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"Men and Meow Mix"
Article by
Julianne Harvey
Staff Writer
Gear4Guys
04/19/10

What is it with men and their ability to relax in any situation?  My husband can come home from work and flop on the couch, with no visible concern for anything except his need to unwind.  He doesn't see the dishes in the sink, the grime on the floor or the toys scattered all over the house.  He sees the couch and the TV, and can empty his mind in the amount of time it takes to press the power button on the remote.

Women have at least fifty things in their mind at any given time.  And that's on a good day.  For a bad day the total could be much higher.  I'm not a medical doctor, and I don't have a portal directly into a man's brain, but after years of observing my husband, I have a theory.  Men have 3 things in their mind at any given time: work, sex, and random, insubstantial thoughts which can be summarized by the old Meow Mix jingle, "Meow, meow, meow, meow...meow, meow, meow, meow...(add your own meows until the jingle reaches its completion point)."

Men's brains are wired much simpler than women's. I'm quite sure that men believe their thoughts of work, sex and the Meow Mix song to be preferable to the chaotic and scattered brain activity of women. Of course, we feel superior that our busy brains are more advanced than the simple 2.0 versions that our mate's walk around with.

Some days I'm not sure which is better. It's probably a "grass is greener" thing, but my overworked brain needs a rest and I think his two and a half-track mind looks pretty damn appealing. I do know that I couldn't keep the moving parts of my life going if I didn't multi-task the way I do. And men likely wouldn't be so single-mindedly successful with their careers if they had minds like ours, but it's important for them to recognize that their home life wouldn't run so smoothly if we weren't frantically organized and mentally exhausted all of the time.

Once in a while it's a good thing to step back and look at each other with some appreciation instead of irritation. It makes our relationships stronger and our lives easier. As women, we need to remember this the next time we feed Meow Mix to the cat and find the song running around in our overcrowded mind.

BIO:  Julianne Harvey has almost 12 years of marriage experience.  She writes screenplays and blogs daily at www.thedreamtowrite.blogspot.com.

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