I've always had a good sense of color... able to pick out what makes up a color, able to see where they're off, able to see colors others say should not be there. I ran across this test again, where you have to drop and drag colors in order of their hue. I took the test, with a bright window behind my screen and I still. kicked. ass. Scores ranged from 0 being the best to 1520 being the worst. For women in my age range, I scored a 12. I knew it wasn't perfect, but my eyes were fried and I submitted. Not to mention I have horrible vision and am old.
I'll take a 12!!
I made EL stop reading her physics book (she's reading it for fun, don't ask...) and take the test. I was thinking I stood a chance at beating her... the old gray mare might still be what it used to be. And her score?? 11! Grrrrrr. I'm going to block out the window and take it again...
Shout out question for Herr Doktor Vision... and forgive its simplicity, but... is it merely cones that allow us to perceive color, or does a life's worth of color experience help as well?
This song had to be added after I realized why it was playing in my head after taking the test...
One of our daily rituals is Mr. Handsome accompanying me to the train to pick up Grizzled after work. Mr. Handsome knows this is his deal. Squirmy Little Dog usually doesn't go. It's one of the things I do for Mr. Handsome to make up for unleashing Squirmy Little Dog upon his world. Grizzled doesn't need a ride either, but it's one of the things I do for him to make up for what the workday has unleashed on him.
If I stand up or start walking around at any point within 30 minutes of when I normally leave to go retrieve Grizzled, Mr. Handsome is RIGHT. THERE. READY!! And Squirmy is usually biting his ankles.
After getting into the car, the window must be down, no matter the weather. It's part of the deal. I get that. Mr. Handsome must go air-surfing. Mr. Handsome must greet his adoring crowd. I have never seen more friendly people in this place than I do when Mr. Handsome is sticking his handsome puss out the window. People smile, people wave... the other evening, a man even stopped and tipped his hat. Oh to be the recipient of such adoration. It probably even makes up for the bugs in the eyes.
Looking forward to a change of pace and a different perspective. We'll start with bird island via satellite view. I had given the lake address to someone, was checking Google Maps to make sure the location was in the correct spot, it was off in the past... and figured I'd roam around a bit and see what bird island looked like from above. The image is probably from last year, but it's still fun. All of those light spots are HERONS!
Update: ECHIDNE of the snakes has been kind enough to link to this post. I saw that people were wondering about the source of the shoes... I wish I knew. I have to admit, I "borrowed" the photo from FB, and saw no obvious links.
I still want them... the shoes, not so much the links...