Random thoughts from people 25 – 35

I received this list via email today – I laughed so hard I cried at my desk for almost an hour…

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

– More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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

– I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?

– Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

– That’s enough, Nickelback.

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

– Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

– Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.

– There is a great need for sarcasm font.

– Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw it.

– I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I’ll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone’s laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I’m still the only one who really, really gets it

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

– I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

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

– The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

– A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

– LOL has gone from meaning, “laugh out loud” to “I have nothing else to say”.

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

– Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

– Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart”, all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.

– How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?

– I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

– Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using ‘as in’ examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss’s last name to an attorney and said “Yes that’s G as in… (10 second lapse)… ummm… Goonies.”

– What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

– While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it… thanks Mario Kart.

– MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

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

– I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

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

– I would like to officially coin the phrase ‘catching the swine flu’ to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: “Dave caught the swine flu last night.

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

– Bad decisions make good stories.

– Whenever I’m Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don’t mind if I do!

– Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

– If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

– Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I’m from, this shouldn’t be a problem…

– You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you’ve made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

– Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don’t want to have to restart my collection.

– There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

– 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 research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

– “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this ever.

– I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There’s so much pressure. ‘I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren’t watching this. It’s only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?’

– I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

– I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

– When I meet a new girl, I’m terrified of mentioning something she hasn’t already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

– I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it’s on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

– Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles..

– As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

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

– It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

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

– Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn’t know what do to with it.

– Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time…

– My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day “Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the hell do I respond to that?

– It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

– I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

– I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

– I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

– The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

We got a pool!

I spent the most wonderful afternoon reading in relaxing in our new pool yesterday afternoon. It was perfect weather, quite shocking for August actually. Even the neighbor, who I think caused serious injury to himself with a weed eater by his cussing and yelling did not break my peace.

I had to finish our book club book and was dreading the deadline of Thursday, because I hate showing up for book club not having read the whole thing. But I powered through and finished it – I’ll add more about the book after our gathering of readers on Thursday night.

I should also mention my cool new pool cost $8.50 and MZ had to blow it up for me… but it was still fabulous!

Do your research please

I get A LOT of calls every day with people wanting to sell me things – work related things like SEO, digital design work, the next big social media opportunity, other companies souls in a mason jar… you name it.50% of the time I can stop them before they get to the end and politely curtail their spiel and get on with everyones day. But the rest of the time I get to have fabulous fun meetings with great marketers. This is when I wish I had unlimited funds, wait I wish that every day.

My very most favorite meetings are when people do their research on me and speak to me {and my brand, but I kinda feel like I am my brand}. The other day I met with someone who clearly knew ME, even though we had never met. I loved that they had used examples of blogs and sites that are clearly graciefabulous.

Thanks for doing your research marketeers – it shows and I like!

Sonic Drive In Hog Cup, or lack there of

Dear Sonic Drive In:
I drove in to you today with the main goal of getting one of the commemorative Hog cups. I ordered the required LARGE combo even though I knew I wouldn’t eat all of it, I specifically requested a LARGE diet limeade that should be poured into said commemorative Hog cup. It sounded just as easy as your marquee said it would be. Alas, when my order was delivered – there it was – a PLAIN sonic cup. Overwhelmed with confusion I clearly stated that this could not be my order as it did not contain the aforementioned commemorative Hog cup. I was impolitely told that the cup is 50 cents extra. I said, “no, I ordered the large combo – can you please switch it out?” I apparently rendered the car hop speechless, she shrugged her shoulders, turned around and walked away… I am not pleased with this chain of events! I want my Hog cup!

Thank you, Gracie{fabulous}


I’d really like to end that “title” with a two work hyphenated expletive talkin’ about someone’s mama because that’s the severity this event has garnered! Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK has a cult following and I must admit, I’m a proud card carrying member. This is one of the reasons I do not like the ocean or even the lake. I just don’t like any body of water that I can’t see the bottom of – for it’s a given I’ll get eaten or at least bitten by something.


And now for some play by play moderation: Monday night 8:48 pm this guy just had a tuna – a whole tuna – went under water with it in his hand and tried to get a shark to come get it – he succeeded, but the biggest success is that he’s still alive… I think!

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