A Moment Of Clarity.... Or Maybe I Am Tired

March 16, 2013 6:29pm CST
I work nights and I have struggled to get my sleep this week - I am very tired. Taking that fact into account, this post may well be the gibberish rantings of a sleep deprived loony. This is about perception and understanding - Maybe. I don't like Blueberries, I never have. Why? Because blueberries smell like PEN INK and taste like INK too... That isn't true though is it? It is the INK that smells and taste like Blueberries Granted, not exactly a ZEN moment - but it was enough to stop me mid tooth brushing session.
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@ajk111 (2527)
17 Mar 13
you would not have a zen moment whilst brushing your teeth if you used toothpaste instead of blueberries. Just a thought......or a zen moment!
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17 Mar 13
All my strange though seem to happen when I brush my teeth
• Mexico
17 Mar 13
What? like teeth falling out?
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
Sir Rob, you were looney long before this week.... H ah aha Blueberries to me have a rubber taste. Why are you eating pen ink? How do you know how it tastes. Many uk guys are wierd. THATS JUST MARIAS OPINION.
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16 Mar 13
HAHAHAHA - I think it comes from chewing pens in my schooldays... They used to burst and I would end up with a mouthful of ink
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
OMG, Rob if you are hungry my dear. Come over. I made chicken tostadas with rice and beans. I also made a homemade salsa that Im sure WILL WAKE YOU UP.!!!!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Mar 13
I know this will date me but I had to use a stick with a knibb jammed on the end, Quink ink, and blotting paper
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Mar 13
There there: Finish brushing your teeth, put on your jammies and get some sleep. Things will look so much better when you wake up Rhubarb tastes like - well rhubarb and I don't like rhubarb
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16 Mar 13
I have always thought that Blueberries tasted like INK.... Until today, when I realised that it is the ink that smells like blueberries.
• Mexico
17 Mar 13
Now I get it.. the older they get they lose that sence of taste and smell around the same time.
17 Mar 13
Ha Ha Ha Ha Maria - I am not that old
@GardenGerty (100380)
• United States
17 Mar 13
The first thought that popped into my tired head was "Why are you smelling and tasting your pen ink?". I can sort of understand smelling it, but I would avoid tasting it at any cost. It probably does not have the antioxidants that blueberries do. On the other hand, if my pen runs out of ink perhaps I can write with a fresh blueberry.
17 Mar 13
I remember from my school days... The post was not about the smell or taste, But how I always thought Blueberries smelt like ink, when in actual fact it is the ink that smells like blueberries
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@GardenGerty (100380)
• United States
17 Mar 13
Oh, I understood that robspeakman, it was a matter of association, but my brain is somewhat drained and so it went that other way. I still would like to see the look on a teacher's face if we were to write with a blueberry. I am another old gal that can remember using a fountain pen, and I could see how the cartridge would manage to get ink on my fingers and I might taste it as well. I tolerate, but do not crave blueberries.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Mar 13
We were allowed to use a fountain pen when we were ten and a ballpoint pen - then they were all called Biro;s - could NEVER be used ast school at all. We had a cute little piece of cloth to wipe the knibbs on the pend. Actually had inkwells recessed into the desks. Needless to say it was a very strict Roman Catholic School
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
17 Mar 13
They're cheaper than tooth disclosing tablets though. Keep scrubbing grasshopper!
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17 Mar 13
Thank you for your wise word, Master
• United States
17 Mar 13
Oooh Master. Getting a little kinky up here
• United States
21 Mar 13
He doesn't mean that kind of Master. Bad cupkitties! /end self scolding
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
17 Mar 13
seriously, I have tried blue berries Icecream and I have not liked it either. It is not tasty. All I like about is the color.
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• United States
21 Mar 13
We have a blueberry cheesecake ice cream here that is really good. Not like the plain blueberry.
@Mavic123456 (9865)
• Thailand
17 Mar 13
hahahaha... then it is going to be ink pen cheese cake.. .yummmy go get some sleep.. oh wait, this was 10 hours ago... time to wake up... and continue tooth brushing... (why is it called tooth brush when you have more than one tooth to brush)
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17 Mar 13
Your toothbrush question is a good one...
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
17 Mar 13
hope you get some sleep
17 Mar 13
It is going to be Monday morning to be honest... Trains are not running tomorrow due to repairs on the track. Will have to take the bus, that will take hours - By the time I get home I get five hours and then I have to return. I have Monday off and then I am back at work on tuesday... Think I need a holiday...
• Mexico
17 Mar 13
well try to at least lay down and close your eyes if you can
17 Mar 13
Yes I will do... Will be diffuclt though, because I am a bus driver Joking!
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@cupkitties (7268)
• United States
17 Mar 13
They use blue berry juice in there. Maybe.
17 Mar 13
Possibly... That leads to another question then - Why does Mature Cheddar cheese smell like a stable.... What the hell are they flavouring that with?
• Mexico
17 Mar 13
For the same reason blue cheese smells like cow sh&^.
17 Mar 13
I see - Yummy Maria
@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
20 Mar 13
I love Blueberries. But I never tasted ink. I do know that Blueberries are not that sweet eating them fresh. Ink looks like crushed Blueberries. But if you take a good look at Blueberries, they are not blue really. Crush them up, they are purple. Like George Carlin once said, "There is no blue food."
@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
25 Mar 13
Carlin is a legend. And I love Lewis Black. I think he is real funny.
25 Mar 13
I like Black's view on the world... Cynical and bitter
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@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
31 Mar 13
I do also. And as far as comics go, I do love Ricky Gervais. I love his kind of humor. And when they remade the movie Arthur I think they should have asked him to play the part instead of Russell Brand.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
18 Mar 13
I remember buying a pen way back in middle school that smelled like cinnamon when you wrote with it. I loved the smell of it so much that I went back to the Hallmark store that I bought it in and bought several more. I've never found a pen that smelled like that since. I remember when my girls were young, they got flavor-scented pens and they smelled like the colors of different fruits. If they tried to taste them, I never found out about it. I think you should just go to bed and get some sleep, Rob.
18 Mar 13
You could be right - Sleep cures a rambling mind... I think I may have posted my other head scratcher in the past - ARE FLIES CALLED FLIES BECAUSE THEY FLY? AND IF SO - WHY AREN'T BIRDS CALLED FLAPS?
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
18 Mar 13
You are way too too tired and you are very funny. Thanks for the giggle
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
17 Mar 13
you are tired and certainly need some good rest and also some brushing session to warm yourself up
18 Mar 13
Do you think so?
• India
17 Mar 13
You are not really tired when you can sense something so easily. In my opinion a person becomes unaware of the surroundings or the world. I have seen a lot of times people taking a sweet sleep after being tired. Jut take an example of a poor farmer who goes to his fields, work there, and he is satisfied, he gets a real or joyous sleep. Take one more example, a person goes to an office, works for someone else, and he or his boss does not seem satisfied with his efforts. Eventually the sleep is taken away, when you are dissatisfied with something. May be the cause is same with you or with anyone in the world and he starts reacting something like that the taste of blueberries. Find out whether you are satisfied or not, then go and take a nap thinking your happiest or most beautiful moment in your life.
17 Mar 13
Nope - Nothing to do with emotive recognition... Blueberries smell like pen ink or Pen ink smellls of blueberries