Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Running Break

I had intended to drop Megan off for preschool today and head out for my medium run of the week, a not so quick 8 miler. She, however, did not cooperate with this plan.

For the first time today she refused to stay in class. We got there just fine, she went in just fine, she told the teacher she was going to go to the blue park today (just like she does every day). The teacher was asking me some questions about running so I stayed around a lil bit longer then usual. Megan was actually pushing me out the door. Then I said goodbye and she started sobbing like she was heartbroken.

I left anyways and went and sat in the office and watched on her on the monitor. Ten minutes later she was still sobbing so I asked the director to go and get her for me because I didn't want to be the one rescuing her. We tried everything we could to get her to go into class but she was having none of it. She insisted that she preferred to come home and take a nap instead of going to class. So here we are ... two hours later and she is still upstairs singing and hasn't gone to sleep yet. Crazy Girl!!!

So I spent my time checking out some blogs and I found this little diddy ... It only takes a few seconds...give it a try and let me know what you got.

At the end of this message, you are asked a question. Answer it immediately. Don't stop and think about it. Just say the first thing that pops into your mind. This is a fun "test"... AND kind of spooky at the same time! Give it a try, then let me know what your answer was and you'll see how many people you know fall into the same percentage as you. Now ... just follow the instructions as quickly as possible. Do not go to the next calculation before you have finished the previous one. You do not ever need to write or remember the answers, just do it using your mind. You'll be surprised.

Start:

How much is:

15 + 6







3 + 56







89 + 2







12 + 53







75 + 26







25 + 52







63 + 32







I know! Calculations are hard work, but it's nearly over..







Come on, one more...







123 + 5







QUICK! THINK ABOUT A COLOR AND A TOOL














Scroll further to the bottom...








A bit more...











You just thought about a red hammer, didn't you?





If this is not your answer, you are among 2% of people who have a different,
if not abnormal, mind. 98% of the folks would answer a red hammer while
doing this exercise. If you do not believe this, pass it around and you'll
see.


****I must admit, I thought of a red hammer - I guess those are just very common for colors and tools. Still, it's cool. I bet people who use tools a lot or artists would be the ones to get different answers.

4 comments:

kt said...

would you believe i thought blue hoe?
i did have to read the ? twice tho. i'm a skimmer in stuff like this.
bad habit.
i do it w/ novels too.
it's how i can pound out books by the dozen when i have time!
the other thing? i didn't even read your post, just the puzzle! now i'm going back to read it!

i wonder what we used to do b4 we found each other again online?
kt

Melody said...

That's a neat test. I guess I'm abnormal though - I thought yellow hammer. Close, but not quite it.

Sarah Elaine said...

And I thought about a blue spade.

Interesting test, though!

Amber said...

OK then ... so far I'm the abnormal mind then for thinking red hammer :)