Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6

Monday, December 6, 2010
Which of your senses means the most to you?

Wow, this one is going to require some real thought....

It's no secret that this little penguin LOVES to eat (as evidenced by the enormity of my rear end!) so I don't know what I'd do without my sense of taste. Oh, wait, yes I do....drop a ton or two, probably!

I have some favorite smells that I can't imagine living without: babies (!), anything baking in my oven, garlic, basil, onions (preferably all in one pot on my stove!), wet autumn leaves, the way it smells outside after a refreshing rains, Bath & Body Works Cool Citrus Basil (my signature scent!), I could go on and on... However, with no sense of smell, I would never miss the smell of garbage, public bathrooms, and B.O.!

I would find it nearly impossible to live without music, so I really need my hearing. Plus, without my hearing, I'd miss out on the joyous sound of children laughing, which truly makes my heart smile. Mostly, I would never want to have to live without ever hearing my baby say, "I love you, Mom."

I don't even want to think about never seeing my beautiful son's face again, not to mention the other people I love. I couldn't imagine never being able to see a beautiful sunset again. You know how much I love them based on the fact that I like to take pictures of them and post them here, even though they're just the crummy, little "city" sunsets. I wish I could share some of the sunsets I captured while in Italy. Some of you know, my parents' villa is right on the ocean, which makes for absolutely stunning sunsets. Unfortunately, I didn't own a digital camera yet when I was last there. :(

Finally, without my sense of touch, I'd never feel the warmth of a hug from a loved one.

Wow, I don't think I can answer this. I will say that my "top two" would be sight and hearing. Jeez, if I had a gun to my head and I HAD to pick one over the other, I would have to say....sheesh! I just don't know!!!!

I have pretty crappy eyesight already. My eye doctor told me over 20 years ago that without my glasses/contacts, I'm legally blind in my left eye. I'm probably legally blind in both now!

I REALLY love my music. Unless I'm watching TV, I have music on. Always. And, many of the shows I watch have music (glee, DWTS, etc.)

OK, I'm going to totally blow it today, and not answer this prompt properly. I have to say it's a tie between vision and hearing. Sorry. That's my final answer.

Let me make it up to you by putting a little 'something extra' in today's post! ;-)

This is from one of my favorite blogs, Not Always Right. For some reason, it just cracked me up!

An Open And Shut Case

Tech Support | Los Angeles, CA, USA

Me: “Hello, [Tech Support]. How can I help you?”

Caller: “I just got your wireless internet thingy, but I’m not sure I like it.”

Me: “What’s wrong with it?”

Caller: “Oh, nothing’s wrong with it. It’s much faster than my old internet; but do I always have to open my windows? I hate opening up the windows.”

Me: “What computer do you have?”

Caller: “I have a Mac.”

Me: “Then how do you–”

Caller: “Oh! No. Not that computer windows thing! I don’t have that! I mean my actual windows around my house!”

Me: “You’re… opening up you’re windows around your house?”

Caller: “Yes! And it’s really chilly today!”

Me: “Ma’am, I hate to interrupt, but why is this relevant to your internet problem?”

Caller: “Well, it’s wireless! It comes through the air, right? How else am I going to get it if the windows are closed?”

Maybe it was so funny to me because I spent so much damn time on the phone with Comcast this weekend!! THIS is why I'm not rude to the tech support people. I could never do their job!

I'm going to completely switch gears here and ask that all my Bloggy Buddies who pray PLEASE say some prayers for my friend, Tiffany, and her family. Go here for the update.

While I've been sitting here working on this post, I've had a new NBC show on, called The Sing Off. (See, another show with music!!) I've been typing during the commercial breaks, but now I think I'm going to give it my full attention. It's TOTALLY getting me pumped for this weekend's date with my Bestest Friend. More on that later.


karen gerstenberger said...

Chi, I am so sorry about Tiffany's BIL. You know that we had to sign those "Do Not Resuscitate" papers for Katie, and it was horribly hard to do...but we did it because we knew that it would prevent her suffering. If Tiffany's sister can remember that her overall goal is to treat him with the utmost love and respect (and pray for help!), she will have what she needs to do whatever is necessary. I will also add that if they don't like the doctor, they might ask for another. Doctors can be changed! And hospice can be the best kind of care, under certain circumstances. They will likely have the support of a social worker, skilled and compassionate nurses, possibly even pastoral care (if they want it), and it will all be administered with the best interests of the patient in mind. At least, that was our experience. God bless them!

M said...

I did not have a sense of smell for 1 1/2 years!! It sucked...after surgery every smell bombarded sensroy overload!

Prayers heading all the way from CA for your friend.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't believe you could not decide...even with a gun to your head???
My fave is sight....just could not imagine not seeing.
Prayers for Tiffany and her family.

Clippy Mat said...

Cheech: I got something nice in the post today. and it wasn't a picture of a penguin.
I like it a LOT!. :-))))
btw: Your SENSE of humour means the most to you. Sheesh. No contest.

Change for Good said...

Thank you for the lift up in prayer....I really appreciate it. He was moved to the pallative care hospital today. They are going to do a CT Scan in two weeks for the air leak in his brain (another one). We are not sure he will make it that long. I'll update more in a few.

Change for Good said...

Taste and Sound are mine!

ModernMom said...

Oh My MIL lost her sesnse of taste and it has not slowed her down at all! I think I would be the same way:) I think I would be most afraid of losing my site!

Thanks for the compliments on my first vlog:) You are a sweetie!