There is a book called “Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti” by Bill and Pam Farrel. It’s basically a look at the different ways men and women think. And the second I heard the theory, my brain made a little more sense.
Here’s the gist: Men are like waffles because they are better able to compartmentalize. They have little waffle squares which they pour syrupey information into. And each square can contain a different subject. Making it much easier for men to think of one thing and one thing only at a time.
Women on the other hand are spaghetti brains. Meaning all of the noodles of information touch each other. So while thinking of work, a woman can be thinking of the errands she has to run and what she’ll have for dinner and a myriad of other topics.
Here’s an example of how lately my spaghetti brain has one thing on it’s noodle. Watch my thought process:
The other day I was feeling under the weather so I decided I needed some chicken noodle soup. Which made me think of that Campbell’s commercial where the snowman turns into the little boy. Which made me think of building a snowman. Which made me think of snow. Which made me think of a Tauntaun. Which made me think of Luke Skywalker. Which made me think about how excited I am for Star Wars VII.
See, men can just be thinking of soup. But me thinking of soup somehow leads directly to the new Star Wars movie. In fact I could probably play 6 degrees of Star Wars with just about any topic. Must be all that spaghetti in my brain.