04 September, 2011

Thinking About Thinking

Now it’s time for…  a list of unnecessary random things I think about at 8:32 in the morning! I’m sleeping on the floor of a girl’s room and since I’ve used up all of my entertainment last night, I’ve been thinking all morning.  Thinking about the randomest things.  And I’m a bit afraid to forget them, so I’ll share.

First, how strange is it that the internet was literally invented so little ago?  I mean, it was starting out (at least, being used by you and me) in the late 1990’s, and we’ve gotten so used to it and older people had to probably adapt to using the internet, a foreign device, while they were still adapting to using a computer.

Second, can I say that bloggers are kind of strange sometimes?  Bloggers complain about people being too in-the-know about their lives…when the post under the aforementioned lists the clothes they just bought and what they ate for dinner.

Third, I’ve been thinking about children and the way they think.  You always see movies or inspirational posters where children get patted on the back, and they’re told that they’re smart and they contribute to society and they’re wonderful people who should get listened to by adults more often.  And yes, as a child, I was desperate to get people to listen.  “I mean, hel-loh, I’m a human beiiiiiiiiiiiing.”  But this morning (as my friend was asleep) going through the first e-mails I ever received and sent out…  back when I was a sixth grader…  It’s just pitiful.  Reading through my old journals as a child...  I wouldn't have the patience to listen to me, either.

Fourth, this also got me thinking about parenting.  Or more specifically, the way children act at supermarkets.  What’s the correct way of stopping children from their evil ways?  Scream at them, give in and do what they want you to do, leave the store altogether?  I don’t even know why I’m thinking about this, um, moving on.

Fifth, time is scary.  To me.  Time is scary to me.  I’ve always been afraid of not being able to do what I truly want with such little time on Earth, but now it’s gotten to the point where I’m afraid to plan anything for my day, because “what if I don’t have time, what if this drags out too long, what if I get hungry, what if I pass out from locked knees, and there goes one hour”.  Speaking of hours, how scary is that?  There’s only 24 hours in one day, and there are so many miniscule things that take up one hour.  Seven hours taken up by sleeping.  An hour and a half taken up by all the separate times you eat.  Eight hours spent in school.  Two hours to do homework.  That leaves five hours to do anything.  And, I realize to some people with jobs, this sounds like a whole lot, because they spend extra hours working, or managing sports or extracurricular activities…  I don’t know, time is iffy for me.

And this has been Thinking About Thinking Unnecessarily Early In The Morning, thank you for joining us.


  1. As someone who spends 18 hours a week in a supermarket, I CANNOT FATHOM WHY KIDS HATE SUPERMARKETS SO MUCH. THEY SCREAM. I HATE THEM. Anyway, most parents yank them along and occasionally a few buy them chocolate or something to keep them occupied...
    Urgh. Kids.
    There is not a maternal bone in my body.

    And time flies much faster when you're not at school, it's like...wake up, oh, is it time for bed already?

  2. I have times like this where all I do is think. It's usually when I'm trying to go to sleep. I really need to write it down like you've done. Very interesting x

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  7. I enjoy these early morning thoughts! The blogging community is definitely an interesting one and it's amazing to think about how recently we became capable of having these virtual spaces where we can connect with people the whole world over - sometimes I worry that it has happened too fast for us to really keep up and understand everything that's going on! And as for children, I remember some of my journals, emails, etc. of yore and am sometimes embarrassed by how self-centered and small my world was. I guess that's part of growing up but maybe all these changes in our world contribute too.... Just a few thoughts on your thoughts - thanks for sharing them!

  8. Loved this! Great idea. Then you'll be able to look back and remember it all :).

    Helen, x

  9. I always think things like this too! Though not as early as you do! I'm more of an afternoon thinker :)

    Lost in the Haze


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