Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TT: Spin on the bed

In honor of both the Spin Cycle and Tuesday's Tribute I have chosen to combine the two together and give tribute to that wonderful time machine also known as "The Bed". So, for you Spinners… welcome to Tuesday's Tribute— and you Tributees… here's a fresh Spin for you.

My wife and I made an interesting observation that our bed points on an East/West axis. We observed that because of the rotation of the earth— our feet arrive at our destination before our heads (or is it the other way around)…. All the same, whenever we go to bed at night I have to "reset the bed" because the mattress gets shifted for one reason or another. Sometimes my wife reminds me to push the top mattress back because it has slipped away from the wall (we do not have a footboard, so this is a common occurrence)— and indicates that I need to make sure that it is aligned properly or else "you'll wind up in Berwin or something". The reason why she says this is quite simple— our bed is a time machine.

I don't know about you, but it is very strange that you lie down, close your eyes, and the next thing you know you are at tomorrow. We figure that somehow a portal is opened up after we close our eyes, and our bodies are instantly taken to the next day. The earth rotates on its axis and also travels around the sun. If our angle is off ever so slightly, the portal may open in the wrong place and we may just wind up somewhere else when we wake up. This is why we need to "reset the bed" because if we don't, the portal will be off alignment and we might "wind up in Berwin" by mistake.

Taking this concept a bit further we pondered… what would happen if you went to the North or South Pole and sat on a sit-and spin and spun yourself in the opposite direction of the earths rotation. Would you go back in time… would you age slower… or something else entirely.


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28 comments:

Deb said...

i think you should test out your hypothesis and then report back to us... if you can find your way back!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Whoa....This is waaay too profound for me.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Ooh, I think you may be able to knock the chips off of a couple of Philosophy teachers' shoulders! I love the way your mind works in this post! You're linked!
(And we have to reset the bed all the time too. And we have a footboard! But it seems to meander to my side by the morning. I know it's John's fault somehow. Maybe if he were to stop trying to "slide" into bed..)

B said...

Love the title of this post. One of my favorites!

Otter Thomas said...

The bed is a time machine. Simple yet complex. I love it. It is always fun to take a spin with your deep thoughts.

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

I am with Deb. Very interesting philosophy. Would it potentially allow me to regain my 22yr old figure?

Alisha said...

haha, being a very visual person, i totally just imagined someone spinning on a computer chair in the north pole. haha. kinda funny. :)
found you on mr. linky

debi9kids said...

What an interetsing and thought provoking post :)

Happy tuesday!

Halftime Lessons said...

Wow Chris...my wife wont let me partake in any type of "fun" that would enable me to understand these concepts easier...sigh..the good ol days.

We wake up in the night so many times these days that it feels like we are watching the night progress right in front of our eyes. The good night sleep is a thing of the past.

Great cerebral post!!

Jay

Anonymous said...

My head hurts just thinking about all this!

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

Our mattress does this little trick too...drives my husband nuts!

This is a very profound post! I read it to my son and he is now going to test out this theory!

Mandy said...

Definitely one of those deeeep thoughts, but I certainly appreciate a mind that an think that creatively!

Wendyburd1 said...

I totally think you nailed it!! Why else is everyone SO TIRED after a "good nights sleep"!!

Ginger said...

My bed is a Time Machine, because every day I wake up another day older. Whoa.

Melanie Jacobson said...

This is so cool. It's Vonnegut-ish snd yet totally CaJoh.

MakingChanges said...

Very interesting points to ponder. Jumped over from Venus and Mars. Thanks for commenting. I love your blog!

Snap said...

Now I know why we have to adjust the mattress ... a time machine and who knew?!! Thanks!

Rachel said...

Whoa! That was deep! I came over from Sprite's Keeper and I'm glad I did. I've been looking for a time machine, you'll have to let me know how yours works!

Joanie said...

I think I have to read this one a few more times before I "get" it. Either that or read it in the morning just after my first cup of coffee.

HeatherPride said...

Interesting thoughts...although my head hurts now. I think I'll sleep on it.

HeatherPride said...

Interesting thoughts...although my head hurts now. I think I'll sleep on it.

Camille said...

I think I hear you on the portal to tomorrow concept. I'm sure my bed must've been made at the same time machine company as yours. : )

Camille said...

(Incidentally, it, too, is set up on the e/w axis.)

Pseudo said...

Have you looked thsi up in a feng sui book to see what it says? Sounds like you come by that stuff naturally.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Stopping over from Sprite's - very thought provoking post! Our bed has to be reset each night, too... I like what Deb said - you should test out your hypotheses and report back to us...(grin!!)

Unknown said...

Cool post, but I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the image of a grown-up on a Sit-n-Spin on the North Pole. The question being: Would a Sit-n-Spin work in sub-gabillion temps? Would your ass stick to the plastic? Things to think about, for sure.

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