Friday, September 22, 2006

Reality and the surreal

A poster talks about the plight of the Holocaust survivors. Holocaust Survivors were very familiar to me growing up. They were friends, the people next door and sometimes relatives. The topic was well known within the community, but not one that was commonly discused. A person may have discussed those episodes in passing, but protracted conversations were rare.

The topics was certainly not taboo, but not something discussed. There was no point in bringing it up gratuitously. However, it was a constant and explained some odd habits of people within the community. The lady down the block with a sandwich in her purse wrapped in foil was one such person.

We go through our lives and along the way our lives are changed by events. The other day I ran into a wonderful coworker who was moved to another facility. She asked me if I still run my fan in the winter. Another coworker was aware of why I run the fan
and a glance between us was unspoken. I laughed and told her of course. The reason I run my fan is the white noise cancels out the low flying airplanes that fly over my desk. Only a handfull of people know of my whereabouts on 9-11. That coworker who asked is one of the few that knows. However, what seems to be an odd quirk is something more complex.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I understand. Thanks.

beakerkin said...

Lets see I will maintain this blog.
I am thinking about new titles. Beakerkins Antiutopian House of Horrors

The Merry Widow said...

This is a test, this is only a test.

tmw

beakerkin said...

this new sign on is a pain

kuhnkat said...

Just wanted to say HI and see if my logon works here!!

The Merry Widow said...

KuhnKat- At least my login info will be well ingrainned! OY!

tmw

beakerkin said...

Lets see if we can zap Veggietown.
No more racial stupidity. No more stupidity.

nanc said...

this ricken-fracken thing wouldn't even let me in the door earlier!

nanc said...

what's with the secure and non-secure items thing that comes up?

Farmer John said...

...and no avatars are showing up in my browser (MSIE)

beakerkin said...

I see avatars in mine.

This will take a moment to get used to. I created a blog just for Commie Bashing. Beakerkins House Of Pain for Comwads

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

test test test.

I hate this new Blogger sign-in. Why can these $%@#$%@# $#@$% get their !@#$!@# !@#$!@ together? Name and password... it's freaking 1960's tech, for crying out loud!

beakerkin said...

Creating posts is much easier in this format. I am tinkering with the other site.

Mr. Ducky said...

Ducky's here !!!!!

Test, test !!!!

beakerkin said...

It will take a few moments but Beta will result in a better blog.

nanc said...

well, if plucky made it in...it's only a matter of time before the other waterfoul show up...

beakerkin said...

Perhaps not, I am reading up there may be a way to make this blog invisible to Veggietown. If he gets annoying there are some new tools at my disposal.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I won't go to Beta unless I'm forced to. Then I'll probably just delete the Crank Files and go underground.

Warren said...

I'm trying to see what works and what doesn't.

I see right now this is going to cause me some problems. It doesn't recognize my blogger username/password combination.

I'm going to have to mess with this on my test blog.

It recognizes my google account username and password but my avatar won't show in
comments because there is no avatar or personal profilew associated with that account.

nanc said...

i see my magnificent avatar!

nanc said...

it must have had prior warning about messing with my avatar...

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Beak sez Beta will let you turn your blog invisible. That might be cool, except that if your blog is invisible you could accidently drop it and never find it again.