Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

A Thought From One Of My More Easily Distractible Days

October 19, 2021

It would be easier to not waste so much time if wastes of time actually felt like wastes of time when you were doing them.

They Recommended A Five Mile Run

October 18, 2021

Over the weekend I heard one of the funniest examples of correlation not causation I’ve heard in a while.

Someone was reminiscing on a “miracle fat burning cream” that was simplicity itself to use. Just spread the cream on the areas you wanted to loose fat from, then use your natural body heat to activate the cream and watch the pounds just melt away!

The recommended method to raise your body heat was to exercise.

Wisdom Is Where You Find It

October 15, 2021

Dewey: That hound sure was hungry . . . especially for a ghost hound.

Uncle Scrooge: Aye, the druids must not feed it enough. That makes the beast mean.

Huey: That makes the druids mean if you ask me!

DuckTales (1987), “The Curse of Castle McDuck”

And It is

October 14, 2021

Me: (thinking) I didn’t know that app had a call function, but I recognize that name, now if I can just get the app to cooperate . . . there we go! (out loud) Hey! Long time no talk to!

Other Person: I wasn’t sure that you’d pick up!

Me: Of course I would! (thinking) Why would they think I wouldn’t pick up? That’s ridiculous!

Me: *suddenly imaging me being the one to spontaneously call them instead, and knowing for a fact that I’d be thinking, “They probably won’t even pick up.”*

Me: (thinking) Well it’s still ridiculous . . .

Someday That May Change, But Not Today

October 13, 2021

Today I proved once again that I’m still the type of person who when my watch isn’t reporting my heart rate, I will tap the watch, not my chest.

Saying This Got Me High-Fived

October 12, 2021

Last night L’s Mother’s dinner experiment didn’t go well. All of us, and especially L’s Mother, agreed this one was a “meh.”

“I have the ingredients to make more,” she told me without enthusiasm, “but I know you’re not exactly dying to eat this again.”

“Let me put it this way,” I replied. “While killing someone would be excessive, I would gleefully stub someone else’s toe to never have to eat that again.”

It’s Something To Keep In Mind

October 11, 2021

Now I consider this a touchstone, not a truism, but a phrase my son has heard from me a lot lately in our science discussions is, “If it’s not testable, it’s opinion.”

It’s Actually A Remarkably Good Question

October 8, 2021

“I’m feeling off-kilter today,” L’s Mother announced yesterday. “Which now that I say that, I realize I know what that means, but not where the word comes from. What is a kilter, and what does “off-kilter” really mean?”

“Well, you see,” I answered with a chuckle. “When a Scotsman really, really likes you . . .”

It WAS Part Of My Grandfather’s Job Description Though

October 7, 2021

As a father, part of my job is telling people it’s not too hot in here and that we absolutely do not need to turn the air down.

The other part of my job is going some place private to sweat.

(I am absolutely kidding.)

Wait . . . What?

October 4, 2021

Even though it makes perfect sense when describing a virtual visit to an archeological site in Egypt, I still find something disconcerting in the phrase, “After leaving the ancient city, we return to the ticket office . . .”