There are things I do sometimes that on reflection bewilder me. One of which is the tendency to copy things. A few months ago I started watching zero punctuation, a series of video game critiques by a fast talking British Australian. His commentary includes lots of colorful analogies and tortured metaphors. After only a few days of watching the videos, my thoughts resounded in my head narrated by his voice. On several occasions I caught myself trying to use colorful analogies in conversation. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was trying to impress people, but it just felt stupid and probably sounded as such too. This isn't the first time this kind of thing has happened either.
I find something that is interestingly agreeable. I soon become very absorbed in this new thing. You know when you play something like Tetris or solitaire for a long time, then you start playing it in your head? That's what happens to me with whatever this new interesting thing does. Last time I talked about a part of my brain that likes turning the volume up on my laptop so that people around me could hear what videos or music I was playing. Perhaps this is somewhat involved here as well, because I feel a bit of that attention seeking desire in my mind whenever I tried forcing out some sloppy metaphor.