Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Theory v. Practice

Since leaving Vancouver and living on the road over two years ago now, I spend an outrageous amount of time alone or only with Lithus. Note, this is not in any way, shape, or form a complaint. We often remark upon how insane it is that we spend so much time just the two of us and continue to be quite content with that. However! There is not a lot of outside, mental stimulation.

Several days ago, I read an article about how to keep one's mind sharp and one's brain working at max capacity. It suggested different things, including crossword puzzles, suduko, and learning another language. Crosswords and suduko: Check. Learning another language: not check, exactly, but definitely something Lithus and I are working on.

Another suggestion was to perform simple activities with one's non-dominant hand. Eating, brushing teeth, signing your name. That's a good one. I can do that.

Or not...

In theory, it's an excellent idea. In practice, I can no longer get dressed before either eating or brushing my teeth without having to change shirts after both activities. *sigh* Maybe I'll start filling in my crossword puzzles with my left hand. At least it will save on the laundry bill.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Lori Stewart Weidert said...

That's brilliant; have just switched coffee cup to left side of laptop, and will begin doing some left hand exercises, in hopes of staying mentally stimulated (aka, awake) during long afternoons at work.

I may have to get a sippy cup though.

AppsRUs said...

Try beng retired for 24/7/365 togetherness!

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Just don't try the eye makeup unless you have the eye patch handy... just sayin'...