Am I really going to answer today?

If I were to award myself today, I think it would have to be the “thinks too much” award. I’ve been spending all morning running calculations on the speed of light, and what amazes me the most is… that this does nothing to clear my brain of the eggs laid by the earworms that keep getting in there. What am I supposed to do about this? It has to be the most annoying thing in the world to have a song running through your head for days and days and days. Oh wait – that’s me!

Brain scanning technology is quickly approachi...
This is literally happening to me right now as the earworms eat through my brain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So finally I come around and realize, “this is keeping me from being able to focus, so I will keep my brain busy, and the earworms will go away.” Not so much; and so my brain is exhausted. I don’t know if it’s from overuse, or recent underuse. So in honor of my frustration, I award myself the “thinks too much” award, and this is how my acceptance speech would go:

I would like to think my cats, for without them this award would not be possible. They’re not nearly as frustrating as earworms, but they teach me much about frustration. See the bronze likeness of Niko Fuzzypants on the left side of the trophy? The one with the stoic demeanor of a Russian gangster? He’s always there to get underfoot, get kicked in the dark, or to just repeatedly ask for food while standing next to a full bowl. His daily puking challenges me to love him anyway.

And on the right we have Miss Lola Granola, whose never-ending loud questions while people are trying to sleep are the bane of the household; whose piston-like feet pound flesh to hamburger while she’s forcing you to pet her whether you want to or not; she challenges me to stay my hand when I’d rather send her flying because I know she doesn’t mean it. Or at least, I hope she doesn’t.

Fast forward to later tonight . . . it is now right now, and the house is quiet as I write. Karisa left to take her friend Megan to the emergency room again; they’ll eventually find out the source of her pain, I’m sure. Delaney fell asleep with a sippy in her crib, thank Bob; and I just discovered that I have truly been awarded today by my newest followee, Margaret Langridge from Along Life’s Road. I’ve discovered her blog through the Daily Post prompts and found her posts to be both lighthearted and interesting, which are qualities I like in blog posts!


Do we recognize this one? I was awarded the WordPress Family award before, but this time it’s a couple of months down the line and I’ll tell you who I feel is my WordPress family:

Didi, from An Honest Day or Two – you’ve got a lot going on, but you were there when I came back to blogging and you have done much to make me feel welcome. I wish you nothing but the best and hope that you get it!

Andra Watkins, the Accidental Cootchie Mama – You’re an inspiration and I’m always learning new stuff about you and that’s only part of why I love reading your post each morning.

Oh, and I almost forgot about Rachel Folk, the All Night Knitter! What the heck, am I going batty? Bananas? Bonkers? Crackers? Is there a little bit of Roald Dahl in me? My goodness, and Rachel is a true blogger but has been held up filling orders for her magnificent Etsy store, but she is so part of my lovely entourage!

Iamfunny2 from Okay, What If? – yes, you’ve been awarded again. I consider you part of my WordPress family and the only thing scarier than how alike we seem is how much I’m okay with that. Keep on truckin’ man.

Sorry, that’s all I have for now! I’m working on my ten, but sometimes people fall out of blogging even when I had high hopes for them, and sometimes they give you awards (Margaret, you could have been my fifth!) So wish me luck and I’ll try to make some more great connections with my WordPress family!

In honor of this moment, I just threw the Latin name for the common squirrel at for their lovely squirrel post, Sandy Squirrel.

This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt and the weekly writing challenge.


  1. I’ll be your fourth some other day 🙂 Any day! I’m super thrilled that you enjoy my blog. Also, worms in your brain? *shudders at the thought* Sometimes I don’t think enough, maybe you should pass dome of those guys over here!

    • Oh you don’t want this. It gets to feeling like I’m in the Twilight Zone sometimes, and the song is starting to become a little part of my insanity; right now it’s the Winnie the Pooh theme song: tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff . . . but tomorrow it’ll be like the Battle Hymn of the Republic or Dancing Queen or the Milkshake Song. And I don’t have any defense!

  2. Congratulations Rob and thanks for the mention. It’s a great little family we have here and I enjoy being a part. Keep up the great work. I really enjoy my daily visits to your blog.

  3. You truly are my brother…you kept me on wordpress and kept me writing.
    The WP Family is the best award of all..thank you my dear friend.
    This post was awesome…i want to post the fMRI of my brain for you.its pretty nifty.

  4. I cannot believe how awesome this is! Did you re-read what you wrote? I don’t even know what to say…thank you! You’re too cool for school you know that?
    Keep writing so I can keep reading – you’re making me a better, more open-minded writer.

  5. Funny stuff…I know that earworm problem…what you have to do is find a new earworm to devour the old earworm and get them battling each other…sometimes something ridiculous like the Green Acres song or Gilligan’s Island…:-)

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