Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Love, Leprosy, Lipstick & Lingo

Did you know that
"101 Dalmatians" and "Peter Pan" are the only two Disney animated movies
with both parents present and alive throughout the movie.

The other day I learned that 0 points in tennis is referred to as "love"
because (ideally) you just play for the love of the game.

Yesterday I was talking on my cellphone and my earrings kept clinking against it.
That was trying to talk over a really loud wind chime.

Have you ever made pancakes with a turkey baster?
I highly recommend it!

This H1N1 thing really has people freaked out.
Last week when I was sick, I'd cough aloud (into my elbow, of course)
and, the way people looked at me, you'd think I had leprosy.
I don't, by the way...

Speaking of which, did you know that
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy?

Today, I bought some awesome red lipstick.
It's for my Halloween costume (stay tuned, it's gonna rock),
but I can't help but wonder if I could pull it off in real life...

You know how it is with lipstick,
some people should just avoid the red!

Jiffy, aside from being my favorite brand of peanut butter,
is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Have you ever noticed how some things are just
not as fun when you "have to" do them?

Like, for me, playing the piano.
I did not like taking lessons growing up so I quit,
(well, technically I got fired) but now I play everyday.

Why don't spelling and grammar matter when you're texting and IMing?
i.e. " wut r u ^ 2 dawg "
Do we have to find the lazy-way-out of every intelligent thing in this world,
I mean really...

In fact, I proof read everything that I write,
Papers, emails, blog posts, messages, texts.
I'll probably fix this post at least 15 times before I leave it alone
(I've published and "unpublished" it about 6 times already).

Have something random to say?
Leave a comment!

Love y'all!

*Some of these random facts learned from these guys.


Jalene said...

Haha wow! I just learned a lot right there!
What are you going to be for Halloween??? You should text me your answer. :)

Stacie said...

Ok...your awkward date story definitely wins. Oh Richard, what a creeper. I seriously can't believe he wrote you a song and created a virtual venice for you, I would be so weirded out! That was so funny I nearly peed my pants from laughing!

My story goes something like this:
Last Sunday a guy went in for the kiss and when he was just centimeters away he started laughing and said 3 times, "I just can't do it" while I stood there very awkwardly. I then told him straight up that he was being very awkward and to just spit out whatever he was trying to say. He then asked me to just wait for a minute while he "gathered his thoughts." So I stood there for what seemed like hours and he eventually went on to explain that he doesn't want to hurt my feelings if it doesn't go anywhere, and informed me that I could date other guys if I wanted (keep in mind I had hung out with this kid like 5 times) and I quickly told him that I am dating other guys and when he kept apologizing for not going through with the kiss, thinking it had broke my heart, I thanked him for not going through with it, told him I would be just fine, and bid him a quick farewell. And this past week when he's texted me to hang out, I've come up with some pretty brilliant excuses of why I can't. I don't think I have felt that awkward in the past 20 years...and I've only been alive for 19. Bless his heart.

Leon said...

I always thought it was jif peanut butter... maybe it's just me... :)

Oh but one good thing about it is that it has fully hydrogenated oil and not partially hydrogenated oil like many other peanut butters have. So that's good.

Megan said...

I learned from a co-worked the other day that multiple personality disorders have only ever been found in North America. Coincidence? I think not.

lovinlife said...

First of all, I'm sorry you're sick! NO GOOD!

And second, your costume turned out AWESOME! Yay!

Also, simply because I'm a crazy Disney watcher like yourself... I thought of some other Disney animated movies that have parents: Mulan, Bambi (Mom in the beginning and the Dad later), Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, and The Lion King (before the dad dies).

And another tidbit, Joseph says that armadillos don't get leprosy, they carry it. So, if you see a dead armadillo on the side of the road.. no touchy. Eww.

Love you, sister!

p.s. I couldn't resist sharing the "word verification" they had me write because it represents you. It was "widysing". First, because you are "widy" according to the n&ns... and me. AND you "sing", too. Haha. :)

tscotriverside said...

the teacher becomes the student. i feel so i can add to my wealth of nickle-knowledge...I'm at least up to a dollar now.

flechede - sounds like a good name for armadilloan leprosy...