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Is there such a thing as luck? (Read 1016 times)

    Holland, MI.  Lots of Christian Reformed and Reformed Church of America institutions... Tongue

     

    Go Calvin!

    2014 Goals:

    #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

    #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

     

      I pick up worms off the wet pavement and toss them into the grass (as long as there is not too many) when I'm out running after a rain. Not sure if I've gotten any payback on that. (Maybe worms don't count.)

       

      MTA before SRL chimes in and says of course worrms are bad at math.

       When it's raining there's a reason those worms are taking a walk.  They are trying to avoid drowning.  You probably are just changing the mode of their demise by tossing them back into the grass.  

        there is definitely no such thing as luck.  or absolutes. 

        In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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          When I think of worms, I think of the dancing thingies in Eraserhead.

           

             When it's raining there's a reason those worms are taking a walk.  They are trying to avoid drowning.  You probably are just changing the mode of their demise by tossing them back into the grass.  

             

            Yeah I know they are getting out of saturated ground, but they'll either get squashed by a car or shrivel up when it drys out. Maybe I should put them all in my pocket and take them home to the garden.

              Yeah I know they are getting out of saturated ground, but they'll either get squashed by a car or shrivel up when it drys out. Maybe I should put them all in my pocket and take them home to the garden.

               

               

              twins!!!!  ok, I don't put them in my pocket, but I've moved my share :-)  

              - Anya

                 When it's raining there's a reason those worms are taking a walk.  They are trying to avoid drowning.  You probably are just changing the mode of their demise by tossing them back into the grass.  

                 

                 

                are you serious? 

                - Anya


                just a simple cat

                  I even save the worms swimming in the gutter....and take them all to live in my compost heap behind the house.   Smile  Wormy heaven.

                   

                  I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

                     I guess I was wrong http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-earthworms-surface-after-rain

                     

                     

                    Thank god! I was worried :-)

                     

                    Very interesting, thanks!

                    - Anya


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Go Calvin!

                       

                      Heh, Calvin College is in nearby Grand Rapids! Tongue

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        Interesting about the worms...

                         

                        lottery tickets: there used to be this ad campaign for them in Canada, I can't remember all the details, except for "just imagine......the dream.....".  Anyway, the point of the ad was, WE know you won't win, YOU know you won't win, but for 2 bucks you can dream about winning millions.  Being blunt about it I guess.

                        "During a marathon, I run about two-thirds of the time. That's plenty." - Margaret Davis, 85 Ed Whitlock regarding his 2:54:48 marathon at age 73, "That was a good day. It was never a struggle."


                        Imminent Catastrophe

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                          Shit happens. Or not.

                          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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                             I guess I was wrong http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-earthworms-surface-after-rain

                             

                            Mole vibrations / migration- wow.......we need more research dollars here.

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