The Powerful Mind

For the last few days I have been pondering – and quite amazed, really – about how powerful our minds are.  What do I mean?  Well, never mind that our BRAINS keep our hearts going, make sure we breathe, etc.  But my focus has been more on the fact that so many things can trigger reactions in us.  Wow, I am not making sense……

For example, it totally amazes me that a certain smell can trigger very real memories.  Many peeps tell me when they smell cookies baking it reminds them clearly – vividly –  of a memory from their childhood.  For me its garlic; whenever I smell garlic I think of my Mom making a pasta/olive oil/garlic meal we called “Macaroni I Owe Ya”.  Phonetically, it sounds very Italian, but it really was very cheap to make.  My mom would laugh that us kids liked it so much because, as she would bemoan, “I only made it when money was tight!”  (Get the “I owe ya” part?)  But wow, yummy.  So ANYWAY, that image of her making it (which really was when I was REALLY young), is very vivid when I smell garlic.

And some people, when they get home, even as adults, are “conditioned” by their minds to do certain things.  Like, kids who usually had a snack and drink waiting for them after school often are thirsty or have the munchies when they get home.

Another thing that I’ve noticed is this – when you need to go potty, you say “okay, better go”.  No big deal, you have it under control.  But for me, the very moment I stand in front of the toilet, about to undo my pants for the deed, I REALLY REALLY need to go.  It’s like my mind is already telling my body “hey, you get to go now, it’s gonna be great, and it’s about time”.  The urgency meter goes WAY up at that point.  So, the few moments that I am fiddling with my button and zipper is HORRIBLE, because I am physically fighting my mind’s control over my body, who thinks “hey, let’s let this thing go!” and I am like, “NO MY PANTS ARE STILL ON!!”  I have tried to “trick” my mind, but dang it, it never seems to work.  So, like thousands before me, I do the “Oh my gosh I am gonna pee my pants” dance, hoping that will muddle the mind impulses long enough to allow my pants to be removed…….

I shared this verbally with D, and she laughed at me.  Hmmmmm.  My intellect must intimidate her…….

Gina OUT!

Metal Song – Madhouse

By Anthrax. 80’s Metal at its finest. I have a fetish for the hair this week I guess! (Sorry peeps, the REAL video on you tube cannot be imbedded here, so you will have to imagine it.)  And the whole madhouse/insane theme fits me well……

White coats to bind me, out of control
I live alone inside my mind
World of confusion, air filled with noise
Who says that my lifes such a crime?

Trapped, in this nightmare
I wish Id wake
As my whole life begins to shake
Four walls, surround me
An empty gaze
I cant find my way out of this maze

cause I dont care
Fall in, fall out
Gone without a doubt, help me
I cant take the blame
They dont feel the shame

Its a madhouse
Or so they claim
Its a madhouse
Oh, am I insane?

My fears behind me, what can I do
My dreams haunt my sleep at night
Oh no, wont learn their lesson, white fills my eyes
And only then they see the light

Happy Memorial Day

So yeah, I have great pride in our country, the men and women who have died to make it what it is today, and I am proud of the men and women who are in the armed forces today.  Words really cannot express my gratitude – and even though this country is not perfect, I am proud to be an American!  I still believe it is the best place to live in the world.

On that note, here is a special Memorial Day song, which is from one of my favorite bands and also a great example (in my opinion) of an “American” Song.  And the hair?  Very American……

Life…..Blah

So I am fighting shingles or some other horrible virus that enflames my nerves that causes pain and itching on my body.  Sigh.  So to distract myself, I wrote a song today.

Of course, I am singing again and I ain’t no Kirstie, but I hope you enjoy.  To hear the song, click here.

Wed Rock Song – Whole Lotta Love

by the glorious Led Zeppelin!  Ah, I love this band…..

You need coolin’, baby, I’m not foolin’,
I’m gonna send you back to schoolin’,
Way down inside honey, you need it,
I’m gonna give you my love,
I’m gonna give you my love.

[Chorus]
Wanna Whole Lotta Love [X4]

You’ve been learnin’, baby, I bean learnin’,
All them good times, baby, baby, I’ve been yearnin’,
Way, way down inside honey, you need it,
I’m gonna give you my love… I’m gonna give you my love.

[Chorus]

You’ve been coolin’, baby, I’ve been droolin’,
All the good times I’ve been misusin’,
Way, way down inside, I’m gonna give you my love,
I’m gonna give you every inch of my love,
Gonna give you my love.

[Chorus]

Way down inside… woman… You need… love.

Shake for me, girl. I wanna be your backdoor man.
Keep it coolin’, baby.