Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Unconscious Mutterings

"I used to say, "I sure hope things will change." Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change."

-Jim Rohn

For most of the past year, I have been watching my pal Wil over at his journal, The Daily Snooze, playing a fun, weekly free association game called unconscious Mutterings. The list of words is from, and anyone can play along. A new list of words is posted each Sunday, and you have the whole week to post your responses to the listed words. I decided since this is the last full week of 2005, it would be a very good time to play along for the first time.

"The rules are, there are no rules." There are no right or wrong answers. Don't limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head. And you don't have to have your words up on Sunday. Take all week if you want! Read the FAQ for more information."

1. Virus: Illness
2. Poop: Crap
3. Smart: Maxwell
4. Agent: Agent 86 (Played by Don Adams in Get Smart.)
5. Wrap: Cover
6. Brass: Knuckles
7. Waste Of Time: Bore
8. Suspicious: Food
9. 360: Crop Circles
10: Dummy: Quiet

"Free association is described as a "psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content." Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to fain a better sense of self.

That's an admirable goal, but for the purposes of this exercise, we're just hoping to have a little fun with the technique. Each week I'll post ten words to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind."

Berkeley, California
December 18th, 2005
Late afternoon


DesLily said...

1. Virus: sick
2. Poop: sh*t
3. Smart: dumb
4. Agent: insurance
5. Wrap: present
6. Brass: Knuckles
7. Waste Of Time: frustrated
8. Suspicious: not trustworthy
9. 360: turn around (do a 360)
10: Dummy: not bright

i think most tend to blurt out the opposite of the word.. if they know it, don't you?

Sassy said...

Carly~I just don't think you can take a photo that is not excellent. gush-gush! ;-) But hay now~ I do mean it. I admire your work a lot! I am going to try this game. Sounds fun. Happy blessed New Year! Sassy ;-)

I'll do game in this one: