Saturday, May 10, 2014

Random Thoughts

---Time for some Random Thoughts! It’s been far too long since I’ve shared with you the insanity that runs through my head. Welcome, newcomers. I hope you love these as much as I do.
---If not, well, tough.
---While visiting some website, the words “This is where I leave you” appeared across the top of the tab, just for a second. I wish I had the time to get a screen cap. What a quiet message, yet fraught with longing.
---Yesterday I read about caterpillars that look like leaves, so naturally last night I dreamed that every tree I came across was full of them.
---One week of camping without any electronics can reset your biological clock, helping you sleep at night. However, doing so requires camping outside for one week without electronics. You can see the problem there.
---Richard Matheson wrote I AM LEGEND, the novel that got turned into that Will Smith movie that ruined the ending. Matheson’s son Chris is the creator of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Let that sink in for a minute.
---America has five percent of the world’s population, yet it produces one quarter of the world’s garbage.
---The embassies of Slovak and Slovenia exchange wrongly addressed mail once a month.
---There is actually a musical of the book/movie AMERICAN PSYCHO. I’m not sure how to feel about that. Confused? Confused.
---A flight from Denver to Baltimore was diverted to another airport for security reasons. Said security reasons that two people complained about an R rated movie they couldn’t shut off being shown to their two young children. No, there’s no way those movie-complaining terrorist parents will win.
---The “Cobra Effect” is when the solution to a problem actually makes the problem worse. I assume it’s named after COBRA from G.I. Joe. Those guys couldn’t do anything right.
---“Ancient Daddy Longlegs Had Four Eyes, Not Two.” And will haunt your nightmares for eternity.
---A missing boy was found playing in a claw machine. Not with it. Inside of it.
---Granted, he was hardly more than a toddler, but I still can’t figure out how he managed to do that.


  1. American Psycho as a musical??? Okay, mind officially blown.

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  3. I read American Psycho many years ago. I thought the book was cool, kind of fresh and original, in the beginning, but I got bored of all the torture and description of expensive suits when I was half way through.

    Americans never stop surprising. Maybe they're not to different, just more expressive. I sometimes say that 75% of the population are idiots, in any country. Some of my friends find this statement provocative, but some agree >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  4. I looked up that story about the plane being diverted. It's hard to imagine the pilot choosing to divert the plane unless the family became unruly and abusive. The family claims they did not even raise their voices, just requested the movie be turned off.

    The truth probably lies somewhere between ... as it usually does.

  5. American Psycho as a musical would only work if the killer takes out every single musical composer before it's done.

  6. Ok, I'm new to these random thoughts posts, but I love them. Seriously. fun and fabulous facts, right? Some disturbing, some's a perfect weekend read :)

  7. I didn't click on the daddy long legs link. I closed out Facebook for a while today until the spider article on my feed gets pushed down enough that I don't have to see it. I loathe/am afraid of spiders. I think that the family must have done something to get the plane diverted. There's no way a pilot would have done that unless something was going on.

  8. I read that Slovak/Slovenia thing somewhere too... Oh wait. Was that on @GoogleFacts? You know, the Twitter feed?

  9. Boy crawls into claw machine... that sounds like something one of my kids would do. LOL

  10. I don't call those random thoughts. I call that whole post an essay.

  11. I could never camp out for one week without electronics. However--a cruise is similar. You can take a Kindle, I guess...but you can't download any new books. Seems like that would be tough!

  12. I enjoyed this random stuff. I didn't know about Chris, and how did that boy get in the claw machine?

  13. Hi JE - we had an outbreak here of the Bird Cherry Ermine caterpillars and moths ... and they come out in the Netherlands too and no doubt elsewhere ..

    They hatch, build their webs completely covering cars, trees and anything in between - it is a sight ... nature is amazing ... then they hatch:

    See Wiki - if you're brave enough!

    Fresh air and just getting away from the keyboard is an essential .. and so good for us -

    Hope you sleep?! Cheers Hilary

  14. Oh, man, I did comment! And, even worse, I have no idea what I was talking about.
    I hope it made sense at the time.


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