Sleep is a very good thing.
On an average day, my brain can barely focus on one thing for longer than thirty seconds. The last week, though, has been a week devoid of sleep. No dozes, snoozes, naps, siestas, or slumbers. Just a small amount of sleep before I am awakened to start yet another lacking any and all types of sleep.
Because of this, my attention span has been lacking far more than usual. To prove it, these are actual thought I had today while attempting to do something productive:
-How did the word “hello” get shortened into the word “hi”? There is no “i” in hello. It seems like they just took a random vowel and added it to the letter “h”. We could very easily have ended up greeting people with a hardy “hu”. It really would make far more sense to shorten it to “he”, but that’s already a word and I’m fairly certain that greeting people like that would lead to a major feminist revolt.
-Sometimes when you lose an eyelash, people will pick it up and get very excited. They will hold it to your face and say “Look! An eyelash! Make a wish!” Then they expect you to blow that eyelash off of their finger. This, as far as I can think of, is the only situation in life where someone holds a piece of your face up to your face so that you will breathe on it.
Why is it there are multiple situations where you are supposed to get a wish for successfully blowing on something? It must be a real bummer to have poor lung capacity. The only chance you have for wishes would be finding a lamp with a genie in it and those seem pretty rare.
-I have heard a lot of people say that fashion is cyclical. This is true, I guess, because everyone is starting to dress like grunge kids again. How come, though, knickerbockers have never come back? I would love to have a pair of knickerbockers that I could wear to work. It would be like wearing shorts, but far dressier.
-In space, what would happen if an astronaut cried? Would the tears just float off of their face so you have little tiny teardroplets floating around the space station? There is no gravity, so they wouldn’t fall like normal. I bet it’s not a thing NASA has to worry about too much because I would imagine astronauts are not the most emotional group of people. That judgment, though, it solely based off of the movie “Apollo 13.” If they aren’t going to openly weep in that zero-gravity situation, I don’t think anyone ever will.
-People never say “Guess what!” then actually want you to guess. It never happens. If you try to guess, you usually get about five guesses in before they just go ahead and tell you the thing they had just minutes before commanded you to guess. It completely ruins the game.
Someday I’m going to walk up to someone and say “Guess what!” and then stand there and wait. I will not spoil the surprise like everyone else. They will have to continue guessing until they finally figure out what it is I want them to know. This will have to be a day where I have a lot of free time.