I couldn't sleep last night and it's all Jordi LaForge's fault. If you don't know who that is, you might not be as geeky as you think you are..
My mind is FASCINATING. Really, I live in here, so I ought to know. The way I'm able to make seemingly random connections between things that have next to nothing to do with each other is, in a word, fanTAStic. Often, when I share my thoughts out loud, the
I intimidate people with how awesome I am sometimes. It's a curse.
So last night I had a song in my head, and it was a song Ray Charles once sang. And that got me thinking about blindness (being married to an Optometrist, this is a frequent topic of conversation), and that got me thinking about tacos, like, how hard would it be to eat a taco if you were blind? It's a messy business even if you can see what you're doing. Tacos got me thinking about the shape of Jordi LaForge's visor, which connected to the whole thinking about blindness thing ---> EVIDENCE OF THE AWESOME.
What kept me awake was not being able to remember if Jordi was healed from his blindness or not. I had this vague glimmer of a suspicion that he was, but then, I've had so many Star Trek influenced dreams over the years I couldn't be sure I hadn't just dreamed up a happy ending for one of my favourite fictional characters. I do that sometimes. I'm sweet like that.
I'm still not certain, and I refuse to google it to find out. I'm beginning to suspect that my gradually failing memory is NOT a function of encroaching old age (I'm thirty-five, and that's like, halfway to dead since I plan to die "young" and all), but rather a symptom of relying too heavily on search engines and not enough on my own know-how. So I will continue to rack my brain as a sort of mental exercise.
VanderVision Lesson of the Day: Just because you're awesome doesn't mean you shouldn't work hard to be MORE awesome.