July 26, 2021 by sandwichcontrol
By only referencing other animals.
The word of the day is: Otter.
|[ ot-er ]|
noun, plural ot·ters, (especially collectively) ot·ter.
any of several aquatic, furbearing, weasellike mammals of the genus Lutra and related genera, having webbed feet and a long, slightly flattened tail.
the fur of an otter.
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day.
I puttered around the house most of the day.
I even stopped by the Rev. Dark Wombat’s to brainstorm solutions for a flooring issue.
Then it was back to puttering at my house.
I had quite a bit of creative energy and absolutely no desire to do anything outside.
So most of my energy went to cleaning out the pantry and organizing my comics.
I also did a fair amount of reading.
I finished “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” and read all of “Legal Immigrant” by Alan Cumming.
I also read about half of the fourth volume of the Adventure Zone comic.
I’m currently sitting comfortably at 151 books for the year.
My goal is 365 books.
I’m a little behind schedule.
I’m gonna have to start cranking if I wanna get caught up.
Audiobooks are a friggin’ life saver for me.
I’ve heard people say that audiobooks aren’t reading.
And that might be true for them.
I, on the other hand, get as much if not more information from the audio version of a book than the text version.
For one, I’m a terribly slow reader.
For another I’m a very faster listener.
My current speed for audiobooks is between 1.7-1.8x.
Which is about the speed my beautiful wife reads the text on a page.
And I can retain a good deal of the material.
Enough to know just how very different the book “Fight Club” was from the movie.
Not everyone learns the same way.
I suggest that that also goes for “reading” for pleasure.
For example, I know how to make napalm using household ingredients.
Where did I learn that?
From “Fight Club”.
I say let people read however they want.
Beit audiobook, textbooks, or braille.
You’re still acquiring that information.
Just using different organs.
And that goes for traditional text as well as graphic formats.
I’ve learned a helluva a lot of things from reading comics.
And comics are starting to become a format for classic literature.
I guarantee you there’s a better chance of getting one of my kids to read the graphic novel of “Dune” than the actual novel.
Just because they get to the same location as you by using a different path doesn’t make their path less valid.
Also, if anyone wants to buy me the graphic novel adaptations of “Dune” for Grismas, I wouldn’t turn them down.
Enough of my soapbox.
We all need to be getting to work on this muggy-as-fuck Monday.
See ya’ tomorrow.
More soon. ~SC
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