This afternoon I saw a couple of hawk-like birds circling overhead while taking a walk.

“Huh.  I wonder what those are,” I thought.  “When I get home, I should look them up in my bird book!”

Then I realized how nerdy that thought was.

“Wow, I’m such a nerd.” I thought.  “I should write a blog post about it.”

Then I realized how UNBELIEVEABLY nerdy THAT next thought was.

Which made me want to post about it even more.  And each time I thought that, I thought about how it made me exponentially more nerdy each time I thought it.

So, my question is, where does it end?  It reminds me of how the Cracker Jack box used to blow my developing mind every time I looked at it as a kid.  Remember how the Cracker Jack box has a picture on it of a sailor (?!? that seems weird now?!?!) holding….a box of Cracker Jacks!  And on that box, you could just make out a picture of a sailor, holding…wait for it…a Cracker Jack box!  And on that Cracker Jack box, even though the blurry two-color printing on the box couldn’t show it, you just KNEW there was another sailor holding a Cracker Jack box, and on that Cracker Jack box….This was the kind of thing that used to keep me up at night when I was six.

Anyway, my train of thought this afternoon, like that crackerjack box, may just keep continuing on until I explode in a cosmic burst of nerdy light.  A cosmic burst of light that will likely be wearing a pocket protector.  And have its glasses held together with tape.  And be thinking about birds.