I have been in a weird mood recently. I have classified it as a form of information overload. The symptoms include, but are not limited to, stress, feeling the need to search out intellectual stimulation and at the same time not wanting to feel the need to search for intellectual stimulation. You end up mindlessly clicking on all of you favorite blogs, reading and rereading the posts that were written that day, listening to talk radio, and reading the news constantly throughout the day. You hunger for news and information and it does not satisfy.
So stewardess, came up with the great idea of just cutting myself off from the thing i seek most - Information. So at 10:30 last night, i stopped reading blogs, the news, and was not allowed to listen to talk radio. Works of fiction and entertainment are ok.
On the way to work, I listened to the flaming lips and that was relaxing. Then almost as an omen reinforcing that I was moving in the right direction, i noticed something strange as I was driving. I may have not noticed this oddity if my mind was engaged in analyzing, assimilating, and categorizing the news i was listening to. The was an MLGW (Memphis Light, Water, and Gas) truck and on the tail gate it had a message telling me to use my energy wisely with a picture of a thermostat in the background.
Which, that by itself is a little odd. They make their money by selling power and they want you to have the lowest bill possible. What really struck me was the TWO flashing lights that were active on the truck for no apparent reason. The lights are there so you can see the truck if it is parked on the side of the road, not so you can see the truck as it is driving. They were telling me to use my power wisely by turning down my heat in my house, but yet the trucks caution lights were on wasting power. Which i know the truck is not pulling power from the grid like my house does, but it still stuck me as odd.