Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Other Stuff About Me, Me, Me

Random thoughts for a quasi-busy day.
  1. NSA and I don't eat pork. This isn't for any religious reason, but just because pigs are pretty smart. I wouldn't eat a dog, monkey or dolphin (unless I had to), so pork is out. This excludes pretty much every breakfast meat (ham, sausage, bacon, I really miss bacon!!), but I'm glad that turkey and beef breakfast meats are becoming more popular. I also miss pepperoni pizza and pork chops with applesauce.
  2. I had Lasik surgery to correct my nearsightedness about seven years ago, and now my eyes are getting bad again. What the fuck!?! I don't know if it's an age thing or if it's just bad surgery, but it's pissing me off.
  3. I'm not phobic about much of anything. I like snakes, heights, and rollercoasters. I don't mind spiders, deep water doesn't scare me, and the sight of blood doesn't turn my stomach. This bugs NSA because he'll be scared about how close I am to a cliff's edge, while I'm unaware I'm making him afraid. Maybe I just don't have much of a sense of my own mortality.
  4. I hate it when people talk about the "good old days," especially if they mean it in a general sense. Almost everyone, politicians particularly, seems to have on rose-colored glasses when thinking about the past. The 1950's (segregation, repression, limited reproductive rights) weren't that great, and going further back is worse (cholera, institutionalized slavery, child labor, religious persecution). "Now" might not seem so great, but I'll take modern medicine, refrigeration, telecommunications, air travel and cable T.V. over bleeding, rotten meat, the Pony Express, camel train and the Coliseum ANY DAY.
  5. I love short stories, especially sci-fi/fantasy. Two of my favorites are Murphy's Rachel in Love (which makes me tear up every time) and Bradbury's The Blue Bottle (which I'm having trouble finding a link for).
  6. I 'm recognizable in the background of Pursuit of Happiness and Auto Focus. I was also a panelist on Politically Incorrect when it was on the air.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I got bad news for you, Cows are smart also. I (a city boy)visited a group every other day last summer and they recognized me, and I observed the big male bull purposely keeping the young cow away from the female cow to wean him from milk, to get the calf to start eating hay and grass.
They also did I study ( I can't reference) on the memory of milk cows. The do remember particular ( bad)humans and show a stress response if re-exposed to that human.