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Sunday, 22 March 2009

Thinkaholics anonymous

Hi, my name is Smaragd and I'm a Thinkaholic...

Hi Smaragd.

Yup, you read right peeps, apparently Smaragd's not just a kissaholic and a shopaholic, no sirree, I'm also a Thinkaholic.

I can't even think of a song that's suitable for this post, if anybody has a song, pray tell. Anyway, this was a conversation between my friend and I a few days ago:

Me: err, so I got to thinking about...

friend cuts in

Friend: you always get to thinking! oya tell me what u were thinking about this time.


I didn't know what reaction I was supposed to have to that! Was that a compliment or an insult?

Truth is I am always thinking.

I carry on conversations with myself in my head, especially with people I'm mad at but don't feel like talking to, I rehash the cause of the fight in my head and carry out the conversation in several other ways. If I feel I could've expressed myself better, I would... in my head, or if I feel I was unfair, I would allow the person's conversation to be better than mine. yea, I do that.

You see, I am a very objective person. I'm your best bet if you want to judge two people's stories, even when one of the two people is ME.

I have thought up several posts in the past week, if only I had enough grace to put them into words. One of the posts I plan to write is "100 things about me" (I got this from Abbie a while back). Hopefully, I'll get to that.

My hands do not work as fast as my brain unfortunately, matter-of-fact no other part of my body works as fast... e-Doctors (Bumight, Mizchif), can you please e-diagnose me or tell me at least that this is normal?

So, other Thinkaholics in the house, please sign up!

p.s.

thank you all for your responses to my last post! I learnt so much. Did anybody notice that Afrobabe had so much to say about love? hmmm, and that the guys "Rocnaija, Scribble me free, FBA" had more to say than I would've thought. THANK YOU ALL! MWAH, MWAH, MWAH!!!

65 comments:

bumight said...

hi, my name is bumight, and im a thinkaholic.

all: hi bumight!

African Weight Loss Diva said...

100? That's way too much. You are a thinkaholic sha, me i no fit.

I dint know mizchif was a dr o!

Nice work

InCogNaija said...

i carry first!!! my e-boo has posted o! while u r in thinkville, kuku think about me and how many e-babies we will have. at leastm, we now know e-babies are a possibility thanks to Bumight and Doug.

InCogNaija said...

shet!! i wasnt first? mschew!!!

Afrobabe said...

Hey are you implying I am in love??? nansense...cough cough *composing myself...

Thinkaholic...Don't over think things oh else you wont do anything exciting....ever..

Bumight, you have convinced me to check out this google reader thing!!!

~Sirius~ said...

And Bumight beats me to my own comment! *Anyways : Hi, my name is Sirius and I'm an analyzaholic- I think, analyze, then think again......I guess we are many!!!

scribble,me.free said...

Hi, my name is Scribbles...and I'm a thinkaholic...

I definitely overthink things and to be honest I dont think it's a problem, its a sign of intelligence. I frequently replay conversations I've had with the aim of improving my input...

to be honest, if I didnt have an internal dialogue I would probably be a very bored person.... And this is me rambling

JustDB said...

My name is DB and I'm an acute thinkaholic.

Talking to oneself helps to clear things up... I find that playing the arguments for and against in the head helps to bring clarity to issues I'm mulling over..

ibiluv said...

I'm also a member of TA

its a damn good thing!!!!!!!!!!!

mizchif said...

You sound like a very good friend of mine, she doesn't only think, she also does a lot of dreaming and generally has a very overactive imagination, and frankly she could get really annoying when she decides to share every one of her thoughts.
I'm not saying my darling Smargd is annoying oh!

Like Afro said, try not to think everything through too much, life is more exciting when u don't give everything too much thought.

exschoolnerd said...

i am a thinkaholic too..i live in my head...

i am thinking about something every chance i get... think about stuff i want to write,just like u do i replay conversations in my head...i dey think shaaaa!!!!

Bibi said...

thinkaholics in the house say aye.
Aye.
lol. i thought i was weird becos i have so many conversations in my head too. it helps me sort out a whole lot of stuff. but i think thinking is good. look before you leap or think before you speak. abi? lol

Sexkitten said...

I'm definitely a thinkaholic but not in the overly-analytical sort of way.

Just have a plethora of ideas coming at me all at once.

I don't think I could come up with 100 things, I've tried, came up with 15.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Hi, my name is Nigerian Drama Queen, and I am a thinkaholic!

LOL. I thought I was the only one who carried conversations/revisted arguments in my head.

Funms-the rebirth said...

i really overthink issues and it has sometimes made me jump into a lot of conclusions....oh well, this world needs a lot of thinkers

RocNaija said...

Damn.. I've been on this comment page for so long I've forgotten what I was going to call myself..

Oh yeah.. an impulsive thinker..

I think things through.. then chuck it out the window and end up doing stuff on impulse..

Works for me everytime :-D

Temite said...

Oh my gosh, you've no Idea. I think so much my brain shuts down sometimes. I even think up future conversations before they happen. For example this morning I realized that it is mothers day in England and I thought about the conversation I will have with my MOm in may (mothers day, here). Seriously I think so much its horrid. I am currently thinking about everything I will say in class tomorrow. I am thinking about the Gaza conflict and then Naija delta and then Electricity and how I so dont have a husband. And I have written a complete story all in my MIND. Anyways...I am a thinkaholic and its nice to meet you.

Fashinga said...

Let me join the bandwagon..

Hi my names are Fashinga Fasheta fash shokolobangoshe and i 'think' i'm a thinkaholic....

I've bin thinking since i was in my mums womb.i was deep in thought and i kept on thinking till i forgot that i was supposed to come out at 9 mnths and stayed one extra month...

Hello evryone i'm Fashinga Fasheta Fash Shokolokobangoshe and i think i'm a thinkaholic..

Later Babes!!!
F.

LG said...

lolll@thinkaholics, theres actually a 9ja artiste, whos name is 'singaholics' :-)
norrin do una at all

scribble,me.free said...

ha! Roc, I do the same thing..

I remember when I was younger and had to lie to my parents...i would spend hours or even days thinking up the perfect lie..then when the time comes, I wing it and tell a totally different but much better lie

I think you will find that blogville is full of thinkers...the stuff that we write is what's left over from what we've shared with the people we can share it with in the real world...and after another ramble...i hit publish

cerberus said...

My name is O and i am a thinkaholic.

one of the things I've been thinking about is why haven't you been to my blog??

LusciousRon said...

Hi I am LR and I am a thinkaholic!

Thank God I am not alone. I carry on full conversations and mumble sometimes that people ask me what I just said and i go what? i even put the emotions. Its totally distracting.

FFF said...

Hi. My name is FFF, and am a thinkaholic.

lol. word! i actually think it's a norm. i mean, why leave ur mind blank? i don't believe d mind was designed n dat way at all

O'Dee said...

Am I a thinkaholic????

Pink Lips said...

Hi, my name is Pink Lips and i am a thinkaholic!!! There i said it!!!

Smaragd said...

Bumight, welcome aboard doc! see doctor that should diagnose me o, she is suffering from thesame thing!

AWLD, lol, yea 100! I've been thinking about it all weekend, doubt that i'll get to 100, but as germans say, "mal sehen"...

Incognaija, My e-baby! I've been thinking about u non-stop of course!our e-babies will be sooo endlessly cute! dont worry abourrit *wink*, u'll be first next time sogbo?

Afro, pray tell us, are u hon? I must agree that overthinking has more disadvantages than advantages though. I allow myself last-minute impulses!

I'm thinking of getting google reader as well!

Sirius, that's another way of putting it! I'm such an analyzer!Hi Sirius!

Scribbles, Hi Scribbles!

YOU? bored? with all those multi-cultural babes? nah!

DB, Hi DB! we really should start a think-tank!u sound very serious sir! lol

Twinny, I miss ur voice o! just call me to say "hi, my name is Ibiluv and I'm a Thinkaholic"! pretty please?

Mizchif, yep! It can be very annoying, I usually dont share my thots though, If I tell u I was thinking, it must involve u.

Is that ur diagnosis anyway?

XSN, Hi ExNerd! welcome to TA... abi o, we just dey think sha! lmao

Bibi, aye aye! I like that connection u made btw looking and thinking b4 u DO, abi jare.

SexKitten, lucky u, I over-analyze everything! If it were only ideas, i'd be glad.

I haven't been able to come up with 100 either...hehe, that's why I'm still thinking.

Smaragd said...

NDQ, Hi NDQ! I'm so excited u are back! I thot so too, this post is apparently a major eye-opener!

Funms, I think u can safely call me the queen of conclusions! I'm consciously getting in control of that now.

RocNaija, what sort of e-couple would we make if both of us think all the time eh? truth is, I ususally never end up doing things the way I thot them either, the last impulsive variant usually wins the day.

Temite, at least we know we are really sisters now huhn? do u think it's dad's gene or mum's?*wink*

I think about things that i've happened, are yet to happen and those that will not happen! my mind's like a ping-pong ball sumtyms! lmao @ u thinking about Mother's day convo already, U should have a prominent place in this Group!

Fashinga, Hi Miss shokolokobangoshe! lmao! ur own pass me o, u stayed one extra month ke? ha! ok o.

LG, why am I not surprised that u know such an artiste? lol.

Scribbles, Thinkers Unite!

Cerberus, Hi MPD! why is it O that's the thinkaholic? u know I dont like him. I have been there sir...

Smaragd said...

LR, Hi Luscious! dont be mumbling o, that one is another level!lol, i know what u mean though.

FFF, Hi Mrs. MM! welcome aboard. Our motto would probably be "the mind shall not be left empty" translated into latin, how about that? *wink*

rethots said...

Hmmm, why stress you; give me the contract and i will help you think all your thots not just graciously (& nobly) but also, for a little token (consultation fee).

blogoratti said...

Thinkaholic eh? Nice! Something we got in common!!

Buttercup said...

lol..i think there r lots of us who need to enroll in thinkaholics anonymous!

i really dont see anything wrong with it tho..thinking gets one far!

keep on thinking sis!

mwah!

Zena said...

"Wondaa-h(wonder)
Wondaa-h,Wondaa-h,Wondaa-h,Wondaa-h

Wondaa-h,Wondaa-h,Wondaa-h,Wondaa-h

Till you turn to wonderer"

I do too, so I'm hopping on the train with everyone. I really must get here on time, everyone's already said my thoughts.

But I carry on conversations with myself, I argue with myself in my head, when I was younger, like 6-7, I'd think about death sooo much I had nightmares or I'd rehash conversations, like you do that happened during the day,
I even overthink people's comments, like "what was that person trying to say"

Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

I carry on conversations with myself in my head, especially with people I'm mad at but don't feel like talking to, I rehash the cause of the fight in my head and carry out the conversation in several other ways. If I feel I could've expressed myself better, I would... in my head, or if I feel I was unfair, I would allow the person's conversation to be better than mine. yea, I do that.


Hun you are just like me and many others as I can see!! To be honest i thought I was the only person that did that ...I later discovered my sister does it too!! Thats quite mad o!

Love your blog , keep it up!

BSNC said...

so i am not crazy.. thank God. i am 99.9 percent thinkaholic

aloted said...

Aloted signing in....

Just...Toluwa said...

ohhh...i thot i was alone on that one!

Thinkaholic in d house!

doll said...

I do that too – carry on conversations in my head and rehash past events…especially ay night.

fantasy queen said...

hi i'm fq and i'm a thinkaholic too....

well i dont thin i am, i'm just here for the free cake;)

Confessions of a London gal said...

Only time I think too much is when I dont have full facts, and its not so much thinking, its more of letting me brain go into overdrive! But the minute I know were i stand, know full facts, I bounce and act on impulse without thinking!

Chari said...

Aburo!

how u dey na! I swear I was and still am exactly where you are...so.

I am Chari...I am a thinkaholic as well...

Parakeet said...

Thinkaholics me thinks am one too...but 100? Coughs.

Kenn-Knotty said...

Used to think it was a heinous crime talking in one's head, I prayed myself out of it…Now, am going back!

@Smaragd…Thanks a great deal for being the first to comment on my blog! Truly, I shall always remember that. Tell them all ways lead to kenn-knotty. There are over 200 okadas (motorbikes) to be won here for commenting…

~Sirius~ said...

I have found you worthy enough of a MeMe- you are hereby harassed into this by accepting the Scrap Honest Award, or is it Honest Scrap Award.

Tigeress said...

A kissaholic? where were you when i wrote my last blog?

Thinkaholic- i think everybody has conversations in their head. I know i sure do. But it's nice to know that i'm not the only one. Wasnt sure if i was crazy. lol!!

Nice post. Will check out ur other post. And asper my dating agency...as mentioned already- my doors a WIDE open- u can be no2 on the my client list as Shona takes 1st spot. lol

Tigeress said...

Yes o. watch out for our dating agency. lol

Uzezi said...

we r all thinkaholics one way or the other

Uzezi said...

aint we all thinkaholics one way or another?

Uzezi said...

i need permission to flog this page senseless for messing wt my comments.

RocNaija said...

lol @ Tigress..
This is how Bill Gates shencked the people that had the idea for Windows...
Walahi..

Carlang said...

Personally i think every blogger is a thinkaholics,
I think there is no one here who doesn't spend half his/her time thinking about something,
I think Afrobabe is secretly Jennifer Lopez
I think it's nice that you all recognize your addiction.

Fortunately, i am completely free.
I don't think i am a thinkaholic.
I am free.

I think....

StandTall-The Activist said...

I do same o. Isnt he better to think before one act. Isnt it far better to rationalise and criminalize stuff in ones head first?

TDVA said...

Hi Smaragd. Thinkaholic here. :)I have those convos in my head too, I often type them as I go if I happen to be chatting with someone at that point. People around me get overwhelmed sometimes but...good to have company.

Thanks for stopping by mine, will update soon.

RocNaija said...
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Sexkitten said...

Smaragd...I got your message on Scribble's page. LOL. I don't know why you're not able to leave a comment. Are you receiving an error message? If so, what?

Thanks for letting me know.

You can also email me @ the.skitten@gmail.com

Buttercup said...

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Splash said...

sweetie, you are very very normal.

Original Mgbeke said...

I'm a thinkaholic too, the shower is my best thinking spot. My head is constantly bursting with random thoughts.

rethots said...

Hmm...

Tairebabs said...

Hi Smaragd, My name is Tairebabs and I am also a thinkaholic. All my friends are used to it. Its so bad. I also have conversations with myself, I keep a daily dairy but yet my thinkaholic brain just won't stop. So sign me up ~ thinkaholics annoymous.

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

Im a thinkaholic too
which makes me a worrier
I worry about everything
and nothing
even when im not worrying I worry why I aint worried
and most of the time I realise that i was worrying about nothing
I need to B.R.E.A.K the cycle
I need to relax and not think so much

kay-shawn said...

That's good. At least people do not see you thinking. I talk to myself a lot and I'm sure my neighbours would have noticed me doing it a number of times.

Writefreak said...

i wonder if i even think sef! i think i do...but maybe not so much..i think i need a diagnosis myself...lol

actually i think i think...lol

~Sirius~ said...

Ok, so you were doing great before............*before* being the key word. It's been 2weeks now!

OK- I'll stop being selfish........I hope you are ok.

MissLove said...

I am a thinkaholic as well dont sweat that :)

flabby said...

oooh- im all three- shop, think, kiss!!