Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Call Me Einstein

There’s a quote about relativity attributed to Albert Einstein (who knows if he really said it or not) that goes, “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”

I guess relativity is on my mind today. First thing this morning, the local weather guy warned us that it’s going to be 103 degrees in Lubbock today. My reaction was, “Hot, but doable here in Lubbock. That 103 in, say, Houston with their humidity would kill me.” That’s relativity.

And then there’s my progress on my LOW SUGAR VEGETARIAN DIET and the corresponding change in my weight. In the last week, I’ve had meat exactly once. That doesn't make me a pure, 100% vegetarian, but before that, I would have had meat with every meal. That’s relativity.

And of course there is the fact that when I last went to the doc and got the orders for a LOW SUGAR VEGETARIAN DIET, on his office scale I weighed X. (Like I’m going to publish what I weigh on the internet.) This morning, I dusted off my home scale that I haven’t used since the batteries died months ago. According to my scale, I now weigh X-16. Yeah, somehow I doubt that I have really lost 16 pounds in 12 days. But I’m pretty sure I’ve lost something. (I’m seriously considering stopping by his office after work, just to weigh and figure out the variance between scales.) Regardless of which scale I use though, I feel better than I did 12 days ago. That’s relativity. 

Anyway…time, weather, weight. It’s all relative. Just call me Einstein.

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