Does anyone else have strange thoughts??

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damwinston
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   Posted 5/10/2005 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Not just the usual suicidal ones or "I wish the bus would hit me" thoughts, but off the wall ones (yes, I know that sounded totally wrong but you all understand).
 
For example, you know when you get on a plane but it is late and they come on the loud speaker and say "We will be late arriving at _______________, but don't worry we will make it up in the air." So, obviously there are no cops up there and they speed. Then why in the hell don't they just speed all the time and we would all be early??
 
Or, when there was the potato famine in Ireland and millions died because the potatoes didn't grow didn't anyone realize that they were on an island and they could just go fishing??
 
I am starting to wonder about really off the wall things - and that is only some of them - is that normal?? They don't keep me up at night worrying but when I wake up (at 3 or 4 in the morning when, as my dad says, I "run out of sleep." I think about all these really strange things.
 
Also, just for some ironic humor I (the depressed one with strange thoughts) am writing a course on Mental Illness!!!
 
Sometimes it is just so out of control it makes me laugh.
 
dammy

Thanks for the help.
I hope that we can all help each other.


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 5/10/2005 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
*laughing*

YES!! My mom always asks me, "doesn't that brain every stop working?". She asked me as a child and she asks me now. Sometimes I do feel like I need a break fro thinking . . . then I say, I need a job to do, just to empty my brain . . . like mowing the lawn or folding laundry . . . any boring job will do.
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damwinston
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   Posted 5/11/2005 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Rosie -
What is Hashimoto's??
Just wondering.
dammy
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 5/11/2005 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Dammy,

My immune system is attacking my own body (auto-immune disease). My thyroid is being attacked and that is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

UCTD is my immune system attacking my connective tissue. It causes pain, fatigue.

I also have extreme sun sensativity which cause rashes and a flare in the UCTD. I have to pace my energy because if I overdo, it can also cause a flare.

Thanks for your interest.
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AlwaysRosie
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damwinston
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   Posted 5/11/2005 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand. My mom has lupus - grandmother had RA so I get Fibromyalgia. I don't know where the ulcerative colitis comes from (but don't eat the chicken at Don Pablo's Mexican Restaurant).
They are hard diseases to have but even harder to explain to other people.
Talk to you later,
dammy
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Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 5/11/2005 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
smurf  Dammy,
You make me laugh. I love you "lighthearted" posts. Thanks for the daily humor!
 
"Lefty"
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.


damwinston
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   Posted 5/11/2005 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Lefty.
dammy
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stumpytroll
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   Posted 5/11/2005 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dammy
Thank God for you - I did think it was just me. I worry about the strangest things - lately it was how ducks keep their feet warm when the ponds are frozen. I even got to the stage of designing the boots in my head - had a problem with the material tho - needs to be light and waterproof but still warm! Any ideas?
Further to ducks - in the old days in England they used to walk ducks and geese to the markets. To protect their feet they dipped them (feet not whole duck) in tar and made the ducks walk thro gravel. OK - how did they stop the ducks feet sticking to the ground ? No-one has gievn me a satisfactory answer so far.
Then there's penguins, sloths and wombats not to mention moles! My bizarre concerns about these animals drive the family crazy - and don't even start me about sheep. Oh - did I mention the badger that lives in my head and waves to me? Don't know his name - we haven't been formally introduced!

Sorry - way to much info here. My husband says he always knew I was barking - the breakdown was only an extreme manifestation.

Luv and hugs

Stumpytroll

damwinston
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   Posted 5/11/2005 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh No!! I'll never sleep thinking about those!! What about duck slippers - like duck boots from L.L. Bean (OMG maybe that is where they got the name). Maybe they tarred and feathered the ducks feet?
Here is my newest question: I said in an earlier post that my bf and I got a "magic bullet" cuisinart thingy. So he went to the store to buy all these good for you things. One of which was beets. I don't think that I have ever eaten a beet but my parents do and they always have them pickled. I know that people wanted to save cucumbers for the winter (I didn't learn about that until I was 14 - I thought that they grew on a pickle tree - don't laugh, I have had to deal with people laughing about that for 15 years) so they pickled them to make them last. But beets? Do people eat raw beets??
Also, when people first came to this country (I am in America, Texas for those of you that don't know) they were in the north and most were farmers - including my grandfather (and grandmother because my grandfather was NOT a nice man to women). So they planted their crops and all that but, due to the winter, the crop seasons only lasted so long. Didn't anyone think to move south where they could grow stuff all year??
I'd write a book on it but I think that it would confuse people because it confuses me!!
And then there are ghosts - which I am SURE exist. At my parents house his name is Oscar - here it is Grover (yes, apparently I have a Sesame Street isssue) but I like the ghosts. They comfort me but they scare the poop out of everyone else. I mean I really have ghosts - Oscar would turn the hot water off in the shower - the knob.
And here is another one - why did Hitler pick the swastika as his sign?? It used to be a peaceful sign for American Indians. I can think of a lot better fingers, I mean signs, that signify evil - why did he ruin the nice, peaceful swastika??
Do tell about the beaver in your head - sounds interesting.
love,
dammy
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stumpytroll
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   Posted 5/14/2005 3:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dammy
I now have a whole raft of new things to concern me - thanks for that! As for the badger - in Uk we have an animal that's about the size of a medium dog, has short legs and has gey fur on body/legs and a black and white striped face - stripes run from nose to back of head. They are nocturnal and eat ... Earthworms, beetles, wasp larvae, autumn fruits, small mammals, roots, elderberries, bluebell bulbs and snails. They are extremely cute!
The one that lives in my head pops up at random times. He - and it is a he tho I don't know how I know- always appears around the corner of a wall. His head and upper body to the waist peer around the corner and he waves with his left paw - a side to side movement- and has a smile on his face. As I said he has aname but as we haven't been introduced formally I don't know what it is. He is a bit like your Oscar - he is a comfort in times of crisis!
Definitely don't have a beaver in my head - no room for the dam and the water would leak from my ears at night and wet the pillows!

Luv and hugs

Stumpytroll

Dognut
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   Posted 5/16/2005 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Stumpy troll -

just so you can sleep at night - The ducks and geese already have 'waterproof' and 'warm' footgear. The reason people like to make feather beds, sleeping bags and coats out of duck and goose down is because it is very insulating and warm! A bird's heart beats way, way faster than ours and their body temperature is much,much higher - the Ducks, geese, and other birds will pull one foot up into their warm feathers to warm it up and stand on one foot - then they will switch. Watch a bunch of ducks or geese sometime on an icy winter pond - even sparrows on tree limbs.... they all do that.

There are some benefits to growing up working the
'nature hut' at summer camp and having a kid who is crazy about nature and animals - if they ever put that kind of stuff in Trivial Pursuit I'd win hands down....

I would guess that the reason they 'walked' the birds to market was because they clipped their wings so that they wouldn't fly away... of course, that meant they had to walk, or be carried, and most peasants didn't have that kind of transportation, and the ducks feet couldn't handle that kind of walking. so they made 'shoes' for the ducks. I'm sure the 'gravel and Tar' picked up alot of dirt on the way, too.

As for the potato famine - i also wondered about that - why didn't they grow something else more resistant to potato fungus, or whatever rotted the spuds? why not some above-ground food source? plus, they had livestock and fish, as you mentioned.

your 'magic Bullet' sounds like alot of the appliances my mother likes to get - that after awhile, end up in my basement for our next garage sale.... wouldn't a blender work just as well? that green mixture sounds absolutely disgusting! ( sorry if you are offended, but it DOES!)

My mom, ever on the lookout for new products to try and entice my son to get proper nutrition (when SHE's the one who buys him McDonalds 3-4 times a week!) found these vegi- vitimins in gummy bear form for him to take 3 X's a day. NOT! She bought a huge 3 month supply and he wouldn't touch them.

Next she decided to try fruit instead of veggies - he got on a kick of eating those little canned mandarin oranges. We went crazy keeping enough in the house - then she bought him a whole case - and he got tired of them.

why does she persist in doing this?

When my dog ( a golden retreiver) was overweight a few years ago, someone suggested supplimenting his dry food with GREEN BEANS as 'filler' - fresh or canned, just not salted. ( 'The dog eats WAY better than we do!) OK - so I get fresh green beans cheap at closing time from the local farmstand in summer, and coffee can sized cans from Sam's Club out of season. The beans went fast - why? because my SON was eating them uncooked, right from the can/refrigerator ! He just doesn't like them cooked! Go figure! (and the dog didn't loose weight, because the kid always shares his McDonalds with the dog....)

I don't have critter in my head - two - a dog and a cat, and assorted fish are enough in my house. There wouldn't be any room in my head, anyway, because MY head is filled up with people having involved discussions and arguments on why I should've done this or what I should've said to that person or all the things I'd like to pound into my ex-husbands, kids teachers, bosses, or various other troublesome people's heads. (I get very passionate and eloquent in my head, it just never seems to come out that way in real life) I also build complicated and creative solutions to all kinds of problems (but have forgotten them by morning).

that is, i think about these things until my cat jumps on my bed in the middle of the night and bites my hand - because HE wants to play and HE thinks that is fun. Until recently, I have been strictly a 'dog person' and he doesn't understand that I DON'T think being woken up by having my head grabbed with all four paws or my hand bitten is 'fun'! - especially when I am in the middle of one of these meditative 'conversations'!

I suppose that is the main disadvantage to flesh and blood animals to talk to, vs those in your head..... I'm guessing the one in your head doesn't bite you awake?

dognut
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