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Archive for May, 2011

Adult Truths

This was sent to me by a good friend.  They are all great comments on life.

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Budweiser than with Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

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Weeds

Weeding is not one of my favorite activities, however, a necessary one.  Last summer my left ankle was in bad shape so I was hobbling in May and imprisoned in a cast during June.

This morning I got up early and  weeded for an hour before it got hot.  I love seeing a pile of dead weeds yanked out by their nasty old roots.  It’s like beating the enemy — for awhile at least.

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That is the question.  We’ve been to Edisto many times.  So when we rent a condo at the beach, which has a kitchenette, we have to bring some items from home.   Obviously, there’s no reason to buy new plastic wrap or tin foil or seasonings, when we have plenty at home.  The problem is this: some things are there one visit and not there the next, even though we rent the same condo.  One year there would be lots of coffee filters, this year there were none.  One year there is dishwasher detergent, this year there was none. Last time the condo had a rubber mat in the slippery tub/shower, now none.  Rather important for a knee replacement veteran.  See the problem?

The solution is to buy more or do without.  The dilemma is to decide which.  How much do we really need something?  Or is it just more convenient?

So — I bought coffee in filter packs, purchased more Finish detergent (which I always can use) and asked a friend to loan us a tub mat.  It worked.  Next time, I’ll just bring it all and hope the truck will hold it!

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Good Time

A Mother’s Day celebration requires good food and lots of love.  Many in Augusta had the same idea — that going early Saturday afternoon at the local Olive Garden would help us beat the crowds. Nope — not so.  However, the more time to wait, the more time to visit.  That’s always good.

I guess, by now, a Sunday afternoon on the porch snoozing with the newspaper is a firm tradition.  It certainly feels good any time of the year, but especially today.

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