Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Speedy Reflexes

In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a character is so quick she smoothly catches a falling teacup before it hits the floor.

In Count of Monte Cristo, the key is to be faster than raindrops fall.

I don't need to be that fast.  I just want my reaction time to fast enough so that, when the information first makes its way from my hand to my brain that, yes, that page is, in fact, giving me a papercut right on the top of my index finger, my body will immediately put into action the directive to stop pulling my hand down the side of that page.

It's extremely disappointing for your brain to be thinking, "Um, dude.  You're hurting yourself.  You might want to stop that," while, all the while, your hand just keeps right on doing the act, unable to stop.

(In other news, I am fascinated by my quasi-ability to type using my third finger in place of my index finger.  It isn't as hard as I'd thought, and it stops the cut from re-opening with every "t.")

2 comments:

fisherkristina said...

Congrats on being chosen for Guest Editor's Pick!

Krissy :)
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pbaldrey said...

I'm a two finger typer and have tried using all but failed. Index finger and third finger form a successful duo.
Pete
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