Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Crystallized brain fragments

So apparently it's been a month, to the day, that I actually got my butt in here and updated this blog. I had the same problem when I was a kid and my parents kept buying me diaries. I love to write, and need some sort of release for my pent up, and not so pent up, aggressions, so they'd get me a diary. Then I'd loose that diary because a year later it would still have the first 5 day's entries, and then a lot of blank pages. And I'd have a lot of pent up aggression, so they'd buy me a new one and I'd write in it for 5 consecutive days before finding it a year later. It's a vicious cycle, people.

Anyway, a lot has happened in that month. Some of it even interesting. But I'm not going to discuss that right now. No, I have something much more important to say.

I remembered this morning hearing about how the human brain hardens as we get older, making it harder to learn things and remember junk. To prevent this we're supposed to constantly challenge ourselves to new experiences, learn new things, talk to new people, and when all else fails, to play puzzle games. This is supposed to keep our brains pliable, which in brain talk equates to healthy. Apparently.

That seems like a lot of work, though. There has to be an easier way to keep your brain squishy. So I started thinking, drinking alcohol is said to kill off brain cells. It's Darwinism! Kill off the weak brain cells so only the strongest survive. And what about full contact sports? Get a couple head injuries and bingo bango! Squishy brain! Don't like sports? A million head bangers in the 90's couldn't be wrong!

I don't know where I'm going with this. Maybe all those puzzle games have crystallized my brain. I need to go have a drink and start head banging.