Monday Sunset

"Sunset" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/20, 1/60 sec, ISO100
“Sunset” Cedar Park, 2018


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Taking Vitamins

When I was growing up, my parents had us take vitamins every morning, and it wasn’t just a single multi-vitamin pill. It was multiple pills of individual vitamins, plus other supplements, like garlic or fish oil. Because of this, I became pretty good at swallowing several pills at once. I think my record is maybe seven at one go. Come to think of it now, that’s maybe too many vitamins?

Nowadays, my own kids also take daily vitamins, but their pill-swallowing procedure is not as efficient yet as mine is. And the technique is different as well.

When I take pills, I retract my tongue to the back of my mouth and drop the pills into the space behind my lower teeth, but in front my tongue. Then I take a swig of water and use my tongue to scoop the pills and water to the back of my mouth and swallow. It’s fast and only takes one gulp of water to swallow all the pills.

The rest of the family prefers to take a bit of water first, then drop a pill into their mouths, and swallow. But, they have to repeat this for every pill. I told them my technique, which I believe is superior, and they think I am crazy. 😄

I wonder which technique is the most common… 🤷‍♂️

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Dreaming of Falling

"危ない" Pedernales Falls, 2011
Photo info: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PL1, 16mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200
“危ない” Pedernales Falls, 2011OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When I was younger, I used to have a recurring dream in which I would fall from a great height. This was usually preceded by a seemingly safe climb which quickly turned into a harrowing cliff-hanger. I could have been on a ladder, or a playscape, or on a mountain path.

Anyways, I’d find myself hanging on for dear life, dangling over the precipice, then I’d lose my grip and fall. My stomach would rise to my throat, just like what happens when riding a rollercoaster. But the strange thing was, I would always hit the ground, then get up, unhurt, and be on my way.

This dream happened so often that I soon got used to the falling and didn’t fear dying anymore. I knew I would “land” safely in a second or two. However, I still have the fear of getting that rollercoaster feeling.

And my brother also had similar dreams. Strange?

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The photo is of my kids having fun at a camping trip at Pedernales Falls back in 2011.

Nervous about Live TV

One thing that I get extremely nervous about is live performances on tv. For instance, I hate watching the Oscars because the speeches make me super nervous. Also, live musical performances fill me with anxiety, for instance, the halftime show at the Super Bowl. And the Presidential debates? Uh-uh. I’ll read about it the next day, thank you very much.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Shine

"Afternoon Light" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: Motorola XT1064, 3.54mm, f/2, 1/30 sec, ISO320
“Afternoon Light” Cedar Park, 2016

I love the light at this time of year. 🍂

By the way, I am sharing my snapshots on another site. Just pictures, no words. Please take a look!

Weekly photo challenge – Shine