Monday, May 13, 2013

Zen Sniff Ponders Time Taking Flowers

Taken April 29, 2013.

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  1. Morning all. We had a really nice Mother's Day yesterday. Hope you all had a good day too, whatever you did.

  2. Morning, gang! Had a lovely quiet weekend punctuated by finished audio recording for BLOOD HEAT on Friday and a visit from a friend on Sunday.

    Today, I am working @ the mimes from home as I wait for apt. maintenance to come and fix my kitchen cabinet, which took a dive away from the wall on Friday night! Guys don't work on the weekends, so I'm expecting them today. I'm hoping this can be fixed asap, since I can't cook or anything as my dishes & such are stacked on top of the stove and in the oven. :(

    Awesome thing of the day: Commander Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station singing David Bowie's Space Oddity: Brilliant!

  3. Since E & I both lost our mothers fairly young, the advertising makes this entire past week a little rough to endure, so we're usually just relieved when it's over.

    I have also been pondering time. Less in the zen sense and more in the sense of trying to understand wtf Einstein's theory of relativity actually means. It makes sense intellectually, but I still have trouble with it viscerally, the idea that our experience of time is just as illusory as our experience of color. It's much easier for me to accept that the color of the flowers isn't "real", and I can't figure out why that is.

    And then yesterday I watched that stupid movie Prometheus, which cost me more IQ points than ALL of the heavy metal concerts I attended in the 80s, so clearly this puzzle will remain unsolved for the indeterminate future.

    Good day and best wishes to all of you.

  4. Jen, you have IQ points to spare. It's easier for me to accept that color isn't "real" as I'm partially color-blind. Color-dim, is probably a better way to put it. If the lighting is strong enough, I can tell the diff between green and light brown, for example.

    Our perception of time, AIUI, is skewed by our velocity… but relative to what? If the whole universe is moving and expanding, what's the reference point? Maybe the universe really is 6000 years old, as some fundies insist, and it only *feels* like 18 billion. :-P

    The DSL was out all dang weekend. I called support Sunday morning, but they didn't send anyone out until today. So we're good to go… at least until the next heavy rain.

    The DSL issue was partly mitigated by The Boy's arrival yesterday morning, and him spending the entire day with Mason. (Mason was thrilled.) Snippet was a little less thrilled when she called to say hi to Mason, and the third thing out of his mouth was "Daddy's here!" I see a bad moon risin', I see trouble on the way…

    OK, one of my cow-orkers had a pretty good Monday. "I came in, and there was a crane in my cube." (Portable lift) They're still doing construction, and the back parking lot is still half closed. They were supposed to finish Friday. They didn't say which one, hardy har har.