Inside My Head

Several weeks ago, we were driving on a long trip and I tried to explain to my husband why it was easier for me to keep some numbers straight in my head if I group them into a round 100 and then an additional 29 instead of trying to just remember 129. He just interupted the long and complicated and undeniably female explanation to announce "Your head must be a scary place!"

It wasn't said to be mean. He honestly has no grasp of WHY I think in the manner that I do. He thinks I'm smart, and I arrive at the right conclusions the majority of the time, but the trip to the right conclusion is very very different from the trip he makes to the same conclusion. Apparently my mental trip goes to the brink and back. Which makes my head a scary place full of intoxicating insanity and untempered emotion and random creativity and wild pucci-style colors.

He was looking at me yesterday while I was talking and kinda smiling to himself. He said "Sometimes I wonder what goes on in your head. " Men and women are different. Very very different. Viva la difference!

Waves

One of the moms in our coop was commenting that her friend always messes up her ds's names (Greg and Geoff) and that if she had spelled Geoff with a J, she wouldn't mess them up. She thought that was so stupid, "Like she pictures their names???" I immediately said, "Yup, that's what I do. I used closed captioning to see how they spell character's names, because otherwise I obsess about it."

Odd, eh?

Leni | 05/02/2006 - 12:14 AM

Lol! And does it drive you nuts when they spell it wrong? Because my closed captioning spells Jenna's name wrong on Clifford-the-Big-Red-Dog. They spell it "Jetta" like the car. If I'M wrong and her name is Jetta instead of Jenna ... that's just twisted. And don't even get me started about Caillou!

Lucy | 05/02/2006 - 02:49 PM

Then again, I can't see the name "Geoff" without thinking that it's pronounced "Jawff." Unlike "Jeff," which is always pronounced "Jeff." This stems from an incident where I once heard somebody (mis)pronounce "Geoff" as "Jawff," and even though it struck me at the time as horribly wrong, I've never been able to get it out of my head since.

Talk about scary ways for a person's head to work!

Paul Burgess | 05/03/2006 - 03:00 PM
 
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