Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Thoughts.

I have glasses now.  For the first time in my life I'm expected to wear glasses all the time in order to see things clearly.  Without glasses I cannot read.  Also, without glasses things don't start looking completely in focus unless it's a large object way out in the distance somewhere.  The moon would be a good example.  I can see the moon clearly, without glasses.    I've had them since Wednesday, they are no-line "progressive" bifocals, and I'm not used to them yet.  Things are better than yesterday, but I've realized to my horror that I have to look directly at something for it to be in focus.  Most of my life I've had very good vision, it'll take me awhile to get used to this.

Had Thanksgiving dinner at some friends house - they have a big chocolate Lab, still a puppy.  Friendly dog, but even though he's still a puppy, he's somewhat calmer than ol' Pickles.  And that's good, 'cause he's a big dog.  Not that Pickles is small, but he's big.  Pickles gets exercise - she's just a high energy dog.  She could go all day and still want to play afterwards.  She's also a very funny dog, if you pay attention.  Some of her dog humor will go over your head if you dont.

I've been to lots of places in my life, but I've never been to the Fiji Islands.  Or Iowa.  Not sure how I missed Iowa.

I like how movie Fred & movie Ginger always seems to work things out.

North Carolina turned a tad cool-ish yesterday evening & this morning.  It was fairly warm up to then.  Of course, cool and warm are, as always, relative terms.  This is what feels cold to me.  50 degrees and breezy.  Almost all the leaves are off the trees now.  It took 'till almost December for that to happen, but finally it has.  That also makes it seem colder.

Now, my first and only generalized observation about women.  They like to move things around.

I dont know where the saying loose as a goose comes from, and I dont know what it means.

Every what the BBC program Hercules Poirot?  Ever seen him in bed asleep?  Ever try to sleep like that?  It's not comfortable.

Time is made up.  It is not real.  Clocks and calendars do not measure time, they're just a standardized measurement of the earth's rotation around the sun, broken down in to agreed upon units.  From seconds to centuries, it's all made up. Just something so humans can wrap their brains around the fact that things change.  And change also is not time.  Change may be entropy, but it's not time.   I'm not sure time exists. 

I am positive that I'm here, right now though.  What I'm not sure about is if I'm also somewhere else, a different universe so to speak, living out the results of a different life choice. 

Maybe.  Maybe not.


livintheblues said...

women move things around just to keep you confused..known fact they are nasty that way..:).. Iowa is very nice by the way...I quite enjoyed it a few times

Anonymous said...

I'm a woman. I don't move things around. I hate when people move things around - then I can't find them. A place for everything and everything in it's place! My husband on the other hand really likes to switch the furniture around all the time - I hate that!

A Valdese Blogger said...

Blues: Not sure how I missed Iowa. Been all around it.

Grace: Ah. When I wrote that Patti Anne was in the process of moving something from a shelf in the living room to a little metal table in the office, which necessitated moving a box from that table to somewhere else. I have to say, the table looks nicer.

Patti Anne said...

You are a wise, wonderful man. Plus a diplomat. Mwah!

linlah said...

Time is made up as a way to notify us exactly when we turn a certain age we're gonna need glasses.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Patti Anne: I'll hold you to that.

linlah: Oh man I'm a victime of "Time".

A Valdese Blogger said...

That's right, victime.

Karen said...

I could not get used to the no line trifocals. I had to change it to the lines showing so I could get used to where to look. It is a pain, for sure.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Karen: Yep, I'm getting used to it, but it's taking awhile. And it's physically painful as well, but that too is getting better.