Mind Cleanup – try out

Sarrah from a neighboring WP-blog, aptly called Bringer of New things, introduced me to the idea of doing a monthly “Mind Cleanup” and I’m really looking forward to working with it!


I imagine some strong-built little figures in overalls will be deployed into the crypts of my chaotic mind and will have a go at the mess down there. At first they will use their heavy duty tools to clean out the biggest chunks of nonsense. They will dump this down a chute, leading to a furnace where the nonsense will be burnt to fuel new thoughts.

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Then, they will proceed with more subtle shovels and brooms. They will carry out boxes of stuff that might be worth saving and will hand these to the next group. They might use a conveyor belt during the sorting process, organizing my thoughts into subcategories and keeping the real good stuff aside for the soft-hands-and-keen-eyes-crew.


The unfinished thoughts with potential to bare fruit will be labelled and put on shelves. After all this is sorted, all the hard working helpers in my mind can sit back and look at the results of their labor, in satisfaction. Of course the whole place will be a mess again in no time, but for the moment all is swell!

So, let’s see, if I were to just pull out a couple of drawers here and there, what would my first mental cleanup reveal?

Good news
This morning, when I was sitting in the train on my way to work an older man sat beside me and kept peeking over at me. I thought he wanted to ask me something so I took out my earbuds, but he said nothing. I kept feeling his glance though and finally, as I stood up to leave the train he told me: “I can’t help but look at your ears. They are so small! It is a sign you have a good computer, I mean up there! It is a sign of intelligence and I know these things!”

Bummer / Bad news
The beekeeping course I wanted to apply for, scheduled to start in the Spring of 2016, is already full!

This morning (yes, it was an eventful commute) I heard the radio guy say he thought Justin Bieber’s “Love yourself” was one of the best songs of the year…. O.o Really?! What I think of when I hear this guy sing “Cause if you like the way you look that much, baby you should go and love yourself” is threefold:

  • That’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black, if I’ve ever seen one!
  • He really wants to say “Go fuck yourself” but his label made him change it.
  • Apparently it’s cool to like Justin Bieber’s music now?

During a brief trip abroad last weekend I saw a departure announcement with destination to Podgorica. I had no clue whatsoever where that might be, and luckily neither did my travelling  companion. Apparently it’s the capital of Montenegro. Apparently I don’t have such a good computer up there after all…

And that’s all I’ve got for this round. Yes, this is going to work quite well for me, I think!