If you’re new to this blog, here after Googling “Brain-eating amoeba”, welcome!
Question: why are you looking up “Naegleria fowleri,” aka the Dreaded Amoeba? Are you worried about where you’ll be swimming this summer?
Take a deep breath.
You didn’t really, did you? Come on, inhale. . . . . exhale . . . .
One more. Inhale. . . . . exhale . . . .
Sometimes I think I’m too busy to breathe. But I’m really not.
Please try not to be offended when I tell you that when you spend time on things like “Brain-Eating amoebas” or “Taylor Swift’s wardrobe malfunction” or People Magazine you’re robbing yourself of great life experiences and you’re bringing the rest of us down with you.
Perhaps if we spend equal or more attention on nourishing topics, we may be healthier beings.
Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m perfectly happy now that I know Sandra Bullock is No Longer in Contact with Ex Stepdaughter Sunny James.”
But if you’re still reading this, then maybe you’re slightly open to what I’m saying.
So I’ve got a gift for you. We all have different tastes, so here are a few options:
If you like folk music with acoustic guitar and handsome male singers, you might love this Mason Jennings video.
If you like cute kids who sing, you’ve gotta see this. “Bitch, that trended last year!” So, watch it again; it’s good for your amoeba-eaten brain!
If you like choral music, this one’s for you.
If you only have :25 and/or if you love kittens, meow here.
If you want time off line:
- I dare you to spend five minutes drawing a picture. When’s the last time you did that? Do it. See what it feels like. Send me your picture. Maybe I’ll post it here.
- Or how about this, go out side and take a photograph or two.
- List maker? List 5 things you’re grateful for.
- Write a letter to your great aunt (Ooh, I owe mine one. I will if you will).
- Must shop? Pick up some extra school supplies.
What I’m getting at is that even though three people have died from this bug, millions of people have already surrendered their brains and time to pop “news”. Don’t let yourself be one of them.
To my regular readers: this post has been an experiment to see if my stats spike when I use trending phrases. I’ll keep you posted if the findings are interesting.