Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Eavesdropping On Myself

6:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Sitting in front of my MacBook. I click on my Dashboard application to check today’s weather and temperatures. My WeatherBug widget tells me it will be clear, sunny, and 75 degrees.

6:35 a.m. Eastern Time. I shut down my computer, head for the shower, get dressed and head out the door. I never bother to really look outside until I go to get in the car and head for Metro.

Somewhere on Missouri Avenue en route to the Fort Totten Metro Station, the following dialogue takes place in my head between the hemispheres of my brain—here designated H1 and H2.

H1: Hm. It’s overcast and cloudy.

H2: Yeah. And?

H1: I’m just sayin’… I hope it doesn’t rain. I didn’t bring an umbrella today.


H1: My widget said it would be clear, sunny, and 75 today.

H2: Uh-huh. Your widget said that did it?

H1: Yeah.

H2: Hm. Did it ever occur to you to open the blinds and look out the window?


Sometimes, the distance between brilliant and a few light bulbs short of a full chandelier is no wider than a filament.

Photo copyright: Immediart.


Zanne said...

So often I look at people and think to myself, "Silly person, didn't check the weather?" Well apparently, that isn't necessarily the problem! Thanks for the clarification! :D

Di said...

Hmm, I don't know - I think H2 is being bitchy and judgmental. Your friggin computer widget SHOULD tell you the weather properly.

(PS - I never look out the window either.)

JMK said...

Zanne: I'm always happy to provide a public service, particularly ones that help us understand one another better.... Seriously, I think I think too much sometimes and the result is conversations in my head like that one.

Di: I think you're right--H2 is a bitch! Wow! I'd never noticed before. Well, thank goodness for H1.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

This one made me laugh. I can just hear the dryness in your voice as if you had told me the story out loud. Love it.

CreoleInDC said...

"Sometimes, the distance between brilliant and a few light bulbs short of a full chandelier is no wider than a filament."