Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Thoughts lately...

1) It's obvious I'm getting older because the parts that bother me now in horror movies are when people fall down stairs or get tossed about a room.

2) I did an Indian Mound tour last week and it got me wondering - what if all the Appalachian foothills are actually massive Indian Mounds?

3) When I'm shopping in a grocery store other than my usual one, I get confused and easily flustered. Apparently I need lettuce to be in the same place consistently in order for me to find it. Clearly I would be one shitty gatherer. I could hunt though.

10 comments:

Artemis Grey said...

Falling down stairs has always bothered me. Possibly because I've done it so many times myself. Falling 'up' the stairs is even worse. The ultimate, however, is falling down stairs covered in berber carpet.

As someone who's lived in the Appalachian foothills her entire life, I would be totally unsurprised at any Indian related thing that was discovered in them or under them. Including proof of the Little People of Cherokee myth.

I'm relatively sure that the only 'gathering' I'd be good at would involve wild onions and not-ripe-yet persimmons. My group would disown me after the first attempt at eating what I procured...

Artemis Grey said...

Falling down stairs has always bothered me. Possibly because I've done it so many times myself. Falling 'up' the stairs is even worse. The ultimate, however, is falling down stairs covered in berber carpet.

As someone who's lived in the Appalachian foothills her entire life, I would be totally unsurprised at any Indian related thing that was discovered in them or under them. Including proof of the Little People of Cherokee myth.

I'm relatively sure that the only 'gathering' I'd be good at would involve wild onions and not-ripe-yet persimmons. My group would disown me after the first attempt at eating what I procured...

Artemis Grey said...

Falling down stairs has always bothered me. Possibly because I've done it so many times myself. Falling 'up' the stairs is even worse. The ultimate, however, is falling down stairs covered in berber carpet.

As someone who's lived in the Appalachian foothills her entire life, I would be totally unsurprised at any Indian related thing that was discovered in them or under them. Including proof of the Little People of Cherokee myth.

I'm relatively sure that the only 'gathering' I'd be good at would involve wild onions and not-ripe-yet persimmons. My group would disown me after the first attempt at eating what I procured...

Artemis Grey said...

Falling down stairs has always bothered me. Possibly because I've done it so many times myself. Falling 'up' the stairs is even worse. The ultimate, however, is falling down stairs covered in berber carpet.

As someone who's lived in the Appalachian foothills her entire life, I would be totally unsurprised at any Indian related thing that was discovered in them or under them. Including proof of the Little People of Cherokee myth.

I'm relatively sure that the only 'gathering' I'd be good at would involve wild onions and not-ripe-yet persimmons. My group would disown me after the first attempt at eating what I procured...

Artemis Grey said...

Um WOW. I swear to you, I only hit 'publish' ONCE.... Obviously I am a shitty technologist, in addition to being a shitty gatherer... *reaches for more coffee...*

Mindy McGinnis said...

Ha - no problems Artemis. Blogger can be funky sometimes with comments. And besides, it's such an awesome comment I think it deserves four posts :)

I discovered at the Hopewell NHP last week that a weed I'm constantly pulling up was actually a staple in the Native American diet. I had no idea it was edible. I was stunned. And also totally happy b/c I was like, "I'm set. I have these everywhere."

Appalachia - you are beautiful.

La La in the LiBrArY said...

Ha!! I get confused at my regular grocery store.

Debra McKellan said...

I hate going to another branch of the same store and it be completely turned around. What is up? What is down?

Carol Riggs said...

The parts that bother ME in horror movies are...the whole thing. LOL Not my fave genre of entertainment. Interesting about the Indian Mounds! But yeah--I hate going grocery shopping in general. They switch things around on purpose sometimes, so you have to walk by things you don't normally see. And then you possibly might BUY them. ;o)

Kel said...

I have the same problem in unfamiliar grocery stores. Actually, I have that problem in familiar grocery stores half the time.