Over lunch today I thought I’d watch John Oliver – he always makes me laugh while he’s giving me something to think about. That video led me to a SciShow piece debunking last week’s news about a study purporting that cell phone use was causing horns in young people. That led me to a long piece on “How I Found Out” about flat earthers and the next step was to look up the big 2024 solar eclipse to see the closest spot to Minneapolis to see it in totality. That led me to the calendar to find out what day of the week that will be in 2024. Then I searched a bit to see if the calendar that I like for my fridge was done for 2020 yet, which led me to Amazon. There I decided to check on an order that I placed a few days ago and was happy to see that my world map was on the truck for delivery. Then I got a text from a girlfriend about dinner tonight – how about El Jefe? I googled them, they are closed on Mondays, so then spent time googling a few other restaurants, which led me to recipes using corn and queso fresco.
Then suddenly my lunch hour was over and I hadn’t even finished eating my lunch!
What distracts you? What rabbit hole have you been down recently?