Midnight Snack Musings 5

Another one of these today – though I’m pleased to report that I’ve been sleeping a lot better recently (I know!) Maybe it’s just a getting older thing. Maybe I’ve been wearing myself out enough to be able to knock out as soon as my head hits the pillow. This heat isn’t ideal for sleeping though, I’ll say that. But knowing what the weather’s like, it’ll go back to its rainy self as soon as I say that – not that I wouldn’t welcome that right about now,

  • Why does scratching an itch only make it worse?

Apparently scratching is designed to produce a pain response that detracts from the itch – very temporarily. Typing this whilst scratching my own insect bites, just saying.

  • Music that is designed to help you sleep does anything but help me sleep.

Maybe it’s just the way my brain is wired. In the same way I can’t listen to music when working/studying, my brain instantly wakes up and goes into full on analysis mode when I hear music of any kind. Not convenient.

  • Apparently a cat’s meow is supposed to mimic a human baby’s cry.

Because somewhere along the timeline of evolution, the cute little devils figured out that it was the best way to get an adult human’s attention. Unsurprisingly, they made the most of it – usually when it comes to food. If you don’t have a cat, you’ll see what I mean when you see the way my landlady’s cat meows the house down every time I open a can of tuna (for myself).

  • Would you rather swallow a brick whole or shit a brick whole?

I’m just gonna leave you with that one. If you’re eating whilst reading this, I apologise.

  • Blue cheese is just extra mouldy cheese, but we instantly throw any other cheese out when it shows the slightest sign of mould.

Good on you if you’re a fan of blue cheese, but mould of any kind just makes my stomach turn. Goes against every instinct in my body to willingly put it in my mouth.

  • Many blockbuster drugs that exist today were discovered by accident. What does that say about our capabilities?

Speaking of which, some strains of the mould in blue cheese produce penicillin, one of the most common antibiotics on the planet – and discovered by accident by an unsuspecting Alexander Fleming. That’s not to say that serendipity is the most reputable way of discovering drugs; there are plenty that have been designed rationally and work a charm, but you can’t help but wonder. Maybe there’s an element of design in that initial accidental discovery, that serves to prompt a whole cascade of development… if you’re that way inclined.

  • Knowing that you shouldn’t have something only makes you crave it more.

I have a massive sweet tooth, but I need to watch my sugar levels. Baking makes me feel like I’ve earned it? Also hoping that seeing the sheer amount of sugar that goes into baked goodies will put me off them in the long term… hasn’t worked so far.

  • Why is there such a stigma against doing things alone?

I’m quite happy doing things in my own company. Going to the cinema, going to concerts, sitting in a cafe, going shopping – you name it. In fact, there are things that are so much better done alone. Why judge someone or take offence if they’d prefer to spend some time with themselves doing something they enjoy? If anyone needs me, I’ll be wandering around the Tate Modern by myself with headphones on. I’m not a complete loner, promise.

That’s it for today, let me know in the comments if any of these have crossed your mind! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and enjoying the sunshine wherever you are. Until next time – you go girl.

– J

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8 Comments on “Midnight Snack Musings 5”

  1. I loooove your midnight musing posts ahaha! Omg the scratching thing ahh, why are insect bites so itchy?! Cats are such crafty little devils, I never knew it was to mimic a crying baby ahhh! Maybe… eat a brick whole? Hmm. So so agree with the last one, why do people care if you want to do stuff alone?! I love doing things by myself! Hope you’re doing well gal xx

  2. TIL that blue cheese is the way it is b/c of mold. Ew. I never liked blue cheese in the first place & now I don’t like it even more!
    Also I agree with your last point! There shouldn’t be a problem w/ doing things by yourself. Like I love shopping by myself b/c I can take all the time I need!

  3. Ohhh I love a midnight musings post! Ok, lets re-visit these. Scratching, you are right, they are the devils work. If at all possible, get someone else to scratch it. It honestly works. If I have a real itchy gnat bite and I can persuade Nik or one of my slave children (yep, they call themselves that) to itch it, it stops! The brick issue – I have a bad gag reflex so Id shit it, Iv had a couple of babies, how bad can it be. Blue cheese is my heroin, I love it, mould and all. I do LOTS of things on my own and love it. I agree that some people deem it as weird, but so what! us weirdo’s know where its at xxxx

    1. Slave children, hahaaa you always know how to make me laugh! Never been a fan of blue cheese, maybe one day I’ll get into it… And yes – weirdos unite xxxx

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