Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Thoughts lately...

1) If I wrote a Dr. Seuss-esque book about the research I do for my novels it would be titled "Oh, The Things You Now Know." It would be totally inappropriate for children.

2) For some of my upcoming titles it's going to be very hard to answer the oft-asked question, "Where did you get the idea for this book?" If I'm honest the answer will be things like, "Well, I was lying in bed and thinking that being awake for a lobotomy would really hurt," and "One day I was thinking about Woody Guthrie and brain parasites..."

3) Why are the buttons on men and women's shirts different?


5 comments:

tollyfaye said...

The button thing has to do with knights and swords and not getting their shirts tangled up when drawing their swords. Because that is the useless information that swarms in my head and prevents things like remembering to dust weekly from popping up. :)

I am a growned up, and would love to read your Suessical book.

and as for the other. . . .

R.C. Lewis said...

I thought men's and women's shirt buttons were on opposite sides because it had to do with whether it was expected you were buttoning your OWN shirt, or someone was doing it for you. Back in the days when some people didn't dress themselves.

1000th.monkey said...

I agree with RC Lewis, that's what I recall being told as the reason. But... zippers? Does the flap of material over the jeans zipper open on the opposite side as well?

...Goggle may be a better way to confirm that, rather than staring at random people's crotches all day...

Mindy McGinnis said...

Obviously I need to just find someone to dress me.

Shae McDaniel said...

I would absolutely read that research book, especially if it's written Mary Roach-style. DO IT.