Friday, March 06, 2009

Random Thoughts I - 2009

You are well due for your first installment of 2009.


Part the First

My wife is hoping someone steals my identity ... but only the annoying bits.

Yesterday I landed that big Johnson account. Too bad it was just on my Nintendo Wii.

I've stopped dusting. Eventually I'll be able to use my coffee table as a message board.

If the economy is getting slower, why is my money disappearing faster?

A dog in our neighborhood gave birth to puppies by the side of the road. The homeowner was cited for littering.

A lady standing outside the grocery story stopped me the other day and asked, "Can you spare a few minutes for cancer research?" I said, "Okay, but we're not going to get much done."

I watched a TV Show called "50 Things To Do Before You Die" but not one of them was "Shout for help."

My employers said they would match my 401K contributions. I didn't realize they would use *real* matches!

I'd like to be a firm believer in something but nothing on me is firm.

The easiest time to add insult to injury is when you're signing somebody's cast.

The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.

I used to play sports. Then I realized you could buy trophies. Now I'm good at everything.

I like rice. Rice is the perfect food if you're in the mood for 2,000 of something.

[nicked, nabbed, nuanced, noted, netted, and nurtured from Randy Glasbergen, Reader's Digest, Hallmark's Maxine, Mikey's Funnies, Bob Thaves, Shoe, Demetri Martin, and the mind of Mark Raymond]


If you live in a state that observes Daylight Saving Time, set those clocks, microwaves, alarms, VCRs, wristwatches, car radios, and stoves to "spring ahead" one hour at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

I'll see you on Monday.



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