I received this via email the other day from my neighbor...it's hilarious. Long, but worth the read. Enjoy..
Random Thoughts of the Day
More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think
about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own
story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize
I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to
have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and
sticks when they've invented the lighter?
Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're
going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be
going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the
direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check
your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself
to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by
randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was
The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This
recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be
ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't
work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically
fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know
how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or
FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
There is a great need for sarcasm font.
Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what the f ** was going on when I first
I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes
stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes
shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the
right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a
millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really,
really gets it.
The other night I hit a new low at an open bar. I had already hopped on
highway blackout when, inevitably I had to find a bathroom. Eventually I
decided it was probably on the other side of the bar so I tried to walk
over there, but ran into a guy coming the other way. We played that,
Both go left, Both go right game to no avail, so I finally put out my
hand to guide myself past and that's is when I realized, yup, that's a
mirror I just tried to walk through. And the guy on the other side is
me. Even cats can re cognize their own image.
How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than
take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your
computer history if you die.
The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish
A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the
spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
Was learning cursive really necessary?
Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to
I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron
test is absolutely petrifying.
My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads.
Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired
about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us."
Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I
hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and
smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to
prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples,
I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I
had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G
as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each
While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood.
Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.
Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,
and you can wear them forever.
I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
Bad decisions make good stories
Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile
is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red
Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every
If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would
probably just be completely invisible.
Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go
around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly
nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a
You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything
productive for the rest of the day.
Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want
to have to restart my collection.
There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going
to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
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.
"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching
TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me
if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this.
It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room.
Will we still be friends after this?'
While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China
and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that
when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.
I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!),
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
I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing
anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't
already told me but that I have learned from some light internet
I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then
I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed
As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but
no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not
know what time it is.
It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to
answer when they call.
I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I
find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the
fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.
Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to
Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys
in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey -
but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3
feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
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?
It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the
link takes me to a video instead of text.
I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they
drive behind obeys the speed limit.
I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw
they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about
it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating
to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself.
There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I received this via email the other day from my neighbor...it's hilarious. Long, but worth the read. Enjoy..
Friday, August 28, 2009
B will be 9 in less than a month. He came home from school today to tell me that he is 56 inches tall - his teacher measured all the kids in class for some math graph thing. So, I ask him if that was with shoes on. Yes, he says...
So, I remeasure him at home, sans shoes. He was just a smidge over 55.5 inches tall. For those of you who don't know me, I am exactly 5 feet tall, or 60 inches. Which means my not-quite-nine year old is only 4 inches shorter than me.
I always knew there would come a day he would be taller than me. Heck, everyone is. I just didn't think it would happen so soon.
I had an aunt or something who was only 5 feet tall. She stood on a chair to yell at her over 6 foot tall boys. Guess that's where I'm headed too!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Guess what I finally did this week? Yes, worked out and ran. Actually, I started last week, but managed to continue into this week. Twenty-one days to make it a habit, and I'm working on it.
It isn't easy, I'd really rather sit around and drink coffee, but that isn't going to get me into kick-ass shape. And I really do want to run another marathon next year. Why? Because I'll be 40 in February. I'd much rather hit 40 head-on, knocking it on its ass.
So, look out, 40, here I come!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
School starts a week from today. I'm still waiting for summer to actually get here.
I shouldn't complain, really. In my opinion, this summer was perfect. I hate hot weather. 70's and low 80's are fine by me. The few days we had in the 90's were okay, but they were also plenty for this girl.
Still, I can't believe next Wednesday we'll be in the back-to-school grind again. Summer flew by, but we had fun - sleeping late and days at the pool..it was ideal.
So, we now move onto me dragging B out of be so he doesn't miss the bus (it's 10:30 now and he's still sleeping. Lord help me..), third grade homework, football games and autumn. Autumn is my favorite season, and by this time of year, I'm done with summer and ready for jeans, sweaters, the smell of burning leaves and cool days. And, because I think I'm one of the few people who actually likes winter, I am also looking forward to snow (check back in February, when I'll be done with winter!).
Time marches on, friends...enjoy!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc.
Finally, she said, "Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew take you safely to Afghanistan."
An old MSgt. sitting in the eighth row thought to himself, "Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman?"
When the attendant came by he said, "Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?" "Yes!" said the attendant, "In fact, this entire crew is female."
"My God," he said, "I wish I had two double scotch and sodas. I don't know what to think with only women up there in the cockpit."
"That's another thing, Sergeant," said the crew member, "We no longer call it The Cockpit. It's The Box Office."
Quote of the day:
Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.