Wednesday, January 06, 2010

It is the Perfect Solution for People (Like Me) Who Can't Turn Off Their Brains

I made a decision long ago to not let this blog turn into my diary. I don't want to give anyone a play-by-play of my day's events, I don't want to talk about the nitty-gritty of my personal relationships, and I don't want to have to stick to a certain theme. I mean, I love posting recipes, book and movie reviews, and occasional ridiculousness, but I wouldn't want to force myself to do the same thing every single time I try to write.

That being said, coming up with topics isn't always the easiest thing in the world. And what's irritating to me is that I come up with some of my most inspired ideas when drifting off to sleep or while in the shower.


I actually keep a notepad by my bed (I know, dork), and once in a while, I am motivated enough to crawl out of my cocoon of blankets and jot down whatever insane and random ideas have entered the depths of my brain. Usually, however, I consider writing my ideas down for a good while before inevitably give in to the warmth of my down comforter.

But the shower presents a problem. When I stumble from my bed to the bathroom in the morning, it takes me a little time to wake up, and after my teeth brushing and whatnot, I get into the shower with thoughts starting to enter my mind at last. (For example, this morning, I awoke thinking about the dream I had just experienced: I was at game seven of the Stanley Cup, between the Red Wings and Steve Yzerman was giving Darren McCarty a haircut at center ice.)

But there is nothing that I can do to remember them, because though they actually come to me, there is no guarantee that I won't be thinking about the scent of my shampoo in the next split second, thereby pushing the awesome sleep-induced brilliance down the drain.

So how fucking cool is the Aqua Notepad? I really, really, really want one. Really want one.

And that in no way makes me any dorkier.


Shane said...

Wouldn't cheap lipstick work? I mean it would wash off easily right?

Heather said...

shane - I don't have any lipstick, let alone cheap stuff. And besides, I don't have shower walls. My tub is an old clawfoot, stand-alone fixture with two shower curtains. It wouldn't work! It just wouldn't work!

Good idea though...