Friday, September 04, 2009

Random Thoughts III - 2009

Normally I try doing five posts of these each year, but this year the calendar and celebrity deaths have kind of thrown me off schedule. In fact, today I should be doing a "back-to-school" post, but I'll save that for next week.


Part the Third

Do chickens think rubber humans are funny?

I wish, as a baby, my first word would have been "quote." Then, with my dying breath, I could have said, "unquote."

All those driving direction maps on the Internet really need to start their directions at about #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

My grandmother knew how to give true beauty tips. For example, she said to give yourself a morning facial, take a warm, fluffy bath towel and drape it over the mirror.

So I'm on a new diet of coconuts and bananas. I haven't lost any weight, but I can really climb a tree, now.

I always cry at the movies. And always in the same place. Right in front of the ticket window.

I'm an English major. You do the math.

If you're not part of the solution ... then we have a lot in common.

I'm pretty sure my daughter cares about cleaning up the planet ... now if I could just convince her that her bedroom is part of the planet....

Hyperbole is the best thing ever!

I've been described as a lighthouse in the middle of a swamp. Brilliant, but useless!

Shouldn't prime time TV be only at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11 o'clock?

I drove my car late at night because I wanted to burn the midnight oil.

Someday is not on my calendar. Yours?

My wife thinks I'm too nosy. Well, at least that's what she keeps scribbling in her diary.

[stolen, selected, scraped up, sorted, and strung together from Steven Wright, Top Greetings, Hallmark's Maxine, Randy Glasbergen, Joe's Clean Laffs, Scott Adams, and the mind of Mark Raymond]


Working today and tomorrow, then enjoying the unofficial end of summer with a long Labor Day weekend. I'll see you on Monday.



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