Monday, December 21, 2009

Someone Else's Random Thoughts......

Normally I wouldn't post something here that isn't at least partly original. I got these in an email from Katydid, and I've been pissed off ever since. These should have been MY thoughts, not someone else's.

In the interest of fairness and full disclosure, and so I don't have to feel guilty for stealing someone else's thoughts for my blog post, I will add my own comments to some of these.

  1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. Lawanda the Warrior Princess - this is your job.
  2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. I'm guessing this is a hypothetical situation?
  3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. Ditto go outside and play.
  4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. And if I invent it, I will share the royalties. Yeah, right.
  5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? Those are supposed to be folded TOO?
  6. Was learning cursive really necessary? We weren't ALLOWED to write in cursive until 3rd grade, so when I saw a girl in 2nd grade writing in cursive, I told on her. I didn't know how, and I thought it sucked that she could.
  7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. Most of the time.
  8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. Unless he/she is 104. Then we can pretty much figure it out for ourselves.
  9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired. Shouldn't it be considered a design flaw if we can WAKE UP tired? Whose idea was that?
  10. Bad decisions make good stories. And even better blogs.
  11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. Mine comes earlier and earlier. Sometimes it just carries right over into the next day.
  12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection....again. Will Sweet Girl's entire Disney collection on VHS be valuable some day? Because that's the only reason I'm letting it stay in my house.
  13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to. That's why I had 42 versions of every chapter of my dissertation.
  14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever. No, it means I don't buy it.
  15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away? Hmmmm....
  16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste. Another hypothetical situation.
  17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. Caller ID is an awesome invention.
  18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that? If I HAD a 4-year-old son, I would ask him two questions in return. "Where the hell do you get such stewpid questions?" and "Why the hell did you just call me 'Dad'?"
  19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well. You mean it doesn't have one?
  20. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay. And some kisses END with "K". Get your minds out of the gutter, I was thinking "yuck," like back from my college days.

1 comment:

KateGladstone said...

Re cursive -- research actually shows that the fastest and most legible handwriters avoid it. Highest-speed highest-legibility handwriters join only some, not all, the letters -- making the easiest joins, skipping the rest -- and tend to use print-like letter-shapes where a letter's printed and cursive shapes disagree.
So it shouldn't surprise you that there is now even an iPhone app to teach this type of high-efficiency handwriting -- I have a link to it from my web-site at .

Kate Gladstone
Director, the World Handwriting Contest
Founder and CEO, Handwriting Repair/Handwriting That Works