Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. — Lin YutangApparently I'm very wise and killer noble.
I'm thinking that's not next to Godliness.
Here's a little sampling of how my brain can get me into way too much trouble. Okay, not outward trouble but the kind that leaves me struggling to just be normal.
I am currently reading a book and seriously, it's so not fair to mention the name or anything because this is all my shit and nothing really to do with the book.
That said, those who have read it may or may not have had the same mental image enter their brains.
1. The hero has been described as wearing cut off jean shorts with a black Tee and sandals.
2. The hero has shoulder length hair and a beard.
Are you sure?
Anyone know a straight man who wears cut off jean shorts?
I'm not trying to be an ass or anything but the last time I saw a man wearing sandals and cutoff shorts was when I was in Toronto with the girls (Nath, Ames and Kristie) and the gay pride parade weekend was happening. Now those men love cutoff jean shorts.
Oh! And of course he's muscular so here is the image I have in my head.
I remember this image differently. I thought the hem of his smock was tattered but I think it's from the movie. Note sandals on feet. Note bulging muscles and tiny waist.
I should mention that this is the shape of the man in my head when authors use descriptions about how the hero's thighs are the size of the heroine's waist or tree trunk. I just don't find that sexy.
I was going to put up a picture of a real life guy but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I should also mention that my hubby's best friend who is straight does wear cut-offs but he's in his late 50's so I think he thinks they are 'all that'.
And then, this image popped into my head.
Yeah, the hero now reminds me of Jesus!!
Shoulder length dark hair and a beard.
This all hits me just before the sex scene that comes *good gravy I'm going to hell!* way too early in the book for me.
They don't even know each others names!!!!
And I almost had to poke my mind's eye out when afterwards (yes, I made it through the sex scene - stop laughing!!) the hero put back on his *gah, I can't take it* cut off jean shorts and 'toed' on his sandals.
OMG!! Is he wearing flip flops!!!
And that's all I'm willing to share at the moment.
I'm sure my OCD about the worms in my pool (did they fall from the sky? Why are they in the friggin' pool?) and having to scoop them out would have you calling the local loony bin to come pick me up.
I can't even drink my water right now because I keep thinking about them.
This joyful mess of a brain will probably continue well into fall because I'll have to change my meds which help me from obsessing over anxious situations.
They are also good at keeping unwelcome images from spinning in my brain while reading, eating or whatever.
Damn. Maybe that loony bin guy should come get me.
Anyone else get mental images while reading that they can't shake? I have to take a break from the book when the images get too persistant. Also, any mention of someone having to use a bathroom and I'm screwed up for about a chapter. That's just not information I need while reading! And forget about it if someone is sick - I obsess over whether they brushed their teeth.
Okay, that's enough crazy for today.