Monday, May 23, 2011

No Make-Up Monday.

Today is No Make-up Monday.

Awhile ago, maybe even a few years ago, now, I stopped posting on Mondays to encourage women to try heading out the door with no make-up.  I suppose I lost interest? 

Either way, I find it fun that No Make-up Monday has caught on in the mainstream, probably with zero reference to my blog.

I remember as a kid baking brownies with peanut butter for icing and thinking it was a great idea.  About five years later I saw a Betty Crocker box with brownies with peanut butter for frosting.  I was pretty much livid.  I felt like they had stolen my idea! 

I suppose that imitation is the highest form of flattery.  But I also suppose that no one in the Betty Crocker corporation had a clue that my ten year old self thought that brownies with peanut butter were a good idea.  It was just someone else's idea a little while later.

I've been told that the microscope was invented simultaneously by three different people.  None of them knew each other or talked about it, it just happened.

There was some sort of unified spirit in the science world that led them to the same conclusions around the exact same moments in history.

This is something I think about a lot - the whole, collective consciousness idea.  It keeps me on my toes.  It makes me think more about investing in patents, even if I think I've come up with something that is so original no one else will ever go there.  And then I think about all the work that goes along with it and realize I'm far too lazy to make my ideas lucrative.  Then I get depressed because I'm lazy.  It's a vicious cycle.  Because about the time I get depressed because I'm lazy, I do an internet search and realize that someone else who is not so lazy is marketing the idea that I thought was mine.

I'm not sure what the point of this blog is, or even if there is one, except, perhaps, that you should go and buy a No Make-up Monday tank and wear it proudly - because, after all, it's totally trendy.

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