Thursday, February 18, 2010

...know nothing

Actually, we know plenty. The brain is bombarded by, well, it does depend on the particular brain. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. Transmission can be as slow as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec.
Traveling at 120 meters/sec is the same as going 268 miles/hour.That's a lot of information to process while listening to someone babble on about nothing, or trying to drive and yet keep two small boys from beating each other in the back seat. On this day in 1856, the American Party also known as the Know-Nothings, convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore. His twin brother was a duck aficionado, named Mallard Fillmore. Final selection has been made on the Carved Settee and I will have it made in a Burgundy Leaf Velvet fabric. Stunning! The large plaid arrived yesterday and tomorrow I pick up six chairs to have recovered. Know nothing? I'd say not! Have a good day and learn more and more. 'Casablanca Mirror' shown today.

"Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse." Groucho Marx