Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

Fortunately She Liked Me And Didn’t Hold A Grudge

December 11, 2019

Lately I’ve found myself considering certain times from my childhood, and today I found myself thinking of a particular interaction I had with a teacher of mine.  With the benefit of perspective, I can absolutely say that I should not have said to her, “I’ll have you know the sand has shifted.”

In my defense, however, any experienced middle school teacher (as she was) should know it’s just asking for trouble to say in front of their class, “I’ll have you know I had an hourglass figure in college, and I have an hourglass figure now.”

Today’s Miserable Insight

December 10, 2019

Miserable people tend to do miserable work.  This has been known for a long time now, why are some people still pretending this isn’t a thing?

You Know, Like Modern Life

December 9, 2019

I understand perfectly why we are hardwired, so to speak, to respond to comparatively minor pains and annoyances with major reactions, because you need to notice if your skin is too close the fire, even if it’s just a candle flame and “only” the tip of one finger, but this hardwiring can certainly complicates situations less straightforward than that.

Some Things Really Should Go Without Saying

December 5, 2019

Pharmaceutical Ad:  Do not take our product if you previously nearly died as a consequence of taking our product.

Me:  Also, do not ingest our product when it’s mixed with molten lead . . . 

I Was Wrong

December 2, 2019

While it’s true that “You’re never too old to make mistakes,” I really thought that by now I wouldn’t be proving and reproving that statement quite so often.

But It Just Doesn’t Feel Like A Holiday Topic To Me

November 29, 2019

I should probably follow up on what I said yesterday, and after I’ve thought about it some more, I probably will.

It’s Actually Kind Of Strange

November 28, 2019

This started as a potential throwaway joke in honor of the day, but the more I thought about it, the more I couldn’t escape the thought:

Why is it the things I’m most thankful for in life are also the things I’m least encouraged to talk about socially?

She Actually Swore At Me For That One, So I Know She Appreciated It

November 27, 2019

To put it simply, L’s Mother likes talking about food, and I prefer eating food to talking about it.  Even so, I do my best to stay engaged when she’s on the topic, and that’s no joke, but the longer the conversation goes on, the more likely it becomes that a joke will be told.

L’s Mother forget this recently, and was completely unprepared when I said, “Speaking of tempeh, the other day I read that someone is trying to create a tempeh-derived milk substitute.  They’ve had a promising start, but it may be years before they get a viable final product.”

“Really?” L’s Mother asked me.

“Yes, really,” I assured her.  “It could happen someday, but right now it’s a long, long way to tempeh-dairy.”

Since I Couldn’t Find A Production Near Me, I Decided I’d Better Trim

November 26, 2019

Me:  (thinking to myself)  I may have gone a little too long since I last trimmed my beard.

Me:  (after contimplating my reflection in the mirror for a few moments)  It’s fine so long as I’m planning to audtion for the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha.

I Think I Deserved It

November 25, 2019

1st Cup Thought:  I’ll just have one cup of coffee this morning.

2nd Cup Thought:  Since apparently I didn’t see the bug in the coffee pot, now that Lala has made a fresh pot, I shall now have one bug-free cup of coffee this morning!