Friday, June 19, 2009

Other, multi-tasking and sitting in the sunshine

- Inspired by a request at work to estimate time spent on various functions, here is the same for Sophie based on a 24/7 week: 151 hours Sleeping, 7 hours Eating, 6 hours Staring at Lynn, 4 hours Other.

- A young man walking down Collier Road at 7am, listening to his MP3 player and reading a hardback book. That's what I call multi-tasking.

- The kind people at the commercial hardware business next door to the printing company, allow a man to live in the back. He is attired in bucket hat, shorts, t-shirt and rumpled old suit jacket, no matter what the weather is, 10 degrees or 95 degrees like yesterday. We call him Slow Walker and I would love to know his story, but am told not to ask. (But I always wave when I pass him walking slowly up the street, deep in thought.) Spotting him yesterday afternoon, sitting in the sunshine on the corner of nearby Howell Mill Road and Chattahoochee Avenue, he smiles and nods at me as I drive past.

10 comments:

Talon said...

lol @ the 151 hours sleeping for Sophie and the 6 hours staring at you! I read somewhere that cats sleep an average of 18 hours a day. Isn't it cool that they don't get stressed thinking they're missing out on stuff?

I would be curious, too, Lynn about the bucket hat man. I guess that's when our imaginations get to take over...

Lynn said...
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Lynn said...

Talon - I like to think she likes to stare at me because I am Just That Fascinating, but in reality, I think it is that she is a control freak about her food, wanting it refreshed all the time. When I stand up from the couch, etc., she runs toward the kitchen looking back as if to say, "you are coming in here, right? As long as you are here..."

Mr. Slow Walker has intelligent eyes that seem to have seen much, but something has happened to make him go away a little. Yesterday is the first time I got a spark of recognition. But I will continue to be respectful of his privacy and leave him be...

Jannie Funster said...

Awesome three!!

I wish our cat would stare at me, he's too independent. He likes me best in winter, anyway.

Guy with the iPod and hard-backed book sounds like me on the trail sometimes.

I love that old Slow Walker, oh the tales he could no doubt tell.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I didn't have a photo for today - I've used that one of Sophie before, but it did lead me to my three things. Sometimes one leads to another.

I have never been quite able to walk and read.

Yes - Slow Walker must have some tales to tell.

Talon said...

My oldest son has a theory that animals think we are Gods because we are in control of their universe and that animals are in awe of our ability to provide food in an instant. He could be right, but I think the animals are in control of us - lol!

Mama Zen said...

Sophie is an example for us all!

Jannie Funster said...

I guess you'd call me more of an ambler, when I walk and read.

I loves pictures, new, old, whatever.

Lynn said...

Talon -

Hey - I like that notion of your son's. I read somewhere that when cats bring you dead animals, birds, etc. they are trying to show you what they want and how to do it. Puts me in mind of Stripey with that critter a few weeks ago. :)

Mama Zen -

Thank you - we should all get so much sleep, right? :)

Jannie -

I sure see a lot of people doing that. Great multi-tasking. Reading anything good right now? Always looking for a good book.

Hope you are having a good weekend - I am back in from Milledgeville and have a zillion things to catch up on.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I could use that much sleep myself! nice kitty. I have some advice. When the cat stares, blink. Watch the cat blink back- I get my cat to answer questions that way! Blink -yes, stare, no. (Really)!

Characters around the 'hood are what make the place fun-
We used to have Crazy Walter n Eddie Mumbles.