This post has absolutely nothing to do with basketball. That’s ok though as the Rockets’ season is over, the draft is quite some time away, and the Rockets’ coaching search is still yet to be narrowed down into the single digits.
First: the following thoughts are in no way endorsed by ESPN and are completely my own. I am not attempting to make any political statements and am merely passing personal observation. With that said, how is high fructose corn syrup not outlawed or regulated? I went two months completely free from soda and have never experienced so much mental clarity and overall energy in my adult life. I’ve been drinking soda again for the past month and feel absolutely horrible. My God it tastes amazing but I feel like hell, as if some sort of foreign substance has invaded my body. It’s literally like night and day. To those of you who drink soda regularly, I challenge you to give it up for a few weeks and observe the difference. I’m constantly sluggish and wanting to take a nap; my overall daily sleep requirements have substantially increased. Just fascinating to me how big a difference this stuff makes in how you feel.
Second observation which is freaking weird as well: I am an absolute machine with background noise/activity. This is really weird and counterintuitive. It is also extremely unfortunate that it took me until the near age of 26 to figure this out. Let me explain: as you all know, I’m a law student. If I’m studying in my room or even in the library, I lose focus quickly and either give up entirely or feel the urge to take a nap. I usually give in to the urge. But if I’m somewhere loud, with a lot of people talking at once/moving around, I’m a rock and can read for hours. This is just fascinating to me as one would assume the mind functions best in quiet areas. Though I guess I overlooked the component of losing interest if there’s no outside stimulation. Conversely, if there are only a couple of people talking, or if I have music on, I can’t study at all – it has to be background ‘noise.’ I think it’s fascinating how the human mind works. One of the things that has always interested me is ascertaining what circumstances work best for me for different tasks. Life optimization, if you will.
Ok, that’s all for now. Sorry at the complete randomness of this post, but I have a final in four hours and my brain is completely fried. Thank god for Red94.