May 27th, 2010

"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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My brain works in mysterious ways. I seem to have the power of predicting very random, minor occurrences. Some of the people on my dad's side have interesting psychic abilities, and I've noticed that from time to time, I'll have random psychic flare-ups, but they usually deal with insignificant details. For example, sometimes I'll think of some song, out of the blue, even if I haven't heard it in years and nothing reminds me of the song. Then, within a day or two, I'll be grocery shopping or something and suddenly hear the song. Or I'll be talking to people and suddenly have a random thought that has nothing to do with the conversation, and there are no real associations in my mind. So we could be talking about puppies or something, and then I'll suddenly think of bananas for no reason. Then, a few minutes later, someone will randomly bring up bananas. I can't read minds or anything, but sometimes I pick up on brainwaves or something. If I'm with people I know well, I can sometimes determine what they're about to say before they say it, but I think that's mostly because I know them well enough to predict future actions based on past behavior.

Yesterday, I was working on a long, mindless task that involved a lot of copying, pasting, and reformatting. Out of the blue, I remembered a rather obscure event from at least five years ago. I replayed scenes from the event in my mind for a while, then forgot about it and let my train of thought wander elsewhere. Several hours later, I happened to be scrolling down on Facebook, seeing if anyone posted anything interesting. And I saw that someone had posted pictures from the event I had remembered earlier. It was weird. Later, I went to Home Depot with my mom and sister, and I started thinking of this Pink song while standing in line. I hadn't heard it in a while, but it just started playing in my head. When I got into the car to leave, that song came on the radio within a minute. Yep, my brain was doing funny things yesterday.

I thought I might have caught a coworker's cold, but for some reason, this feels different instead of the usual predictable pattern on the rare occasion I get sick. I woke up with a sore feeling kind of between my throat and sinuses a few days ago, which is generally a sign that I have the plague. I felt congested, but that mostly went away within a few hours (I'm almost always slightly congested, thanks to allergies). But then my head started acting weird. Occasionally, I'll get this weird sensation in my head, like my scalp or skull is tightening, and there's a faint buzzing feeling. It's very minor, doesn't hurt, goes away within a few seconds, and doesn't interfere with anything I'm doing. I'd get that feeling occasionally, but in the last few days, it's been kind of on loop in my head. There's this constant tightening/buzzing feeling in my scalp that waxes and wanes every few seconds. It comes in waves, especially around the temples, and it's almost tingly and feels like my skull is humming. Occasionally I'll feel slight tension headaches (those are fairly common for me, I get them if I've been staring at a computer too long or get dehydrated or other stuff like that), but nothing major. I'm just not sure why my head is buzzing like this. It's all the top front section of my skull, too. But it seems harmless and doesn't affect anything I do, so I figure it will go away on its own soon. Maybe I just need to step away from the computer for a while and drink more (fluids, that is).
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