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Old 01-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #31
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I've always sought intuitive interests such as food and art to counter my rigid engineering occupation (now retired, no good use for those logical skills now).

I'll cook. If I can't feed others at least I can enjoy feeding myself. Intuitively. Logic helpful but not required.
My father is retired from civil engineering I always think he is the smartest man I know, a bit prejudiced but....
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #32
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I love Math..

...then eat the rest of the Raw Batter with your Kids!

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This is my kind of math problem solution!!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #33
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I like to think that my logical engineering side of my brain is countered by the other intuitive creative side of my brain. My engineering career is over so if I can't take up the slack with intuitiveness then I might as well give it up.

As far as I know cooking is mostly intuitive. This is why I like cooking so much, because I can give up my logic and just drown myself in intuitive creativeness.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:10 AM   #34
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I am a spatial.
i'm sure many of us, including shrek, think so..


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Old 01-17-2012, 01:12 AM   #35
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My father is retired from civil engineering I always think he is the smartest man I know, a bit prejudiced but....
ask him tp calculate the number of people he has been wrong about...
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i'm sure many of us, including shrek, think so..


Oh, you have no idea...
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #37
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I like to think that my logical engineering side of my brain is countered by the other intuitive creative side of my brain. My engineering career is over so if I can't take up the slack with intuitiveness then I might as well give it up.
What? I've been misled--I thought the only way for an engineer to stop being an engineer was to die, not retire...here's a link you might like if you haven't stumbled across it already:

Cooking For Engineers - Step by Step Recipes and Food for the Analytically Minded
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #38
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Use a Bundt pan!
That was my first thought.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #39
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CWS, I totally reject that Cooking for Engineers site. I looked at it once, years ago. I hate step by step recipes where each step is described in excruciating detail, complete with multiple pictures.

I completely disagree that an engineer cannot stop being one. I'm burned out on the analytic stuff. I'm sorry I brought it up.

When I'm cooking I'm using the opposite side of my brain, my intuitive/artistic side. There's no need to analyze or justify anything. Cooking liberates my mind!
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I guess I don't know any liberated, retired engineers, yet.
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