Progress Report: $17.50 saved. 82 cigarettes not smoked. Thinking about not smoking has become an obsession for all three of us. It's life consuming and irritating. We're going to go cold turkey this weekend, no more half cigarettes on the days we let the cravings win. Mom is on the verge of giving up. The lack of concentration is effecting her work. Hoop is still smoking 5-7 cigarettes a day. He promises he'll quit this weekend. I feel like a house with unstable walls. If two fall I'm not sure the last one will be able to stand alone.
Five Minutes Of Random Thoughts:
Start. This soda is FLAT. Why does Dr. Pepper taste a little like Prunes? I can't get "Daughter" by Pearl Jam to stop repeating through my head. I'd love to be the person who comes up with names for all the new make up colors. Maybe they have a program that randomly generates them instead? How many names can you possibly substitute "Red" with? Blush, blood, rose, cherry, flame, magenta, ruby, scarlet, rust, flush. Yeah, I'm out. It's not even lunch time? I think they should let me drink at work. I'd be a lot happier and probably a lot more proficient. It's not like I'm going anywhere. Unless this cube suddenly sprouts wheels. I just want a window. A fucking window! I should draw one. Maybe then they'd get the message. Or commit me. Do they have cable in psychiatric wards? WHY am I still drinking this flat soda? Stop.
Q. What the hell is a Funnybone?
A. The Funnybone isn't a bone at all. It's a place where a nerve crosses the long bone near your elbow. That bone is called the Humerus. Hence the nickname.
Random Disorder I Wouldn't Mind Having: So it's not as cool as the "Spontaneous Orgasms" chick on GA last Sunday. But this one is pretty interesting nonetheless.
Synesthesia: A condition in which people have difficulty distinguishing between various sensory inputs. This can result in the ability to hear colors, taste shapes, smell words or any multitude of variations from the above. Some people even see letters, words, and numbers in specific colors. The word "apple" may be viewed as purple. The number "4" as burnt orange.
Different people with synesthesia will almost always disagree on their perceptions. One synesthete may see the letter "q" as being red while another will see it as being lime green. Carol Crane actually feels music. She feels violins on her face and trumpets on the back of her neck. One adolescent boy would assume different poses according to different words. J. Wannerton thinks his house tastes of mashed potato and his town, like fruit gum. The world is a confusing place.