Thursday, March 08, 2012

Too Much Information


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Today is International Women's Day. What are you going to do about the increasing disappearance of colossal megafauna? Drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water every day. Don't drink too much water during meals as it may upset your digestion; drink the water between meals instead. Don't ingest too much caffeine or you'll have trouble sleeping. Don't ingest too much alcohol or you'll have trouble sleeping. If you have trouble sleeping, try these other pills instead. Or meditate. Meditating can promote habits of mindfulness in your daily life and positive emotions like compassion and forgiveness. If you have trouble getting your thoughts to focus on loving kindness toward yourself, change your thoughts. If your thoughts focus too much on negative interpretations of events, change your thoughts. Your thoughts are not you. Also, too much telling is bad for your fiction writing. Too much description is also bad. Social networking can help increase traffic to your blog or website. But don't make your search engine optimization efforts too clumsy and overt. When Savonarola ruled Florence he perpetrated the Bonfire of the Vanities. You only need to know 3 chords to play "Rock This Town" by the Stray Cats on the ukelele. There is a cat version of Prozac and it is basically the same as regular Prozac. The giant Pacific garbage patch is not the only gigantic patch of decomposing plastic in the ocean. Boxwood hedges can smell like cat pee, and not necessarily because a cat peed there. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Dick Dale, and Brian May started off as ukelele players before taking up the guitar. The Sassy Gay Friend stereotype is SO over. Dystopian fiction is also over. Or it's just getting started and will replace zombies, which were the new vampires. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. That line is from "Me & Bobby McGee," which was written by Kris Kristofferson, who has been a prolific songwriter as well as an actor. Oh, and there's going to be a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover comic book.

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This glimpse into the chaotic inside of Sarah's brain was brought to you by Stress: Causing Insanity and Burnout in a Brain Near You.

4 comments:

tanita davis said...

Oh, no!
Did the Sassy Gay Friend thing bug you? Sorry. I have Issues with that one, and while it's funny and we think about it as based "on fact," it's not. And I love that Kelly's gay best friend dresses badly and lives in Iowa. This is somehow oddly reassuring.

Decompress... decompress...

aquafortis said...

Oh, no, it didn't bug me. And I loved Kelly's story--that was great. This was just a random brain barf of Things Taking Up Space at this moment. A sampling, if you will...

adrienne said...

My brain gets like this sometimes. It's okay for a while, but then it makes me very, very tired.

I hope things are quieting down for you.

I have also read these things about when one should and shouldn't be drinking water and coffee, and it stresses me out. If I'm thirsty, I just want to be able to DRINK SOMETHING already without having to time it with precision, you know?

Sometimes reading the news is so not worthwhile.

aquafortis said...

Yes...the exhaustion. I've been far too familiar with that lately. I fear things probably won't quiet down, realistically speaking, for another month or 6 weeks.

The problem with the light at the end of the tunnel, though, is that there always seems to be another tunnel ready to suck me in!