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Has it really been over 6 days since I last updated? How did that happen? Here, have a lemming or two to keep yourselves (and me) occupied.

We all have things about our friends that make us slightly envious. Not in a bad way, but in a 'Wow! I wish I had that person's hair/eyes/money/relationship/toenails/whatever.' So tell me what about me makes you envy me (if there is such a thing).

Poll #553479 Sort me

Which Hogwarts house would I belong in?

I don't read that Harry Potter crap; how am I supposed to know?

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So tell me what about me makes you envy me (if there is such a thing).

Your ability to do maths. Boring answer, but kind of handy.

And as I've said before: when they discover that reading Harry Potter causes blindness, I'll be the one who's ready with the canned food and the triffid gun.

I envy your good nature.

So tell me what about me makes you envy me (if there is such a thing).

Your ability to write essay-like journal entries. Anything important enough to me that I'd want to write so articulately tends to also be something I'm too emotionally involved in to do so. Once I've waited long enough to sort out my thoughts, then it feels like the appropriate time for the entry has already passed.

I don't think I actually want to aim for essay-like entries though. I think I want to become more comfortable with writing whatever I'm thinking and feeling in the moment, without worrying about it not sounding formal and well thought out. I still envy your ability to do that though.

I envy your essays, and the thought and logic that goes into them.

I also envy your ability to survive. You've gone through so much shit, yet you keep pulling yourself up and keep on going.

oh it's the toenails all the way baby. mm.

(have I ever seen your toenails? I don't think so. I'm a sock person myself.)

I think I envy that you didn't forget math and are now studying physics. I wanted to be a cryptographer as a kid and I was good at math and good at calculus and I've lost so much of it. I'm back to understanding the concepts vaguely and having the potential to learn, but not the ability to apply anything.

I envy the way you think about certain issues. I suppose it's partly your mathematical bent, but your ability to draw out really useful abstractions from a particular and often complex situation.

And you're even more of a Ravenclaw than I am, I'm pretty sure.

So tell me what about me makes you envy me (if there is such a thing).

Your open-mindedness and ability to see all sides of a situation. At least, that's how you present it here. You write coherently and fluidly, and even if it's all physics that you're writing about and I don't understand it, I am compelled to read it all!

Also the math and physics stuff specifically, but your intelligence in general. If I were just half as smart as you...

I envy your intelligence and aloofness.

"I find the vast majority of advanced maths and physics obvious. I have an intuitive grasp of why, for instance Gauss's law and Coulomb's law are equivalent, or why a binomial distribution can be approximated as a Gaussian distribution at large sample sizes. These things are obvious to me, and I can't fathom what part of them people have trouble coming to grips with, and yet people do."

I'm cheating by quoting from an entry you made after this one. But I envy this ability to grasp maths and physics.

Also, you make such thought-out and interesting posts.
I sometimes think about making such, but usually don't get around to it.
Which is fine, I use my lj differently to you.

Like a good few people commenting here, I envy the way you write essay-like entries. Not specifically for the writing, but because of the way you wind out the idea, consider and develop it thoroughly, but in such a way that you create questions and debate. You 'open up' the idea rather than closing it off by "covering" it, or presenting 'answers'.

And for the Hogwarts poll, I'm thinking either Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, but I'm honestly not sure where you would fit. Where you do think you fit, anyway?

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