November 16, 2006
So yesterday I went to yoga class, checking my regular physician who is also my yoga instructor that it was ok if I had a cold... (I figured I was after the really contagious bit anyway.) He said it was fine, and even something like "we need to have colds to keep us healthy." He went on to say that there are a limited number of viruses, 130 or so of this one type, 30 of another that mostly cause colds, and that you can't get the same virus twice. Now, I think it's not quite as simple as that, since I know it's the mutation factor that makes it so hard to make a vaccine for this stuff, but still. Because if there are 160-odd types, and that's all you could catch in a lifetime... I could almost see someone taking that on as a Pokémon type challenge, gotta catch 'em all!
Video of the Moment
--Winsor McCay of Little Nemo fame in a 1911 movie... the live action stuff is pretty forgettable, but seeing the guy at work, and then the resulting animation, is fantastic.
Quote of the Moment
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
--Charles M. Schulz. Funny to compare that with Henry Miller's "I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."