Hi, my other name is Marvin
Me. Always thinking, not Einstein’s type of thinking of course.
Easily distracted. Does that or this deserve a quick witty remark or put down? Do I have to smile? Can I smile? Don’t! Well, that is a new life lesson for another day, but oh yeah, marvined.
I think about all sorts of things. Unless I am engrossed in an activity that requires actual supervision of the extremities or the concentration of achieving the immediate goal like avoiding the cretins that the government lets loose on the public roads, I.E. everyone but me.
Just like Marvin*, with a “brain the size of a planet” and his problems and chores that are of minutiae compared to what he could do, I think too much if left to it, unless I can quickly doze off. Or do this- it seems a way to let off a lot of steam, I tell ya.
I categorise these under pondering, shower ponderants and uncategorised/able.
How marvined am I usually when relaxing at home:
Well, when I am in My Area (Children kept away) I check out crap like this or Facebook or in-boxes and or my weather monitor while I watch my TV shows [I will ween myself as soon as they get rid of attractive actresses, funny series’s and/or good enough drama shows]. And /or listen to the local radio station as well for news or comment. But not for music anymore- weird. I can categorise TV shows into a few types of attention grabbing levels.
- Solitaire (Spider)
- Web Surfing or playing Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (from 90’s about)
- Email check ad break
- snail mail check in an ad break
- kid check in an ad break- “BED TIME!”
Now this can be explained thusly-
Solitaire means I can follow the show using a sorting side of my total brain capacity while concentrating on the story, unless the scenery is interesting, like some great photography of the Sphinx or some blue green turtles doing nothing, near a surf beach where volleyball might be on…
Web surfing means that the show is not that interesting or does not need to be analysed in great depth, because the web surfing or PC use in general is the main activity instead. Like now, the radio world news is on.
Hang on- I appear to be doing a womanly thing here, two or more things at once!! Wow! Coz I am probably supervising the fighting (and fit) children too.
Marvined with hoose werk.
Och, better do the vaccuming. Bugger, the bloody kids left this out… was that the mail man? Better check the mail and emails… surfing, and then, bugger- the vacuuming job, the kids will home soon- dang, forgot to hang out the washing… Or need a hammer and nail for a picture. Out to the garage. Oh oh- the wine needs racking off, won’t take a min… Then tipity tip tip tap- bloody hell, is that rain? The clothes!!! And the bills or mail to go to the post office. Oh well, next time I go out? Look at date due- JBC! GDI! Rip orf doon the street anyway…Oh the time, I gotta be at work, bludy heck!
The list placed on the fridge under a magnet (I recommend cleaning magnets for glass fish-tanks: BIG) is getting old, frayed, wrinkly, smelly and nearly completed, ready for a new one. It takes years but then it is done. Being Marvined all the time, there is no real priority given to items on a list. Cos a few a pretty expensive! A new roof. The large branch over the veranda. A new double garage. Gardening. Vegetation under the power line. The noise under the car. The car climate display. The bloody yard. Lawns. Mosquito spraying.
It is not a hard life- I am coping with more work which is a good thing- as long as I am not distracted with thoughts- last week there was a a mistake, not bad, as I was thinking of how I was going to do the job, and not thinking of the job at hand right then! Ah well.
*From hitch hikers guide to the galaxy