Monday, July 28, 2014

Melty Monday

The forecast is calling for triple digits today, which is where the title of this post comes from.  It's so hot, I feel like I'm melting.  Thank goodness for air conditioning.

Nothing has really happened to blog about, so I'm doing a meme today.  Hopefully I'll have something to talk about later in the week.  If I haven't melted by then...
Took this from here.

1.  What would happen if you could fly whenever you wanted?  When would you use this ability?

I would fly EVERYWHERE!!!  Think of the savings in gas alone!  I'd use this ability quite a bit at school.  This year, my classes are clear across campus.  No matter where I park, it's gonna be a long walk.  I'm not looking forward to it because I have a bad hip.  Some days it doesn't bother me at all.  Other days, I'm in pain and sometimes have difficulty walking. 

2.  Share a story about your worst date ever.

When I was in high school, I went to the movies with a guy.  I distinctly remember him spending more time at the candy counter than actually watching the movie with me.  Looking back, I think it's more because he was nervous than hungry.  Even though it was dark and we didn't have a lot of interaction, it was his first date.  

3.  If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you have want to have seen?  

There's so many options from history to choose from!  I would have liked to see Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington D.C. in 1963.  

Which historical event would you have liked to have witnessed?  

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
This is an x-ray of a knee.  One of my friends is an x-ray tech.  Another friend of mine went to school to become an x-ray tech, but decided against making it a career.  She and I were coworkers and often ate lunch together.  This particular friend told me about Clarence Dally during one of our lunches.

To make a long story short, Dally worked with Thomas Edison.  X-rays were being discovered and used during this time.  Dally x-rayed his left hand repeatedly in an effort to experiment, and unwittingly exposed himself to radiation poisoning.  When he began to show symptoms, he started using his right hand instead.  Eventually, he died from the radiation.  Click on the link for a longer and more detailed version of the story.  

2 showed me some love:

Unknown said...

We are melting over here too. We'd fly everywhere. Keeping mum re date. I know spoil sport. We'd like to have been there on Victory Day the end of WW11. The bones remind us of our rotten shoulders. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sketching with Dogs said...

Even though I am scared of heights, I would love to fly.
Lynne x

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