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13 September 2013

Belated Friday Night Question What do you think about when you're alone?
I mostly think about the book I'm reading or listening to. And if perchance there is no book, I think about what the things around me look like and how they've changed over time.
posted by bearwife 13 September | 19:16
MYSELF! My hopes, dreams, thoughts, fears. Me me me me. I'm selfish lol.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 13 September | 19:28
I am always alone.
posted by Hugh Janus 13 September | 20:11
Food, mostly.
posted by occhiblu 13 September | 20:45
All the things I need to do.
posted by amro 13 September | 20:59
Everything! I sometimes wish I had a way to write it all down or record it. Things range widely.

A lot of it is about future plans. Some of it is about whatever I've been reading or studying. Some of it is mentally combing back over problems at work or in personal life, trying to resolve a way to deal with them. Sometimes it's a menu for an upcoming meal or party. Sometimes it's rehearsing over and over the list of chores or to-dos currently on my plate. Sometimes it's just song lyrics or random phrases. Sometimes it's a project I want to do...
posted by Miko 13 September | 22:03
All the things I need to do.

posted by octothorpe 13 September | 22:13
ugh i cannot think of connective tissue for this scene that makes sense and is interesting I want to eat pasta and jump around ugh
posted by The Whelk 13 September | 23:18
That I wish I wasn't alone.
posted by Senyar 14 September | 02:48
Why do I feel sooooo shallow saying I spend a ton of alone time thinking about guys?
posted by Twiggy 14 September | 06:31
I have imaginary conversations with people. Last night I spent about an hour planning what I would talk about with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul when I won the contest to watch the Breaking Bad finale with them :)
posted by gaspode 14 September | 08:01
Imaginary arguments are fun, too! That's a popular one for me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 14 September | 08:45
The TV is almost always on when I'm home alone. Keeps me sane.
posted by Pips 14 September | 12:34
Everything. It would be like walking down the halls at the BBC. Behind one door would be a documentary about predators of black widows (blue mud daubers), and the next door might be where the fronts are on a map in the US.

Then there's food doors: what kind of quiche to make tomorrow that we can nibble on all week. Are there any semi sweet choco chips left? We haven't had the awesome date salad with walnuts & that citrusy dressing lately.

And uber randomosity, like why I suck at playing guitar; that I'm glad we cut the cats' nails this AM & how much easier it is to do with 2 people; that it is fucking gorgeous outside and I love fall an football and I'm happy the pumpkin choc chip cookies are back and I might have to start coloring my eyebrows because it looks like I don't have any when really they're turning gray so you can't see them as well; that I really like dirt & maybe that's what makes us smart; that we're close to the autumnal equinox because the sun is hitting a certain wall in our kitchen right now; that I love sleeping. And beer.

There are many, many doors.
posted by chewatadistance 14 September | 12:47
Everything. It would be like walking down the halls at the BBC.

I adore that analogy.
posted by occhiblu 14 September | 13:34
I don't even get this question.
When not interacting with people or doing things or--?
I'm missing some kind of context here, because thinking is always done alone unless you people have all been mind melding on the dl.
posted by ethylene 14 September | 16:10
Yep, when others aren't around, meaning in my company. Because their presence has a huge impact on my thoughts.
posted by bearwife 14 September | 17:01
Like Senyar, I mostly wish I wasn't alone. Of course, when I'm with other people, I often wish they would go away so I could be alone :-(
posted by dg 14 September | 17:50
Wouldn't the limitation be what you think when you are not alone, then, because otherwise it is "everything else"?

I think I think about other people more when I don't have them in my immediate presence, but I'm always somewhat in proximity to people while still mostly not "with" them.

Most of my thinking gets done in between having to deal with people I'd rather not deal with and it could be about anything. Genocide. Dust. That guy from Misfits is Ramsay Snow? How has Michelle Bachman not accidentally tripped and died? How can I find a personal Saul Goodman? Is the Bees anger peeing? Hey, you can weaponize nacho cheese powder. Salinger married a Nazi?
A N Y T H I N G.
posted by ethylene 14 September | 17:59
Come to think of it, most of my thinking is of other people's thinking in some form.
posted by ethylene 14 September | 18:49
And my cat is people, but I really have very little idea what she is thinking most of the time. She is really the bacon wrapped turducken of enigmas.
posted by ethylene 14 September | 18:55
The TV is almost always on when I'm home alone. Keeps me sane.
posted by Pips 14 September | 12:34

Yeah, along these same lines, this is why I watch reality TV... Because it's mindless and keeps me from thinking stressful thoughts.
posted by amro 14 September | 20:23
What to do tomorrow, stuff and chores, lists. How to keep my mind and body busy.
posted by buzzman 15 September | 01:01
I'm alone all day, every day, through the work week, so it's hard to pin my thoughts down to any one thing. Honestly, when one is alone for as long as I am, you start thinking about some pretty dark shit. ymmv.
posted by Thorzdad 15 September | 07:25
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