Friday, January 20, 2006


My left eye has been twitching since last evening. It's been doing that and hasn't stopped. Sleep for 6 hours hasn't helped either. Skipped my morning jolt of caffeine too, no go! The National Libraries of Medicine has this to say on eyelid twitch: the most common things that make the muscle in your eyelid twitch are fatigue, stress, and caffeine. I was working on writing some thoughts related to text mining around 11:45 PM, when I decided to take a break, have something sweet and watch TV for a bit. Albert Brooks-now starring in a movie "Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World"- was on Jay Leno. He was on the show, as the movie releases today (20 Jan 2006). He talked about his experiences of shooting movies in India and Pakistan and the mannerisms of people. He seemed especially appreciative of the Indian style of greeting one another with namaste-You put your palms together and greet the person-because, there is no shaking of hands. This appealed to him as one doesn't have to touch and risk getting germs from other people! I might check the movie out. So after about 20 minutes of gorging on ice cream, I get back to writing and finding recent literature on text mining. That's when my ISP decided to pull the plug, there was an outage. On calling them, I was informed it would last till 6 AM. It was sign, that I should rest my eyes and get some sleep. So I have slept (maybe not enough), not had my coffee and the eye is still twitching. Hasn't become irritable yet, maybe I should just write with a pen and paper and print the papers out to read them. Now I know what makes our eyelids twitch, I wonder what makes us laugh, definitely not this from Albert Brooks:
Q. Why is there no Halloween in India?
A. They took away the Gandhi. (that is, if you pronounce Gandhi like candy)
Of course Indians pronounce it the right way, which does not sound like candy!


Ranger of the West 10:06 PM  

I think you are reading and spending too much time in front of a screen.



I am an Informatics Specialist, involved in analysis and visualization of biological and clinical data. Photography is what I do in my spare time. I live in Cambridge, MA.

This blog is the medium to showcase one photo per post from what I shoot. I will try to do post one a day!

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