November 14th, 2006

good mris pic

Hindbrain, energy, etc.

I'm sure you've all seen the video of the Helsinki Complaints Choir by now, but I just wanted to say: I love being a Finnophile. My hindbrain apparently had a very good idea what it was doing when it launched me on this very strange sequence of obsessions. It makes me happy.

Trust the hindbrain. I am reminding myself of this as I fix up the bits and pieces of the last few projects and take a deep breath before hurtling headlong into the next. The hindbrain may be a good deal of trouble along the way, but there's worse trouble when I argue.

Last night timprov and I got Chinese/Vietnamese food, and my fortune cookie said, "Avoid scattering your energies." Aheh. Yah, all right, cookie. At this point it's more a matter of, "Gather your scattered energies," so that's what I'm trying to do. Before the cookie brought it up, I might add. I don't take life instruction from pastries. Well -- not from pastries that mediocre, anyway.

I am distracted by something shiny -- a box! for me! -- and then there will be a host of practicalities to be addressed.

Oh, and on the subject of this weekend's poll: air? Really, air? I guess you learn something new every day, or if you don't my dad gets annoyed, but -- air? All right...I'm not surprised to find that I'm apparently far more radioactive than the lot of you, but the air and the style/voice things were total surprises. Which served the entertaining purpose, of course.