Diamonds and Piercings

I know I haven’t posted in quite the while, but with Rehearsals for the school play, and hosting the U17, I haven’t got the time!

The time to type and post all sorts of stories, course. Not like there could ever be a lack of stories or things to talk about in my life =P

Anyhoo, this gem (pun intended) occurred on break during Rehearsal today.

Remember how I was fascinated with these “ear cuffs” I found at Claire’s at Buda? Weeell, I got one that was silver swirls and had these whitish gems on it. It’s this sort of little decorative metal that you can just fit around your ear so it looks like you’ve got a piercing at the top portion of your ear. Er, that sounds really confusing….Lemme see if I can google a picture.

A picture does speak more than a thousand words after all.

Ah, here we go!

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^This is like how I wear mine.

il_fullxfull.328577670 (1)^And this one is just so pretty, I just felt like including it =3

So, anyways, I was wearing it, and had my hair tied up in a high ponytail, so it was clearly noticeable. And Faiza happened to notice.

I was standing next to Kamil at the time, when she complimented it. Then she asked if it was ‘real’. Since I’m a such a goodie goodie when it comes to how I behave in certain ways, like not drinking, or dating, or drugs, (The Three Devilish Ds?) it reaaaally doesn’t make sense that I’ve got a random piercing like that. And I didn’t. I was just wearing some fake jewelry that made it look like I had. Maybe Alya and MehrNaz are starting to rub off on me, Kamil thought…

SO anyhoo, I said “No, course not.” And that’s when Kamil chimes in, and full of nothing but pure intelligence. He said, “Yeah, Faiza, why would she wear diamonds to school?” Faiza and I just sort of glanced at each other then started laughing. That’s when we had to explain to him that when she asked if it was real, the it she was referring to was the piercing, not the gems on the ear cuff…

So yeah, diamonds? I wear them to my Rehearsals on casual Saturday mornings. Why not?

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman that inspires not one, but all.

ps.
Master Simon, my Alison’s true love, also complimented it. Quite eloquently too. “I like your…*waves hand around his ear*..thingie. Looks cool.”

 

Ze Aluminium Analogy

This is Chemistry Philosophy at its finest. Well, perhaps not finest, but it is it nonetheless.

But first, a bit of a background story. This was my instant thought when Sir Shaheer mentioned Aluminium and its Aluminium Oxide layer to us concerning the physical appearance of Al.

But first, a bit of Chemistry 101. Otherwise the brilliance of this analogy won’t be recognized. First, Aluminium is a metal. Basic knowledge, that is. And as a metal, you expect it to be shiny, which it is. Its a shiny silver metal that has luster. But due to Aluminium’s reactivity, it reacts with oxygen present in the air. The product to this is called Aluminium Oxide, Al2O3, and it forms a grey layer on top of all exposed surfaces of the shiny metal. So now there’s a shiny silver metal, with a coat of grey on top of it, encasing it. So, when aluminium reacts with oxygen, it looses it’s initial luster. Make sense so far? Great. If not, go reread it or google it.

Aluminium’s soft, the lab type, and you can slice it with a knife. If you do, you expose the inner shiny metal. The positive (speaking in terms of how the luster represents hope, naivety, pureness. Positive is not in terms of ions here… =P )aluminium, when exposed to the the world, to reality, to the cruelness and harshness of the world, is over powered by it, and soon, very very soon, it looses that luster, and loses that hope. It becomes grey eventually, and inevitably, just as the aluminium on the original outside was. It became just as grey and dull and non-porous as the aluminium (that reacted to form the outer aluminium oxide layer) before it.

*Pssshhheewwww~*
The sound of your mind being blown right now.

Dat Philosophy.

Thank you, and good night~

-Maud
“And then to hear a dead man chatter| Is enough to drive one mad.”

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