Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

Because If You Pass Out, Nobody Gets Help

August 18, 2017

There are times when it is entirely permissible to help yourself first, and one of those times is when you need to help yourself first so that you can better help those around you.  That’s the reason airlines tell parents to put their oxygen mask on first, then help their young children.

“No! Just . . . NO!”

August 15, 2017

An excerpt from yesterday’s internal monologue:

There you go, pupper, puppy breakfast.  It’s a lot like doggy dinner, but in the morning and not as alliterative.  Hmmmm . . . I could make it more alliterative.   What dog-related word starts “B” . . .?

School Starts Here Today, So I Just Keep Telling Myself This

August 14, 2017

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of school, I will fear no fussing . . .

Seems Appropriate After Yesterday’s Post

August 10, 2017

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Robert Frost

After Two Cups Full, I Was Ready To Go!

August 9, 2017

(No, the news isn’t cheery of late.  I’m not in denial . . . I’m being obstinate!)

Today I discovered that doing without morning coffee isn’t so bad when you substitute it with morning cookies provided you keep the doses the same.

My Curiosity Is Approximately 95% Idle On This

August 7, 2017

I wonder how many people would understand what I was talking about if I used the phrase “Hemingway level of pain”?

Not That It Matters To The Lesson, But If You MUST Know, My Friend Was The One Being Bullied

August 2, 2017

The other day a good friend of mine started reminiscing about his high school days, and the biggest take home lesson from his stories was that while there are many reasons why one should never be a bully, one of those reasons is that you never know when the person you’re bullying will have their “ENOUGH!” moment, and it’s going to take six people to pull them off because you’ve already lost consciousness . . .

I Know There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute, But This Is Just Abusing The Privilege

August 1, 2017

Radio Announcer:  *breathlessly*  Remember, if you start to burn fat TOO quickly while using our product, be sure to reduce the dosage!

Me:  And yes, it IS customary for you to include a gratuity with your payment, thank you for asking.  Your order, as well as your complimentary bridge, is ON ITS WAY!

Presuming You’re Not A Busybody With Your Acquaintances, Of Course

July 31, 2017

Given the option, I prefer to be perfectly on point with just the “right” levels of protectiveness and curiosity.  When that’s not an option (and it frequently isn’t), I’ve decided I’d rather be slightly (emphasis on slightly) overprotective and overcurious than the alternatives.  The tricky part is determining where the lines are, but there are some handy rules of thumb.

For instance, I figure that if you would ask the same question if a casual acquaintance told you their late night ended around eight in the morning that you would if a family member told you the same thing, you’re probably doing okay.

A Little Knowledge Can Be A Ridiculous Thing

July 28, 2017

George Washington invented instant coffee.  It’s a fact!

(It really is, but it’s also a potentially deceptive one depending on framing and how credulous you are.)

– With thanks and due credit to theoatmeal.com.