I have a weird aversion to all of the current sugar alternatives. They taste horrible to me but not instantly. I will be on my 3rd bite or second sip when it hits me. Usually I’ll have to go brush my teeth to reset my taste buds.
Archive for May, 2012
For some reason at my last job people seemed to always be let go on a Monday. That seemed cruel. Let them go on a Friday and have a long weekend to work it through. Don’t make them get up, shower and trudge in to work for one extra Monday.
One summer I came home from a fair with 5 or 6 helium balloons. I tied them all together and then started adding weights. I tied on some sticks, a Star Wars figure, a couple green army men and other stuff I found. I kept experimenting until I found the right combination to achieve neutral buoyancy. The whole thing would float in the middle of the living room at whatever altitude I would put it in. I took it outside and paraded it around the neighborhood like some sort of pet. I had a yard stick with me and I would give it a little push and it would float out ahead of me. I would catch up and push it off in another direction. I was walking down my driveway when the wind took hold of it and slowly sucked it straight up into the sky. I stood there watching it thinking and second now it will come back down. Some 25 or so years later I still wonder if anyone ever found it.
It sometimes seems silly how we make things like dog treats into special shapes for their humans to enjoy. As long as it smells good the dog will eat it, no matter the shape! I wonder why novelty shapes aren’t more popular. I would like some tanks and jets so I could pretend my dog was godzilla destroying the army defending my town.
I wonder if freezing humans became common if there would be people that would do it as a sort of crude one way time travel. I guess it would depend on how far you could go. Although it might be a really boring. Wake up in the future and then spend all day reading wikipedia learning about all the things that happened while you were sleeping.
This situation must be embarrassing for many mothers.
“Oh wow sweetie… wait, where did you get these?”
“From Mrs. Stanley’s garden! She has the best flowers!”
How am I supposed to enjoy food that is bad for me when I now know there is food that is horrible for me? I was better off not knowing! Let me live in blissful ignorance!
I had friends in grade school that got specific monetary rewards for each of their grades. Each report card was like another birthday full of gifts but they got to pick them out. It’s not something that my parents did but I’m now wondering if all I had to do was ask.
“Oh look they sell them as a six-pack. That’s even more economical! Hey, buy 2 6-packs get 1 free! That’s enough candy to last me through a full day!”
I think exposure to sounds when you are an infant gives you the ability to sleep through them when you are older. Whatever the real reason, my son has thankfully inherited my ability to sleep through most anything. He has a rather noisy bed if an adult sits on it.b If he falls asleep during story time its impossible to leave his room without a full minute of sound effects from “Creaky Old Boat: The Movie”.