Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sounds

In the last while, I've discovered three enjoyable sounds.

1) When I open my freezer door, the bottle of J├Ągermeister bangs against the guard rail in the door, and sets off this interesting buzz, that resonates for about three seconds.

2) In the local cancer centre, the stairwells have these big tubular steel railings; when you rap them with your knuckle, they act like big tubular bells. Somehow, the way they are attached to the wall allows them to resonate perfectly.

3) The hillside I walk up and down every day is south-facing. The bright sun will sublimate the snow away, even on the coldest days. When just the right amount of snow falls, and the day has just the right amount of sunshine, the dried grass is left with an extremely thin layer of ice coating its surface. When you walk on it, it creates a sound like cellophane crackling. Thank you, Gaia!

15 comments:

Anna said...

oooo my first comment! No idea why five pence tho - because its small and shiny and I like shiny things...?

on another note, is it medschool that sends us mad, or is it because we're slightly off centre that we go in the first place?

sparkydoom said...

hey hey, just came across this blog. i'll be reading it. and now i have to ask you, are you Japanese?

AM said...

Interesting question...:-/

The Mad Scientist said...

"are you Japanese?"

The answer is "when consuming certain items of pop culture, he wish he were".

Tall Medstudent said...

Shiny is a good enough reason. Me, I was like this before I got here, although I think that medschool reawakened some aspects of my personality that were dormant for a few years, such as giddiness.

Japanese? Nope. I was merely indoctrinated into world culture by my many years in Toronto...

Marysienka said...

What happened to House's leg?

Tall Medstudent said...

It's explained in the last three or four episodes of the first season... do you really want me to tell you? :) If so... it was an embolism, and some drama...

sparkydoom said...

So I take it you're a white guy obsessed with everything azn huh?

My best friend always told me I was yellow at heart..

Tall Medstudent said...

I'm only half white, actually...

Me, I just like anything that is different from my everyday life.

am said...

Rain on the roof...now that is an enjoyable sound!

Anonymous said...

Unless it's leaking . . .

AM said...

Rain in general, excluding anything that leaks!

Tall Medstudent said...

I enjoy being in a tent in a thunderstorm... it gives you the complete experience, with just light to moderate dampness.

Leaking roofs do suck, though.

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