You need to know this! (Thoughts that make me go “hmmm”)

August 1, 2007 at 5:03 pm 6 comments

Maryhill State Park, Columbia River near Goldendale.

Not much going on today.  The temperature is 100 and I don’t have much motivation for anything but sitting in the Columbia watching it go by.  My guess is you don’t have a lot of motivation to read either, so here is something I found somewhere that is a little bit funny, (for Rachel) and for the rest of you some things you need to know, but in several cases, I don’t really know why. 

1. The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number of helicopters in it.

2. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight-saving time.

3. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

4. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

5. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is: age 11.

6. There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”

7. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

8. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”

9. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

10. If there really is a God who created the entire universe with all of its glories, and he decides to deliver a message to humanity, he will NOT use as his messenger a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle or in some cases, really bad make-up too.

11. You should not confuse your career with your life.

12. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter/janitor, is not a nice person.

13. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

14. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.

15. Your true friends love you, anyway.

(I would be glad to give credit to the person who wrote this if I knew who it was.  If you know, let me know.)

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Entry filed under: Thoughts, Thoughts that make me go "hmmm", Travel.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. amanda  |  August 8, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    those were great especially no. 6 hobby vs. mental illness, that would apply to ALOT us who ride dressage! I do beg to differ on the birthday thing though, i think 16 is a better place to stop.

  • 2. dianarn  |  August 3, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    2. “You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight-saving time.”
    To screw up your natural sleep/wake rhythm so you’re never getting enough rest and your body doesn’t have a chance to get used to it. 🙂

  • 3. Marsha J. O'Brien  |  August 3, 2007 at 6:35 am

    You should not confuse your career with your life – profound! Liked it all – no idea who
    wrote it either, but obviously someone bright and in touch with things. Thanks. Enjoyed post!

  • 4. Royal  |  August 2, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    What I find interesting is that it is a proven scientific fact that meetings are in most cases unproductive. A large case study was performed by a university (I forget which one) that showed that groups larger than three people ended up making less intelligent decisions than those of a size three or smaller. This phenomenon did not just happen the majority of the time, it happened everytime! I guess the old saying is true, “A person is smart, people are stupid”. This also shows why people who protest end up driving other people away from their cause. Blocking streets, sidewalks, etc. is not a smart choice when trying to convince someone of your objective. It is just ticking them off.

  • 5. jeremy  |  August 2, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Amen on #11. Thats an epidemic where i work. Sympoms of that disease are divorces, dysfunctional children, and hip-high lawns.

    work to live… NOT live to work

  • 6. Rachel  |  August 1, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    THANKS!!! I was in dire need of something entertaining to read. 🙂 This was perfect.
    My favs…
    8. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”
    I spent 6 years at ATT/ATT Wireless/Cingular/ATT, and I completely agree with this. I spent far too much of that 6 years in meetings, most of which were pointless and boring and I spent the time texting or playing games on my phone. 🙂

    6. There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”
    Does knitting count? Is it really a hobby? Or more of a way of life??? Just wondering…. Before you make fun of me too much FB and Martha, just how are your wristletts working out? 🙂

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