Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

It Just Leaves Me Cold

January 27, 2022

Last week I flippantly told someone that the world of legal documents “wasn’t my world,” and the more I thought about it, the less flippant it sounded to me. A world where you have to spend twenty or so minutes with a notary signing document after document is as alien to me as life in an Arctic research station. I know some people do it, and I know I could do it if I had to, but I’d have to have a powerful reason to do so, and I doubt I’d ever like it.

And Some Days The Universe Laughs At You

January 26, 2022

Yes, I was feeling pretty proud of myself the other day. This lasted right up until the following day when I went to get something from the car and it wouldn’t unlock.

Sighing heavily, I began to prepare myself to deal with what it could mean if the battery I had just tested and installed the other day was dead already, when I noticed the car’s security system (which, of course, requires power) was still active.

Turns out the battery in my key fob (which had worked the day before) had died.

Another Thing I’ve Learned From The Information Age

January 24, 2022

While I’ve long believed in making my case as clear and concise as possible in the hopes that no one would misunderstand me, I eventually came to realize that there are always going to be some people that tell me I’m wrong no matter how clear and concise I am . . . even when I’m right. Sometime after that realization, I further realized the importance of picking my cases carefully lest I be understood more than my intent . . . especially when I’m wrong.

It Really Is

January 19, 2022

“I’m not happy with you,” I told our dog, Isa, last night after she had been especially obnoxious while the rest of us ate dinner. (She eats after we do because if she eats before we do, she’s still incorrigibly obnoxious and is dramatically less inclined to behave because the treat I give her after our dinner if she does behave is less appealing.) “But I’m still going to feed you, of course,” I added as I left the dinner table to prep her food.

Halfway to her bowl I paused to glance over my shoulder at the rest of the family, and slyly said, “It’s amazing how often I’ve had that thought in my life, you know.”

I Knew It Was Only A Matter Of Time

January 18, 2022

According to my Fitbit, I got seven hours of good sleep last night.

Well . . . it’s official, technology is now sophisticated enough to lie.

I’m Trying To Look Like An Angel As I Type This

January 13, 2022

Yesterday I was reminded of one of my favorite “inspiring a Google search to get the reference” jokes, and I wanted to record it here:

Back in the day I considered studying ancient Egyptian plumbing in college, but I decided the world didn’t need any more “Pharaoh Faucet Majors.”

Because Stories About Failing Aren’t Nearly As Popular

January 12, 2022

Arguably the worst misconception fiction gives us is the misconception that “taking the chance” is the same thing as succeeding.

My Week In A Nutshell So Far

January 11, 2022

Yesterday I got extremely impatient with the “Impatience” tag I used yesterday because I originally entered it as “impatience,” and the system kept insisting on replacing my attempts at correction with my original entry.

But at least I was aware of the irony.

Because I Quote This A Lot And Was Genuinely Surprised That I’d Never Recorded It Here

January 10, 2022

You don’t know impatient until you’re a monkey waiting for a donut.

Curious George

Maybe It’s Off Picking Me Up Some Pie In The Sky

January 7, 2022

I know it’s a meme and all, but seriously . . .

Where is my flying car?