27 Mar 2016

And Then I Take A Nap...

Yesterday, whilst browsing for items of interest, I came across two items of interest.

Now anything too do with out there in space fascinates me. I know nothing of it and anything I learn won’t stay indoors. It’s probably the size of it all that twists me off. Goes on forever? Trust me, if you find this hard to grasp but fascinating, don’t, under any circumstances, contemplate the idea of ‘goes on forever’ as you lay your head on the pillow at bed time.

First-up point of interest was this piece relating to the sun and  solar flares. Seem these are pretty regular occurrences but wot the cleaver people are now saying is that it’s probably only a matter of time, any time, before the sun lets off a real beauty that’ll zap all life on Earth. I’m guessing the sun will get us before that dust bomb heading our way will. However, this seems to me to be yet one more reason to cancel the window cleaner. Really, what’s the point paying for that every two weeks?

Point of interest number two was a piece saying that taking a zuzz in the afternoon could lead to premature death. I mean, what can you say? As with all this sort of ‘research’, the headline says, “...research suggests.” The magic disclaimer – ‘suggests’. Let me tell y’all, my ‘research’ seems to suggest it’s the elderly, rather than the youngerly, who take an afternoon nap and the elderly are heading, sedately, towards the exit door anyway, right?  Anyhoo, may I humbly suggest that those researchers find something useful to occupy their time here?

So there you go. Me? I hope I’m taking an afternoon nap when the sun draws one off on us and I miss it.

Quote;  Will Shriner.

“I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.”

Roger Zelazny.

“Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.”


Ripper said...

"taking a zuzz in the afternoon could lead to premature death"

Their 'research' has obviously overlooked me. For the past 20 years or so I have worked night shifts (12 hour ones at that) and have no choice but to sleep in the daytime. So by their logic I would probably be dead now.

Mac said...

Aint that the truth. You were obviously missed from the ‘experts’ sample group.
When I was in the world, sleep and work patterns would best be described, overall, as chaotic.
Some words I never heard uttered from the top while I was in the patch;
“Moving the rig’s going to take a minimum 48 hours, if all goes well, so let’s let these guys get some sleep before we start.”
And, at time of typing, I'm still here...