This Really Happens To Me. A lot.


If you have ever read this blog at all, you know I’m a frequent daydreamer. If this is the first post you’re reading of mine….well, I’m a frequent daydreamer. That seems redundant but I didn’t want anyone to not feel included. (I was imagining how I would feel if it was my first time to read someone’s blog and they were referencing all the readers who already read their blog, but not mentioning me, the newcomer, and I thought that I might feel a little like an outsider. )

So, I’m a daydreamer. That’s been covered.

Sometimes, I get really lost in my daydreams. Like, really lost. So lost in fact, that I speak out loud. Oh yes, I say whatever I’m thinking in my daydream OUT LOUD. Usually, I’m in my car (yes, I daydream and drive- but I’m also an excellent multi-tasker so no worries.) Or, sometimes alone at home (which, sounds a lot more pathetic now that I’ve written it down…)

But every so often, I’m not alone. In fact, I’m at work or out in public. And guess what? No one knows what I’m talking about because I say things like ” I would like to thank the Nobel committee…” or “I can’t believe I’m a NY Times bestseller.” or “Oh Aslan, I thought I would never make it to Narnia.” or “I can eat whatever I want and never gain weight.” You know, things like that. And let me tell you something, there is NO way to make myself not look crazy when this happens.

BUT- I think I have devised a fool-proof plan to turn the tides on the “crazy” label. It’s a two part plan because any good plan has more than one part.  Part 1, denial. I’m just going to claim that I never said anything at all. Let them think they heard something that never really happened. Deny, deny, deny. But also, act like I’m really worried about them and say things like “You’ve just been so tired lately.” or “Are you feeling alright?” And sure, it might be really cruel of me to convince other people that they are the ones who are crazy when in reality I’m the one acting insane but I figure that I can make that all up by daydreaming really happy things for them. Really, they should thank me because in daydream-land their lives are beyond sweet. Part 2, if part 1 doesn’t work, then I plan on playing up the crazy big time. Take it from talking out loud while daydreaming to full-on mental break. That way, I’ll probably get to go home early or maybe someone will let me cut in line at the grocery store. This is a really good plan. I can see this improving my life like 10-fold. And- if you have this problem, then I’m improving your life 10-fold. I bet that Nobel Prize isn’t far away….

12 thoughts on “This Really Happens To Me. A lot.

  1. Careful, pretty soon there will be legislation passed about daydreaming in your car! We won’t be able to talk on the phone, talk to our passengers, eat McDonalds, push the radio station buttons…. or even daydream!

  2. So what I hear you saying is … if I should pull up next to you while driving, just let you go on ahead.

  3. I prefer the term “reality-challenged” myself.

    I usually point at someone else and blame them for talking outloud. Sometimes it even works :D

  4. I say you should definitely do Plan#1. It’s brilliant. The whole switcha roo thing !
    Practice on me!

    • Mmmk.

      Marina, I have no idea what you are talking about. I didn’t write a blog post about saying things I’m thinking out loud. You must be seeing things. I’m worried about you. Are you feeling alright?

  5. I am so glad to know I am not the only one this happens to. Thank you thank you thank you. Consider this your public service of the day.

    By the way, I prefer the term “quirky” to “crazy.” :D

    Another option: wear a bluetooth-type headset around. Even if it’s not actually synced to anything (preferably one that doesn’t light up when it’s on). Or wear your hair in such a way that you could have one on and no one would know… but you could get caught that way and to be pretending to be on a bluetooth that isn’t even there is pretty much a confirmation of having gone around the bend.

    Anyway, with the earpiece, you can just pretend you’re saying these odd things to someone else, and if a person nearby looks at you strangely you can just gesture at your ear as if you’re just responding to something some OTHER person said. You can add a “yeah, I know, how nuts must this person be” expression to the gesture if needed. Making the fictional person seem like the crazy one saves face for you and keeps you from having to make a real person look or feel any crazier than they might actually be.

    Of course, then you look like the cyborg-wannabe who needs to be connected to their phone 24/7. But really, isn’t our entire society well on the way there anyway?

    • Yay! I’m so glad I got my public service out of the way early. I like your bluetooth idea- I will let you know next time I put it into action.


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