What's it like having adhd? Well, I'll tell you.
Imagine you're at your computer writing an important report that's due first thing tomorrow morning and that was assigned to you last week.
As you put the first word on paper, you realize that you have to pee.
You get up and go into the bathroom.
As you walk to the toilet, you realize that you forgot to close the bathroom door.
You turn and close the door.
As you continue to the toilet, you wonder if maybe you forgot to lock the door behind you.
You turn and push the 'lock' button, only to realize that the door is already locked.
Then, you look back to the toilet, but catch your face in the mirror. 'Ew,' you think, 'do I really look that tired, it's only 8pm'. You get a glance at your watch and realize that it is in fact midnight, and you had spent several hyperfocused hours on tumblr before writing you're report.
The time loss concerns you for a second, but you still look exhausted in the mirror, you'll have to fix that.
You fix your hair, adjust your clothes, put on some make up, get bored with the make up, break out last years Halloween make up, make your face look like a zombie, laugh at your zombie face, wash off your zombie face, put your normal makeup back on, and do your hair once more.
Then, looking fabulous, you walk out of the bathroom and resume your writing.
As you sit at your desk, you realize something, the suns coming up, and you still have to pee.
Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”
I desperately wish my adhd didn’t fluctuate my productivity as much as it does. My switch was turned on for like the last three days and I was getting stuff done and got places on time and did all the work that was due
But now I have an assignment due at 10am that I’ve had like a week to do and it’s not done and I’m not doing it currently and I’m tired and like, how the fuck is it 2am already????
Also it’s really easy but as it is I’m going to have to go buy mat board in the morning to mount it. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
The Trashmen - Surfin’ Bird (1964)
Composed by: Al Frazier / Carl White / John Earl Harris / Sonny Harris / Turner Wilson
by Cub Koda
"Surfin’ Bird" is a classic example of the folk music process of rock & roll. The song itself is actually an ass end combination of two R&B songs, "The Bird’s the Word" and "Pa Pa Ooh Mow Mow," both originally chart hits for a West Coast doo wop group, the Rivingtons. When a Minneapolis-based surf band, the Trashmen, recorded their version, they turned the two songs into a medley that reduced both numbers down to bare essentials. All resemblances to the song’s original rhythms, chord progression, melody, and lyrical text were simply discarded. In its place was a pedal to the metal rock & roll beat with a ride cymbal that threatened to consume the entire audio mix, guitars pounding away on a single chord for much of the song, and a singer who not only sounded like a demented lunatic, but had the two songs’ lyrics whittled down to title sloganeering. So devastating was the effect that its ensuing popularity changed history’s memory banks; succeeding generations only know of these two songs through this version, considering it "the original." Although the Rivingtons’ version of "Pa Pa Ooh Mow Mow" inspired its share of cover versions by artists like the Beach Boys, the Del-Tino’s, and offshoot records like Bobby Lee Trammell’s "Toolie Froolie," it took the Trashmen’s wild-ass effort to put the song into the annals of rock & roll history. -AllMusic.Com