Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hair memory

I think it was yesterday while I waiting for the bus when I thought of this (yup, my memory is that bad sometimes), and I’m not really sure why it popped into my head, but it’s a funny memory so I thought I’d share it since nothing else exciting is happening with me currently.

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Disneyworld in Florida, and I remember while in line for the Snow White and 7 Dwarves ride (it’s a stuuupid ride, don’t waste your time if you go) a black family behind us started to pet me. I think one of the parents stroked my head, and then one by one, a few of the other family members started to stroke my head as well. I think they were fascinated by my smooth straight hair, because they all had curly hair. I was about 7, still extremely shy, clingy to my parents, and when they started to pet me, I semi-freaked out and tried to press myself into my parents to get away from the black people’s hands.

Why are these people trying to touch me?! [whimper whimper] It’s not too vivid in my mind what happened after, but I think my parents were laughing at me and then my Mom started to talk about hair with the other family or something like that.

It’s funny to me today (it was scary then!), because if this were to happen nowadays in a similar crowded, public place, the reaction I’m guessing would probably be more negative and more defensive. I’m pretty sure that touching other people’s kids wouldn’t be as “accepting”. Interesting to see how times have changed.

Check out this intelligence test (from Mensa?) if you feel like wasting time. I got 15 (see pic to left) before I gave up. That means I’m “intelligent.” I’m content with that. Answers are here.

And, I added a new banner/header/title thingy. Looks good if I do say so myself.

And I'm no longer ranked number one on Google for "stupidnes." Bummer.


Bernice said...

=D I got 21! Genius!

J ^_^ said...

wondering how you looked like when u were 7... *hmmmm...* LOL

way to go Ber! =D
I did this test a few weeks ago as part of a research thingy that I participated @ uni. I either got 11 or 13, can't remember X(. *hmmmmm...* "somewhat intelligent" -> "intelligent"... boo hoo...

Anonymous said...

hey Tim! just wondering, do ppl ever call you Timmy?
ANYWAY, ya i still have to write the 'online' edition of my testimony too. It's going through the final editing processes. Looking forward to reading yours.
Also, it's neat how you and Ariella are in the same tutorial.
And I'd have to agree with you that cheese IS beautiful. Have you ever had the lattice cut fries with melted gorgonzola cheese at Milestones? Soooo good.