Friends and Kitties!
Back in 2000 I had Lasik surgery to correct my extreme nearsightedness, and it changed my life, not to have to wear glasses to do virtually anything. I think I navigated in the dark better than I did in daylight without glasses. My vision was really bad. I got my first pair of specs at age six and that's when I realized that trees had individual leaves. Anyway, I think I missed the stage in development where one learns how to distinguish faces, because I couldn't see them before glasses; people were just pink or brown blobs. To this day it amazes Scott that I don't recognize actors from show to show, if they differ by much I cannot figure out who they are by sight alone. Now, if they speak I have a fighting chance because I'm quite good at deciphering voices--probably not very surprisingly--that's how my brain adapted to poor visual acuity. After thirteen years at my job I still have a hard time putting names to faces, I think it's a skill I just never mastered.
Or, maybe I'm crazier than I thought.
The reason I'm bringing this up is that I'm going to BlogPaws in May (HURRAH!) and I'm excited to be meeting so many of you in person, but I'm a little intimidated by having to process so many new faces at once. I'm hoping there will be name tags, ideally with photos of your pets on them, because I don't have a hard time remembering/recognizing animals at all--especially if I see their photos everyday! Please, don't be insulted if I ask what your name is elebenty times. I've been studying up visages on Facebook to better the odds...now if you only would look like the cartoonized avatars I'd be set!
Oh well, I intend to enjoy myself, even if I'm the only person who's name I can remember...
XX Sheebie XX
pee ess: I have video of the hummer nest--post upcoming!