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Zeno freeze

I'm having Zeno freeze, where I can't do anything, because to do anything, I have to do something else first, and to do that other thing, I have to do yet another thing first. I'm paralyzed.

Writing in LJ doesn't really count, though I was nearly too paralyzed even to do that....

This morning was very misty. You could feel it blowing by... I was walking early; I went down the street, and the mist formed a wall, just out of reach. The traffic lights at the intersection were red; they were the only thing that you could see through the mist, up ahead. They're hung at different lengths, so there were these two red glowing circles on a diagonal--it looked like a red-eyed monster was tilting its head and looking up the street.

wakanomori won a $50 bond in a race today. Three cheers for wakanomori! And, in rabies news, overheard one of his fellow runners talk about being chased by a fox that, when shot by animal control, did indeed turn out to be rabid.

For some really lovely photos, check out this entry in cottonmanifesto's journal. I am particularly partial to the jewelweed and mushroom photos, but there are also mad closeups of some pretty cool insects.

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everyonesakitty
Sep. 17th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
*sympathizes* I'm having Grace freeze. I look at it and know it needs a ton of work, but I can't see where to start. Maybe in a few minutes some great ideas will come to us...
asakiyume
Sep. 17th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
anything good yet?

I think I'm going to go hide in my bed for a while...
merebrillante
Sep. 17th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
It was very warm here today (by fall standards), to the extent that in the evening I turned on the a/c. Scary about that rabid fox!
asakiyume
Sep. 17th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
yes, it was very warm here too! I can hear katydids right now...
deponti
Sep. 18th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I didn't know there was a name for this condition that attacks me once in a while!
asakiyume
Sep. 18th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Just made it up, actually--because of Zeno's Paradox, the one that says that to get from point A to point B, you must first walk halfway to point B, but to get to that halfway mark, you must first get to that halfway point, and so on. So no one should ever be able to move at all, but we do.
suzan_s
Sep. 18th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
Zeno freeze...what a great term for that condition! I think I've suffered with that malady before too....hard to thaw out sometimes.
wondernoon
Sep. 19th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thaw
Thaw out already!! ;)
asakiyume
Sep. 19th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Thaw
Tell a certain someone that I enjoyed his comment, too :-)

I think even Zeno must have realized that his paradox couldn't really work, since the evidence was all around him. But isn't it mysterious that you can divide a finite thing infinitely.... and so therefore an infinite thing adds up to something less than infinite?! I tell you, mathematics is amazing.
wondernoon
Sep. 20th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Thaw
:) Shall do. We deleted it because we didn't realise the explanation was there in the link already. We saw it later and then deleted the comment!
yes Mathematics is really quite amazing. Did you tear up over this?! :) Making fun of you!
asakiyume
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
tearing up!
Haha! No, this time it was the "stand back in awe" reaction :-D
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