Saturday, December 1, 2007

Weekly Wonderings #38

1. The setting: Sunday at the communion table at church. The players: lots of kids and a hip priest. The action: hitting, choking and whining.

2. Seeing youngest playing with a friend at the ice rink last week, I note that they're running after pigeons. Terrorizing the pigeons? I call that payback for the pigeon poop falling on me 20 years ago. Yeah, I can hold a grudge.

3. I took a red-eye out to stay with my mom. As we're entering the airport, I see the big neon warning sign: Condition Orange. No Waiting at Curb. My question is when could you ever wait at the curb? I think we might be using terrorism for an excuse here.

4. Why does Redbook magazine have men's perfume samples in it? Is this a holiday phenomenon or have I just not been paying attention?

5. Some fashion advice for you. If you're going to go to the expense of a pedicure and show it off. Please, wash the backs of your feet. Ewwww.

6. i know several people who are able to use no capitalization in their emails (or their blogs for that matter, jenica). for me, it is more work to not capitalize.

7. can i not capitalize because i'm too old? or is it just my anal-retentive nature?

8. T-shirt spotted for the first time: Is Anal Retentive Hyphenated?

9. When does the excitement morph from awkward running as a boy to sauntering as a tween?

10. Passing a napkin to a kindergartner after she'd eaten a snack, I'm told, as she passes it back to me, "I don't need them. My tongue is my napkin."


D... said...

I want that t-shirt!

I'm wondering the same about your #9 and #10 made me smile. :)

josie2shoes said...

This was a fun read, Patty, I totally enjoyed every one! I can't do the no-capitals thing either, even though I'm certain it would be easier on the hands. Our grade-school teachers would have recoiled in horror... those perfect capital letters were drilled into us! :-)

Jeni said...

Anal retention must reign here then cause I have more problems if I were to stop and NOT capitalize than if I do. Loved the last one about the napkin vs the tongue and Communion table -#1 - ah, reminded me of back in August when I took Miss Maya to church with me - just the two of us -and she explored virtually the entire church, visited with several different parishioners during the service and time for communion? She knelt at the altar between a guy who has a lot of physical challenges from an auto accident and a lady who just joined the congregation that day -about two tables at least, ahead of when I went up for communion. She definitely made the rounds that day!

Jillie Bean (AKA Bubba's Sis) said...

I'm totally with you on #6 and #7 (which means I probably need #8).

sandy shoes said...

i know really smart people who don't capitalize. but for me, it requires actual physical effort not to do it. so i need a nap now.

Gill said...

7. I hate to admit to being old, so I am going with anally retentive!

I want the T-Shirt too :-)

I really enjoyed reading this :-)

Steph said...

I can just see the boys chasing the pigeons, and the "my tongue is my napkin" happens hear alot!! :)

Bren said...

#10 is common at my house! :)

I try to be hip sometimes and follow the no capitalization trend but it's a lot of work for me too. The English teacher in me cringes every time.

The Owners said...

I cannot stand when emails or blog posts are all in lowercase. It really drives me crazy. I don't even do it when I'm IMing people.

I used to post blog entries for another blogger. She would email her entry to me and expect me to post as is. Nothing doing. It was all in lowercase with glaring spelling errors. HORRIFYING.

Amy said...

like this... no caps??? i guess it depends on my mood or state of mind, for that matter!!!


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