January 11th, 2005


The eye bone's connected to the nose bone

I always was aware, in the abstract sense, that all the stuff in my face is connected together by my sinuses. After all I knew, come to think of it, that when I cry my nose gets stuffy. And sure I've always been aware that my nose and mouth share some passageways. And so forth. So yeah, I guess I knew my face was connected.

But even so -- I never expected to be able to taste my eye drops. It's a really surreal feeling, to squirt something in my eye then have a nasty taste in my mouth several minutes later. Oh, and they also make me sneeze. Eye drops! I just never really thought of my eyes as having a passageway to my mouth or nose.

It makes me feel like one of those circus people who can breath or whistle out of their eyes (not that I can do that (at least I don't think so)). It just doesn't seem natural.

Not to mention the annoying fact that these eye drops I have to use four times a day taste really foul! I find myself having to eat something or chew gum after every application. I don't like the taste of my eyes. I'm a freak. Yuck!

(But I'm a freak who can see...even if I am still having trouble convincing myself I don't need to remove my contacts before bed.)

Drawing Fun

I am distracted today, and I'm having trouble focusing on work. So I thought I'd play a game.

hannunvaakuna had an entertaining little game in her journal today. The idea was that everyone had to pick one of her interests and draw a picture of it. Now here is the real test of my scary Paint skills: can anybody guess what the interest I picked was? (Preferably without looking at her post, of course.) This is the picture I drew:

Then comes the second question: can you do better? Feel free to give it a try and play along....

(no subject)

"When the axe came to the forest the trees said -- the handle was one of us."

Posessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker

(Random quote that popped into my head. Done entirely from memory, so I probably have the wording wrong. In fact, I could have the book or author wrong as well.)