Sass is on the radio today! You can listen HERE.
I've been listening (she's doing great!) and they are talking about this thing Sass does where she adds/subtracts/divides numbers on license plates that she sees while out driving. I wish we had talked about this last weekend because I do a similar thing. I've only told a handful of people that I do it because it's kind of weird.
When I talk to people I count the letters in their sentences and try to find a way to split the sentence into even parts. I've been doing this odd little brain exercise since I was a kid and over time I developed rules that help me divide the sentence evenly - like capital letters and punctuation are worth 2 and I can hyphenate words but only where hyphenation is actually allowed by the rules of punctuation.
Here's an example: Let's pretend we're talking and you say, "I like it when you tell me I'm sexy." Technically that sentence has 26 letters. Easy peasy, right? Not so. There's an apostrophe in "I'm" and you have to count it. So how do you divide this sentence into equal parts? Like this . . .
I like it when you
15 - the capital I is worth 2
tell me I'm sexy.
15 - again, the capital I is worth two.
If I had needed it to be 16 I'd have counted the period as two.
I could also have hypehanted sex-y if needed.
Funny, the station is now playing Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" . . . "Does that make me crazy? Possibly." Although I choose to believe it's a way to keep my mind busy while you're boring me.