Monday, October 11, 2010

Mass Transfer Balancing, or the random thoughts of a wackity brain

I had a thought, which is a dangerous thing sometimes, and other times simply a weird thing. I should keep most of my thoughts to myself, but, well . . . dang.


But, I thought:  what if there are only a specific number of molecules that can make up the entire universe; none are added and none are subtracted (and maybe this is a real theory and I've forgotten it).


But, in my Mass Theory Thoughts, if one thing loses mass, then something else has to take on that mass. If a planet becomes smaller, another planet or star or comet must take on mass. If a cloud loses rain, the earth takes the rain (and then there's that evaporation thing, but, even evaporation holds mass, right? right? - my head hurts). If an animal dies and decomposes, that mass is taken on by births of other animals once providing for what the decomposing matter creates.


And! The thing I was thinking about: if a person loses weight, what if someone else has to take on that mass. So, if Betty Lou drops five pounds, someone else must take her five pounds as a gain. If Billy Smith gains five pounds, he takes it from someone else’s mass.


Well . . . I mean . . . what ifs are just that, right?
We hear all the news about obesity; but, at the same time, we also hear that Hollyweird types and runway models are becoming way too thin. It’s a Mass Transfer thing! All those hundreds and hundreds of pounds lost by Hollyweird types and the runway models have had to transfer somewhere, so they transferred to us "regular old people." It’s the balancing of Mass. When something loses mass, something else has to take on that mass. Hmm, I wonder who took on the threeish pounds I just lost, but then again, maybe my mass just tightened up and didn't leave at all--oh, that puts a wrinkle on my thinking. Mass Efficiency instead of transfer - huhn. Oh Dear.


But, what if say for the sake of Kathryn's Theory of Mass Transfer, the mass of those threeish pounds swirled around and found a body to land on. I’m not sure if the mass has to go directly in my immediate vicinity—do our spousal units in residence take on each other’s Mass Transfers? But, Good Man Roger didn't gain. I wonder if it can transfer to animals? Did my dog(s) gain threeish pounds? Or is it species to species only? Gender to Gender? Maybe those pounds hovered in the air until they found where they wanted to go. Maybe someone I passed in the gym or Target or the grocery.



If I gain back those pounds, is it my original threeish pounds and the person I passed it to loses the pounds they gained? We bounce it back and forth? “No, it’s YOURS!” …”No! I don’t want it – you take it!” …”Stop it! I don’t want your damn threeish pounds!” back and forth it goes. Or maybe a pound goes to that person, a half to that one, pound and a half to this one, etc.



Mass Transfer Balancing. Specific amounts of mass make up the universe—always. You lose, someone gains. You gain, someone has lost. Makes sense to me (sorta, kinda, well . . . anyway). What about you?

 

24 comments:

Carrie said...

You are a crazy woman. Hahah!

Rick said...

Okay, so if my hair is thinning, then someone else is getting a full head of hair?! Just give me his name. Let me at him.

Carrie's right- you are a crazy woman, but that's why we love you!

Diane said...

I think the lost weight mass can be found in landfills and toilets around the world.... :O)

Susan R. Mills said...

Ha! That must be where these extra five pounds came from... my husband gave them to me. I'm giving back. I'll show him!

john bord said...

gone searching for an einstein kat, now how to transfer that lunacy of the smokies to paper..... hummm

oh... you done did dood it

john bord said...

gone searching for an einstein kat, now how to transfer that lunacy of the smokies to paper..... hummm

oh... you done did dood it

MT said...

You would have made my science class fun. Where were you?

Carolyn V. said...

I hope I'm one of the ones loosing them, but I'm probably not. ;)

Karen said...

lol-ing.....** What in the world? You have solved the overwieght problem! Now I know why I can't lose, I need to hang with friends who have just been on a diet to give them my extras! lol....

Say does that theory go for brain cells, too?

Hanny said...

So, does this also relate to the theory that every new thing learned pushes an old bit of knowledge out? And does that means that someone else learns what I have forgotten? I need to ask them what I did in 2003!!

lakeviewer said...

O.K I thoroughly get it! Now, how is it that the richer you are, the thinner you are? Mass used to be good until abundace took over. Now it is bad. A good famine will re-establish the balance.

Wait!
Is this physics or biology or global warming?

R U Serious?? said...

I lost a shoe!! Sooo... It's still around? Somewhere?? Maybe in that landfill Diane mentioned!!

colbymarshall said...

Haha...so what you're saying is that when Kirsty Alley gains weight, Nicole Richie gets skinnier. When Nicole Richie gets pregnant, Kirsty Alley will start losing weight again? Lol :-)

demery bader-saye said...

Maybe your threeish pounds skittered through the internets to my house. Drat. :)

Marguerite said...

Like you said, cher, sometimes thinking is a dangerous thing! lol

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing* - I see y'all are all in the spirit of it ...yeah! Enter my world of crazy--haahhahahhaha - the more the merrier hahahahhah (laughing)

I had more thoughts on this yesterday while walking the dogs - but, I will spare you ...teeheehee

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Deb Shucka said...

I wonder how this theory works with lost minds.

Sharla said...

My brain hurts now! Too much like math...and that makes me run the other direction! LOL I know if I lose thoughts, sometimes my husband finds them. If I lose money, my daughter most definitely finds it. Don't know about weight...I haven't lost any to speak of but I think my dog might be giving me hers.

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t i m said...

A natural equilibrium, I think may be the précis that best fits your theory here.

Come to think of it, it’s not that farfetched in some aspects, but my head still hurts trying to process how this would exactly work. ;)

Small Footprints said...

With a title like that ... just had to read this post ... and so glad I did! :)

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Debbie said...

No wonder you are a writer! With things like this swirling around in that pretty head, they need somewhere to land.

Sherrilynn said...

Hi you don't know me..I am a friend of John laborde..But I liked your Blog and just wanted to say..Makes sense to me. lol What goes around comes around.TC

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Very funny thought. I like the idea that anything I lose might be transferred to someone else. BUT I don't like the thought of getting someone else's blubber. NO way. Something to think about anyway.

Love the way your mind works.
Blessings!