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Brilliant Thoughts

November 7, 2014

Do you ever have brilliant thoughts in the middle of the night and think “This is so great that there’s no way I will forget it!” and then you wake up and you have forgotten it?

I hate that. It has happened to me one billion times, more or less.

My new strategy is to record voice memos on my phone, which leads me to the following conclusions:

  • Stuff that seems brilliant at 3 am is often kind of stupid in the morning
  • Boy, is my voice weird at 3 am
  • Really, I sound like I need a decongestant
  • The ideas that are truly brilliant are also the ones that would take the most work. I am an idea person, not a work person. Where are my work people at?
  • The brilliant ideas that sound like fun have already been done. For instance, do you know there are several sarcastic dictionaries of corporate-speak? And a website, too. Pretty funny.

What do you think about at 3 am?


One Comment
  1. Snoskred permalink
    November 14, 2014 17:41

    Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    I tried keeping a little notepad to write things down in the middle of the night only to wake the next morning and discover I could not understand what I wrote, not at all.

    My handwriting was once pretty good but it seems like now I have the handwriting of a doctor. One of my doctors had sent me for some blood tests and I called the place to find out if I needed to fast for any of the tests and it was almost impossible to understand what was written there. The lady said to me, bring in the paper and I’ll see if I can understand it. Bizarrely she managed to figure out what was required from what was written there. There must be a course they take “deciphering terrible handwriting”.

    Your idea seems like a much better plan, and I do keep an iphone which I do not use for a phone next to my bed, so this could work.🙂

    As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I also add participating blogs to my feed reader.

    So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, and you’ll likely see me drop by again during November.

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!

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