Friday, November 30, 2007

Today is the day to act like today is your day

Today is the last day of November. The last day of NaBloPoMo post-a-day-li-ness.

I was thinking that this is proof that you can just decide you are going to do something every day and then do it. But the fact is that I chose something I really like to do and then went ahead and did it. Big deal.

Because most days I'm thinking of posts as I'm walking around. It's part of why I'm so oblivious while I'm walking down the sidewalk. I get very far into my head. I live something and then swirl it around in my brain and turn it into a narrative. At some point I realized I've always done this. Now I just have somewhere to put those narratives.

This led me, however, to think about things I've disliked that I've gotten myself into the habit of doing. Flossing is a good example. I never flossed growing up. And then at some point after college, one of my dentists explained the importance of flossing. Really stressed it.

So I decided to start flossing. I can't even remember why I disliked it so much, or felt like it was such drudgery. But I know I did. And now if am traveling and forget my floss it really bugs me.

I was staying at a friend's house once - a friend without floss! Gasp! We were having a flossing conversation (because clearly nothing is too prosaic for me) and I described myself as having become "a totally anal flosser."

Just try to undo that image. Right.

20 comments:

  1. Hmmm... this ties in with the porn post rather nicely, don't you think?

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  2. You know, I got hooked on flossing the exact same way about a year ago! And for at least the next 6 months I took every opportunity to tell my friends about the dangers of not flossing. So glad I'm not the only one!

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  3. I do the exact same thing with the narrative quasi-blogging in my head! And I envy your anal flossing, haha, I need to floss more.

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  4. I once knew a human female in the Tyson's Corner section of NoVa who, while trying to get a pair of incredulous co-workers was describing her curious inability to discern the subtleties of scents by stating, with a straight face, and I quote, "I just smell funny, however I taste just fine."

    Thank you again for giving me one of those laugh until fire comes out of my nose moments.

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  5. Rich - Huh?

    jp - We're probably like people who have quit smoking and then lecture everyone vehemently.

    nicoleantoinette - It's funny, isn't it, walking around and turning everything into a story?

    SD - I know! It's very satisfying, isn't it?

    CE - That is hilarious! And I'm glad I made you laugh.

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