Guess what I just dug out of the laundry hamper?

Whoa.

Yeah, the notebook is looking pretty beat up these days. (No, she didn’t go through the wash. I saved her.) I think she has two weeks left on her, if I don’t watch the second disc of Carrier any time soon. For comparison, here she is during Week #1:

“I look forward to this year of memories!”

Damn. I’ll miss you, Old Blue. Yeah, sure, that’s a good nickname. Whatever.

Until then, here are all the times Top Gun set up camp in my thoughtspace for the seventeenth week of this year.

Apr. 22, 2012
11:05pm EST – During a news story on the secret service sex scandal, thought of Jester introducing Charlie. Not sure why. Maybe they mentioned the Pentagon?

Apr. 23, 2012
11:26pm EST – Saw NASCAR highlights. Thought of Days of Thunder. Just assumed that “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins is in it.

What if we set Top Gun on the ground?

2:35pm EST – Listening to “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. All the little sound effects reminded me of the clicking sounds Maverick’s plane makes when he “hits the brakes.” [Kick-a-da-chonk! Kick-a-da-chonk!]

6:54pm EST – Thought somebody said “Duke” on TV. Heard Goose calling Mav “Duke Mitchell’s kid.”

9:04pm EST – Used the word “tag.” Thought about “T.A.G. Rep,” Charlie’s title.

Apr. 26, 2012
11:46pm EST – Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Remember Me.” Data mentions that there are 114 crew members. Thought of Stanley Kubrick, then thought of the “114” on Maverick’s jet at the end.

–END OF NOTES–

HOLY SHIT. Just six? What am I doing right?

If my Inception dream-blocking entry is correct, I think I may have re-wired my brain.

Or, to quote Dr. Emmett L. Brown, it could just be an amazing coincidence.

Oh, if only I could afford brain scans for this experiment.

“What’s this about brain scans?”

Wait. I know something different this week. What if my hat is magic?

Movie Science, Movie Magic, whatever.