Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mind games

The Oatmeal has a comic out that aptly describes how your brain torments you as you're about to fall asleep.

My brain is a vengeful thing, I think. I get awesome ideas when I'm driving. But as I tell Ranger, there are only three things I can do when I am driving: drive, sing, and talk.

I get great ideas for texts and twitter posts just as I am stepping into a crosswalk. And sometimes I am minding my own business when suddenly I MUST LOOK AT MY SOCIAL NETWORK. Almost as if a button is pressed when the walk sign lights up.

And of course my brain is a flat out creative genius when my hair is full of shampoo.

The reason I say my brain is vengeful is of course the whole sleep deprivation thing. Possibly the caffeine thing, too. Thing is, when I do have time to sit down and write/draw/craft/create, that is when my brain is most petty. Because when I have the time, I can't remember what those awesome ideas were.

Where do your ideas ambush you? Cooking dinner? Bathing kids? Biking?


  1. This post is awesome. Middle of the night is my inspiration - and that inspiration is usually gone by morning!

  2. Thank you! I think middle of the night inspiration is especially slippery!


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