Sorry there has been such a lag in posting, this is what happens when you juggle grad school writing (aka writing you are forced to do) and blog writing or the writing you actually want to do. I realize some, if not most, people hate writing altogether so this may be kind of hard to comprehend. But myself, and other English majors included, we like to do this thing called “nerd talk” wherein we over analyze pretty much everything and then, dum dum dum, WRITE ABOUT IT! I remember the first time it happened to me, I was sitting at a stoplight, I think, and I noticed a silver car in front of me. I began to ask myself questions like, “why silver?” “does Dodge make a different color silver than other brands?” “That one sure looks like it has a lot of sparkle to it, I wonder what they put in the paint to make it sparkle like that?” “Is that sparkly paint they put on the vehicle highly toxic? If so, I wonder how many car painter people get paint poisoning each year?” “And wait, how do they treat paint poisoning? How long does it take to get better from something like that?” “I wonder how much they pay car painter people because if there is a risk like that then they should definitely pay them more than house painter people…”
You see how I took myself on a little journey in about five minutes, I ventured through areas of politics, market, medicine, branding, economic placement, and even paint toxicity…all from a silver vehicle parked in front of me. I take these journeys, since entering grad school, oh I would say, a rough ten times a day. I haven’t quite determined if it is to my advantage or disadvantage, mostly. It definitely serves me well in an academic setting, but I think trees/cars/birds/people/phones/mattresses/dirtcleaningtechniques/rock types/andvariousotherrandomthings might be getting sick of Ms. whit.