TGIF Friends! It is once again a wonderful winter day that feels like Spring. No joke here people. 40 Degrees in January? What is going on?! Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. The salt rings on pants and shoes will be coming soon enough, but for right now, I will take the no socks weather. This week has been a blur with Charming Friend Days to pass the time. Thank you, Friends, for making this week all the better. You have helped me become Defender of Catan (In your face! Wait a minute, I am supposed to be the good sport here. ….Better luck next time?), because of you, my following doubled, you have helped me on my way to become THE James Bond guru (You know who you are!), have danced with me in an empty bar (with your crazy hair and all), and have made my home that much better with all of your company. Life is grand when you have Grand friends (You go Grandfriend!) I will miss you all and come back again soon.
To top it off, tomorrow I will be able to cross the first thing off on my 30/30 list. Which number am I going to cross off? Stayed tuned. J
As I mentioned, today is Friday so it is another List Day brought to you for your enjoyment. These are things that make you go hmmm (Some call this list Food for Thought). Some of them are valid questions that I would like to know the answer to. Others can be explained but still give you something to think about. You should always be questioning your surroundings anyway, so here's a chance for you to articulate those questions. By the way, if you have the answers, please let me know. I am always in the mood for some enlightening.
Food for Thought
Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"?
Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?
Why are there braille dots on a drive-through ATM keypad?
Why do doctors call what they do practice? Shouldn't they be good at it by now?
When someone says "You know what they say..." Who are they?
If you throw a cat out your car window does it become kitty litter?
If corn oil comes from corn and olive oil comes from olives, where the heck does baby oil come from?
If you spin an oriental man, does he become disoriented?
Why do we call it a hamburger when it is made from beef?
If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?
If you're in France and you order toast, do you get toast or French toast?
Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?
If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?
Is there another word for synonym?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
If a turtle loses its shell is it naked or homeless?
If you hate all prejudice people, are you a hypocrite?
Why do they call them apartments, when they're all together?
Who was the idiot that decided to put an "s" in the word lisp?
You can be overwhelmed and underwhelmed, but why can't you be simply whelmed?
Why is it that when the batteries in your remote control wear out you just push the buttons harder?
If you try to fail, and you fail, have you succeeded or failed?
If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?
Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?
Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
Why do banks charge you an "insufficient funds" fee on money they already know you don't have?
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
How is it possible to have a civil war?
Could crop circles be the work of a cereal killer?
If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?
Why do tourists go to the tops of tall buildings and then put money into telescopes so they can see things on the ground close-up?
Why is it that you must wait until night to call it a day?
If hunting season means you can kill animals, and fishing season means you can catch fish, what is the tourist season?
How come we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?
Where in the nursery rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg?
Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
There you have it. Your own Food for Thought. J Enjoy this Friday, because you won’t have another one that is the same. Be Good (but not too good), Be Happy (Overindulge on this), and Enjoy Every Moment (for each moment is yours for the taking).