It's late for a reflection, on a reflection that was late.Last night, I went for a long, insomniac walk.. I ended up inSchenley Park, and lay out on the grass, and just looked up fora while. It reminds me of the latenight trips I used to taketo the park back when I lived on Northwood in Columbus.. Quiettime is good for sanity. Initially, I was looking for Mars.. andalthough I did see a star that was brighter than the others thatmight've been a different color, I have some doubt as to if that wasit. Eventually, I wasn't really looking at, or for, anything. AsI jokingly thought on the way back, if I were a spiritual person,which I am not, I would say that I had a spiritual experience..Somehow, I felt as if I had decided something or resolved something.Well, maybe I have, on some subconscious level. *shrug*Of course, what does spiritual really mean? By my meaning for theterm, I certainly didn't have such an experience, but OTOH, I do wantto keep open the possibility that my thoughts and positions on things mightchange without my recording a memory of the event.. and of course,emotions and mental state in general, complex as it is, is hard to quantifyor understand sometimes, especially in the first person. Just because it allreduces to neurons, just as what computers do reduces to logic gates, doesn'tmean that some pretty deep and amazing stuff isn't present. Just because acanvas is flat doesn't mean that we can't talk about paintings having amazingdepth.
This morning, I noticed that my laptop was in town, so I called FedEx to seeif I could go pick it up instead of waiting until Friday. They said no -- Dell'sshipping rules wouldn't permit that until after the first delivery attempt.I *ALWAYS* forget, when ordering stuff, to request that they not be restrictivein how it can be redirected and stuff. All these protections for the consumerthat I don't want... But then, when I got to work, I reloaded the page, andfound that it was put on a truck for delivery today(!!). Huzzah!It's weird that it left from Columbus though.. I didn't know Dell had abase there.
Aug 19, 2003 8:18 am On FedEx vehicle for delivery PITTSBURGH PA
8:10 am Arrived at FedEx Destination Location PITTSBURGH PA
6:56 am Left FedEx Ramp PITTSBURGH PA
Aug 18, 2003 6:00 am Pickup status COLUMBUS OH Pre-routed meter pkg picked up
I haven't been inspired to code on Pound recently. I think it's the thoughtof starting with mod_perl that's putting me off. Maybe I should write somesmall sample programs when I get home, to limber up for the real coding.
Hmm. limber. I wonder if it relates to the word limb.