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Monday, March 24, 2014

Really Silly Things We Think - What's Yours?

Today I've decided to dedicate my blog to really silly things we think. That's right. I mean, a thought that keeps popping into your mind and you have no idea why you think that. And for anyone who is brave enough to share theirs, you may have a chance to win an ebook copy of The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy. 

Okay, here goes. Mine first. This is our house. Now imagine there is a big metal horizontal bar hanging from the overhang of the front door. Well, for some dumb reason or another, every time I imagine myself answering the door, I always hang upside down on that bar while I talk to the neighbours. Is that dumb or what? I figure it comes from playing on the monkey bars when I was a kid and talking to my friends upside down.

Now what's yours?


24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you should totally install that bar! How fun it would be to hang upside down and watch the world go by. :)
    My silly thing: I occasionally, randomly get the urge to buy a used RV/motor home. I can spend hours on Craigslist looking for the perfect one for our family. Of course, with my husband's crazy work schedule, we'd use it like once a year and not even come close to getting our money's worth out of it. But still, from time to time, I seek it out. I think maybe I'm part gypsy or something...

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    1. Oh wow, Heather. I remember a few years ago going shopping for a trailer when I never had the intention of buying one!

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  2. Fun idea, Suzanne.

    I'm afraid of what's lurking under the water. That's not such a silly idea if you're in the ocean, but in a pool?

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    1. I have that same fear, especially in Hawaii.

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  3. Ever since I was a kid, I imagined that when I'd open my closet door, I'd step through into another world. I'd lie in bed at night and picture the alternate apartment that existed beyond my closet door.

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    1. Believe it or not, my mother still needs to close the closet door before she goes to bed.

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  4. Every time I pass a house for sale, I start imagining buying it and moving in and where everything would go. But I am happy living where I am, in a council house, too old to start a mortgage and wouldn't buy a new house even if I won the lottery.

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    1. I have the same thing about apartments. Whenever I see a vacancy sign, I think, "What does it look like inside? Would it fit my piano?"

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  5. That's hysterical, Suzanne! I love it. Now I'm going to be picturing you hanging upside down every time we chat. :)

    My weird thing is that I occasionally imagine that the house is flipped upside down. Everything has been nailed down so the ceiling is now an empty floor I can walk on. Sometimes the house flips back upright and I'm on the ceiling watching everyone below secretly. lol. I think it came from an old Scooby Doo episode where there was a giant mansion that could flip upside down and be hidden under ground. It really caught my imagination as a kid and I still find myself imagining my world upside down. :)

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    1. I've often thought it would be neat to walk up and down walls.

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  6. What a totally random thought, Suzanne! That's really funny! My strange one is, if I'm at customs or passport control I have an urge to pretend to be someone else. For example, start talking French, and pretend I don't understand English (even though I have a British passport). I stand in the line wondering what people would do. I know a few lines of Swahili. What if I greeted them in that language? How would they react? Would it make any difference? I've never been brave enough to try, because everyone looks so serious.

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    1. That's completely hilarious, Helena! Just love it!

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  7. HMMMM Everybody's comments are so nice. I find myself being behind a car that is going slow or speeding in and out of traffic and I wish I could point a finger and the car would just float up in the air, too high to jump out, and just float for about 2 hours....then, when they have practically lost their minds, the car would float back down! That would bring me immense pleasure!!!

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  8. I find myself thinking that oftentimes in the traffic too, Penny. I'm hoping they'll invent cars like that soon.

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  9. Hi Suzanne! When I go to bed, I do not let any of my limbs hang over the edge. This is so that the thing under the bed doesn't grab them. Of course, I do know that the only things under the bed are dust bunnies and my hula hoop, but, I still don't let my arms and legs hang over the edge! :D ( I don't see a way for me to post this, it is asking me to sign in using stuff I don't have, your cousin, Gail)

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    1. Hi Gail. Your comment made it! I have the same thing about hanging my arms and legs out. That, plus if I have to get up in the night to use the bathroom, I'm always just a little scared...of what, I don't know.

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    2. Too funny! The dust bunnies come to life just like their cute furry cousins. They certainly multiply.

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  10. Silly thoughts - Hubby and I get into conversations in a critters point of view. We'll see, deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks whatever and our minds go wild with what we think they think. "Hey George, check out the…." Someday, I'd love to write a kids picture book.

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    1. That's really neat, Heather! We make our dog talk all the time. Poor little thing.

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  11. Great topic, Suzanne. When I am tired and watching TV, instead of focusing on the story, I listen to the words. I pick out a word and picture it in my head, then count the number of letters in the word e.g. imagine has 7 letters, brilliant has 9. Why do I do that? Only when I'm tired. Very silly and not productive, eh?

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    1. Oh, that is so funny. I oftentimes see words inside my head as I speak. They just sort of float by.

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  12. Such an entertaining post. Suzanne! My goodness we all have a bunch of weird thoughts for sure. Mine is when I'm standing in the backyard--or really anywhere outside, I imagine gravity disappearing and all of us floating off somewhere. I somehow get the concept of the world spinning, and we all just get flung off. Not a particularly pleasant thought, and I don't read or write fantasy or ScFi. LOL

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    1. Hilarious! But what an interesting thought! Must be influenced by Mary Poppins when those guys are all laughing in the air. I love to laugh - ha, ha, ha, ha.

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