Monday, August 27, 2007

a day of tinnitus

This morning I was thinking about ways to block out extraneous sounds while working at my cubicle. I thought I might be able to get some headphones from the office supply closet, and I looked online for software that would generate white noise. I ended up downloading and installing a program called Tinnitus Masker Pro 2.1 ("Tinnitus Masker Pro allows you to choose from 14 different sounds and change their parameters so you can achieve the best masking effect for your tinnitus symptoms. Tinnitus Masker Pro is extremely easy to use and get to grips with, yet versatile enough to cover a wide variety of tinnitus symptoms."), which I couldn't get to actually work -- I uninstalled it after a few minutes.

Just a few minutes ago, two coworkers a couple cubicles away were talking about their hearing... both of them suffer from tinnitus. They compared stories about how they acquired the condition and discussed remedies.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Two Larues within about 2 days

I spent a few seconds trying to remember the last name of someone I haven't seen in several months, a guy named Bobby (LaRue). He moved in with Alex Mendenhall when I moved out, and they do lab work together.

Either 1 or 2 days later, at the job, I remembered it when I got a call from someone with the last name LaRue.

two "time"/"money" conflations in one day

Chatting with Jaye over Gmail Chat, I said (approximately):
"Damn clocks. Root of all evil, I say."

Later that day in On the Experience of Time, by Robert E. Ornstein, I read on page 19:
"There is a popular saying that 'time is money'. Time is not money, but the concept of time is similar to the concept of money in that each refer to many different sorts of things. Many distinct objects are used as 'money' but we would not confuse the English pound with two hundred sheep simply because either might be used as barter."

Thursday, April 19, 2007

two "life is good"s in one hour

I was (some may suggest semi schizotypally) scribbling some notes on a paper towel. I wrote: "...let us attempt to build some kind of system of the basis of the equivalence or identity or near-identity of "life" and "good""
About an hour later I read in The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley, chapter 22:
    But no man is strong enough to have no interest.
Therefore the best king would be Pure Chance.
It is Pure Chance that rules the Universe; therefore,
and only therefore, life is good.

two "archetypes" within two seconds

I was watching a video on YouTube or Google Video. A few seconds into it, the person speaking in the video mentioned "archetypes", within a couple seconds of Jaye saying "archetype" on the phone, standing a few feet from me.

two sweet potato ingestions in two days

Three days ago, we bought about 5 flavors of baby food, to use in starting to introduce Nyx to non-boob-provided food. Two days ago, we fed her a little from two of the jars, one of them containing sweet potatos. Yesterday, Sonny at work had a plastic container of sweet potato wedges and gave me a couple of them to eat.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

astrological babyparent alignment

Nyx was born 4 months ago today.
Jaye and I realized a while ago that both my sister and I (our parents' only two children) had children with people born on September 20 (Jaye and my sister's huband Carlos).

Friday, January 19, 2007

2 Domino'ses in 2 minutes

In a stall in the the office bathroom, I called Domino's and ordered a large thin-crust pizza, 1/2 pepperoni and 1/2 cheese, with extra cheese, for Jaye.
On the way back to my cubicle, Kevin called me over to his to look at a screenshot he had captured. Then, as he was looking through some folders for something else he wanted to show me, he accidentally clicked on an icon and said "Oh, that's Domino's". A preview of the Domino's logo appeared. He had been using it with some website he created.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Robert Anton Wilson

Right around the time of Robert Anton Wilson's death, I noticed two RAW-related coincidences. (RAW helped popularize the 23 Enigma and other synchronistic phenomena.)

  • I was singing "Danny Boy" to Nyx one night. Jaye expressed surprise that I would do such a thing. I told her that the recently-deceased-RAW's website plays Danny Boy on the home page. Two days later we watched a rented movie in which a character sings that song.
  • I was at a restaurant waiting for some wings-to-go, watching football on a flatscreen on a wall. I was remembering RAW commenting in one of his books on the cultural reasons why he was interested in living in outer space: something like, most of his fellow Americans seemed to like drinking beer and watching football, whereas he liked listening to the Hammerklavier stoned. Just then, the football announcer shouted "Out in Space!" -- I think referring to a receiver who was wide open.