Since someone hijacked my site yesterday and made it all political, (totally missing the funny point of yesterday’s post) I got to thinking.? I know nothing about politics.? I don’t really want to admit that, but it’s true.? And you know what… I don’t care.? I don’t watch the news.? My path to becoming an informed voter consists of reading the voters pamphlet.? So help me god, Neal and Jake, if you give me a lecture on becoming a more informed voter I will get seriously pissed off.? Politics are not my thing.? I think most politicians are slimy.
However, my inability to defend myself in a politically charged debate kinda scared me.? It made me start to think I really was not that smart.? Deep down I know that isn’t true.? Put me in a room with and let me discuss art, literature or history and I’ll knock your socks off.? When it comes to math, economics or politics I look like a sub-par monkey.
My intelligence was in serious question yesterday.? This is not a good thing with my current state of mind.? One more log to throw on the burning inferno of depression.? Fantastic.
To give myself a little pick me up (or mainly to prove that I was not dumb) I did what I usually do.? I took an IQ test.? (blah, blah, IQ test.? Only tests ability to learn blah blah, shuddup)? Ok, so I take IQ tests to try to beat the trusty husband.? I usually score about 4 points behind him on a regular basis.? I have yet to beat him.
I took my first test (yes, I did it more than once) and scored a 132.? Not bad, but still with the freak out.? I usually score at least over 140.? 132 is in the range of very superior intelligence.?? Determined to get a higher score I took a different test.? On that one I scored a 112.? Average.? What the fuck?? Average.? In the middle of the bell curve?? Me?? Oh hell no.? So then this morning I hunted down a new test.? Glutton for punishment.? I couldn’t get past question #4.? Seriously.? It was all about pattern recognition.? There were no patterns.? Either that or I’m getting dumber by the minute.? Or maybe I just need some adult interaction.
So this post isn’t about me tooting my horn about how smart I am so don’t go thinking that I do the I’m smarter than you dance around my house.? The point is I feel dumb.? My brain is atrophying to the point that the only coherent though I have these days is what cleaning product will get that mashed in Cheerio out of my sofa.