Bitch on the Blog

May 3, 2015

I haven’t found it yet

Filed under: Amusement,Human condition — bitchontheblog @ 16:39
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Edison and I share two traits: Few and far in between light bulb moments and never giving up. It’s bloody exhausting.

On the whole I’d rather be Newton or Archimedes. One – caught in his dreams – sitting underneath a tree when gravity offers him an apple for dessert, the other displacing water by his body mass giving him that Eureka moment. Imagine Archimedes had had a shower instead. We’d still be falling off that flat plate that got Galileo Galilei into so much trouble.

Being of an age when Sunday traditions were observed (no trade) today I am free roaming,.doing things of little consequence and totally unnecessary – just because I like doing them, and at a pace so leisurely a snail would have a hard time to beat me.

May May not trip you up.

Hugs and hisses,




  1. Being a snail sounds good to me. That’s scary. I always wanted to GO GO GO & now I’m not? Maybe later it’ll be better because I just ate a HUGE breakfast. I Keep eating because the TV is so fascinating. I think it’s called bingeing. Another one to work on –to add to the list.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — May 3, 2015 @ 17:00 | Reply

  2. sounds like you could still do with a helping hand to tide you over the dark patches.
    snail’s pace is good. I’m an expert. Sunday’s are the snail’s special day.

    Good luck.

    Comment by Friko — May 3, 2015 @ 22:42 | Reply

  3. Glad you had a nice, relaxing Sunday afternoon! Should be nice spring weather?

    Comment by Looney — May 4, 2015 @ 13:35 | Reply

  4. Ah a relaxing Ursula, good to hear and read about!


    Comment by wisewebwoman — May 5, 2015 @ 17:06 | Reply

  5. How nice! The weather gods must be showering their blessings on you. Just earlier this morning an adoring young fan asked me what religion I practiced and I promptly answered “Wodehouseism”. The poor thing was quite confused and I had to explain but what she enjoyed best of all was when I said that like all the heroes of my messiah, i enjoy my existence which is nothing but leisure. Welcome to the club.

    Comment by rummuser — May 6, 2015 @ 11:43 | Reply

  6. What if–I’m just saying–what if Newton was bathing and an apple fell into the bathtub. We can only assume this would have meant we would now be years ahead of where we are now in our understanding of the properties of buoyancy. And furthermore–just thinking out loud here–what if Archimedes was bathing and the toaster fell into the bathtub. I submit that he may have had several brief but outstanding thoughts. But of course we’ll never know.

    Comment by Roy — May 11, 2015 @ 16:45 | Reply

  7. I think the problem is not so much having light bulb moments but persuading everyone else that your moment of truth is a truly groundbreaking insight and not a flight of lunacy. I wonder how many people insisted the world was round before the flat-earth majority finally agreed?

    Comment by nick — May 29, 2015 @ 12:58 | Reply

    • Nick, just in case you don’t know – and since it introduces some irony into things – the flat earth belief stories we were taught in school originated with Washington Irving – the same guy who gave us Rip van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The only documented flat earthers before modern times are three scientific atheists named by Aristotle in his work, On The Heavens. They deduced that the earth must be flat, because the moron astrologers – who were the majority – believed the earth to be spherical, and since everything astrologers believed was wrong, therefore the earth must be flat!

      Comment by Looney — May 30, 2015 @ 06:00 | Reply

  8. I think we’re all getting a bit sluggish this time of year. The heat is wearing us down already. Happy Summer!

    Comment by reneejohnsonwrites — June 30, 2015 @ 00:46 | Reply

  9. No light bulb moments in July then?

    Or imagine Archimedes announcing his discovery on Twitter….

    Comment by nick — July 25, 2015 @ 15:03 | Reply

    • Thanks for trying to stoke the fire, Nick. Nothing to do with not having “light bulb moments”. If anything I tend to fire on all cylinders. Never short of ideas.

      Fact is I am still in such a dire financial shithole, day on day on day on day, that anything other than trying to dig my way out of it seems frivolous. So I keep my head down, my nose pressed to the window – whilst trying to forgive myself that at one point in my life I took a turning which was so wrong I and my purse are presently not only contorted but positively tied into knots.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — July 26, 2015 @ 13:19 | Reply

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