Monday, May 19, 2008

Just what the hell is going on my freezer?

So I go to get ice the other day and I can't help but notice this strange little ice protuberance extending straight up from one of the ice cubes. It defies physics, or my I-didn't-actually-take-physics-I-took-chemistry sense of physics. Speaking of taking chemistry though, or just math in general, last night someone joked that they "changed pi" and I actually said "they did?!?!" A hearty laugh was had at my expense and I didn't have the energy to explain that of course I didn't really think pi had changed, I just thought maybe some sort of official decision was made about where to cut pi off. That doesn't really make sense though. But then Avogadro's number came up and an old college friend whom I hadn't seen in awhile said that it was 6.02 times ten to the negative twenty fourth and I said that actually it was negative twenty third. None of us went home and had sex that night. Incidentally, I used to fight all trappings of nerdiness when I was younger and yet as an adult I enjoy brief bouts of nerdistry. But while we all remembered once knowing about Avogadro's number, none of us really remembered what a mole was exactly.

But back to the ice. Isn't it weird?



I turned the horny cube on its side to try to better capture it. It didn't work so well but you can sort of make it out.

10 comments:

Ted from Accounting said...

It's ok! I've tried to be Mr. Cool my whole life...now I embrace my nerdiness....you go girl...you and your horny ice cube!

Ted from Accounting said...

Oh and thanks for adding that video link! Cool stuff Miss Rosen!

Toddrod said...

OK...I feel a little guilty because my first thought was, "she still uses ice trays? Hasn't she heard of ice makers?" Then I suddenly felt very snobby, and felt like I needed to apologize to you. I'm sorry Alison. Ice tray's don't make the ice cube any less wrothwhile.

Toddrod

Joe said...

Avogadro's number and Alison are alike in one important way - they're both physical constants (lucky for us).

Horny ice? Well if it's to be found anywhere, I would have guessed it would be in Alison's apartment. I'm not one bit surprised.

Todd - I don't have an ice maker either. Never really needed one. On the rare occasions I need ice (regular, please, not horny), I have a few ice trays on stand-by.

Joe said...

I just heard that Denise Richards will be on Larry King tonight.

Stay tuned here for all the latest entertainment news...

Rbastid said...

You need to try and recreate that, little ice with handles would help out a ton, no more stuck cubes that you need to beat out with the head of a sibling/friend.

Anonymous said...

The funny thing about the pervy ice-cube is, all you have to do is sprinkle a little cold water on it. Dare I call it, breaking the ice? Okay, that was corny. I have to say, this post along with the apple-tini going into the giant sneaker are the funniest posts. They belong in the archives of cleverness. Get it? archives? cause you know...okay, nevermind.

Michael.
La.

track: Ice Ice Baby. - Vanilla Ice.

anna said...

Actually, Alison, hate to one up you, but Avogadro's number rounded off is actually 6.02 times 10 to the POSITIVE 23rd. Just endured three semesters of chemistry and those digits are scorched into my brain . . . Now, thanks to you, I can feel like it hasn't been an utter waste of time. YES! Sweet nerd victory!

alison said...

I'm sorry, are you thinking of the Avogadro's number related to molecular weight? Because I'm thinking of the one that you use to get a Spanish lawyer made of avocados. Don't feel bad though, easy mistake.

HeeyyLyla said...

holy crap, alison! ok, so i'm usually the lurking blog reader that never posts any comments, but i can't let this go by without saying anything. i, too, have experienced the horny ice cubes. i feel somewhat eSpiritually connected with you now. i don't know how many times i've shown people the horny ice cubes desperately wanting to know how, HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? i always get an "i dunno" along with an apathetic shrug. it's maddening. it's comforting to know i'm not the only one though. *sigh*

also, i ((obviously)) still use ice trays too, but mine aren't even spiffy colors like yours. just plain white. meh. so..yeah.

~*Amber