Inside of the outside world perspective

As the lack of spare time on this trip is unlike anything I've seen, this is the first opportunity I've had to get on line. I'm sitting here at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, on a lovely Spring day. More time on the road than in Berkeley, last night in Los Angeles, and the night before in San Luis Obispo. Pictures will have to wait as I don't have the camera cord with me. The battery in this laptop is only good for an hour or so.

I can't remember the last time I had so little idea what's going on in the blogosphere or the "outside world," and while it wasn't my intention to take a break from blogging, I probably needed one, as I have no sense of proportion once I get started. Many a day has been spent entirely online glued in front of the screen. And didn't I just used the expression "outside world" to describe that process? Maybe I'm now in the outside world.

Well, some world or another . . . I can't have all of them at the same time.

I guess because I am trying to check in with the blog means the blog must be the inside world, not the outside world.


I'd hate to think perspective was relative, because people are always telling me I need it!

No time to worry about existential crises, though. I should be back to "normal" by this weekend . . .

ONE LAST THING: I know I said photos would have to wait, but as it happens, this place has a live web cam, and I just downloaded this image.


I'm sitting on the upstairs porch overlooking the pool. No idea whather I'm visible in the web cam photo, but I'm definitely there (wearing a dark blue polo shirt.)

Looking closely, I really can't see myself. I am in the left hand section of the upper porch to the left of the circular medallion above.

Oh well. It's the best I can do without a camera! (Obviously, the outside world is looking in.)

posted by Eric on 04.19.06 at 04:27 PM


You need perspective when dealing with relatives.

Alan Kellogg   ·  April 20, 2006 12:41 AM

It's a relative thing.

Eric Scheie   ·  April 20, 2006 10:18 AM

Either you have things completely backwards, or your back wards things completely either.

Beck   ·  April 20, 2006 12:33 PM

Neither as well as both.

Eric Scheie   ·  April 21, 2006 12:17 AM

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