I’ve heard it said that we are constantly in a state of War, with intermittent periods of Peace.


Today I saw a friend’s tagline say "This is why I live in Washington.  Beautiful!".  Currently, as I write this blog entry, it is sunny and 71 degrees F in the Seattle area.  Very nice, indeed.  Ask me when the last time the area had this nice of weather….hmmmmm a year ago, perhaps?  Will I enjoy it?  Yes, absolutely.  All 65 more days of it. 

They say Seattle is a city that is heavy laden with depressed people (because of the weather).  I must counter that the people must be the most optimistic, or they wouldn’t live here.  Hey–they LIVE for the 65+ days of sun!!  They drudge through 300 days of CRAPPY weather for the 65 days of sunshine.  THAT, to me, is the epitome of OPTIMISM.

I blogged once about how the good folk of the Pacific Northwest don’t understand temperature very well.  I now understand why.  It’s all about perspective.  If you have 300 plus days of rainy, cloudy, ugly weather where one is always wearing a coat, or jacket of some sort (hey…the native Washingtonians don’t even use umbrellas) when the sun comes out–it must be warm.  If the sun is out and its not raining…it’s "hot".  Temperature has nothing to do with it.  I was mistaken–I thought they were really referring to was the actual temperature and their skewed view (since they don’t understand the difference between hot and humid)–but NO.  Hot means–the sun is out and its not raining.  I get it now.



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2 responses to “Perspective

  1. ღXena

    Hi there Rick Taylor, how are you doing dear guy?
    I came by to say HI to you and to let you know that I\’ve added you finally to the "Birthday October list" on my
    second space. Hehe I don\’t usually check it often enough unless once in a while to update the list only if…LOL
    That\’s why…I apologize for the delay! {wink} By this coming October 2008 hopefully you will have new bloggers/friends
    visiting you and wishing you a Happy Birthday! :0)
    Anyway you may check it out sometime if you like.

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    You also said this in your comment u left me: -Nominate me for most eclectic Spaces….if the category exists!-

    Well, if you ever want to be nominated or give some suggestions about that type of category you may do this only
    in this space:  SPACES HALL OF FAME for your space to be honoured and what not. Once this Mr. SHOF chooses the categories then
    we us spacers may nominate you for that type of category…but it has to be approved first. Then we vote once the vote starts and so on…I cannot do that myself. Like a example: lately there\’s was the category SPACE OF THE YEAR…this space does that every year…then us bloggers vote for the one that most deserves its votes to win award space of the year. Unless you\’re nominated by a friend for you name to be added to the nominees and so on..then if your name/space has been noominated then we (us) vote for you. Whomever gets the most votes then wins space of the year. Not aloud to solistice for votes. You can advertise it in your space and you may also vote for yourself once. Not aloud to have multiple accounts either. He traces IP\’s numbers! If you get caught you get DQ. That\’s it. Now, you can check it out and once SHOF asks for suggestions of types of categories for people/bloggers to get nominated – then you can give your suggestion (most eclectic ) etc…if you\’re not sure how to go about then leave him a comment/email re: to this! He will then get back to you. Just make sure you mention "please get back…"…or else he might not. Perhaps one day (soon) he will make this type of category and then for sure I will give you a nomination by mentioning your name to be added to the list for bloggers to vote for you. That\’s all I can do & say re: to this! Okay?
    *Another thing is that being this my #2 space replying from right now, I don\’t hang out very much in Xena Continuance…but you can find me more often in my main space >>>>> XENA PRINCESS WARRIOR
    Visit me sometime and drop me a comment (recent blog entry please) too at this space! Hehe Well, that\’s it for now.
    *By the way great info. blog entry. Your entries are pretty interesting and well written. -With class all the way love! {wink}
    Take care and have a wonderful weekeend. Ciao bello!

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  2. ღXena

    Hey Rick right now at Spaces Hall Of Fame the following categories for June nominations are:

    Do you want to be in Most Diverse? I will give your name and see what happens. Hehehehe 🙂
    Let me know. Be glad to do so. Get back ASAP with your answer.
    Leave it in my main space link instead. Thanks. Ciao bello.

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