Thursday, June 22, 2006

Two More Random Thoughts

Data Transfer and Storage: If someone is going to help you sell something on ebay and that someone has requested that you bring in a few pictures of the item from your digital and you hand that person a floppy disk, well...uuhhmmm...never mind. Let's just say your own random thought should have stopped at floppy.

Math Word Essay Problems: Can you help me solve this formula? A 240 lbs man is inline skating on a slight decline traveling at approximately 17 mph, and at the same time coming from the opposite direction a woman is inline skating as well weighing approximately 130 lbs and traveling at 10 mph. If both skaters are in deep tuck position, which means their line of sight is just a few feet in front of them, what happens as the two skaters approach each other? Please explain in as much detail how you imagine the approach "event". Do they collide? Who flys farther from the collision? Who doesn't miss a beat and keeps skating? Is anyone hurt? Please describe?


kristi noser said...

Stay where you are, Pat, trust me, she'll move.

erin said...

Here's what happens--I saw this scenario play out about two years ago at the park. What a coincidence, huh?
I watched in slow motion as a man and woman glided toward one another, unaware. It was as if I could see into the future--I thought for sure that they were going to have a head-on collision. I opened my mouth to cry out, but it was too late. They ran smack into eachother. But, as luck would have it, the man (heavy-set), was sweating profusely, and the young woman (thin, and sadly, very scantily dressed) had luckily just applied a heavy coat of sunscreen. As the two collided, the sweat and the sunscreen formed what I can only describe as a sort of lubricant, and they slid off one another witout incident. It was (awkwardly enough) like a vertical slip 'n' slide. (Why don't Baptists dance? get the idea.) But the danger was not gone. Despite the safe passage, both skaters were surprised and thrown (mentally) off balance. The man managed to come to a slow stop and sat down on the grass, but the young woman went careening straight toward a lake, which is unfortunate because she didn't know how to swim with rollerblades on. Just when I thought it was the end for her, out of nowhere came a band of ninjas. They managed to intercept her before even her wheels got wet at the edge of the lake. They escorted her back to the man's side. Interestingly enough--they started talking. Turns out, they had a lot in common. They've been together ever since.
It just goes to show--working out benefits your life.
As for the ninjas--I haven't seen them since, but I've heard that they can be seen from time to time rescuing people in distress from the strangest of situations...

Carla said...

I think you are blogging in the comments, girl.