Metric Conversions

12Dec09

On my recent trip down to the States one of the boys did a funny thing — he changed his GPS system from miles to kilometers.  He said this was in honor of their Canuck guest (moi), but I think that they all took some mild amusement from the oddity of hearing the digital female voice tell them “travel for one-point-two kil-o-me-ters and then turn left”.   At least I assume this because they giggled each time she did it.

I’ve always wondered about how it works when you distance yourself from someone else since there isn’t really a designated quantification system for such things.  Would you follow a metric or empiric system?  Kilometers or miles?  I’d think in a way that you’d rather work with miles, since it would be a greater distance than a kilometer, but maybe that’s just me.

I have successfully avoided S since last weekend, which is a good thing.  I find myself sick, again, like it seems each time I have a weekend packed full of plans.  Maybe it’s my body telling me that I need a break, but the timing is pretty damn inconvenient .. regardless.   He sent me a message last night, but I was already gone to bed so it was a pretty easy exchange to dodge.

The funny thing is that in a small way I’m kinda missing the idiot.  We have common interests, and I’ve wanted to message him to discuss them.   I watched a tv show last night and had to resist the urge to start talking to him about it because it was just such a good episode.  The book I’m currently reading is one we had talked about before, and now that I’m into it I wish I could talk to him about it.

But, progress!

Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.” — Alexander Pope

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4 Responses to “Metric Conversions”

  1. 1 i

    So I have to ask — where do you get the images? They’re always so perfect!

  2. 4 keewt

    ……

    I am so going to smack you.


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