Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
So, here are his 16 items: (I am so weak to use a forwarded spam article I know!)
Now, I have a hard time believing he came up with all of these himself-as I have heard some of these before. But I do really like these observations. I am not very close to 50, and I have already seen many of these things hold true. The ones I particularly like are in blue. I have few things on my list to-
I read somewhere a long time ago that if you smile a lot-people tend to be more receptive to you. And it is true. I find a simple smile goes a very long way. It actually makes people more attractive when they smile. Regardless of how beautiful you are, a smile will always make you look better and make people more comfortable. I dare you to try this out-spend an entire day smiling at people-strangers, co-workers, your kids, whatever-and I promise you, you will find the world is a much better place.
I have also discovered that being angry and bitter with someone is so much harder than to just get along. It sounds strange, but it takes a lot more energy to complain and be negative. Just being kind is easier and feels much better. I have not always been able to pull it off-but when I do, I am always pleasantly surprised. My grandma used to say "kill'em with kindness". Why do grandmas always have the best expressions? I wonder if I will be one of those grandmas.
I have found that a man's relationship with his mother tells you a great deal about his relationship with his wife. And we really do become our parents despite our denial of it.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
WHAT? That is an oxy-moron. As a member of the female gender, I am telling you, there is no non-invasive gynecology. To which this mental giant responded, "well it's gotten better than the days when they split you open". Nice. That is not really a medical field is it? That is just idiots being barbaric and lazy. Do you really need to go to medical school to just split someone open? I do that with a turkey every Thanksgiving.
This wonderful, enlightening discussion did make me think about something though-and it's the opposite of one of my favorite bloggers, Brad (http://www.diariesoftheprofessor.com/), who posted a list of words that should be in the dictionary but are not (https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=31086424&postID=8982993292078610024. What I have been thinking about are words, like the aforementioned Non-invasive Gynecologists, that are in the dictionary but should not be:
grapefruit-honestly-this fruit in no way resembles a grape! It's more of an overgrown, bitter orange.
softball-who in his right mind thinks this ball is soft? perhaps someone who thinks a larger version of base is soft? yes, that makes perfect sense.
night stick-I have seen enough Law and Order to know that they use these during the day too
horsefly-I have never seen a horse fly-or a dragon fly for that matter. I haven't seen a house fly either come to think of it. Perhaps horseflies just like horses? then do dragon flies just like dragons? and house flies just like houses?
hot dog-I cannot even begin to imagine how processed meat that is not fit to feed a dog got named after one.
bathing suite-okay, if you are bathing, you should not be wearing anything. If you are swimming, you should be wearing a swim suite right?
restroom/bathroom/water closet/powder room-not that I have a better word (perhaps Brad can step in here), but none of these descriptions really seem to grasp the purpose of this room. I am thinking excrete room?
football-you have to give this one to the Euros; their version really does use the foot even if American football is a thousand times more interesting to watch. But then again, why do we even have the word soccer?
buffalo wings-these are chicken wings aren't they? who came up with the whole buffalo thing?Feel free to add more of these non-sen sickle words, I know there are many more.