My dad used to say that all the time... He'd be wandering around the house, looking at things and just repeat it a few times...
Usually he ended up with food. Usually a bowl of Frosted Flakes. or a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Today, moments ago I found myself doing the same thing, then I said it out loud to one of my cats... "I need something."
Some truth to the statement and thought that we do turn into our parents, hahaha... In some ways.
What do I need? COFFEE!!!!