Friday, October 23, 2020

Sweating Means I'm a Bad Person

Here's an example of the kind of train of thought I routinely have.

  • I feel warm.
  • I think, "It's hot in here."
  • I think about "Hot in Herre" by Nelly.
  • I think of the line, "I see you driving a sportscar ain't hitting the throttle."
  • I think of once in 1995 when my Priests Quorum advisor needed a ride home and I peeled out of the church parking lot and he didn't think it was as cool as I thought it was.
  • I think, "I'm a bad person."

And what's more, I'm feeling warm more than before (partially because I live in Florida, partially because I take medication with a side effect that makes me hotter (temperature-wise, perv), and partially because I'm poor so I don't air condition my house as much as I used to), which means I go through this chain of thoughts and end up thinking, "I'm a bad person" more than I used to.

Just about every stimulus in my life ends with a memory of something stupid or wrong I've done. Why can't I have this train of thought?

  • I feel warm.
  • I think, "It's hot in here."
  • I think about "Hot in Herre" by Nelly.
  • I think of Jenny Owen Youngs's folk-rock cover of "Hot in Herre."
  • I smile because I remembered an awesome song.

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