February 04, 2008

Intelligent??? Meme (at Janice's request)

1. Visual/Spatial
(I LOVE to draw house plans.
Been doing it for years.
I have a theory as to why,
but that's fodder for another blog . . . )

2. Verbal/linguistic
(Any Monty Python quote will work, but I chose this one:)

King - Please! Please good people! I am in haste. Who lives in that castle?
Peasant 1 - No one lives there.
King - Then who is your lord?
Peasant 1 - We don't have a lord.
King - What?
Peasant 2 - I told you, we're an anarco-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week. But all the decisions of that officer must be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting; by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs-
King - Be quiet!
Peasant 2 - but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more serious-
King - Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
Peasant 1 - Order, eh? Who does he think he is? Ha!
King - I am your king!
Peasant 1 - Well I didn't vote for you.
(from Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

3. Musical/Rhythmical (A tribute to the 70's, Simon & Garfunkel, my tendency to be a snob about music and to have passed that snobbery on to my children, and playing & teaching piano)

4. Bodily/Kinesthetic
(A hot bath,
a good book,
and some quiet time . . .

does this count?)

5. Interpersonal (Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens . . . these pictures are a few of my favorite social things!)

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6. Intrapersonal
MY attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant . . .

7. Naturalistic
The only thing that came to mind, after much consideration was when I was pregnant with Kevin and planning a homebirth. My mom was invited to be part of it, but was encouraged to voice her reservations before the due date. Knowing that we were avid recyclers and "green" thinkers, mom called one day and asked, "Will you have an actual PLASTIC bag to throw away the placenta after the birth?" (I think I gave her some story about burying it under a tree in the backyard and dancing in the moonlight.) I don't know why, but of all the things she could have been concerned about a home birth, this was her one and only reservation. Still makes me laugh.

8. Logical-Mathematical
"You get a penny for your thoughts but you have to put your two cents in, somebody’s making a penny."
Einstein's riddle (This is the first logic problem I ever did. Worked it with my dad. Been hooked on them ever since.)

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.Somebody owns a fish. The question is: who? Hints:
The Brit lives in the red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the left and next to the white house.
The green homeowner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the center house drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.


janjanmom said...

That sort of put my riddle to shame. Go Einstein. I am clearly not in the top 2%. I had to google it and learn how so I won't give the answer. I did not even set my logic chart up correctly.

'course my daddy din't learn me no logic neither.

Anonymous said...

>> 3. Musical/Rhythmical
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8QY2wCbijU

Hi, is that YOUR version of the song? I had the same Youtube URL saved in my Favorites -- thought it was a beautiful version! -- but now Youtube says "video has been deleted by user." Would love to see/hear this video again! If you have a new link to it, please post it in these comments. Thanks!