instead of research, Ten on Tuesday

Chelsea over at Roots and Rings sent out her Ten on Tuesday questions…these are fun and easy and a good diversion to what I should be doing right now –

Ten on Tuesday 

1. What’s your favorite television show for each day of the week?
Monday….um, well, Monday Night Football’s Come on Man – sort of, in the background while I am doing other things…only because the boys are watching football.
Tuesday…I’d say New Girl, but I have only seen one episode- I laughed though, and like her hair…
Wednesday… shrug
Thursday.. nothing comes to mind
Friday.. nope
Saturday.. hmmm
Sunday..  chirp, chirp…

I am not a regular TV watcher….seriously, my attention span is all wacky. I can read a book straight through, miss sleep and meals while working on an art project, but cannot focus long enough to be hooked on a show.
That’s not to say I never watch TV, I just have no idea what day certain shows are scheduled and keep odd hours which leads to a happy surprise when I happen to come across something good…. whew, said in one breath.

2. How many times do you wear your jeans before you watch them?
Depends, once, twice…?  a Levi Strauss exec said, “The less people wash their jeans, the better their jeans become.” In fact, the company recommends a “comprehensive cleaning”  only after wearing them for six months. Um, gross okay well I am in between “after every wear” and “twice a year.”

3. What is your favorite pasta shape?
I like spiral shaped pasta. Yes, I am five. 

4. Do you read newspapers?
Not daily, but I do love the newspaper….will grab one off the stack at my moms, or buy one when out of town… those are the best for some reason. 

5. Do you sleep in socks?
Yes…but I do not wear socks during the day usually. Just a nocturnal sock enthusiast. 

6. Favorite genre of movies?
Tough one….I am picky (and , well – see question #1)  I like scenery, characters who are not annoying…
Do not like scary or too lovey dovey romantic….and cannot stand movies with characters that take themselves too seriously, or turn tragic historical events into love stories (Titanic, sorry ladies)  – movies that make me think are good…but stupid immature parodies work too, sometimes.    

7. How do you feel about wrestling?

8. Should men pluck their eyebrows?
If they have to, just not to perfection…. unnecessary, be a man.  BUT, if you are over a certain age and have the genes to grow ridiculous fuzzy critters, please do, those are cute on grumpy old men.  

9. Do you have dimples?
Yes, just on one side though. 

10. Do you like to camp?
YES…..absolutely. Tent or cabin….and I really want to go camp in a really really high in the sky tree house someday, like the Ewoks..

                                        but probably not this, 
                                                      what the heck?…..
the website says it sleeps two adults comfortably, 
okay, glad it is not see-through.


Numbers are strangely significant to me…especially the combo 127, but I will refrain from taking you, dear reader, too far down the labyrinth of my mind ….instead I’ll just give you a brief tour …..

(and don’t worry there is a way out)

The Butterfly Effect, was discovered when scientist Edward Norton Lorenz took a little shortcut. Instead of entering .506127, he entered .506. Strangely enough, leaving off the completely insignificant .000127, created a radical difference. Lorenz was using a computer program to predict weather conditions and this .000127 difference in wind velocity altered the scenario more than anyone would have imagined. .000127 is like the amount of wind created by the flapping wings of a butterfly. Hence, The Butterfly Effect.

I know this concept has been made into a movie—-but I haven’t seen it……read about it, that’s enough for me. Instead, I will keep this floaty concept and adopt the number 127 for myself…

to me, 127 = the idea that a tiny variation, an insignificant shift – MATTERS.

The fact that a miniscule action can initiate a chain of meteorological events so intensely different that a bright sunny day could turn into a tornado…. means to me, that a baby step in the right direction can create an enormously different future.

One small, seemingly insignificant choice, reverberates throughout your life.  um… doom and gloom intended….

sure, my mind goes there too, I wonder about the very small choices that led to my friend’s accidental death and I cannot help but second-guess every detail about my day…..”should I, shouldn’t I, what if.”…ugh.

….but the good news is that one small move set in motion can create a shift….and I won’t know until the game is over what the last chess move will be.


although I love CRAZY CHANGES, completely RIDICULOUS SCHEMES and BIG PL ANS…. those are hard to maintain…an itty bitty sidestep in the matrix of life can do much the same thing without any need to completely ditch your current life.

127 – sums up all my dreams – superstitious, maybe….but backed by science
baby steps, baby

(and…for those of you who know me in real life…
Yes Yes Yes
127 is THAT desire too…
and the other case you thought of the one before the other :)
 Written for
~*~BFF #139 -Superstition ~*~~*~ Blog Hop #21 – Desire ~*~~*~ NaBloPoMo tramatic ~*~
…..and just because.

EVEN BETTER, this theory was not originally compared to a butterfly…..Lorenz actually said, 

“if the theory were correct, one flap of a seagull’s wings would be enough to alter the course of the weather forever.”

yeah, I can totally see how that image would not conjure up the same mentality.
“mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine”