Tuesday, 27 November 2007

single handed

All zombied up for today, so I thought I'd check in with my faithful before hitting the hay. Not used to posting late at night. My mind seems duller, my body fuller, my breath staler than usual for blogging. Fortunately, I have the vocal stamina of a marathoner. I feel I can chat endlessly -- on and on without getting the least bit tired. You feel like that when you get your second wind while running -- suddenly your way seems clear, your life is in balance, and your muscles are ready to stretch and contract indefinitely. (And when I say you feel like that, I mean you. I don't. I feel like crap all the way through my run. The best part of running is having run.) But I chat better than I run -- or at least more often. I like it more. For me, the best part of chatting is hearing the other person laugh, so that it can be your turn to chat again. I was on the phone for a long time last night, and my ear got tired from pressing against the receiver, but I was in fine voice all the way through.
While on the subject, are you ear-specific when on the phone? Me, I'm a right-ear guy (though not like the guy in the picture). When I got sore last night, I tried to hold the phone against my other (that would be my left) ear. The voice felt wrong. The phone felt wrong. I switched back. I'm so right-handed. Good thing I don't smoke -- I'd burn the place down trying to light up with my wrong hand while on the phone.
I don't know anyone who can use either hand on the phone. Some things just seem unnatural if attempted with the wrong hand, and telephoning is one of them. (We'll leave the subject there for now.) Back to hitting the hay, which prompts the question: why hay? Who sleeps in hay? I'm not sure of the difference between hay and straw (such a city boy), but I thought animals mostly used hay for feed.
Enough metaphors. I'm going to bed.


Marilyn said...

I have had a sore(right) ear from talking on the phone too. And that makes me wonder, why are ears so sensitive? If I held the phone against my knee for two hours, it wouldn't hurt at all. What's up with ears? They should make them out of stronger stuff. Think of all the abuse they take every day:
traffic, sirens, irritating people.
Someone needs to re-design the ear.

Salerio said...

Ever tried hugging and placing your head to the right? Now there's an unsettling experience.

Also, hay is surprisingly warm. Not to be recommended for those who care about their hair, though, because more often than not you end up with stringy bits of the stuff (as well as some unknown fluffy substances and a few bugs) in there. Not pleasant, I can tell you.

Richard Scrimger said...

you may with to direct this request to God or Darwin. A teleological view of creation has lots of problems attached. rs

Richard Scrimger said...

I don't even have a picture, man. Hugging and placing your head to the right? unless you are Anne Boleyn, this is going to look odd. rs

Marilyn said...

Have you heard of "intelligent design"? It's some scientists who
have found gaps in Darwin's theories ie: a specific underwater creature didn't evolve from other things, therefore making a "creator" a possibility. So, there's this new wave of thinking that Science can prove the existence of God. I saw the whole thing on t.v. My grade two daycare kids tell me you can learn A LOT more from television than you can from school.

Richard Scrimger said...

What underwater creature didn't evolve from anything? Even the rubber duckie evolved from the early flint duckie of the stone age (a very unsatisfactory toy) rs