Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Does a Landfill Smell Like?

Does anyone besides me think about totally random things sometimes?

For example...

I often contemplate learning how to do everything with my left hand
...just in case my right one gets lost someday.

Sometimes I wonder if people back in the day (before indoor plumbing) smelled bad due to lack of showering. I imagine daily what it would have been like to have to "fetch" water, and boil it if you needed it hot, and then use wash cloths to try to bathe. What an ordeal. I love showers and don't like to be stinky.

I want to know what it would be like in the brain of a fish. But then I wouldn't really be able to think, so I guess that would nullify the experience.

I occasionally try to imagine alternate versions of myself and how I would have turned out if I hadn't ever known certain people.

I frequently try to solve the problem of how our society got fat and sick, paralleling it with how lifestyles have changed over time, and how far removed we've become from our food.

And... how bad would a landfill smell if I were standing in it? Would I vomit?

I'm going to bed now.

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