Wednesday, July 25, 2007

parallel process

definition: a process in which two or more sequences of activities are going on simultaneously.

no, this is not in reference to the uncanny ability of a group of females, who co-exist in the same space for even a short period (ha!) of time, to synchronize the states of 'irritable' and 'needy'. although i would argue that any male who comes into contact with a regularly ovulating female, will also experience similar shifts in mood and an impoverished sense of self.

it would appear that there are some universal themes that are constant, however i only become aware of them (rather like suddenly noticing the roads are filled with other L-plated novice drivers when learning how to reverse park and master the art of a 3 point turn) if it mirrors my own experience. this evening, i listened to a 'degree of separation friend' who is experiencing relationship stress; his frustration sounded all too familiar, as he had apparently been dating my emotional "twin". nothing like empathizing with someone in pain and concurrently examining your own inventory. bloody karma; so much for geography and running away.

thank god for "universality". definition: the character or state of being universal; existence or prevalence everywhere.

it's nice to know that other people are anxious/angry, changing jobs/significant others, rubbing/picking at baby blankets/shell sweatpants, letting go, and tantrumming along with you.

8 comments:

kicker of elves said...

what in the good hell are you freaking over ('freaking' as blanket term covering all of your closing anxieties?) Sounds like you're in a good spot there, really. Look at your posts from two months ago and tell me different (don't tell me to do the same - I can't afford the drugs now.)

Is it too Hoosier to say '…tell me different?' Perhaps so. Ugh.

disa said...

you are correct, dr freud. all is much better than a few months ago. im being a little melodramatic due to hormones and creative (?) BS.

i believe it would be the adverb, differently, rather than the adjective different.

why are you still a hoosier? i thought you were becoming a michigan-ite? is that why you need medicating?

total-spender said...

Since when have women been able to multi-task with a number of 'activities' at the same time?

disa said...

i thought i was multi tasking until someone pointed out that i wasnt. apparently i was just starting a lot of things.

Jill said...

If you start a lot of things all at the same time, isn't it still multitasking? :-) :-0 :-)

Women aren't supposed to be able to multitask? I thought it was men who weren't supposed to be able to multitask.

Laura said...
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disa said...

-apparently my ovaries have been revoked due to my inability to efficiently multi task.

-im done (?)

jawz3 said...

I like the word parallel but somehow 'random', as in process, seems to me more appropriate