Four for Friday Update 2004-08-10

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I haven’t answered Belicove’s Four for Friday in quite a while, so I thought I’d catch up.

Q1: If you were a lawyer, would you agree to represent deposed Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein? What if you were a doctor or psychologist… would you agree to treat him?

Even terrible people need legal representation and basic health care, and if I were in one of those positions, I would consider it my responsibility to take on the task of aiding George W. Bush. Oh, wait, you said Saddam Hussein. Well, same thing.

Q2: Have you ever taken an IQ Test? If so, what did you think of your score?

Yes, I took several different IQ tests in college for a psychology class and the scores were averaged together to get a median score. My understanding is that this helps eliminate some of the bias inherent in individual tests. I was shocked when I got the results because the score was much higher than I ever imagined it would be. I was operating on the assumption that I was just fairly average because that’s what people had told me all my life.

Q3: Do you truly enjoy life or do you mostly endure what gets tossed your way in the hopes that it’ll soon get better?

A little of both, every day.

Q4: When you get home from work, do you keep your work clothes on or do you immediately change into something else?

It depends on whether I wore something uncomfortable that day, and on whether I’m planning a household project that could damage my clothes.

Q1: What, if anything, never fails to give you the shivers?

Any scary movie — I don’t watch horror flicks at all.

Q2: Earlier this week, mega test-prep company Peterson’s announced that it is starting what it calls a ‘testing laboratory’ to see whether students gain any edge on exams from their choice of pre-test meal, the hue of their clothes, boxers or briefs, certain test day rituals, etc. When it comes to taking tests, interviewing for jobs, or other monumental situations, do you have a routine or superstition related to your chances for success?

I like to get a good night’s sleep, but that’s about it.

Q3: Do you feel like political conventions in the US have lost their appeal? Do you think we’ll ever see a convention where the presidential and vice presidential candidates are not known going into the convention? Did you watch any of the Democratic Convention? Will you make a point of watching the Republican event August 31 thru September 2?

I think that the media is responsible for killing the interest in political conventions by only covering small portions of the events. I did watch the Democratic Convention; what I didn’t catch on TV I saw online. I don’t think I’ll watch the Repugnicans, unless I feel like throwing up.

Q4: What’s you favorite board game of all time?


Q1: None of us, I’m imagining, deliberately chooses to park our car in a handicapped-designated parking spot (unless, of course, we have the right to do so), right? With that thought in mind, have you ever used (or do you deliberately use) the handicapped-designated stall in a private venue/office building or public bathroom? Do you think it’s wrong or inappropriate for non-handicapped people to use handicapped-designated bathroom stalls?

This is a ridiculous question. Of course there’s nothing wrong with non-handicapped people using the handicapped stall. There’s a huge difference between waiting three minutes to use a bathroom stall and waiting an hour or more for someone to return to their car. Nine times out of ten, there’s not a handicapped person in the bathroom anyway. If there were, I’d let them go first and then use the stall after them.

Q2: Do you belong to any professionals membership-based organizations (like a trade association or a professional society)? How about community-based organizations like the PTA or a homeowners association? What about informal social groups like a book or movie club? If not, is there a group you’d like to be a part of, or a group you’d like to start yourself, but just haven’t joined or been motivated to do so as of yet?

Herron-Morton Neighborhood Association. Co-worker’s Book Club. Women’s Book Club. Rich Monkey Investment Club. German CD Exchange. Professional Women’s Dinner Group. Girl’s Game Night Group. Six different e-mail mailing lists.

Q3: Have you ever posed nude for an art class? If so, what was that like. If not, what would it take to get you do it? On the flipside of this question… have you ever been in an art class where you had to sketch a scene which was based on a nude model being present in the room? If so, what was that like? Did it make you uncomfortable?

Never done it, never been in a class. I’m not all that interested in sketching the human body, so I doubt it will come up.
Q4: Lance Armstrong is expected to win a record sixth straight Tour De France bicycle race this weekend. Where, in your mind at least, does Armstrong’s achievements rank him? Is he the greatest athlete ever or just the greatest bicycle racer ever, or do you feel he’s neither or something else?

I honestly don’t care much.

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