Howard Dean primimus inter pares est!puddle, listener--very interesting read about OBE's and NDE's. I have long felt that a person would be a damned fool to say such things could not possibly exist/happen. And to call something a hallucination is pretty much a meaningless perjoration. (I think "perjoration" is a word--if not, it ought to be...) It occurs to me to wonder if one should include with physical near death experiences psychological near death experiences, in which one's understanding or concept of one's fundamental being is overturned--if voluntary, then perhaps describable as psychological suicide. (Or rediscovery.)Question, listener: do you remember the experience, or aspects of it? At the age of 30 months or thereabouts? I'm not asking that you share such an intimate and perhaps inexpressible thing with us, but if you have a memory of it, WOW!Renee--I too must plead ignorance of computer games; if I could, I would help. I regret that I do not feel at ease asking our daughter about it, although she is a computer gamer. She's working awfully long hours, and on top of that she just bunged up the paint on her first and new car. I'm getting the hang of our new Toyota Camry Hybrid; there's a learning curve. Miyoko hasn't given it a try yet, but it will be her car (probably our last new car), and it is very nice. Can't recommend our way of getting one--it's not easy getting rear-ended on the freeway just enough to total the car without being significantly injured...Off to San Diego for another court martial Monday (tomorrow) morning dark and early (getting up at 0530). I can no longer use the hoary joke about my doctor or dentist urging me to come in because s/he has an payment due on his/her beemer. These two Navy jobs will go a long way towards paying for our new car. The insurance company paid us about half what we paid for the car ten years ago, plus towing, plus rental car, plus they will go after the other party's insurance for our deductible. Amerprise insurance, through Costco. I'm very happy with them.TTFNAlan
ONe more thing--I got a "Nap Zapper" through Amazon.com. Looks like a hearing aid worn on the outside of the ear; when one nods off it produces a right smart vibrating alert to awaken one. Earlier models give off an audible alert so if you are driving, others know there is a problem. That will help me to stay awake tomorrow; that I should have problems with dozinfg off after pulling a forty-hour shift on top of a fifty hour week on top of a sixty hour week is should not be a surprise, methinks. Whine, whine, whine. But if it really does the job, I will let you all know.Alan
Alan, that was *quite* a week. Be easy on yourself as soon's you can, eh?Are you willing to disclose the color of the new beast any time soon, lol!?Speaking of beasts. . . . The Goobey and I are coming up on a year! In five days. Amazing year it has been, too. Both having to do wit' him, and otherwise. Hoping the next is just a bit quieter, grin.
Gotta laff. Couple of days ago, huge line of thunderstorms, 90% chance of rain. Nada. Today? 20% chance. Skies about 99% clear. I hear this blunder tiger, check the radar, and there's this teeny tiny little storm, all by itself, sitting right on my head, lol! Saved me a watering trip to the garden. I'm grateful.
My poor SIL. Life is so damned *hard.* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Golly, I gave up on Walmart for working with Michelle Obama on food...this is worse! Come on, TARGET...what in the world are you doing?Target Selling Pride Shirts to Help Pro-Gay Marriage Group — and Reportedly Blocking Emails From Thowww.theblaze.comTarget Corp. is selling gay pride T-shirts to raise money for a group working to defeat a same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota — and is reportedly blocking emails from one group complaining about it. The Minneapolis-based retailer — which came under fire two years ago for a $150,000 campaign donation ...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I'm afraid I wouldn't live inside her head for the world.
puddle--Miyoko's new ride is a light metallic blue with light gray upholstery. Nice. Between the modernizations and the hybrid electric drive there's a lot to figure out, but it's nice. With luck it will be the last car we purchase. Gas mileage just like they advertise--around 40 mpg.Back from court, about to go to dinner in the hotel pub. Prices a mite high, but reasonable compared to any place within walking distance and well within the government allowance. Overcast all day here, not hot but the humidity makes it seem pretty warm. TTFNAlan
Oh--the "Nap Zapper" worked pretty well...until the batteries died. Musta been old. Can't find a place with replacements here, but a good night's sleep will do wonders.TTFNAlan
Thanks for the color update, Alan, lol! Sounds like a beauty! Glad the zapper worked, but rest IS better. Hope you get some.
Sorry to be AWOL so much. Lots of deadlines this week. I'll catch up and respond when I can! Don't give up. :-)Son's Birthday Lunch went well!
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