This morning I had cereal for breakfast. This may not seem newsworthy, but this isn’t a news service. 🙂 I had Cocoa Dyno Bites, which are the “generic brand” equivalent of Cocoa Pebbles (and are also part of a balanced breakfast). What makes this event special is that it was the last bowl of the bag, which means it was extra-chocolatey. And so it was extra delicious. (Those of you who have experienced this will understand.) I wonder if the nutritional info applies to the last bowl also.
The Dyno Bites don’t come with a toy, but they give you more cereal for a cheaper price, and it tastes about the same. Not that I need a toy (especially one in the less-than-$1 range). But there is that saying, “Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.” But I still choose cereal based on flavor, which is based largely on the amount of sugar and chocolate in it. This confirms what I already know — I have not yet reached middle age. I plan to stay in the “young adult” range for a while. (I also plan to live forever. You may laugh, but so far so good.)
There’s also another quote about middle age that I know of : “Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.” The broadness of the waist has started happening already, but my mind continues to broaden. In fact, my knowledge continues to grow exponentially. (That means a LOT, for those of you who aren’t sesquipedalianists or who dislike obfuscation.) So obviously that proverb doesn’t apply to me, either. I sometimes wonder if there is a limit to how much knowledge the human brain can store. I doubt anyone has ever reached that limit, if one exists. But I’m aiming for the world record of most knowledge accumulated by one person in memory. I’m well on my way already, and I haven’t even reached middle age yet.
You may now be wondering what all this has got to do with cereal (or did you forget about the cereal already)? Nothing, really. It just shows how many neural and synaptic connections can be made off any random point, due to the immense storehouse of knowledge and stuff. I also wonder if it’s possible that one can increase their randomness quotient by increasing their intelligence… I’m not sure yet, but I will continue my personal research in this matter (and then I will know even more!). See, I can start talking about eating the last bowl of my cereal and then come up with original theorems / postulates / hypotheses in the same article. Sometimes I amaze myself with all these cognitive acrobatics. The randomness continues to flow, more than this post can contain.
(BTW, I realize some people may think this is pure rambling, but consider if it just might be the essence of distilled wisdom. And maybe next time you’re eating cereal you’ll start to expound on various truths and such. It’s a good time.)
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My lunch today consisted of a BBQ sandwich with cheese, including sides of mashed taters with gravy and baked beans. I don’t know that the beans will help grow your intelligence, but I have heard they’re good for your heart… 🙂
BTW, I can relate to you, my brotha’. Even though I might not be the sharpest apple in the drawer, I do have a high coolness quotient, one that increases exponentially and is beyond most people’s comprehension. So I, like, understand and stuff…