Sunday, August 26, 2012

SOC Sunday - No Theme, Just a Free Write

Today's Stream of Consciousness Sunday is themeless, so free-write on any subject for five minutes (no editing) to link up with Jana's Thinking Place.

8:24 In preparation for my Jeopardy! tryout in early September, I read about American history last night. I think the Portuguese got into my dreams a little bit. The book I read confirmed what I already believed - that Portugal was the nation that actually instigated the slave trade, even though Spain and England quickly piled on.

8:26 My head is so filled with facts that I feel like my creativity been's pushed to the side lately. I did complete an essay yesterday.

Thanks to my studies, I can tell you that Michel de Montaigne is the individual who popularized the essay as an art form. There's a shout-out to de Montaigne in "Bitches in Bookshops."

8:28 My husband is making me laugh. I'm so grateful for him and his sense of humor. I was pretty sad yesterday, thanks to a combination of hormones and the ongoing drama with my brother.

8:29 Ugh - don't get me started on the drama with my brother. I will say this, though: according to the Geek Zodiac, my nieces are Spy and Ninja. These zodiac signs fit them perfectly.

I got Pirate - but I don't wanna be a pirate! I like the ocean and rum, but I detest thieves.


Gina said...

Your mind works just like mine...changes topics, wanders along tangents...every minute or so. Good luck with your try out then make sure to do a SOCS to let us know WHEN you'll be on!

L-Diggitty said...

LOL, your brain is very busy! I've been wanting to brush up on my history too (but not for as awesome a reason as a Jeopardy try-out!). Keep us posted on your progress - good luck!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I might have to do that next time - check the time when I write and see where I'm at. I'm glad you're laughing with your husband. :) Laughter is good stuff!

Erin O'Riordan said...

I was also still very tired this morning.

jana said...

Oh, I love this! So funny!! My brain works just like that!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I loved your SOC words. I could feel them. Hell, they could have been written by me except for the part about Jeopardy. I met a Ukrainian young lady last week and I so wanted to talk to her about Yulia Tymeshenko but I was sure I had Yulia's name or country wrong because my brain can only take so much info! Sure enough, I should've just said the name! Yulia Tymeshenko! Yulia Tymeshenko! Yulia Tymeshenko! (Read my SOCSunday writing if you don't know who she is, LOL)

Erin said...

Oooh, this was super fun to read! I never was a big fan of reading tons of history, though. Shame on me!