Monday, August 3, 2009

Around the Web

Since I am feeling lazy I decided to let other people's websites do the work today.

First, I've mentioned Frank's site before and I thought I would pass along something from him. Here is a portion of what he posted the other day:

Shopping: She wanted to got to the grocery store with me. I actually do not like that, but she was really being very attentive to me. She was publicly affectionate. We went grocery shopping. I let her walk in front of me, so I could look around at the people without getting caught.

I thought the part about letting his wife walk in front of him so he could check out the people in the store without getting caught was pretty funny (he's 76 years old) so I told him so in the comments. This is the response he sent back to me:

Thanks for the visit and sharing. Yes, lol, I am kind of sneaky. My wife keeps and eye on my eyes and notices what I am looking at. lol Life is actually fun if you don't take it so seriously. lol

Well guys, I guess it never ends, haha..

Yesterday when I had lunch with Katie she mentioned how she misses visiting the Monterey area. I told her next time she is up that way she should have lunch with Frank and we both started laughing (that's where he lives; she's the one who told me about his blog). And have it at Tarpy's, his favorite restaurant. Actually I would like to eat there because it sounds delicious.. and I think it would be neat to meet Frank, too!

Second "let other website do the work" item for today:

Do you associate specific colors with numbers or letters?

If so, you may have a trait known as "Synesthesia." It is not limited to just that type of association; here is the definition as taken from this website:

Synesthesia is a perceptual condition of mixed sensations: a stimulus in one sensory modality (e.g., hearing) involuntarily elicits a sensation/experience in another modality (e.g. vision). Likewise, perception of a form (e.g., a letter) may induce an unusual perception in the same modality (e.g. a color).

If you think you may have synesthesia, click here to go to the website where you can take some tests to determine if you really do or not.

This is something Katie mentioned to me because apparently she has this. I think she must have inherited it from her mom. She sure didn't inherit it from me because here is the result I got when I took the "preview test" to get a preliminary measure of the trait as it pertains to me:

I suppose that's to be expected when you answer "no" to all of the questions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Orgasm to color? Humm... like Viagra making a person see blue?

What about tastes to memories? Last month my son's girlfriend make a French dinner for the family. When I bit into the quiche I had a flashback to the summer of 1964 when Francois, a chef for Eisenhower's White House first made it for me. I remember the smells, the textures, the sun in my face at this kitchen table in Bel Air. I remember the crust the cheese and looking out over the ozone layer of Los Angeles. Of course I had quiche hundreds of times since, but never had what my daughter called a "Ratatouille" moment. I've since researched this remarkable event and found the official term is Madeleine Moment made famous by Marcel Proust and the sweet lady finger biscuits he would soak in hot tea.