My brain: Making not-weird things seem weird since 1984.

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PicYep, that’s me!

I have this…thing where I think about stuff (haha keep the jokes to yourself). Stuff that no-one else seems to think about. I seem to stop and notice things in my life that are there every single day and freak the eff out. Like I’ve never seen or thought about these things before – ever. Are you confused yet? These could be the ramblings of a very tired semi-insomniac or they could be the thoughts of a brilliant mind. You decide.

When I was a kid, I kept asking the adults in my life WHY DO WE YAWN? Everyone kept saying, “Because you’re tired. Duh.”
This frustrated the hell out of me. I wanted to know why our bodies function the way they do – what is my body actually trying to do when I yawn? It took me a long time (this was before google was the go-to research machine) to finally get the answer I wanted. We yawn because that helps get oxygen to the brain or lungs and expels excess carbon dioxide. Which makes sense that if we’re tired, an extra push of oxygen might help us stay awake! I don’t know. I’m no doctor. Anyhow, I asked the question because I have a (selectively) inquiring mind. I didn’t want the stock standard answer everyone gives without a moment of thought. I wanted the real answer. The physiological explanation!

I still think weird things all the time. These thoughts will just pop up out of nowhere and I drift off into Crazy Kez Land where it’s always weird and no-one cares. Like, the other day. I was driving the Little Mister to Officeworks to look for just the perfect colour selection of Sharpie permanent markers (I am a bit pedantic with my stationery), when I suddenly thought (brace yourself for the geniusness), “Wow. I drive a car. Isn’t it strange that I get into this piece of technology from the ‘future’ and control this machine with my hands and feet (well I’m sure it’s a bit more complex than that but take in all of my weirdness please)? I mean, wow! Society is AMAZING! I DRIVE A CAR!”

You would think I was a cavewoman or something. I guess I was just appreciating something that we all take for granted. I’m kooky like that. I mean, no-one else thinks it’s weird. I can’t say this stuff out loud.

I have also been known to question domestic housepets. In particular dogs and cats. I mean, don’t you think it’s AMAZING?! WE LIVE WITH ANIMALS. WE TAME ANIMALS. This is blowing my mind!!! Like, there are animals in my house/yard that live with me and walk around with jump on me and EXIST beside me. Isn’t that wild?! Like, a bajillion years ago (figure may not be correct and is based on no research whatsoever) we found wild animals and we kept them in our homes/caves/whatevs then bred them to be domesticated. I mean, WHOA.

You can only imagine how I feel when I see the Little Mister hanging about in my house. I LIVE WITH A TINY HUMAN. A tiny human made up out of myself and my husband’s DNA. A real live, human person. We made a human. And he hangs out with me. HOLY SH*TBALLS. I HAVE A KID. I’m still not used to the idea that I have a child, even 11 months in. I am still processing the fact that I am a parent, even though I live it each and every day with all of my being!

You’re not impressed? You seem underwhelmed. Sigh.

I don’t know why I have to marvel at stuff that no-one else does. It’s like I’m the hipster of not cool stuff in a non ironic way. What???? I don’t even know what I just said.

Is anyone on the same wacky page as me (and not on mind altering drugs)? Anyone…?

*crickets chirping*

I need more sleep.

6 thoughts on “My brain: Making not-weird things seem weird since 1984.”

  1. Unsurprisingly, my brain seems to work in the same weird way. Don’t get me started on Fax Machines – they blow my mind! I find myself looking at people, and then creating stories about their lives. Where they came from, where they are going..etc etc (yeah I stare a lot). It obviously just means we’re smarter than most people.

    P.S that paragraph about yawning totally made me yawn.

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    • Oh my god! Fax machines!!! Now that does blow my mind! How does it print out somewhere else?! Via a phone call?! Actually, I don’t want to know. I just don’t want to wreck the magic!

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  2. I don’t think you’re weird at all. It’s great to be someone who appreciates everything and sees the world with awe and amazement – you have a curious mind, it’s a great gift. Enjoy 🙂 (and also ensure you find others like this – one of my most fulfilling conversations was about magic carpet ride busking – as the friend said who showed me your link, here’s another “Tangent Girl” which is my nickname – it’s all good, and yes, it is indeed typical for my bracketed sections to be longer than the initial point hehe)

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  3. I used to have this thing when I was about nine imagining how everything mechanical in the world could be run by hamsters… obviously technology was a lot larger than it is today (so old!)

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  4. Nope, not alone. I totally do this:

    OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THIS COMPUTER. Look what I can do on it RIGHT NOW. CRAZY.

    OH MY GOODNESS. I’ve never looked at my belly button this way! That is a SCAR from a FOOD STRAW I had as a fetus. Sooooooo trippy!!!

    WOAH, I can SEE! With my EYEBALLS! These jelly things can see photons and colours and shit! Man, I gotta see everything now. Don’t blink!

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