Sunday, March 7, 2010

Buying Dishes and Walking Around In Your Head: A Metacognitive Journey Through The Mind

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for new dishes. The dishes that Brad and I bought after we got married are not microwave safe and over the past few years we have slowly ruined every dish that we had by absent mindedly using them in the microwave. We got these dishes not realizing they were not microwave safe. We mistakenly assumed that in this day and age that almost all dishes would be microwave safe.  When the box says NOT MICROWAVE SAFE they basically mean that if you stick this plate, cup or bowl in the microwave you will get it out and it will fall to pieces in your hands.
Over the years Brad has slowly given up the house decorating to me. He used to battle me on home decor but I think that over time he has realized that it is futile to fight me on these things. I think that as long as I don’t turn our house into a shabby chic girly girl flowery abode then he is ok. I do however want him to feel at home in his own house and to actually like his surroundings so I do come to him for his opinion from time to time to make sure that he doesn’t absolutely hate something before I buy it.
This all leads to a hilarious conversation that I had with Brad over chat today about the dishes that I’m thinking of buying….
Bradley: what are you doing?
Me: I’m looking at dishes at Target since we have gift cards there I have been waiting for them to get something in that I will fall in love with
Bradley: well they are never going to sell dishes with my face so you may be out of luck
Me: HA!!! You are freaking nuts! Where do you come up with this stuff?
Bradley: growing up in Oz with the munchkins helped a lot
Me: see there's another one! I’m sure glad that you are crazy cause then you won't notice how weird I am.
So I send him this picture of the dishes I like.

Bradley: don’t care, buy them if you like them just make sure I can put them in the microwave
Me: I’m just thinking that you have dishes for a long time and have to look at them for forever so I want to get something that we won't get sick of. Those would match everything no matter what color we had the kitchen
Bradley: they remind me of what the inside of your head would look like if I were able to go in and walk around
Me: LOL!!!!!! Oh you are hilarious!!!
So you like them then cause you would like the inside of my head?
Bradley:  I would love the inside of your head ... it would be a magical place with fairies and different types of birds... it would always be dusk.. and relaxing
Me: you are killing me Talls! You are so funny today
Bradley: why thanks
ok.. back to grading short answer questions


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of my favorite quotes

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

—Kahlil Gibran
(1883-1931); Artist, Poet, And Writer