Thursday, May 31, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Don't make me...

start breakdancing...

Adverse Possession

I'm about to take title to this blog through adverse possession. Let it be known that the takeover is hostile, open and notorious, adverse and under a claim of right, and continuous, starting now.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Crack this code

Here's a brain teaser: what does this sentence have to do with mathematics:

"How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the nasty hangover involving painful throbbing."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bar Haze

Three days I shall dine in hell,
Testing twenty four hours is gonna smell.

Must wait five months to know if passed,
A fifty percent chance is truly nast.

If I fail, I cannot work,
Instead, until February I will lurk.

A Juris Doctorate is worthless until,
I pass that damn Bar, what a thrill.

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Mystery of Dreams

Any comments on this post are welcome. I wanted to share a little bit about my thoughts on dreams, and a recent bizarre example of what the brain can do when it starts defragmenting the unconscious mind.

About a week ago I was "stuck" for hours in a dream about numbers. Not just any numbers -- prime numbers. My mind was calculating primes, searching for the highest prime it could calculate. I was trying to determine the primality of numbers up in the thousands. In my waking moments, I might think to myself, "oh, those weren't real prime was just my imagination making up what it thought was prime numbers..."

However, upon waking from my dreams I sometimes have a remnant memory left on the forefront of my consciousness - this time is was a table full of prime numbers. I rolled over in bed and said to my wife, "what does 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19..." have in common? She looked at me like I was crazy -- I said "they're all prime, and they were all just in my brain upon waking from calculating non-stop for the highest prime I could find." She looked at me like I was crazy -- and I felt crazy.

I regularly see a psychoanalyst for reasons apart from my crazy dreams. Psychoanalysts are trained not only with a Doctorate in psychology, but they receive even more extensive training in working with people's unconscious mind. An analyst will welcome any remembered dreams during a session. One thing that the analyst will do will ask "what comes to mind when you think about X (detail of dream)?"

My answer to this one was, "Well... prime numbers are strong. They are independent, and indivisible. They can't be broken up by any multipliers other than one and itself." Again, the therapist asks a follow-up question, using free-association -- "and what comes to mind when you think of that?" My first thought - unconditional love. Unconditional love cannot be broken, divided, or comprimised by anything. It is strong. It is unbreakable. Kind of like a prime.

Maybe that's why my unconscious mind was searching for the highest prime number.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Guten Tag!

My name is BP and I'm here to say,
My friends are on this blog in a major way.

I'll try to keep it clean, sorta BUBBS-style,
Otherwise this place will surely be defile-d.

Justin is cringing as I pop this rhyme,
He be like 'whuddup!', face puckered like a lime.

Thank you b! Ian for letting me be a guest here,
I try not to abuse it and say anything too queer.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Guest Nerd

Just as a heads up, we have a guest blogger. For legal reasons, I will identify him as "BP". But if and when he wishes to accept our invite, he may identify himself as whoever he wants.

A little superficial background about BP - it will remain vague for legal reasons. He is a man of passion and smarts. Topics ranging from circumcision, Christianity, guns, intellectual property, and CrotchRockets... not to mention, he can sue me up the yin-yang.

...and he has a nice dag named Teddy...

we await your response BP!