Last night, as I was trying to get to sleep, unsuccessfully, for the entire 8 hours I was in my bed, I decided to try some meditative techniques to clear my head, and let me fall asleep.
This great idea was stymied by the fact that I don't really know any meditative techniques.
So, my mind started wandering to all the crazy meditative, mind-clearing things I've seen people do, and I started dwelling on the cheerleading coach from my high school (and you wonder why I can't get to sleep - my mind makes insane leaps like this. I was never a cheerleader, and I never even had a conversation with this lady.) who had an unusual - and stupid - way of clearing her head.
When she got upset, she started taking deep breaths and saying, loudly, over and over again, "In with anger, out with love." Now, if you examine what she's saying, one might conclude that she is breathing in anger, and breathing all her love out. Hopefully to make her angrier, and more able to yell at the people that were pissing her off. Which, I think, is the exact opposite of what she meant to be saying.
This story always makes me laugh, even at 4am, when I can't sleep.