Thursday, June 24, 2010

Squirrel Thoughts--1

I decided to participate today in Duane Scott's Pleasantly Disturbed Blog Carnival today with some random thoughts of my own. Not that I ever experience randomness. I'm the queen of . . . SQUIRREL!

  • Now where was I? Oh, one thing about Duane. He does have a habit about sticking his foot in his mouth when it comes to old things. Like I don't remember exactly what he last said, but it had something to do with being old. I do remember calling him on it.
  • Which reminds me of the lady in our church who was asked what the best thing was about turning 107. She answered, "The total lack of peer pressure."
  • She was also once asked if she needed a ride to her 100th birthday party. She responded, "No, my son's taking me. But he IS 80, and he doesn't get around like he used to."
  • I read that women "my age" should use an eyelash curler. S'posed to open up our eyes. Should men "my age" use them, too? Would that let them doze off with their eyes open, and we gals would think they were really paying attention?
  • Startled by an elephant getting a bath as I drove past the fairgrounds. I guess there's a circus. What if the animals revolted and ran the show?
  • My dentist's torture assistant told me about her daughter who works for a soft serve ice cream place. She said she's only received one complaint--that the ice cream melted. Duh!
  • True confession: When I was a kid, I used to day dream about going to a Tigers baseball game. Bases loaded. Two outs. Down by 3 runs. Nobody available to bat. (I don't know why. Maybe they were all sick or injured.) The manager looked over the crowd, and his eyes locked with mine. I stepped up to the plate, hefted the bat, and whacked that ball out of the park.
  • Why are silos round? Because a rectangular silo develops air pockets that encourage spoilage. A cylindrical silo is also more likely to withstand a high wind. By the way, Franklin Hiram King developed the first one more than 100 years ago. No relation.
Speaking of kings . . .

 I know how the grandfather clock got its name. Do you?

Copyright © 2010 by Sandra Heska King


  1. LOL at the 107 year old lady! That's hilarious ... and I can't wait to reach that age. :-) Cute post. I'm participating next week.

  2. HAHA! I DO have a problem of sticking my foot in my mouth.

    Which by the way, I will never understand the difference between using the word "old" and "elderly."

    When I'm old, and someone says, "He's so elderly." Translation in my head? "He's old?"

    So I don't get the difference. Sue me. :D

    I love the little old lady.

    And the elephant would totally make me drive off the road.

    Thanks for joining in on the fun!

  3. @Brenda: Oh, I can wait. I hope I'm cute then. And you better play next week!

    @Duane: Will you still eat Cheetos when you're elderly/old?

  4. Duane told me he hoped he had as much wisdom as I did when he was as old as me. I didn't have the heart to tell him that the older you get, the dumber you realize you are.

  5. Sandra...that "old lady" sounds cool!
    Thanks for the afternoon laugh.


  6. And it takes a very wise person to realize how dumb he/she is. I don't feel wise. But I feel very dumb.

  7. Jay: Let's meet again next week. Same station.

  8. Now this post is REALLY random. Boy, when you do a thing, you do it.

  9. Awesome post! I love the old lady. I usually feel uncomfortable around the elderly (weird?), but I want to meet this one.

    That is a CRAZY Cheeto art video. C R A Z Y.

  10. Love this! Particularly like your very elderly friend:)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Eyelash curler? In a pigs eye! I don't mean that literally, of course.

  12. Love the 107 year young lady! She sounds awesome.

    And the elephant getting a bath? How cool is that?

    and yes, better to have loved and lost...

  13. Sandy,
    You had me giggling my head off! I"m going to have to check this thing of duane's out. I'm missing out!

  14. @Cassandra: I aim for excellence in randomness.

    @Lainie: I kinda thought you'd like the crazy Cheeto thingie. Do I make you uncomfortable? ;)

    @Karen: So sad. She did not make it to 108. :(

    @Helen: Hysterical!

    @Louise: And it was a baby at that! We thought we were hallucinating.

    @Laura: This was fun. Play next week!