: Shawn B. at March 2, 2005 11:13 PM

I think what's scary is that you named the image Daniels FIRST fire - it's as if you expect... nay, PLAN on him setting another one.

WoW rocks - I can't wait to get my copy.

Posted by: Karry at March 3, 2005 1:34 PM

A comment on WoW. It is very pretty. And fun, even. For awhile...but then...after leveling, as in so many start to drift slowly back to UO. Just to warn you. WoW may actually be the gateway pixel crack that leads you back to the most addictive pixel crack of all. Beware! :D

Posted by: hiai at March 3, 2005 4:46 PM