Close your eyes for a moment (well, not right now. Wait till you've read the whole paragraph) and imagine this: a ball of fire in a vast empty space. Spend at least ten seconds picturing this ball of fire. (Now close your eyes)



I used to do these stupid self-analyzation games with my family, but this isn't one of them. It's just a simple exercise to appreciate how people imagine things differently. Realistically, we all spin around the same ball of fire on a yearly basis. It's sort of our point of reference, but there is no indication that we will all recreate that same ball of fire in our minds when given the freedom.
Now answer these three questions for yourself and the fireball in your own head: What color was it? How big (relatively) was it? How high were the flames or eruptions, if there were any?

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Blogger Tara said...

Color of fireball: red and orange
Size: The size of a beach ball
Flames stuck close to the fireball.

Does that mean I'm complex? :)

30/11/06 15:38  
Blogger gnomethang said...

Red and Orange
About twice the diameter of the Earth
Flames pluming out the back to about a diameter.

It was travelling very quickly

30/11/06 15:39  
Anonymous lostdog said...

Colour of fireball: red and orange, but with a little bit of that cool lava effect black on the surface.
Size: No idea. There was nothing else there to compare it to. Seemed pretty big, but it could be like when you have something stuck between your teeth that feels massive to your tongue, but when you actually get it out it's actually the size of a gnat's chuff.

No flames or eruptions, it was more like it was burning in on itself.

Now I feel like I should lie down on a couch and tell you about my relationship with my mother or something.

30/11/06 17:26  
Anonymous other sarah said...

Um, I pictured the sun.

Does that mean I'm gifted?

(Maybe it just means I jumped ahead of myself.)

1/12/06 00:07  
Blogger k_sra said...

Huh, my fireball started out orange and red and then became green and blue. It was the size of the sun (duh, no imagination there) and it's flames/eruptions were at least as high as it was wide and they arched around it like the orbits of an atom...

What does it mean!?

Move over, lostdog. I'd better join you on the couch.

1/12/06 14:21  
Blogger dabuheebly said...

Here's my fireball. His name is Nam Hong-chul. At least that's how he is known around Manchuria.

3/12/06 11:56  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

I cheated and just kept reading, half picturing a fireball as I went. It was red and orange, the apparent size of my monitor (was actually huge, but I'm far away), has orange-yellow flames pointing in all directions, roughly twice as tall as they were wide, with heights roughly 1/50 the diameter of the sphere.

5/12/06 21:37  
Anonymous eric wp said...

The history of perfume goes back to Egypt, although it was prevalent in East Asia as well. Early perfumes were based on incense, not chemicals, so aromas were passed around through fumes. The Roman and Islamic cultures further refined the harvesting and manufacturing of perfumery processes to include other aromatic ingredients.

Thus, the ancient Islamic culture marked the history of modern perfumery with the introduction of spices and herbs. Fragrances and other exotic substances, such as Jasmine and Citruses, were adapted to be harvested in climates outside of their indigenous Asia.

16/3/07 11:38  
Anonymous perfume creed said...

Choosing the right perfume can be difficult and because it is also considered an intimate gift buying the wrong perfume

can backfire on you and get you the opposite result of that which you hoped for.

The first thing you need to do is do some homework, meaning research. Look at your lady's perfume bottles, the ones that

are nearly empty will be her favorites. If there is one there that is nearly full chances are she doesn't wear it often

or doesn't like it. Hint around and ask her what types of fragrances she likes and dislikes.

Humans are very sensory oriented and our sense of smell is no different. Certain perfumes can elicit strong reactions in

both the wearer and the person reacting to the scent. Perfumes are made not only to attract but to also relax someone. If

you aren't totally sure what kind of perfume to buy you can always play it safe and get something in the aromatherapy

line. If you go this route, bear in mind that vanilla scents are considered to relax and a peppermint or lemon scent will

be more stimulating.

18/3/07 15:17  

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