Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thoughtless

My brain is on "idle" today.  There hasn't been a useful synapse all day.  I've spent more time than is good for a person sitting and staring.  My gumption has simply up and gone.  I don't even have the motor coordination necessary to drool.

I suppose there are any number of reasons for this.  Near as I can tell, I haven't had a stroke or anything so I'm pretty sure that the causes are more external than internal.  I've narrowed the possibilities down to the following:

1.  The sun is out today.  My side of the world hasn't seen sun for any real length of time lately and we are afraid of it.  We don't know what to do in the face of the big, burning ball of fire in the sky.  I thought it might just be me, but the nice lady at The Convenience Store Where They Call You Honey And Sweetie And You Kind Of Like That said that she was feeling the same way.  Terror and fear will make you tired after a while.

2.  I am stuffed with lobster.  I'm not saying that's a bad thing.  I'm just wondering if being stuffed with lobster might make one kind of droopy.  I've had similar experiences after being stuffed with pizza, brownies and french fries...

3.  It could also be the full load of Benadryl I'm carrying at the moment.  After stuffing myself with lobster then noting what may or may not have been a slight swelling of my lower lip, an antihistamine seemed like a good idea.  

4.  This is the week that I am going to have to force myself to accept the inevitable and head into school.  As much as I don't like to admit that the summer has begun swirling down the drain, I really do need to get the classroom set up.  I just don't want to think about that too much since I have been transferred to The Bad Job At The Middle School and anticipate a rather "interesting" year involving trying to pick up the pieces of a program gone horribly wrong.  Anyone questioning my decision to focus on weights and strength training this summer should know that I have a pretty good reason for doing this.  Ms. Sheep may need improved upper body strength if she plans on making it to the Winter Holiday Break...

5.  My current WIP requires that I sit and crochet the same row over and over and over and over and over...and over.  




In laceweight no less...

It's not that I don't like it nor is it that I don't appreciate the chance to do something that requires less in the way of thought.  The last project involved knitting a sweater and breaking The Blog Sweater Curse.  That was quite intellectually taxing, not to mention what it did to my fragile state of mind.  I needed something less strenuous.  But it's not exactly the sort of project that exercises the muscles of the brain.

6.  ITunes.  There has been downloading activity over here and today, I enjoyed the fruits of my labors.  One can't be expected to crochet the same stupid row over and over and not have a little entertainment, right?  But when you sit for extended periods crocheting the same stupid row and watching downloaded TV, you are probably going get a little mushy in the brain after a while.  Even if one of those downloads is Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog and is entertaining beyond all reason.


Yeah...it could be any of those things.  They are all known causes of brain drain.  I'd look up the statistics for you, but I'm too logy to bother.  You'll just have to take my word for it.  They are all contributing factors.

But, I'm thinking it might just be something more along the lines of denial.  There are just times when the brain needs to shut down lest it ponder how serious things have gotten.  There are some mysteries best left unsolved.  

The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty's fascination with the laptop continues.  At first, I just figured he liked the warmth or that he was still trying to get at the fans in the cooling pad.  Heck, he might just like the screen saver.  There is also the distinct possibility that he enjoys the reaction of a certain human, but who can really be certain?  

Or, and this is where I find the brain needing to shut down a bit, he has a more serious mission in mind.  I could be overreacting.  I do that sometimes.  Still...I can't help but wonder.  There may be something rather serious afoot here.  After removing him from the computer yet again this morning, I made a rather disturbing discovery.


He's using the search engine.


I don't know what it means.  Perhaps it means nothing.  It could simply be that his absurdly gi-normous tushy hit those specific keys in a gi-normously random fashion.  It is probably pretty innocent if you don't think about it too much, right?

Or, he is searching for something.  See what I mean about not wanting to think about it too much?  It's better that way...

SA

11 comments:

trek said...

It's going around. I'm down with it and so is the next door neighbor guy.

The nap didn't help. Maybe some Internet will help.

Or maybe I contracted it from the Internet...

Mia said...

yikes...!

unfortunately, I DID work my behind off today, hardly the energy to lift my hands to type, let alone the date with my Wii I was hoping for.

And for now, Ice cream. Just because I don't have no delish lobster like Sheepie. I'll make do :)

Mel said...

I probably would have hit enter just to see what search results Google returned. Of course, that would require at least rudimentary motor function.

Anne said...

We returned home to 3 kitties who wish us to make up for lost time play-wise ... to the point of dropping bouncy balls o our heads at 5:30 a.m. and leaving squeaky mice in a trail outside the bedrooms. I can't imagine what it will be like when we all go back to school in a couple of weeks, but I do not think they have progressed to Googling. That AGK is something.

Kath said...

I agree with Mia - those of us who don't have lobster should indulge in ice cream. In a quantity equal to the mass of a lobster. No, not the tail, the entire lobster. And afterwards, a nap with your favorite kitty. Who's with me???

Beth said...

Mmm...lobster. That's one of my favorite things about Maine. Except when it makes your lip puff up. Good luck with your room preparations!

Donna Lee said...

That benadryl is a killer. It makes the world all fuzzy and I always end up just sitting and staring. Cats and the internet cannot be a good combination. They already dominate the households of the world. Next thing they'll be dominating the entire world.

Lorraine said...

hmmm - Trek may be right and this thing might be contagious. I've been such a space cadet this week. And I didn't have any lobster.

Ice cream - yummmm. Gotta go check the freezer.

Knitting Linguist said...

You've got to keep an eye on those cats. A friend of mine once said that she would only have one cat at a time because one cat can plot, but two cats will conspire.

Jeanne said...

Being more curious than the proverbial cat, when confronted with the text in the Google Search box, I'd have clicked the button to see what came up! Better safe than sorry.

A lack of gumption is a terrible thing. Here's hoping your gumption is soon regained.

knitseashore said...

Have you seen the movie cats and dogs? It's a silly movie about how cats are trying for world domination, but the dogs aren't ready to give up the fight to remain man's best friend. Owned by the felines myself, I'd say the cats definitely do know how to use Google. Sometimes they can't help show us a little of what goes on behind the scenes, when we're not home. :)

Seriously, I've been thinking about your having to go back to school lately, and if I were in your shoes, I'd be in denial too. Hope the AGK and BFK can help...