January 31, 2011

I Was Thinking...

I might bore you to death with this one!

My mind thinks of strange random things at times. And lately I've been noticing patterns, sequences, and things of that sort. I find this odd, because during my formal education, I hated the problem solving and "find the sequence" lessons. Not my thing, or at least not till recently.

Just to give you an example of what's been going on in my mind:

The other night...I have a lot of inspiration and brilliant moments in the middle of the night while driving...I suddenly had a mental image of a map of Montana in my head. It looked something like this.
In my mind I visualized the interstates 90 and 94running east to west and the 5 biggest cities/towns you pass through on that route.
Take a minute and see if you see anything interesting.

In my wondering thoughts I realized something interesting in the names of the cities. Do you see the pattern?


Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Billings, Miles City

Isn't that interesting?

Did you also notice that both the "M" states are actually both "Mi" states?

MIssoula and MIles City

Upon further contemplation, I found a deeper sequence. Did you notice that the "B" cities are in alphabetical order, backwards if you read left to right, but still alphabetical.

BUtte, BOzeman, BIllings

I really found this rather interesting. Most likely not done on purpose, or planned out. Just one of those random things that happens. I think its cool!

And what can we conclude from all this? Well I'll tell you.

Obviously, as a truck driver, I have way too much thinking time.

PS: We're out of the bitter cold north country and down in Texas now! I've been working on getting pictures together and will post some in the next day or so. In the mean time, we're soaking up the warm. Its 73 here south of Houston. I hear its -10 at home.


Cindy Caudle said...

Thank you for the information. I enjoyed it. I wonder what other information can be found in other states.

Meagan said...

LOL! Glad to know I am not the only person that thinks up totally random stuff at totally random times! :-) Must run in the family! lol

sunnycalgirl said...

Well you need to think of something and great observation, plus you learned something too. stay safe on the road..

Tiffany said...

Yeah, add me...I fixate on this kinda crap all the time...it is fun...think of it as brain aerobics... :)

Dreaming said...

I love it! I also experience musings like that when I'm engaged in something over a long period of time, such as driving, painting, leading horses or walking dogs. I fantasize about a lot of "what ifs" too.
If I ever have the opportune to drive through Montana, I shall remember your post and will be able to chck off the cities as driving milestones!

Sharon Tachenko said...

Rumination and too much time on hands CAN take one to dark places. I commend you for choosing to go in happy, enriching directions!

You'll likely have other things to concentrate your efforts in the next few days as you negotiate this wicked weather . . .

Be safe! Happy trails!

small farm girl said...

Yep, too much time on your hands. lol

Judy said...

My first thought when I read this post was,"Sarah has waaaay too much time on her hands!" However, it does contain some pretty interesting obsevations! Thanks for sharing your deepest thoughts!
Drive careful! It's warming up to the +30's today here, believe it or not. More cold though next week. Suppose you will be in warm climes again then? Lucky you!!

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I do alot of thinking while trucking too. I'm usually thinking about my shack-o-la building issues usually though. I love it that sometimes I can think about my own stuff and get paid for it. About all I figured out on your map, is that it brought back alot of memories of when I was lost in Butte one time. I don't remember seeing I 15 on your map. Or did I?