Dear Universe,

19 Aug

Why did you see fit to wake me up at six in the morning, when I didn’t fall asleep until after two?

Why won’t you let me go back to sleep?

Why was there a frozen hot dog on the floor of the kitchen when I came home last night?

Why does my 33-year-old neighbor keep inviting me to do things with him? Also, does he not realize that constantly pursuing social engagements with a woman a decade younger than him tends to come off as a little creepy?

Who invented the bagpipe?

Where does the other sock go?

If the meaning of life is 42, does that mean we should build our temples out of molybdenum?

Why oh why oh why can’t I get back to sleep?

Sincerely, Myriad.

P.S. On second thought, don’t answer. Isn’t the whole point of life finding your own answers to questions? Except the bagpipe thing. I really want to know how that happened.


Posted by on 19.8.2011 in Geekery, Life, Writing


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2 responses to “Dear Universe,

  1. Stephanie Bennis

    19.8.2011 at 8:06 am

    I have sooo many similar questions for the universe! But you’re right, I don’t know if I really want it to answer. Let me know how the bag pipe question turns out 🙂

  2. mitukagome

    19.8.2011 at 10:45 am

    “Evidence of pre-medieval bagpipes is uncertain, but several textual and visual clues may possibly indicate ancient forms of bagpipes. The “Oxford History of Music” makes mention of the first documented bagpipe being found on a Hittite slab at Eyuk in the Middle East. This sculptured bagpipe has been dated to 1000 BC. In the 2nd century AD, Suetonius described the Roman Emperor Nero as a player of the tibia utricularis.[1] Dio Chrysostom, who also flourished in the 1st century, wrote about a contemporary sovereign (possibly Nero) who could play a pipe (“the aulos”) with his mouth as well as with his “armpit”.[2] From this account, some[who?] believe that the tibia utricularis was a bagpipe.”

    So basically, even wikipedia doesn’t know HOW it happened, just that it did.


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