Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I AM A WONK!!
The Rogue Speaks:
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/WONK - a person preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a specialized field; broadly : nerd
When it comes to orientation--MY orientation--I am a wonk. I freak out a little when I don't know exactly where I am. I even have a compass. No, sillies! Not the art and geometry kind! I have a north south east west compass. I have to know EXACTLY where the sun is rising in the morning. I want to know in just what direction I am going when I am driving. Yes, I admit it--I have a fear of getting lost. When I am going south in Tucson, I am very careful to keep the Catalinas on my left. That way, when I am heading for home, they will be on my right.
The Great Pyramids are aligned to magnetic north. Each face of each pyramid is in alignment with the rotation of the earth. The word for pyramid means "fire in the middle" in Latin. I am not going to bore you with all the stuff I know about the special properties of the pyramids. Let me just say that I am seriously obsessed with magnetic north and just how it affects our lives.
I am also obsessed with time. I have clocks in every room in my house, and one room actually has THREE clocks. I want to know EXACTLY what time it is. I have a clock on my nightstand that sets itself daily by the satellite, which calculates the time in different time zones by Greenwich Mean Time.
The only problem with the satellite is that it doesn't know Arizona doesn't participate in Daylight Savings Time, so twice a year I have to alter my time zone to accomodate that stupid satellite.
We've had quite a traumatic week here so far. Liz was bitten in the mouth by a rattlesnake and has been in the hospital since early this morning. She is home now, after two vials of antivenon, despite the fact that she only weighs four pounds and thirteen ounces. The smallest dose for antivenon is for a dog weighing five pounds.
I hope you don't think that I am a complete nutcase, but I really love
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P.S. This should really freak you out--I don't wear a watch!!!!!