September 13th, 2005

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Not supposed to know

There's a faculty member on our floor that is being treated for cancer. Technically, I'm not supposed to know that. However, circumstances worked against her. She doesn't know I know, but even if I didn't know, I'd have a strong guess by now.

I first found out because she was supposed to be a part of an important meeting with a company that might fund some research that eventually had to be cancelled. I set up the meeting, but a couple of weeks out from the meeting, I tried to contact her for logistical information. No luck. After a week and growing desperation, I started asking around. Finally the administrator filled me in with the strict instruction that I not reveal that I know.

Okay. Lips are sealed.

Said faculty member has been back for awhile now. However, starting last week she started wearing a wig. She's not the type that would wear a wig. It's in the exact same style as her usual haircut, but the color is a bit off. From the back, you'd probably not guess. But from the front, it's fairly obvious. She's a blonde, and the wig is just a smidge darker and too homogenized. A blonde's hair is never just one tone. And yeah, when you notice the color is off you realize the whole wig-aspect.

I guess we're not supposed to notice--at least those outside of her research group. So, we have a blonde elephant in the room.
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Your Brain's Pattern

You have a tempered, reasonable way of thinking.
You tend to take every new idea in, and meld it with your world view.
For you, everything is always changing. Each moment is different.
Your thinking process tends to be very natural - with no beginnings or endings.
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