Sometimes, I wish that the thoughts that eat away at me could do that more literally, and specifically in the areas of my body that have more fat tissue than I’d like to have there. That would be awesome, now, wouldn’t it?
Yes, I know that I might sound a bit crazy. I certainly feel that way. I’ve felt a bit crazy for a lot of today, I suppose, but in different ways.
I’m somehow still awake after ten pm, even though I was ready to go to sleep early this afternoon. I guess it’s exhausting being so crazy. 😛 But actually, talk about an exhausting workout… try swimming again after not doing it regularly for years (except for a handful of times I did it in the fall). I swam just over half a mile in about 45 minutes. Not much for what I used to do, but huge for my recent list of aerobic activities (i.e. the occasional casual bicycle rides around the neighborhood).
**(Be prepared for some bathroom talk now, and do not read on if you don’t do well with that kind of thing.)**
After swimming, I got a smoothie with my dad (the kind with fruit and veggies, of course). It was huge. I drank the whole thing, and then realized, only as I began my half-hour drive home, that I needed to use the bathroom. I considered whether it wouldn’t be best to turn back and go ask my dad to use the bathroom there, but figured I’d be fine. When traffic hit, extending the length of the drive, I worried momentarily about whether I would have to urinate on the highway next to my car, the way my brother’s old girlfriend had once had to do. Fortunately for everyone, the traffic was a minor holdup that ended very quickly.
Now, I once was in the bathroom stall at the movie theatre, when I noticed that the lady in the stall next to mine was urinating for a very long time. I had happened to glance at my watch right as she’d begun, and so looked at it again, when I realized that she had not yet finished. I was amazed when she finally ended, well over a minute after she had begun. Talk about a lot of water. That being said, I have, ever since then, had a certain awareness of my own capacity and how it goes about being released, so to speak. The result of that smoothie today was definitely one of the greatest quantities I’ve ever managed. Not only was the pressure ridiculously high, but it lasted over half a minute!
And, as entertaining as I am certain that that all is, I do not recommend it to anyone. Having that much in the bladder at once is really quite miserable, and I hope this was the only time I must experience it.
Fun stuff, huh? 😛