In what is the first of an ongoing series called ADHD Adventures, I’d like to allow you a brief peek into my mind. I’ve got ADHD in a big way; it affects people differently, blah blah blah. There’s other stuff probably, who knows. My particular tweak is that i have to take note, list and categorize everything I see when I walk in a room. Great news for when I’m somewhere familiar, absolute hell in new territory. It also explains why I find randomness across the net because I’m that one in a thousand user who actually reads everything up to and including your footer.
The point of all this is, when I’m out in public, I spot things the untrained eye misses. Most of it is boring and simply gets filed because I have to. However, it means I see and remember absolute gold. For example, while walking through JB-Hifi two days ago, I spied this:
Rockin' chair (my recreation)
Now, I’ve had to recreate the image because the woman in said chair, her husband kept scowling at me with my phone out subtly trying to snap a pic for you. I’m not making fun of this – I’m celebrating the fact this chick was so rock, she spraypainted a fuck you to the world she couldn’t even see if we’re receiving.
I was simply floored by the awesomeness. Then, like eight seconds later, I found a copy of Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo on DVD and I knew that was my reward for basking in her radness.
I know I should’ve let it go, shrugged and moved on. But my brain, she doesn’t work like that. All of a sudden, I’m looking up recent wheelchair advancements, trying to cram my brain with info in the slim chance I might cross paths with her again.
If I was rich enough, I’d buy her this: