For the first day since I am guessing Christmas eve last week, I am actually getting to sit down at the computer, take out the wad of notes in the sketchbooks and then sit in quiet, and work. It has me wonder, “am I strange for figuring out how to work the way I do?” or “did I just look at the ways of the normal world and ask, “is there a way to be more productive, to create more time, to work on things that interest me?”
Part of why I really am intrigued with the augmanity elements is that I have some questions that I just don’t have the right people to talk to about the questions. Yesterday, as a group of people chatted away about the day and I couldn’t understand much of what was saying, I took a 20-minute slot of time and filled 9 notebook pages with ideas. Some people think they need to be inspired to create, right now, i am taking any time i get to just shovel the ideas i have been thinking about into the notebooks, and praying i don't forget what i was thinking about when i drew the idea.
If I hear another person say, “just make a note in your notebook” again, I will scream. When you are brainstorming, the brain isn’t thinking to make a list of “go to the market, pick up a dozen eggs, some milk and bread.” that is all wonderful if you have a series of tasks to accomplish, but when you are in the middle of figuring out a new path or idea, what it looks like, how it works, and how to build it....a note will usually not be enough until you have put the idea in a decent outline form.
when you say, “I am sorry, but when I am doing this process, it is more like a bunch of ingredients mixing in a bowl, you don’t really know what you are making, or how it will taste, or what texture will come out…it is a work in progress that usually has 3-5 different theme spikes coming from one idea.”
Now I can’t read my handwriting from yesterday, as usually I crank it into the computer when it is fresh in my mind. Either I am getting memory issues, or I have learned to let go of most all of the stuff that doesn’t matter in the grand image of life? I simply don’t’ remember. One friend laughed once when they asked my address and phone number and I didn’t know. “You have to understand, I would move to a new city, new hotel, new phones each week…there was no reason to remember, just write it down and look it up.”
Ah, now I remember – yesterday, I was brainstorming the lab space for Colorado. While the basic testing in box farming, aquaponics, agroponics, year round growing was the main element, I will add aquaculture in year 2, and then the big question with the wild animals is can I keep chickens and perhaps rabbits alive?
I digress, but the reason for this thought, is that in the developed nations we get all upset with the amount of food we waste and throw away. Most Americans haven’t been to a 3rd world country where most of the issue in food security is simply that most of the food rots in the fields, never even getting close to being processed.
Thus…I will make a smokehouse, a meat and spice curing space, some form of root cellar and ways to increase dehydration rates for fruits and vegetables.
The day before, when I took photos for a young couple in that blizzard, they were kind enough to prepare lunch, of which, the green beans and the carrots were from their garden in the summer.
I miss how a carrot in the USA, simply doesn’t taste like much of a carrot if you don’t’ grow your own. But while I chewed, I smiled, “My God, these vegetables taste amazing.”
I will go try to take the last 10 days of notes and work it into some sort of a plan of attack for brainstorming in the weekend.
Tomorrow I will talk about Swiss cheese and non-lactose-intolerance. I feel bad for anyone that is lactose intolerant not being able to partake in amazing tastes from a land that probability has the best-flavored dairy in the world. Switzerland.
Now i go back to trying to understand “normal” for many humans where they seek a life were creating a comfortable space and thinking “this is it” and then doing whatever they can to try to create a cocoon or static space in a very dynamic world. I probably could have just wrote that sentence for the entire blog today – but that is what 10 days of seeming to be off balance with life…lets see where the rest of this day goes. As buzz lightyear would say, “to infinity and beyond.”