Monday, November 2, 2009

Gratitude Monday -- Zip a Dee - Yay!

A frozen waterfall in B.C. This is how my intellectual curiosity was for a time.

My intellect seems to have recovered enough that not only am I reading --yay!--I'm thinking better and my interests are being piqued once more.
They were always varied though they got set on the back burner the last few years. I was still interested in things, but not in the way I had been before.
Such curiosity has come back. It's not with a vengeance yet, though I can feel one building.

Here's what happened: I have a pair of comfortable brown pants that I like, but whose zipper refused to stay done up. A short while ago I got the idea that pliers applied properly would take care of it. It had just worked on a pair of green pants and I decided to try my luck once more.
It almost worked. It would stay up for a time then blithely slide to the bottom and smile as it stuck it impudent tongue out at me.

I shattered the last bits of ice off my intellectual curiosity yesterday when I realized I really wanted to know zippers worked.
How Stuff Works is a great site and there I learned what I needed. Best of all a link took me to how to repair zippers.
One uses pliers to coax the wedges in the zipper closer to get them to hook the teeth together properly.
I had the right notion, but the wrong execution.
I was thrilled, jazzed, elated, gratified, and a whole bunch of other words when I read it. Plus I was fascinated just reading it.



Many things are simple. It in no way lessens their worth.

My zipper stays up now and I am grateful. I can see in my mind what a zipper does when it brings teeth together or sends them apart. This may not interest many, but it does me. I'm grateful for that because it means my curiousity is up, too.


MizFit said...

FAVE FAVE Sentiment of the Day:

Many things are simple but it does not lessen their worth.

Did you even realize how powerful that was when you typed it?
how all encompassing?


Leah J. Utas said...

I had an inkling after I wrote it and must admit I'm very pleased with myself about it now.

messymimi said...

Simple is usually better, and it is fun to know how things work, and why.

I'm glad you seem to be getting your groove back, insofar as the reading and curiosity and such.

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, thanks. I like finding stuff out.

the Bag Lady said...

I'm glad to hear you are getting your curiosity back!

I'm also grateful for that link to how stuff works! I just wish I could spend more time there, but right now, I have to go to work!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady. Glad you like the link. The entry on how DSL worked helped me decide who to go to for high-speed internet.

Hilary said...

I agree with the beauty of your statement "Many things are simple. It in no way lessens their worth." So nicely expressed, Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you so very much, Hilary.

Barbara Martin said...

Simplicity is best.

Thanks for the link, Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

You're welcome, Barbara.

Frank Baron said...

I can relate, Leah. I think curiosity is in the Top 5 writerly must-haves and mine was dulled for a time. It's re-awakening again. I'm reading more than I have in years and exploring new avenues of interest.

It feels good, doesn't it?

I'm afraid the workings of zippers are still a mystery, though.

But now I know where I can solve that mystery if I want to. Thanks. :)

Maria said...

Oh, it's great to get things right at last!

Leah J. Utas said...

Frank, I agree. We have to have the curiosity or we won't care enough to do the research.
Glad you're reawakening, too, and yeah, it feels very good.

Gaelikaa, yes, it sure is.

Brian Miller said...

this one gave me a smile. i appreciate the simple things. congrats on the POTW.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Brian.