Thursday, February 26, 2015

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guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the fuck out

So I just looked at this like, it’s blue and black obviously and all my friends were like no it’s blue and gold. Now I’m super confused, what is eyesight?

I see it as white and gold. My friend right here sees it as blue and black. I CANT HANDLE THIS

if that’s not gold my entire life has been a lie

I am seeing Blue and Black, how are people seeing it different? Is there some sort of mind sorcery happening here?! :o

Omg im seeing blue and black but my friend is telling me white and gold… SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR PLEASE EXPLAIN

Your eyes have retinas, the things that let you interpret color. There’s rods, round things, and cones that stick out. The “cones” see color. The “rods” see shade, like black, white and grey. Cones only work when enough light passes through. So while I see the fabric as white, someone else may see it as blue because my cones aren’t responding to the dim lighting. My rods see it as a shade (white). There’s three cones, small, medium and large. They are blue sensitive, green sensitive, and red sensitive.

As for the black bit (which I see as gold), it’s called additive mixing. Blue, green and red are the main colors for additive mixing. This is where it gets really tricky. Subtractive mixing, such as with paint, means the more colors you add the murkier it gets until it’s black. ADDITIVE mixing, when you add the three colors eyes see best, red, green and blue, (not to be confused with primary colors red, blue and yellow) it makes pure white.

—Blue and Black: In conclusion, your retina’s cones are more high functioning, and this results in your eyes doing subtractive mixing.

—White and Gold: our eyes don’t work well in dim light so our retinas rods see white, and this makes them less light sensitive, causing additive mixing, (that of green and red), to make gold.

**** UPDATE to prove this theory I turned my phone brightness from the lowest to highest and saw it switching from white and gold (at the lowest) to light blue and darker gold (at the highest) meaning people that see blue and black are more sensitive to light (better eyesight and not looking at the sun like your moms told you)

**Also if you see white and gold sometimes, blue and black another, or a combination of the two, your eyes are very average, and it could change because of YOUR rooms lighting or the tilt of your phone. This is the same manipulation they use for optical illusions

This just ruined my life.

I see both, so I guess my eyes are average. And I already knew I couldn’t see in low light, so that makes sense. Boyfriend thinks I’m colorblind now though.

I tested this theory and went into a dark room and looked at it again and it was white. As soon as I opened the door and let light in it was blue again.

Science is weird.

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Friday, February 13, 2015


In lieu of a Valentine’s Day card, I thought I would write a blog post. Tim sneakily checks my blog from time to time to see if I’ve written anything, and always tells me that I don’t post enough, so these deepest innermost thoughts are for him. And, y’know, everyone else who wants to read it.

Growing up, I put a lot of stock in romantic love, specifically from movies and TV. I guess that might have been partly due to the rocky foundation that my parents had, and that was the only example I really got. They barely talked to each other, let alone showed any type of affection around me. Maybe that’s also why I wanted it so badly. Whatever the reason, I longed for it and suffered through my younger years searching for something I never found. Perhaps I was too eager for some people’s tastes, or maybe they were just young and didn’t know what they wanted either.

I will spare you the long and angsty journey of discovery and heartache in my college years, but I eventually learned to focus on other things and stop feeling so bad for not being with someone. Long story short, I tried to live in the “now” and be upfront with my feelings, and Tim and I gradually became an us.

We’re going on two years now, and I’ve learned a lot of things. The biggest and most pleasant surprise is how easy everything has been. One of my favorite quotes about love is from John Green: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once.” For me, this was so much more accurate than the dramatic reveal when the music swells depicted in so many movies. The moment I knew I was in love was very simple and not dramatic. We were laying in bed after a housewarming party. I was upset about some people not showing up, and he told me it was ok to be upset, but he was going to stay because he cared about me. It was the simplest and sweetest of moments, and I wouldn’t trade it for any stereotypical public confession of love.

Every other “milestone” has gone the same way. When my grandma died, he went with me to St. Louis without complaint. When I had to move out of my room in Johanna’s house, we moved in together without a second thought. Now we’re entertaining the idea of buying a house together and none of it is scary. It just seems normal. It makes sense. WE make sense.

On this Valentine’s Day, instead of buying expensive things and going out to the fanciest restaurant in town (though we did get burgers last night, and we do have some chocolate and wine) we’re building a blanket fort in the living room and watching movies all day.

Whatever way you decide to celebrate (or not celebrate), just make it about you and the people you love. It doesn’t even have to be about romantic love. Celebrate your friendship, your family, and your pets. Just have fun. :)

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