Did I ever tell you that I got an 800 on the verbal part of my SATs? No? Well let me tell you this now: post-college-placement it has absolutely no relevance to normal life (well, okay maybe more relevance than the math section) — except now.
Now I can hone my mad wordsmithery skillz even further using this addictive website called FreeRice.com where you answer vocabulary questions, try to figure out what progressively harder words mean, and each success you have donates ten grains of rice to a hungry person through the United Nations. Pretty cool! But allow me to dispel two myths posited by a friend of mine in regard to this site:
1) He says you need to play all day to feed one person a decent meal. Not true. Will someone please guesstimate how many grains of rice make a hearty bowl next time you’re stir-fryin some dinner and report back to me how much of a dent 10 grains can make? It expands when you cook it.
2) Picking the wrong answer does not, in fact, take rice away from a starving family.