Monday, January 12, 2009

Six Degrees of What the Heck is ABBA Thinking

Today I thought I would share a little insight into the workings of my mind. These are just some of the conversations that went on in my head as I was driving to the office this morning.

"Wow, the Moon is still really big and pretty....I wonder why the Moon is larger some months than others....Does the Moon go around the Earth like the Earth goes around the Sun? (you used to know this)....Okay, so the Earth's axis is tilted which is why we have summer and winter. Right now we are in winter so we are tilted away from the Sun, hence the shorter days....The Earth goes around the Sun like a belt....Do ALL the planets go around the Sun in the same plane as the Earth or do some of them go up and over the Sun? You really should know this...."

"Sheesh, this song is annoying...Whoever said this person has talents was seriously mistaken....I guess I could change the station....Nah, it'll be over in a couple of minutes...."

"I wonder what the schedule is for the Dish....Do they start staying open later in the evenings come February? I really need to start walking again.... I'll take my phone with me and take pictures from the top of the Dish so that people will have an idea what I'm talking about when I do that walk.... That'll be a good blog.... I really need to remember those Moon thoughts so I can blog about them when I get to the office...."

"Ooooo, the 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer....I'm gonna do that this year.... October, good I have plenty of time to do some training... I wonder if they have Blackberry chargers at the camp sites so that I can charge my phone at night... I figure I can update Facebook and mobile blog during the walk..."

"Where am I? I really need to stop spacing out on my drive into the office. Going on autopilot is really not good. Oh, okay, Sand Hill Road, I haven't missed my exit yet...guess I should start getting over though.... I can't believe last Thursday when I left the office I completely spaced out the entrance to the highway....I had to go 5 miles south just to get to the next exit so that I could turn around and go north...."

"I really need to get some new black loafers....When did I buy these? These aren't the ones that I got years ago at the family reunion, are they? Hmm, when was I in a Bass Shoe store... It had to have been.... Wow, these are really old... No wonder they are so comfortable I finally have them broken in and now they are on the cusp of wearing out.... I wonder if I really can learn to make my own suits.... I really want to find a different style... I'm very, very bored.... ah well, I'll just wait until I lose some weight and/or the clothes I have are worn out.... I really need to keep that budget in mind...."

"I wonder if I pissed off my boss's boss with that email that I sent...I should have checked his response before I got in the car.... Nah, what are they going to do, fire me? I haven't really had a blemish on my record.... They can't get rid of me for telling the truth, can they? I guess we'll just have to wait and see...."

"What are all of the planet names.... Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars.... What is that memory technique that was supposed to help me remember those.... My Very Something Mother..... Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto (I know that isn't a planet anymore but back in my time).... I'm forgetting one....Neptune?.... No that's the god of the sea.... Dang, this is going to bother me all day...."

And that is pretty much how my drive into the office went this morning. There were other thoughts going through my head and I wish I could record them all to include in here, but perhaps they will come back to me and I will entertain you all with more "Tales from the ABBA Train of Thought".


Paula said...

I do remember from astronomy class that the moon is the same size no matter where in the sky it is, it's an optical illusion that makes it looker smaller up in the sky than it does when it's closer to the horizon, its because objects on the ground that are closer to you give the brain something to compare it to.

Neptune is a planet too, isn't it?

Have fun shopping for new black loafers.

I would love to see pics of the Dish, because I have no idea what you are talking about whenever you blog about it.

Agent DragonFly said...

LMAO!!! HA HA HA HA!!!! I think like this too, though........
I have a blog from a couple of years ago....called insomniac's train of though......I don't think I put it up but maybe I will try to find and will put it up

Queen B said...

argh...totally can't remember the planet memory trick right now

what was the song that was annoying?

What state will you be doing the Breast Walk in?

Andrea said...

For all of those wondering, Neptune is the other planet...I had to look it up on Wikipedia.

I'm looking at walking in San Francisco as that is the one scheduled for October, but I guess it might depend on where I'm living at the time...