Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I have a roving mind. I'm sure that's a shock to everyone. Through the course of each week I tend to accumulate random wonderings in my mind, most of which never evolve into anything other than a niggling question that's going to bother me until I 1) ask someone who knows or 2) go find the answer myself.

Thoughts lately:

1) I get a lot of reactions to my Tweets and FB posts. People seem to think my life is interesting - it's really not, I just make it sound that way. For instance last week I chased the Goodyear blimp and dropped my cell into a vat of boiling water. All true. Is it amazing or interesting? No, not really. I think it's human nature to chase blimps, and dropping things is a constant. The boiling water comes as a by-blow of canning tomatoes. It's the dichotomy of the two things when placed side by side that makes me sound fun :)

2) So in today's world we've got genetically modified foods like tomatoes that ripen more quickly and stay firm longer and corn that can defend itself against pests. So why hasn't anyone made lawn grass that only grows to a certain length?

3) Hey ladies - why the hell do we open our mouths while we put mascara on? What's up with that? Have you ever tried NOT to open your mouth when putting mascara on? Not possible. It's like a biological imperative.

6 comments:

catwoods said...

LOL, BBC. Your charm is what makes you interesting. You're funny and fun--even if you're not chasing blimps and bathing electronics in tubs of boiling water.

Mascara: my DD watches me put mine on and used to make fun of me to the point where I don't open my mouth anymore. I could only take so much abuse before self-preservation kicked in and modified my behaviors.

I can lend her to you for a week to cure your Open Mouth Disease.

Grass: maybe the genetic engineers on this project are women and fear that if grass no longer needed to be mowed, men would have nothing to do?

Interesting thoughts this morning!

Masako Moonshade said...

I proclaim triumphantly that I have managed to apply mascara and eyeliner with a closed mouth... or at least, with closed lips. My jaws are still wide open and stretching out my face like a canvas on a frame.

But it still counts.

I think you don't give yourself enough credit, though. You've got a fascinating life. Most people do, but that doesn't make yours any less noteworthy.

Bethany C. said...

My husband enjoys standing behind me, imitating me, while I put my mascara on. It's not funny.

I don't chase blimps but I do chase rainbows. I could use the gold.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Awww... thanks Cat. I'd tear up if I hadn't had those ducts removed :)

Masako - you are much more accomplished than I! :)

Bethany - What?!! I thought the gold was where the BLIMP landed!!!! OH man, totally wasted hour of my life. Totally.

Cedric J. Sims said...

It's your writing style that got me. I'll be following this blog. I also love to write down my random thoughts.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Hey Cedric! - Awww... thanks! I found out that writing down the peculiarity of my misfiring synapses is in the least, amusing to others :)