In a random follow up to my ramblings on typing with your eyes closed a while back I’m seeking the answers to further important questions.
A good friend of mine Janet made an interesting observation to me awhile back about what our minds get up to when not otherwise engaged. As it’s not possible to actually think of nothing (the act of thinking about nothing is still a thought isnt it? *headache incoming*) our minds must have some kind of neutral state that keeps the engine ticking over whilst your head isn’t in gear. (My friend also refers to this as your head being on “standby”.)
Personally my head’s standby is similar to listening to the radio, when I’m not thinking about anything in particular my head is constantly playing music, like my own personal premium Spotify account in my head. Apparently what’s even worse for my work colleagues is that I can often end up humming or singing this music out loud without realising it. I once managed to annoy a few people when I inadvertently spread The Muppet Show theme like a rash through the building. (Ditto the music from the Viewers Gallery on Hartbeat.)
What does your head do when it’s in neutral? Do you have dancing babies ala Ally McBeal? Does your head sing like mine? Or perhaps there is a jingle that is always in your head ready to pop out when you let your guard down.
FYI I am not crazy, you all do this, you just don’t know that you do. So fess up and tell us what goes on in your head when its on standby.