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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

I've been ignoring it for awhile. It seems that some lovely, albeit confused people think that I am a Thinking Blogger. I have let them know that I am a Drinking Blogger. It's an easy mistake to make. Clearly, they are Drinking Bloggers too.

I have tried not to let this, as well as the other lovely nominations for a variety of other blog awards (none of which have to do with my outstanding shoes) get to my head. At first I was confused by the whole Thinking Blogger thing, but now, it seems so obvious. Of course I'm a Thinking Blogger. Thanks for noticing.

I think a lot. I would venture to say that I am almost always thinking. If I am not thinking, I am thinking about thinking. Or I have passed out from thinking.

I think socially. I like to think with my friends. We have several preferred places to think. I'm very open minded when it comes to thinking. While I have stuff that I prefer to think, I will think just about anything. Sometimes, this works out well for me and I discover new things that I like to think. Sometimes, I think something that makes me sick and I swear that if G*d will let me live through the night, I will never think that much again.

I don't try to hide how much I've been thinking and I don't lie about my thinking habits. I admit that I think alone. Thinking is part of my blogging process. I sit down at my computer and I have a good think. Then I have another. Then, I write. I also smoke when I think. I try not to smoke in the house, so I have to stop writing and go outside. Sometimes, I think while I'm out there. My neighbors know how much I think but, they are polite and don't mention it to me.

I have some rules about my thinking. I don't think in the morning, unless I was up late thinking the night before. Usually, I don't think before noon, but I've heard that it is the cure for those kind of situations. Also, I don't think and drive. I am a naturally bad driver, I don't need to add thinking to the mix.

One day, I hope to learn not to call people when I am thinking. I am guilty of making the annoying middle of the night phone call in which I say stuff like, "Woo hoo!" and "Dude, I'm thinking tonight. You should totally be here," and "I love you, man." I also send inappropriate text messages and humiliating emails when I've been thinking.

I come from a family of thinkers and recovering thinkers. Family gatherings can be awkward. I congregate with all the thinkers and we think together while the non-thinkers sit in the other room and judge us. They say things about how we are powerless over our thinking. It only makes us think more.

Sometimes, my thinking gets me into trouble, but generally, I'm a happy thinker. I like to think. In fact, I am thinking right now.

This blog is driving me to think.

Mist 1


At 8:08 PM, Blogger La Cubana Gringa said...

I think surrounding yourself by the supportive environment of Thinkaholics Anonymous is in order here. Surrender to that higher power. Do it. You'll feel better.

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Paula D. said...

You are a thinking blogger!!!! As usual, you have me laughing!

At 8:16 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


Hi. My name is Mist and I'm a thinkaholic.


What are you thinking?

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Michael C said...

I think that all of the thinking that you are capable of makes me feel like an inferior thinker. But then again, who cares what I think?

Also, I think you are worthy of every award you have been nominated for...

At 8:49 PM, Blogger EE said...

I'm with michael c!
You crack my shit up!!!

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Dorky Dad said...

I don't want people to know what I'm thinking at all. Usually I'm thinking of something totally nonsensical. Actually, they could probably figure that out themselves just by looking at my blank expression.

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Hi Misty -- I'm glad you posted this today. I always thought that I was a little unusual, I THINK ALL THE TIME. I see I'm not alone in that!
I think when things (?) are going on, when I'm eating or talking, even while I'm asleep, etc, etc.

Today we were on a long ride, the dog, Adi, was in the back seat. I asked Mrs. Jim if she thought Adi knows that one of us drives the car. Or if maybe she thinks we are all confined in the vehicle and end up some place together when it stops?

My main problem is that I forget a lot of what I had been thinking unless I write it down. Right now I have six little spiral thoughts notebooks where I can write my special thoughts in.
Blogger is having troubles with picture posting tonight. I just thought of that to tell you.

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Churlita said...

I'm a functional thinker, which means, I try not to think at work. It could really mess-up my performance.

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Curiosity.Killer said...

Thinking and driving really hurts, I almost got in a couple of car accidents because I was overthinking. You have such self control. This is, like, the best thinking post ever.

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Lyze said...

It is interesting how a word, over time, if repeated enough, becomes less a serious word with meaning, and more a sound, a noise in the background, that buzzing thing that we can't just figure out.

Now, you'd expect me to say I thought about that, like the many here vying for your attention... but... that approach is old, and overused. Not that I'm vying for your attention. You think too much.

I don't work well with other thinkers. They always contradict my thinking. And that gets me to thinking.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger maximo said...

you text after thinking too much?! i was under the impression i was the only one!

babe, i've got some choice thunken texts saved on my phone--from just the other night.

helas... i cannot copy them here for your amusement. some of my friends read your blog... i think.

At 10:45 PM, Blogger SQT said...

I've think you've been hanging out with your beautiful, but dumb, friend too much. Her lack of thinking has you thinking that maybe you aren't as much of a thinker as the rest of us think you are. She's a bad influence. I think.

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Claudia said...

and here I was thinking that you were a blogging thinker and not just a thinking blogger.

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Dammit MIst! I stayed up waaaaay late thinking and thought that I would be the first to say "HI! I'm MIst and I am a think a holic" and BITCH! you beat me to it in a fucking RESPONSE to a comment.

Thinking makes me irritable,. and also? I have to pee.


At 11:49 PM, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Thinking also makes me use punctuation inappropriately.

,. WTF?

Oh and I forgot to say... something..what was it...

Fuck, something about thinking and noon...


works everytime when you want to think inappropriately.

Peace out.

At 12:00 AM, Blogger lettuce said...

hah! I can blame my increasing thinking levels on blogging! thank you so much.

i found you via ex-shammickite, you made me larf a lot.

At 12:01 AM, Blogger lettuce said...

oops, no it wasn't, it was akelamalu.

thinking will do that to your memory....

At 12:24 AM, Blogger Fab said...

I thought I dropped by and take a look. Nice thoughts, Thinker.
But be careful, cause thinking can be like drinking: give you a splitting headache-like hangover!

At 12:57 AM, Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

Call me the next time you need a designated thinker.

I have a weird allergy to thinking, and have to get thunk vicariously.

At 1:18 AM, Blogger phishez_rule said...

You know, that one's almost funnier than the one about Wiggy.

If I didn't like animals so much I'd say it WAS funnier.

I heart your sense of humor. In fact. I'll think to it.

At 1:47 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

So you've been busy then - thinking?

I think I will suggest to Bloggers Choice Awards they start a new category - Best Shoe Owner and nominate you - you'd win it for sure!!!

At 2:44 AM, Blogger Glamourpuss said...

I had a thought - as a chronic thinker myself, I could do with a sponsor, someone to help me think more responsibly - know where I can find one? I tried the philosophy department of my local uni but they were all down the pub.


At 3:03 AM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I'm a winking blogger. It's gotten me into trouble.

At 3:37 AM, Blogger choochoo said...

Sometimes I try to stop thinking, but then I just end up thinking about not thinking and can't quite get a clear idea of what not thinking would look like. I'm starting to think that it can't be done

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Yaxlich said...

Yaxlich doesn't like hanging out with non-thinkers. They just don't get it. They need to lighten up a bit. A little think never did anyone any harm but, as his doctor once told him, you should always think in moderation. Binge thinking is not good for you.

At 4:35 AM, Blogger Avitable said...

If I get you to think enough, will I be able to take advantage of you?

At 5:06 AM, Blogger Michael Thomas said...

I can't blog without thinking. That's not a good thing, you see, as I'm addicted to blogging.

At 5:35 AM, Blogger Nölff said...

I stink more than I think

At 5:49 AM, Blogger * (asterisk) said...

I'm a thinking blogger, too, but no bastard nominated me. Harumph.

Congrats, I suppose.

At 5:55 AM, Blogger Mr. G said...

I think you may have overthought this whole thinking business. I recommend that you try not thinking about thinking for a while and if that doesn't stop all these thoughts then I strongly recommend that you put a straw into the bottle of Stoli and indulge until the thoughts stop.

What do you think about that plan?

At 6:07 AM, Blogger tammy said...

Mist, this is New Yorker stuff. And you're giving it away for free (woo hoo!). You must be thunk.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


Think with me.


No, not crack. Thinking is enough for me.


I practice my blank expression all the time. It's very convincing.


You should see my thinking journals. They are nonsensical.


I used to think at work on Fridays. It was how management kept us from leaving early.


I pluck my brows when I drive. That hurts too.


I love it when people vie for my attention.


You are so lucky to have friends that can read.


I think with her too, but thinking gives her a headache.


You've got me all wrong.


You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat me to my lines.


I am here to help. Thinking has ruined my memory. It's better that way.

Thanks for coming by.


I rarely am hungover.


I have a friend who's allergic to thinking. He's the best driver in the world.


Cheers. The offer to take Wiggy in still stands.


Please send them an email demanding a new category. I am clearly to modest to do it.


I love sponsorship.

mr. fab,

I'd like to see that blogging winkie.


I know. It's a vicious cycle.


I hang out with non-thinkers and thinkers alike. Can't we all just get along?


That's sort of my MO.


You are powerless over blogging.


I can vouch for that.


I nominate you.

mr. g,

Not Stoli, unless I'm out of Ketel One.


I don't feel thunk. I can say the alphabet backwards.

At 7:17 AM, Blogger River Rat said...

Yeah, who'd a thunk it.

So SORRY, I just couldn't resist!

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

I love you mist! You are the perfect wat to start the day.

You're better than coffee and a good stiff think.

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous hellohahanarf said...

love this post. i spent way too much time thinking this past weekend at a trade show in atlanta and now i am trying to get more blood back in my thinking system. still foggy!

congrats on your award nominations. i'll nod my head to you next time i think.

but i must admit, i hate your word verification. fucker hates me.

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous andy said...


I don't get it. Could you explain more clearly?

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Chrissy121875 said...

HAHAHA! OMG, Mist! You have got to be one of the funniest people ever!

You should have a bumper sticker on your car that reads "Don't Think and Drive" ;)

At 7:56 AM, Blogger maximo said...

my friends welcome the change. it's the difference between reading texts like "ni, i dsnt go home w/ shtf. im on my wet hrme, mama" versus reading about stirrups and gps.

it's odd. my fingers are only clumsy when it comes to texting. under all other circumstances, fluttery, agile fingers extend from my soft, aristocratic hands.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

river rat,

It's okay. Thinking is the theme of the day here.


I like a good stiff one in the morning.


I may be persuaded to turn my word verification off. It's hard to manage when you are thinking.


I think therefore I am.


I should have a bumper sticker that cautions other drivers to stay back 500 ft.


I am on a wet horse too mama. Did I read that correctly?

At 8:12 AM, Blogger maximo said...

it makes a lot more sense after you've been thinking.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Big Pissy said...

You're obviously a highly functioning thinker.

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous andy said...

Okay, I'm spent with all this "thinking" talk. Let's discuss something I understand, like, A8BA, or Carnies.

M-Do you agree with the masses that although A8BA gold contained a larger number of "hits", that MORE A8BA gold was actually more signifcant musicallY?
"Once a carnie, always a carnie". Discuss.

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Webmiztris said...

you're a hoot, mist! I wish we could go out and think together sometime!

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Jazz said...

I sometimes think I'd like to stop thinking but then I think that maybe the vacuum in my head would just kill all possibility of thought and I think maybe I wouldn't like that so much and I think I have no idea what I'm going on about here. Nuff said.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


Most things work that way for me.


Highly. Thanks for noticing.


I really never was much of a Carnie Wilson fan. I didn't know that she was a part of ABBA.


We really should. I would love to think with you.


I need a new vacuum. Thanks for the reminder.

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Just telling it like it is said...

Wow all that thinking confused I ate some chocolate...I hear that is good for your brain...something about your brain needs like 90% or uses like 90% sugar...carbs to think...I ate 3 boxes of chocolate...did not help...only confused me more cause I couldn't remember if this was a good thing or a bad thing.

My butt will be mad at me for days after I know that for sure...

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

Thinking is overrated.
I prefer drooling.

At 9:27 AM, Blogger The Stiltwalker said...

When I think, I get horny. I can't think often because I don't have a readily available penis. Oh well.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


Maybe I should have some chocolate.


Thinking and drooling pretty much go hand in hand for me.


Everyone should have a readily available penis.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


Although I deleted your comment, I thought that I'd like to take the time to let you know that I cannot add you to my list of favorites because:

1. I don't know what you're talking about.
2. You suck for spamming me.
3. You suck for spamming me.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Recreio dos Bandeirantes said...

Sorry, isn't my intention spaming you, I just put my message in a wrong blog... I read your posts! So, dont need put my blog in ur favorites...
And, when you have time, talk to me... =)

have msn?

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

good one mist! now my charlie hasn't had a thought come twenty years next month, me? i think once or twice a year... there is something called the thinking man's diet. i heard about it before, did you? i think (ha ha) you don't get much food though...

smiles, bee

At 10:14 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


Apology accepted.


Is the Thinking Man's diet anything like the South Beach diet?

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Blitz Krieg said...

I think therefore I am. Or not.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Jay said...

My grandfather claims he can not think at all, but if you knew my grizzly grandpa, you'd know he's as un-buddha as you can get. It drives my grandma crazy to hear him say it. Frankly, with all her squawking, I can't see how he could possibly ever empty his mind.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Comedy + said...

I think you may be onto something Mist. You are a great thinker in my view. What you do everyday cannot be easy and all of show up for our morning laugh each day. You are one funny thinking lady!

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Grad School Reject said...

Wait a minute...I see what you are doing - let me try:

I'm a thinker too. Last night I went to my neighborhood bar and had 3 or 4 "thinks" before going home. I usually avoid mix-thinks, and usually my thinks are just beer.

Hmmm - my way doesn't seem quite the same...

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Matt-Man said...

"Friends Don't Let Friends Think."

At 11:02 AM, Blogger velvet girl said...

I stopped thinking when I was pregnant and now I only think after the kids have gone to bed.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


You are.


So, your grandma makes your grandpa think? Cool. I'm like that too. Only, I'm not old. Yet.


Just spend a day with me. There is plenty to laugh at. If there is nothing to laugh at, I drop my pants.


What you meant was that you think about the draught. You don't understand people who aren't in support of the the draught.


I must have enemies.


The family that thinks together stays together. Think with the kids.

At 12:55 PM, Blogger othurme said...

Sometimes prescription drugs can really enhance your thinking experience.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

That post really made me think.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


So, so true.


Me too, Jessica. Cheers.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Dagromm said...

I become really angry if I think too much. That's why I just sit around and watch reality TV instead.

Blog Carefully,

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Tera said...

I think we should ALL continue thinking...I'm not a quitter!!!!

At 1:47 PM, Blogger Brookelina said...

I look at you as the thinking version of Courtney Love.

At 1:50 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


Oh, you're an angry thinker. I know one of those. Sometimes, he still calls me. I never answer.


Thinking is good for you.


I'm not sure that's good.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

I love 'the really fucking stupid blog awards' icon in our sidebar :)

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Robin said...

i think i think i like you!
i'm assuming you have pursued a career in writing. if not...shame on you!
: )


At 3:33 PM, Blogger James Burnett said...

This post has driven me to drink. I'm going to the fridge for a Delerium T.

And after I slam it, I'm gonna go think.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


I just learned how to add things to my sidebar. I am so proud.


What's a career and where can I get one?


I am afraid to ask what a Delerium T is. Is it like a Crunk Soda?

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Love Monkey said...

I'm so adding you to my MSN Messenger contacts.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Nance said...

I usually just have a thought or two on the weekends. I worry about ending up in the local papers.

At 5:11 PM, Blogger Echo said...

you mean, "This blog is driving you to drink."

At 5:32 PM, Blogger heather said...

thinking hurts too much lately, i'll stick to drinking.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger stephanie said...

I totally send inappropriate texts when I drink and think too much...

Which means I should just stop thinking...

Doncha think?

At 6:36 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


Gmail, baby. Gmail.


I worry that they won't get my good side in the photos for the local paper.


No. Everything else is driving me to drink.


I suppose if drinking is more up your alley, you should do what feels right.


Um, no.

At 7:02 PM, Blogger Queen of Dysfunction said...

Do we need an intervention? I can throw you one, I have the cutest decorations.

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Dawn said...

I, too, am a part of Thinkers Anonymous.

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Leese said...

How are your dance skills when you think? Thinking usually makes me very good and dancing. (atleast I think so.)

At 7:56 PM, Blogger mist1 said...

q of d,

I've been to one of those before. You're not going to fool me with cute cute are they?


I thought I recognized you from meetings.


I am a sexy b*tch when I think.

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Jonas said...

Every time I started to think, a kitten died. I stopped thinking altogether. Couldn't stand the guilt.

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Todd said...

I normally get in trouble as soon as I think about drinking. Because then I drink. Then my penis takes over with the thinking. It's true, you can ask him.

I totally send inappropriate texts when I drink and think too much

Me too. Damn you Verizon and your free text messaging!

At 7:08 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


On behalf of the kittens, I would like to thank you for your self control.


Your penis sends text messages? That's um...dexterous.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger CG said...

Please keep thinking and sharing your thoughts for the increased amount of laughter the thoughts generate!!

At 8:13 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


There is really very little chance that I'll stop thinking any time soon. Unless, it's court ordered.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger That's one clever little Yvonne said...

Hopefully you don't think too much. I do and I'm pretty sure it's why my head hurts all the time.

At 11:05 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


It's all relative.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Matt said...

My blog was built on drinking. The first 15 months or so doesn't even make any f*cking sense.....

At 11:57 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


It still makes no sense.

At 2:07 PM, Blogger KeesKennis said...

I allways ask"
Makes you think of what?
and my answer is here:

Nice blog you have here.
I'll visit again.

At 3:35 PM, Anonymous token said...

I really enjoyed your thinking post. I did something like it back in middle school when I got into trouble for day dreaming during class. Reading yours brought back some very fun memories. Thanks!

At 8:07 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


Have you been thinking?

Thanks for coming by.


You were thinking in middle school? Wow. I waited until high school to think.

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Cindy said...

If you indulge in writing brilliant posts while thinking, does that make you a smart thunk?

At 5:10 PM, Blogger mist1 said...


It makes me mediocre when I am not thinking.

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

I used to think too - but thanks to some supportive friends, a clever Dr with a sharp scalpel and a LOT of willpower I've almost beaten it.

You can do it too.

At 9:40 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

but sometimes I miss my days of intense thinking, it can just make everything seem so much BETTER.

And those who give up thinking can be really dull

At 6:17 AM, Blogger mist1 said...


I avoid doctors with scalpels.


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