Yes, I'm a ruminator.

My little inside voice never seems to hold its virtual tongue. But how often has that ruminating voice in your head come up with better solutions, jokes, comebacks, sarcastic remarks, than your out loud voice?

When I have conversations with my ruminating self, it's not just boring stream of consciousness stuff. I can actually engage myself in fairly complex conversations, debates, and heated arguments. But when it comes down to it, I regularly agree with my ruminations.

Do not confuse my ruminating with the rumination syndrome called Merycism: a chronic condition characterized by effortless regurgitation of most meals following consumption.

Rumination, in the mental sense, is considered a mental health disorder when the practice results in the compulsively focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions. I don't hold to that definition of what it is I do. That's for crazy folk and I'm not going to worry about that.