Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Totally Random

Thirteen Random Observations

1. On the back of my salted peanuts can: "Contains peanuts". :::shakes head::: Really? That's necessary? Of course, on the back of my whole wheat crackers box it says "Contains Wheat", so apparently the human race IS incredibly stupid.

2. I realized some time ago that I applied dog training techniques to raising my daughter. Be firm, be consistent, and repeat until the action is learned. It's really not that hard. NOW, if only the woman in the grocery store with her kid screaming at the top of his lungs would learn. Would you let your dog behave that way without correcting it?

3. When I see news stories that indicate that only 50% of people are planning on voting this year, it makes me want to cry. I wonder how the people overseas, voting for the first time amidst gunfire and threats feel about our apathy?

4. If I ever want to find the warmest spot in the house, I'll follow my cat. Most recently I found her laying in the middle of the floor, directly above where our furnace is. There's a small spot there that is consistently warm this time of year from running our heat.

5. Little dogs look in the mirror and see a Doberman. This was evidenced last night by the nine pound Yorkie who, when taken off-leash for his agility run, promptly ran up to the two biggest (and moderately dog aggressive) dogs in the class: a Lab/Great Dane mix and a Bull Mastiff, and proceeded to provoke them.

6. There is nothing in the world to keep the germs away when everyone else in the house is sick. Both my DH and DD have colds. As of right now, I feel fine... and will take steps to keep it that way. But, even so, I'm not feeling real positive about my chances.

7. Maple trees and Birch trees lose their leaves -- most of ours are already bare. Oak trees tenaciously cling to their dead, brown leaves all through winter until spring, when the new buds push the old growth out of the way. It happens every year and mystifies me.

8. I was looking at dream interpretation sites because of my weird dream the other day, and stumbled across this in the Dream Moods Dictionary that cracked me up (I'm still not sure if it was put there for comic relief or if they're serious):
To dream about Tom Cruise, suggests that you have gone off the deep end in some aspect of your life.

9. Although I always knew tomatoes were a "non-sweet" fruit, I recently discovered that cucumbers and squash are, too. I'm not entirely certain why it matters, but I found it interesting.

10. The time to fix the shower curtain rod is NOT in the middle of a shower. Yes, I do know this from personal experience...

11. Why does food that is bad for you taste so good? *sigh*

12. I can't stop thinking and wondering about this: 'Time Traveler' Spied in 1928 Chaplin Film ... if you watch the YouTube video at the bottom of the article, I'd love to know what you think.

13. Slightly warped senses of humor are the best kind.
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You Are a Special Dark Chocolate Bar

You are a deep and complex person. You don't let anyone get too close to you.

You stay a mystery, and you're good at keeping secrets... especially your own.

You prefer to stay on the outside a bit and observe. You find people fascinating.

You seek to understand and appreciate the world. There is more to you than anyone will ever know.

Surprisingly close... and I do love my chocolate dark. Mmmm....



Dru said...

I love your thirteens.

I did find out that the last line on package after the ingredient list are for those who have allergies. But I do agree with you that some are easy to tell.

You Are a Krackel Bar

You create a spark and leave a mark everywhere you go. You're very bold.

Your days are full of fun and laughter. You love life, and you never take it too seriously.

You enjoy brightening someone's mood, and you are always an optimist.

Things may not ever be perfect, but you'll always find something to smile about.
I'm trying to think if this is me,my guess is it is 75% accurate.

Have a good Thursday.

jen said...

I loved your random thoughts!

I watched the vid on Youtube. I think I'd heard of this before but can't remember when. I don't know what to think about it either.

Oo and I'm a Special Dark chocolate bar too. lol

Have a great Thursday!

Adelle Laudan said...

I'm a Krackel bar lol I find the meanings of certain dreams fascinating. I think I'll have to pick up that dictionary. Thanks!
Happy Halloween!

I am Harriet said...

I've seen that peanut thing. Too funny.

Have a great Thursday!

J.A. Saare said...

#2 is a great rule and oh-so true. ;-)

Xakara said...

Great list, I weep over #3 as well. Can't wait to check out the chaplin video.:)

Happy TT,

13 Inspirational Sentences

Brandy said...

I ran across a jar of peanuts in our panty yesterday and it had that label. I wish someone would explain to me why the peanut butter I recently bought also has soy-it's supposed to be PEANUT butter.
Your 13 facts are fun!

You Are a Milk Chocolate Bar
You are down to earth and friendly. You're extremely likable and popular.
You don't have exotic tastes or preferences. You are very easygoing.
You live life to the fullest, and you enjoy almost every activity. You pride yourself on not being picky.
You are the typical girl or guy next door. You can always be counted on to do the right thing.

Hmm, makes me sound boring. Oh, yeah, I am. *g* About 90% accurate- I am so NOT popular. *g*

Hope you have a good day and keep those bad germs away!

Heather said...

ROFL at number eight. And, sadly, not onl;y do people in stores and restaurants allow their unruly childrens' behavior to go uncorrected, so do many of the dog owners in my building. Thanks for visiting!

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

Hilariously funny and insightful!

My Fav? that what those children's leashes are for?

Maria Zannini said...

I saw that Charlie Chaplin video yesterday and I wondered if the poor woman was just a little bit insane. People talk to themselves all the time.

Tori Lennox said...

I found the Charlie Chaplin video fascinating and it's giving me all kinds of ideas! :)

Sandee said...

I too love #2 the very best. I think some parents don't figure they have to teach their kids anything. You may love the little monsters, but we don't. I feel better now.

Have a terrific TT and Happy Halloween. :)