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  • Paul Roche

    Like, literally. And you can have thought the same thing over and over again, word for word, but as soon as you put pen to paper it dissolves into thin air.

    • BlackSwan

      Only every time! It’s so frustrating!

    • Dennisch

      Keep a notepad nearby. Helped me several times when my midnight brain was a better
      problem solver than the caffeine fueled one.

  • Aidan Weiss-Rice

    Nah, I’m better at explaining in my head, then out loud, then in writing

    • James Denman

      For me its out loud, then in my head then in writing. In my head I dont need to bother remembering all the words, instead I just imagine a concept roughly analogous with the word in its place.

  • IMHO

    Same concept as what to say during an argument. At the time of the disagreement, stammering and being tongue tied. When on the toilet or in the shower, a burning snappy come-back never fails to come up. Ugh!

  • Stephanie

    This is one of the reasons why I prefer to text.

  • Ara Raven

    There’s more to this for me, depending on my state of mind and what tool I’m using to ‘write.’ I can’t write longhand for shit, I tense up and write too slowly for my speed of thought and just gah. I’m a one-finger-texter, so again, I’m not fast enough to keep up with my brain. Typing, however, I can whizz along at nearly the speed of thought. HOWEVER, I can talk faster than I can type, and am perfectly capable of articulating my point verbally just as well as I could in writing. Unless I’m insufficiently caffeinated, then you get type only and it takes me twice as long to get to my preferred level of cogency.

  • Heather Wilkins

    Me in a nutshell right now

  • Inaba

    you ever think of something really smart in the shower, but you are so not going to walk to the livingroom just to write it down on your phone with your wet hands?

  • BearnieZardoz

    Where’s the column for the shower thoughts?

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