Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How do I know how far I walked?




it's supposed to get up to 33c today...
(that's 91F for my US friends)

could someone please tell the leaves
they don't need to be changing so quickly???

speaking of Celsius and Fahrenheit...

can anyone explain to me why
when there are only 3 countries in the whole world
that do not use the metric system
is it that my new treadmill that cost $1999.99
(sale price $999.99)
only tells me 'miles' instead of 'kilometers'?

most electronic things will let you program
for metric or the imperial system

even my pedometer that cost me $19.99
let's me switch between miles and kilometers!!!

I've written the company...
they haven't written me back

metric vs imperial system
daylight savings vs standard time...
well it's all so confusing isn't it???

Happy Tuesday!

(28 working hours until holidays...)

37 comments:

Katy Noelle said...

I have to say that I've been counting down with you, Cat, and feeling (once again) that vicarious excitement for you - 28 working hours till the holidays - hip, hip, hooray!!! =]

Please don't make us change to Celsius - my whole life I've been the other way round and I would wind up wearing long johns and a wool sweater if I saw that the temp was going to be 33!

xxo

♥ Helen said...

You have lovely photos like always. I actually like the fall coming :)

Sandra said...

i just came from reading Remingtons site and he said it is 118 days to Christmas, so now i know it is 28 working hours to holidays but which one? do you do labor day over there in the metric country? you are so right about confusing, it is all major confusing. i know that my normal walk is 1 mile in 20 minutes. so now i don't track how far i do minutes.

Brian said...

Yes, I think it is very confusing!

Lúcia said...

I totally agree with you Catherine (except for the changing season, of course)!
I've always asked myself the same thing, here we say temperatures in Celsius, distance in kilometers.
And weight in kilos, thankfully! ;-)

Anesha said...

Lovely photos but agree too soon to be changing. Not long now. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha :)

Forever Foster said...

I thought I was having a series of terrible workouts until I realised the treadmill was telling me the distance in miles, not km. Then they felt like great workouts! :)
(from the mum, the cats and treadmills don't mix ;) ).

Berts Blog said...

See, now this all just confuses me. Chnage is my enemy....I am sticking with F, Daylight Savings time and the sun coming up in the morning and setting in the evening.

My brain can only handle so much.

Bert's My Vickie

Pamela said...

Wow you are having a heat wave! It's still cooler here...all summer long 19 or 22 degrees only! The leaves are changing and i can smell fall in the air!
Pamela xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,

Oh, those miles make NO sense... at least not for the feeling of walking distance. Yes, you're right that most electronic things do come in metric or imperial system.
Did you know that legally, since 1866 the USA is metric? Read here: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/usmetric.html
Let's hope you will get a reply from the company about your treadmill.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Mary Ann said...

When we converted to metric I didn't:) Did you know that Canada is apparently the only country that uses Humidex when talking about temperature. I only discovered this when a visitor from England wondered what it meant.

Tamago said...

Oh the leaves are so beautiful! Such bright red! But yes, they don't need to change colors so quickly :-)
It sure is confusing to have C and F, and Lb. and Kg. etc... I still need calculator to convert!

Alisa said...

Lovely red leaves!

It's me said...

Hhahahahahha!!...you make me laugh...love Ria...xxx...

Penelope's Beehive said...

Enjoy watching Nature's change to Autumn as you walk... be it measured in miles or kilometers!
Warmly,
Judy xo

TexWisGirl said...

your red leaves are beautiful - and thanks for converting the temp for us US folk!

~*Connie*~ said...

I recently heard that leaves changing is not only about temperature but also about the change in light..

silverthoughts2 said...

My fiance and his brother had a long conversation about this a few days ago. I don't think they came up with a logical conclusion other then it's easier to say stuff like mile and inches.

Michael Manning said...

Cat: I must agree with Katy's comment. We were going to try a transition to Metric many years ago in the U.S.but that was quashed. I think many felt it to be too complicated! lol! :)

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Just gorgeous. Stay cool . Its still a bit warm here in Alberta. Wow I have had enough. :)

Ann said...

It is all confusing and I used to have the most dreadful time when I was in school and we used to have to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius. I agree it's too soon for leaves to be changing to such a pretty shade of red

S. Etole said...

The leaves are busy changing here, too. It is supposed to be 93F here tomorrow. Such a summer of extremes.

Linens and Royals said...

I grew up under the old Imperial system and still prefer inches, feet and yards but I can convert. My tape measure is metric one side and Imperial the other. Now the end of winter here and the temp. will be a warm 23c so I double that and add 30 which means 76F. BTW what happened to my 22inch waist? If I double that # and add 30! no. I don't think it works like that. XX

BeadedTail said...

Miles are shorter than kilometers so when doing a workout, I prefer miles! :)

kittykye said...

Oh, I am so ready for fall myself. We're getting another burst of temps in the 30's too. It's been a long hot summer and I'm looking forward to some autumn colours!
I've never been very good at the imperial to metric changeover either. I'm all for making it all into one system!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know why we have a different measuring system - but I am so used to it now - it would be so hard to change- it was never taught to me - but my children and grandson are taught it - but they never use it.

Sorry!

sandie

Tricia Hays said...

I know what you're talking about w/ the miles & kilometers & everything else used to measure... why can't everything be universal? sheesh!

Beautiful fall colors, but I agree on that one, too... they need to slow down, altho, the reason for the changing of the colors are very different between there & here! LoL! =0

Susan said...

Give in girl, it's all gonna change so I guess we should just enjoy it. Right? Oh hell, what do I know?

SweetMarie said...

Your red leaves are so pretty! Especially with the blue in the background...wow!

Linda R said...

Well my friend I totally agree with you. A new treadmill good for you. Now only if you knew how far you were going on it..

Love you photos..

Hugs~

Jen said...

Do you know we had to study the metric measurements when I was a kid in elementary school? This was because the government was going to convert the U.S. over to the metric system "any day". I had to laugh last year when I heard a teacher use that same justification when the students groaned about studying metrics. Somehow, I think the 30+ year span nullifies that "any day" thing ;o)
You would think (and ha, ha, right?) that a piece of equipment that expensive would at least offer a choice between the two. *rolls eyes* Hope you get a good response - and soon!

Barbara said...

I think for that much money should be able to switch back and forth, too!!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I love that first photo of the tattered leaf. It's brilliant! As far as why the US still doesn't use the metric system... heck if I know! It would make things easier. I think people just don't like change. I'm ready anytime.

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lots of our trees have turned early too. I think they might just be dieing here. It's been so dry...

Becca said...

Wow, what stunning colors in your series here! Well Catherine...all I can say is thank you for converting the numbers for me. My hubby says the metric system is "easy" but I still don't completely get it. Duh. I get by with what little I have to know for my job. :-)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Can't believe the leaves are turning already. Seems it just became summer there. Our leaves won't really turn until October November or even December. I like the miles thing, although all races are run in kilometers here--5k, etc--and our drinks come in liters while we measure in cups, pints, etc.--but I'm an American and continue to drag my heels.

Jaime said...

How strange! How frustrating, having to convert in your head all the time... that would drive me nuts! (which maybe burns more calories? maybe just a little?)

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