Monday, June 9, 2008

Totally Random...Episode 2

You use more calories eating celery then there is in the celery itself.

I think I might go for a walk later.

I'm really concerned about the one from the last random blog about people being crushed by vending machines....what were they doing with them in the first place for one to fall on them?

The average person sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute while talking. That's about 2.5 droplets per word.

There are more than a thousand chemicals in a cup of coffee.

I'm kind of hoping it will rain so I have an excuse for not going for a walk.

I'm worried that the vending machine thought was too long for someone with ADHD.

Do you now feel like wearing protective gear from saliva when you have a conversation with someone?

Is the grass always greener on the other side?

If the rain in Spain stays mainly in the Spanish people tend to drive more often?

It takes 15 months for the body to fully recover from even just a slightly bad sunburn.

Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.

Don't worry I'm not a moron.  I know the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain not plane. :D

The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.

It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)

In China, the movie "As Good As It Gets" (with Jack Nicholson) is called "Mr. Cat Poop."

Mageiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook. (That's for Angela lol)

If you're still stumped by the humor of the Oklahoma law...please see a map.  Then smack yourself.

The ZIP in zip code stands for "Zone Improvement Plan."

Are we there yet?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

How can it be so hard to let go?

I'm heartless and just don't care, or maybe I've never been in true love. Either way I have a hard time understanding why it's so hard for women to just let go. Maybe I shouldn't put it down as just women. I'm sure there are some men out there who are also finding it hard to get over a relationship.

I have a family member who's going through a recent break-up. Now I say recent to be respectful but if we're going to be accurate it's been coming on for some time. But sometimes we just go through the motions. For comfort, because we're scared, whatever your reasoning may be.

But when it's over, why can't we just accept the fact and move on with our lives? Why do we torture ourselves? Now I understand there will be a period of grief, because in a sense you are in fact, losing a loved one. But a part of grief is moving on. How can you move on when you throw yourself into situations where you will inevitably come in contact with the person you're trying to forget?

Perfect example. This person is out shopping for the day, like mall shopping not going for groceries. This is the point, she goes to Joe's while she's out. For those not familiar with it, this is a chain of sporting good type stores around here. Now, she;

*Doesn't camp
*Doesn't play sports of any kind
*Doesn't fish
*Definitely doesn't hunt

What is her purpose for going there? To buy ex-boyfriend some new work shirts because you see he likes to wear the nice Carhartt shirts and she was in the area and she knows his truck has things wrong with it so to make a trip all the way over there would be really hard for him. Oh and before she moved out she had noticed that his shirts were getting a bit raggedy so why not go get him some new ones while she was there. No wait it's better than that, she has to SPECIAL ORDER them because the ones they have in his size are of a color that he would never wear. So let's get 2 of each of the 4 colors he does like...and I'll just have to go ahead and buy them now, well shoot I'll have to because the only way they let you special order them is to pay in advance.

So the next day as she talks to ex-boyfriend on the phone, she casually mentions to him "Well I was in Joe's getting something for me..." (LIES!!!) "And I knew your shirts...blah blah blah" I'll spare you from all of that again. Then when he doesn't jump for joy and sing her praises with his thank you's she gets all upset and pouts for the rest of the day. As if the magical relationship fairy was going to come and sprinkle love dust on this dead relationship in the form of 8 new Carhartt T-shirts from G.I. Joe's.

1. It's just an excuse to talk to him on the phone. Which then leads to the OMG I miss him so much depression.
Why do this to yourself??

2. It's also a "see look what I did for you don't you miss me doing things for you?" thing.
Again. Why do you do this to yourself??

I just don't understand. Maybe I am, like I said, heartless and uncaring because I feel like when it's over, it's over. Get over it and move on.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Totally Random...Episode 1

I'm totally addicted to know, the drink of the astronauts.

Why isn't there any "ham" in a HAMburger?

Today I'm wearing peach colored shorts.

I sometimes feel like I'm the only sane person in a somewhat crazy world.

In a group of 23 people, at least two have the same birthday with the probability greater than 1/2.

You can cut a pie into 8 pieces with only 3 movements.

I think I have a hangnail...

I highly enjoy trying to figure out difficult problems.

This is an example.

I figured this would be a good blog for those with ADD or ADHD.

In chess there are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to make the first 10 moves.

That's one of the biggest numbers I've typed in seriousness.

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a Big Mac bun.

There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

I wonder if seriousness is even a word....

I've been told I talk in my sleep.

The ant thing really creeps me out.

I looked it up.  Seriousness is a word.

13 people are killed each year by vending machines falling on them.

Driving 75mph it would take 258 days to drive around 1 of Saturn's rings.

You shed 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

I'm really grossed out by that thought.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

That's Positively Negative!

I feel like maybe the older I get the more positive and optimistic I become, and the more negative and pessimistic others are getting.

I don’t feel that I’ve been that way my whole life. I think maybe it’s just something that has grown on me over time. I’m definitely more bubbly and personable. And now into my early thirties, the shyness that I have experienced my whole life is starting to finally peel away. Yes for some of you I realize it’s hard to imagine me being a shy person. But I truly was. It was more of a fear of saying something stupid or looking stupid. It used to drive my ex-husband crazy when we were together, that I couldn’t even call and order a pizza. He always had to do it. I would get immediately embarrassed and I just knew that if I made that phone call I would stumble over my words and not remember my name, address or phone number. So I wouldn’t do it. I flat out refused.

I’m so not that person anymore. Thrusting myself in jobs where I have to deal with the public, most of whom being total strangers, I think is what started to pull me out of that shell. Now I’ve become a real people person. I enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories, so on and so forth. And I try to project my new found warmth and openness upon others. But sometimes I find this difficult. Because one of the other things I found while doing jobs where I have to deal with the public (mostly in a customer service type atmosphere), is some people can just be flat out rude and negative.

I was taken aback a number of times by people’s reactions to simple statements and questions.

“Good morning!” …
“What’s so good about it?” “Why are you in such a good mood?” or even just a plain scowl.

“Hi! How are you today?”
“Do you really want to know or are you just being nice?” Ok on this one I give you permission to even go ahead and lie to me and say “Fine.” I will accept that answer. But don’t just stare at me as if you wonder what planet I came down from. Don’t worry I come in peace. Is it so hard to believe someone is truly interested in how you are? Sad.

“Thank you. Have a great day!” I have variations on this one… “Have a good one!” I used that one mostly…
“Yeah right.” “Whatever.” “I will once the days over.”


But it’s not just that. I find it sad that now a days we just automatically expect the worst out of someone without a second thought. Even somebody we’ve known our whole lives. They’re eventually going to let us down so why not just expect it and then become untrusting when they haven’t. Or just untrusting in general because everyone else in our lives has screwed us over. I’m sorry but I just can’t think that way. If I put my trust in you, there’s where it will remain until YOU give me a reason not to. Not just because somebody else did something to me so I figure you and everyone else I know is going to do the same thing. How can you live like that? It would be living in a state of constant paranoia. Just waiting for the bomb to drop.

If that’s how you feel about someone then maybe you should analyze why they are a part of your life to begin with. And instead of projecting your negativity upon someone you don’t know; a cashier at the grocery store or the gas station, someone you pass on the street, a co-worker, whomever, try to smile for once instead. You’d be amazed at the power of a smile. And it just takes one person to start the chain. Maybe that person could be you today.

:D Spread the smiles.