Daily Haiku 2014.05.02 —

Lone tree in lava #2
(Image credit: Ed Suominen @ Flickr)

dauntless tree —
a pioneer
breaking new ground

 


Today has been a good day. I got up and exercised, went to work, and got off at 12:00. That’s 45 hours, a nice respectable workweek, in my opinion. I came home, took a good 45-minute run in intervals of 4 minute run, 1 minute walk, then took a shower. Now it’s the weekend.

I put a little Moroccan argan oil in my hair, then some of the coconut oil hair balm my friend Zach makes at home, and worked it in real good and watched as it magically formed the comb-over I love to sport when I’m just relaxing. Now that’s good stuff. I worked some tea tree oil into the scalp on the sides and back where my hair was shorn a couple weeks ago, to keep it from drying out.

Now I’m blogging. So what could possibly go wrong now? I’m home for the weekend, and I’ve got everything under control.

Or, almost everything. Tomorrow I’m somehow under obligation to walk around a large hall when it’s probably decent outside for the sake of the March of Dimes, which I know helps raise money for prematurely born babies, only I don’t see how my presence contributes. But that’s one little fly in the ointment. On the other hand, tomorrow is free comic book day, and I’m looking forward to free comic books . . . I might even purchase a new graphic novel, we will see.

I suppose there’s something that could go wrong. The worst possible thing.

The entire Universe might explode.

That could put a little damper on things — on the other hand, what if that’s not the worst possible thing that could happen?

Coincidentally, I was listening to a podcast today while on my run: Stuff to Blow Your Mind — The Habitable Epoch. The show’s hosts (Robert and Julie) were talking about the big bang, and the mind-blowing thought of all of time and space being compressed into a singularity. Robert said something to the effect of, “there is nothing before the Big Bang.”

Then I thought, what if there was? What if there’s something outside of our Universe that we can’t observe because of the expansion of space? In the first thirty seconds after the Big Bang, the Universe expanded faster than the speed of light. Got that? Faster.

Therefore it turns out that the Universe has already exploded, and it’s going to be some time before it slows down enough — and we speed up enough — that we are able to send a probe beyond the limits of space and time.

Worst-case scenario: debunked —

and thus the adventure continues.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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7 thoughts on “Daily Haiku 2014.05.02 —”

  1. Awesome post in response to the prompt —- I so like your positive spin —- and HEY! I LOVE the new look —– you have done more with it than I could ever have dreamed possible! Good on you! Love the colors, the heading, background, typeface etc. ALL works absolutely brilliant! Surf’s UP!

    1. Thank you! Not to sound like I’m countering with a negative because I try not to be that guy, but I’ve run into a little hitch with getting my latest posts to show up in the middle of the main page, but I just have to get time to dig into it a little more. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. It’s okay – I know what you mean – I had that initial problem too — you need to go to the Appearances sections – I think look for Layout – and then you can add posts to the middle column – based on the categories you select as showcases – and you are able to decide how many posts to feature in each “box”.

        I think it was something like that – if I remember correctly – but it was a while back. If not – go to the Themes category and search out that Theme – and check the page where it gives you all the options – I remember finding the notes for how to set this up there. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Actually that’s probably the most useful information I could have, because I have a starting point and confidence that it’s not hard to do. I started tweaking at 1am this morning, three beers in and close to passing out after an epic thumb gusset session, and only paid for the customization upgrade after realizing I wouldn’t be able to use a background image — after it was too late to snapshot my old look (wry smile) sometimes we just gotta move forward!

          1. Well — the thing is —- you can always go back into the Themes section – and “demo” your old theme and save it —- without activating it. In fact you can “test” drive as many as you like that way. But truth be told – I’m really loving the look and feel – it has this watery surfy good vibrations feeling to it. So just hang in there and I’m sure when you have time, you’ll be able to fine tune it even more! ๐Ÿ™‚

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