Monday, June 12, 2006

The Million Dollar Brain

I have a problem. My brain contains a treasure trove of useless information. I can't blame anyone but myself for this. Since I learned to read, I will read any and everything within my reach, and my brain for some strange reason decided to retain this information at the most inappropriate times. This trait helped me think quickly on my feet while I went through both my undergraduate and graduate educations and work related situations, but since my brain has been on hiatus for the past few months, I feel that I have to stay on top of my game.

This is the reason why I was on the internet until 4:30am trying to find out all the information I could about Michaelmas. Don't ask. I was reading a book about the different religions in the Middle Ages and came upon that reference and didn't know what it was. When I get fixated on a topic, I have this perverse need to find all of the information available and learn it.

Now that I have proven my geekiness, I will say that the book that I was reading was a research book for my novel. So I have an excuse. Someday I'll tell you the story of Eloy de Jong and what he has to do with my million dollar brain.