My mind is like a frenzied hamster in a cage with just a wheel. Every few months, I need a new wheel, a new idea or challenge to chew on and run with. I always need something and I am actually not a random and scattered person. I don't find stimuli everywhere. I am pretty coherent and sparse. I guess this isn't so unnatural, what do people call it, 'phrases'. But for me, these different 'phrases' are palettes of information for me to absorb and think thoroughly on and understand the world around me. Could be anything, really. I really wish I was more random and make a ten-page list, which would include monkeys and sock bunnies and global warming. I'd like to see how varied other people's palettes are.
My past list used to be Haruki Murakami, Bjork!, the show Bones and political satire. (I was obsessed.)
Now it is the show House, creative nonfiction (Love Thy Neighbor, Three Cups of Tea, Paul Farmer's Mountain Beyond Mountains), NGOs, globalization, women in politics, coffee, yes coffee is one of my intense interests...oh yea, personality types and that may be one of my few longest held interests! wowza. oh, also I am very interested in photos of other people's bedrooms, how they arrange their desks and books and little cute things and what their quilts and posters are like ... maybe because I am a college student, am always curious to know what people do with such a small space and sparse items. i am not interested in fancy bedrooms, the innovation from some people is really amazing.
After a while, I lose interest and find other stimuli to calm my hamster. Another word would be 'interests'. Duh, haha. And you? Someone give me a two page list. Maybe randomness can be aspired to.