In Milwaukee last week while driving to Teacher Training Two, Kate and I were discussing what intelligent and confident women talk about...our obsessive thoughts about body image.
I said that if they could cauterize the part of my brain that chases around and around thoughts about my weight, I could be a better person for the world. I would literally have more of me to give, could be more generous.
Kate was talking about the Wii workout module and how she had to give it away because it doesn't have the option of "my period is coming and I'm bloated" for a response when it asks you why you have gained a pound.
Then it hit me-if they (engineers, start your engines!) could find a way to use the energy from our compulsive body image thoughts to burn calories-we'd solve the problem!
Then Kate chimed in that we could eat whatever we wanted because that would cause more obsessive thoughts that would then burn even more calories!
Now I'm not joking here. I am willing to give this idea away to a developer because I know that it could make the world a better place. I usually don't share my awesome ideas, thought some have been lifted from my brain (the Walkman, the GPS, the Netbook...I really did think those up long before they were developed.) But I am going to put this one out there for someone to pick up and make a million. Be my guest.
I will be your first customer.