Saturday, February 24, 2007

Weird things Meme

Hmmm.... A meme, as I have just been told, is "In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs." So I am supposed to write ten weird things about me. And Titletroubles says I have to surprise her with at least one. There are of course more than 10, these are just the ones that occurred to me first.

1. I am weirdly strong.

2. Unlike my contemporaries, I seem to have avoided all kinds of physical and mental issues like PMS, bad feet, bad joints, phobias, issues with depression, major allergies, bad back, digestive issues, hypoglycemia... I can not eat for days without feeling icky. When I hear the litany of can’t do this’s and that’s from others I am just puzzled. Maybe I’m a Cylon (though I rarely catch colds etc either).

3. I can drink an entire bottle of wine in an evening with no ill effect, though that is something I very rarely do.

4. I have had 35 cats, and no it is not that unpleasant, though less is a lot easier. (I do not have so many cats now)

5. I used to stand on the outside ledges of my 3rd floor apartment windows to clean the windows when I lived in New York City. We had ten foot ceilings and it was actually 4 floors down to the street, so it was high above pavement.

6. I can see a little ways into the supposedly invisible to human UV spectrum, yet have a hard time telling some shades of navy blue from black, a peculiar allele of blue-sensitive receptor I suppose.

7. Though I like sex quite well indeed, I think I found my virginity decades ago.

8. Long empty well-lit corridors often make me want to do cartwheels down their length, and I have never been able to do cartwheels.

9. I strongly dislike the color yellow.

10. When I was a child I ate sand from the playground, and peeled gum off the sidewalk and chewed it.

Ok, will that do?

And, I am tagging (with permission) Emano.

Friday, February 16, 2007


I wanted winter, and it seemed it would never come. Now it is here and is as cold and beautiful as I could want. It is 5 (farenheit) right now, and it has not been above freezing in 20 days. They say it will on Tuesday. So it has been cold, but until this week, there was little snow. Then we got a nice big storm on the 13th and 14th. In this place of typically snowy winters the road crews have had an oddly hard time cleaning this up. To be honest, it took me two and a half hours to shovel my driveway on Wednesday though. I shoveled once on tuesday night moved a nice light fluffy 6 or 8 inches, but the next 6 inches had a heavy layer of sleet fall on top. The University actually closed though, so I had plenty of time. A snow day!

It was like a little mini-Christmas in the middle of the term.

Everything sparkles with pearls and diamonds and platinum of real winter, glittering

The big storm on February 13th and 14th! First in the evening as the snow gets going, then in heavy fall at night, Christmas lights turned on just so that I can see them once in snow, then in the afternoon on Valentines day.

Ice refracting light from the sky on the 15th.