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What Irrational Number Are You?
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<div align="center"><!-- shinylemur.com What Irrational Number are you? version 1.0beta --><table style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: #006666; border-collapse: collapse;" width="400" cellpadding="4"><tr><td style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: 110%; font-weight: bold; color: #FFFFFF; background: #066d98; text-align: center;" border="1">What Irrational Number Are You?</td></tr><tr style="color: black ; background: #DDDDDD; font: 10pt;";><td style="color: black ; background: #DDDDDD; font: 10pt;";><div style="text-align: center; font: bold 12pt; color: black; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'Times Roman', Times, serif;">You are &radic;2</div><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'Times Roman', Times, serif;\ color: black; font: 10pt;"><div style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'Times Roman', Times, serif; color: black; font: 10pt;">You are in good company, many other square roots are also irrational numbers. Just by being a square root you have been branded a radical. You are considered very attractive, especially by Europeans (at least on paper.)<p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'Times Roman', Times, serif;\ color: black; font: 10pt;">You fear that a relationship with another &radic;2 may somehow end up complex and ultimately imaginary. In reality, only another &radic;2 will make you whole.<p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'Times Roman', Times, serif;\ color: black; font: 10pt;">Your lucky number is approximately 1.41421356</div></td></tr><tr style="color: black ; background: #DDDDDD;"><td style="color: black ; background: #DDDDDD;"><table width="100%"><tr><td align="left"><a href="http://www.shinylemur.com">Shiny Lemur</a></td><td align="center"><form action="http://www.shinylemur.com/modules.php?name=Irrational_Numbers" method="post" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0;"><input type="submit" value="Take the Quiz!"></form></td><td align="right"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/straif/">Straif's Blog</a></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></div>

Got a question for the masses... does anyone know where Queer As Folk is on Showtime's schedule these days? For some reason, I can't seem to find it anymore. Used to be on Wednesday, at 10 pm... and unless Vermont kicked it off the schedule (which I tend to doubt), it's either senility or blindness, but I just don't see it. Help, please... just recently addicted to the show, and miss it.

Oooh, another question for y'all... you know those huge pillar candles? The 4 wick, 6"x5" babies? Well, they burn down in the center, leaving all that lovely wax in a 1" shell... how would you go about melting it and adding a new wick, so it doesn't all go to waste?

Many thanks to anyone who can answer either question... or just expresses an interest in the basketcase asking.

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misanthrope7842
Oct. 21st, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
Ack! My favoritest number. Rockin! Can't help with your other deal.
cluegirl
Oct. 21st, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
Cluegirl to the rescuuuuuue!
For recycling your massive pillar candles, do the following:

Go to Michaels/MJD or any other hobby store. Buy a roll of wick, and some metal flanges ( these are the anchors that will hold the wick to the bottom of the candle, and make it go straight up through the centre -- just in case you didn't already know that)

You can often buy molds at hobby shoppes, but if you don't feel like doing that, you can take any empty, clean, dry jar and run the wick down into that. First clamp the wick into the anchor, and spool that down into your jar or mold. Then measure out the wick to leave yourself about 4 inches above the lip of the jar or mold. Wrap this around a pencil atop the mouth of the mold, to keep the wick vertical and straight.

If you get really creative, take a box of damp, clean sand, hollow out neat shapes, add driftwood, seashells, and suchlike, and thread your wicks into those.

To melt the wax, take a ginormous coffee can (clean, empty, and DRY -- this is important, since parafin will explode on contact with water, a lot like grease) Break up the wax so it will fit into the can, then set the can into a pan of boiling water. As the wax liquefies, you can fit more of the big pieces in, but unless you're going to make dip tapers, don't get it too full -- that can be a bitch to handle. Stir your wax constantly, and when melted, pour slowly, and very carefully into your mold. If making sand candles, try and pour the wax onto one of your inclusions so the momentum won't dig a groove in your shape which you did not intend.

Candlemaking is quite fun, but it is a lot of work -- that's why candle companies can get away with charging the prices they do.

Oh, and those jar candles? Don't re-use those jars. The heat of burning the first candle weakens the glass, and they'll shatter if you try and refill them. The thick glass tops, however, make EXCELLENT candle molds once you pull the rubber gasket off.

Have fun!
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