Mostly, I thought about this idea I had, that if I right now decided to (mentally) insert a parentheses into my thinking/speech/actions... such that before I said or did anything else in life, I thought to myself:
And then just went on with my life without ever closing that parentheses, then it would be like everything in my life was an aside, that everything I did was a parenthetical insertion into whatever it was I was really doing.
I liked that because not only would it be a rebuttal to e e cummings, but also it would imply that my life might not be the sum of my existence, any more than a parenthetical expression (like this one) is the sum of a sentence.
Then I wondered if maybe I hadn't heard a comedian say that once, that he had one time done that and so was living out that very thing that I thought.
Then I considered how hard it was to know, sometimes, whether I really had come up with something or whether I'd just heard it long ago and now didn't remember that I got that idea from someone else, which kind of happened to me once when I was at the library and I was looking at a book on the rack and I picked it up and read the back of it and thought "Hmmm... this sounds like the kind of book I would like" and then carried it with me while I looked at other books and selected, finally, a few books to check out and then I waited in line and as the librarian started checking out the books I pulled out that first one, the Hmmm this sounds one and I told her not to check that out because I had already read it.
And she looked at me like I was crazy -- like I'd read it while waiting or something, and her look was not unwarranted because that's kind of a weird thing to say, "Oh, here's this book that up until you touched it I was apparently going to check out but no, forget it, I've read it."
The truth was, I had read it; it was a book about a guy who builds this superhotel kind of weird thing, it's hard to explain, but I'd only just realized that I'd read the book before, and in fact, I had liked it.
I thought all that in 20 minutes, on the bike, while playing Peggle.
Today's workout: Biking,
Latest weight: 253
Today's song that is so catchy that I kept calling Mr F "Miss Teen Wordpower" this morning even though that makes no sense at all but still, it's a catchy song: Miss Teen Wordpower, by The New Pornographers.
PS: I was unable to find a comedian who had told a joke like the parentheses, and I searched for nearly a minute. I did find this XKCD comic strip but it's not quite the same thing.
PPS: Also, I did the parentheses thing. At about 6:05 this morning, I thought to myself: