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Quarks, Quirks, And the Intimidating Spock…


Like the title? To be honest, that’s probably the most interesting part of this blog – for anyone who isn’t me, that is.

Quarks are “–noun Physics . any of the hypothetical particles with spin 1/2, baryon number 1/3, and electric charge 1/3 or −2/3 that, together with their antiparticles, are believed to constitute all the elementary particles classed as baryons and mesons; they are distinguished by their flavors, designated as up (u), down (d), strange (s), charm (c), bottom or beauty (b), and top or truth (t), and their colors, red, green, and blue.” Ah, physics!

Hank Green of The Vlogbrothers (YouTube again!) wrote a song about them called “Strange Charm” and I can’t get it out of my head!

A quirk is “a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism.” (Thank you, dictionary.com!) I happen to be very quirky. Thus, my long rambling about quarks above…. No, seriously, I’m quite the personality.

Do you ever notice when someone is ugly, odd, or what have you, and you’re trying to describe them to someone else, you always end up saying, “They have a great personality.” I, personally, would prefer to be known for my personality than for my grades, athletic prowess, or stunning good looks. Modesty is after all my number one trait!

And, lastly, there is the intimidating Spock. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Spock as much if not more than the next person. But when I made this picture of Spock my screen saver, I made a serious mistake:

Created by Lorraine Brevig

It is very, very intimidating. I’ll be sitting there, thinking, “Oh, I can go on YouTube for 5 minutes. It won’t be a big deal.” Then I’ll look at that smirking Vulcan face, and I swear, I can almost hear him say, “That is not logical. The work for your classes is not yet complete. I would suggest you work on them now.”

Ok, maybe I’m crazy…. but Spock can be intimidating! Really. Or maybe I just need to get out more….