Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Am Totally Judging You

I was on the phone with a friend of mine the other day; she'd called for some advice. At the end of the call, she said, "Thank you so much. I wouldn't have called, but you're the only person I can talk to about this who won't judge me." What I wanted to say - but didn't! - was, "I'm totally judging you."

I'm actually very judgemental. The difference between me and most other people is that I don't usually judge people and find them wanting. I judge them and find them human. Not always. Sometime I judge them to be a [supply your own NSFW words here]. But I like people. I find them interesting.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Thought Experiment: Superpower T-1 #Gedankenexperiment

Imagine, if you will, that you develop a superpower as a child. The superpower is as follows: when you say a certain set of words, or phrase, the person you are with will leave. S/he won't disappear into a cornfield or anything, s/he would just get up and leave and stay away for a certain minimum amount of time. Say, an hour. After that time, he or she can come back, but doesn't have to. For example, if you say the thing that makes the postman leave, he probably isn't going to come back until the next day (we always had a male postal worker).

Sounds pretty cool. Some bully is bothering you, say the magic words, and BOOM, he has the unrelenting desire to get away from you. A thief tries to mug you? Ha! You've a trick up your sleeve indeed.

Now, here is the wrinkle (because nothing is ever easy): You don't know what the magic words are. They change. So you might be talking to your best friend, and you say a phrase and for what seems like no reason at all, that friend gets up and leaves. And if you know kids, this seems to happen a lot anyways.

So here is the thought experiment: How long is it before you stop talking?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I Missed Yom KIppur

I didn't go to services this year; I was in the hospital. Then, when I was out if the hospital, I still wasn't well enough to go to work and I've yet to see a live sukkah.

It's not heart attack serious, but it looks like I'm moving into a new phase of the Crohns. A much worse phase. I'll try going to work tomorrow after my dr appointment. There is so much to do and not enough people to do it. I'm needed there.

Thursday, May 08, 2014


I loosely belong to three book clubs although there is one that I have only been to once.

Anyway, yesterday, I picked up (that is, e-sent to my Kindle) the science fiction classic Dune. There was enough time for me to actually buy a used version and have it sent to me, but it is over 800 pages long and I just don't have that kind of room.

In other news, I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in months and months. Now my legs hurt.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


My mission, which I chose to accept, is to try out Arm & Hammer's Truly Radiant toothpaste along with their Truly Radiant deep clean Spinbrush. I got both for free through Smiley360 and I should have a radiant (more radiant?) smile in just five days. I will let you know how it goes.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Better Living Through Enemies

As a general rule, the more connections you have to people, the healthier you are. There's scientific evidence somewhere that I can go find if you really want me to, but this is just a quick note so nothing fancy.

Anyway, they alway mean friends, but I have found something else. Another way. Yes.

There is a person at work. My arch nemesis. I just have the one, so it makes her arch. Anyway, I rarely see her, but when I do, it's usually in the elevator.

From now on, I shall take the stairs.


Friday, February 21, 2014

You Might Be An Organ Donor, But Are You an ALL Organ Donor?

I was quite surprised to find out that even if you are an organ donor, they won't take your brain. Even if you've checked the box off on your driver's license. In fact, there isn't currently even a central repository to make your wishes known. However, you can at least let Harvard Medical know. Fill out form here: FORM

I recommend this article. Brains. Brains!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results?

Come people call that insanity and think themselves clever.

Others call it practice.