Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Random Tuesday Thoughts Again
Yes, it is that time again, time for Random Tuesday Thoughts. As I am feeling ill today, my list of random thoughts will be short and I probably won't be checking out the Random Tuesday Thoughts of everyone else until tomorrow, but I promise I will get to it. I always enjoy reading what random things people come up with. Having said that, here we go...
~My cat, Dakota, likes to lie in bed next to me, which would be fine with me, except for the fact that he wants me to pet him constantly. When I stop petting him for even a nanosecond he feels that it is appropriate to claw me in the ass to get my attention again. Not a gentle, hey I'm here, don't forget me kinda thing, but a deep tissue claw in which his claws often stick in my flesh and he can't pull them out. This is bad enough when I'm awake, but there is no ruder awakening than cat claws in your ass at 2 in the morning.
~Did you know that they make bumper magnets instead of stickers now? What a great idea! Now I can buy a bunch of them and change them up every so often. And now people who decide to sell their car after applying stickers won't have to scrape for six hours to get the adhesive off their bumper. I stopped by Spencers looking for a baby gift for my new nephew and that's where I found them. I bought a bumper magnet that says, "Some days all I want to be is a missing person." Man, can I relate to that! We also bought a fridge magnet that says, "They tell me I have ADD. They just don't underst... Hey look, a chicken!!!!" Since we all have ADD to some degree we find that one to be rather hilarious.
~So, I bought this book, Do Fish Drink Water?: Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers. My brilliant, inventive, ever-curious, genius IQ child particularly loves this book and was delighted to find it among my recent purchases from the used bookstore. She was, however, disappointed to find that it did not answer the burning question that keeps her up at night: if sunlight is attracted to dark colors why is it always cool in the shade?
~Every time I try to type 'taking' into my cellphone when I text, T9 gives me 'takini.' That's not even a freaking word!!
~I have so many books that I haven't read yet that sometimes I think if I read nonstop from this moment until the moment of my death I wouldn't finish them all. Thinking about this while I read makes me panic and I feel an enormous pressure to finish as many books as I can as quickly as I can. I wish I could read like 4 books at a time. I saw someone do that on tv once, though I can't recall if it was real or fictional. Now that's going to bug me all day.
~I make my own incense and burn them periodically for different things such as purification, relaxation, knowledge retention while studying, etc. When I do so, I burn a very small amount as a little goes a long way when you are creating incense from fresh dried herbs which are very strong smelling. Well, my daughter decided to make her own incense a while ago using lavender and sage, which smelled great and is now one of my new favorite recipes. However, she put like 1/2 a cup of incense into the bowl and lit it all. The house smelled wonderful but it was also filled with enough smoke for a forest fire (apparently it is true that only I can prevent forest fires). So, we had to cover it as best we could (she used a large mixing bowl instead of my small censor with a lid) and put the fan on to blow all the smoke outside, which was an enormous waste of fresh herbs and sawdust. But, that's ok, at least she won't make the same mistake twice...I hope!
K, that's all I got for this Random Tuesday Thoughts. I hope everyone is well and don't forget to check out Keely's blog.