Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Things I've Learned Thursday

1) There's just certain foods I can't eat since eating it when I was a kid. One of them is Scooter Pies or moon pies. Blech! It was a staple in my lunch pail but I get nauseous just thinking about having to eat one. Do you remember the smell of the lunchpails after the bologna sandwiches, apple and chips all saturated in together and came out with one huge smell? Yech!

2) I need to put the birds who feed from my bird feeder on a diet. They are consuming a whole bag of seed in less than a week. (The cheeseburger bird is STILL asking for cheeseburgers.)

3) There must be a pregnancy surge going on. In the last two weeks alone, I've heard of 4 people being pregnant. At least I know that I'm not one of them.

4) I love when I see kids outside playing instead of being zoned out on electronics. I passed a little girl jumping rope outside and it took me back to when I was a kid and my mom had to yell for us to come inside. It was usually met with an, "Awwwwwww!"

5) I think I've discovered three new diet strategies. The first one is called, Eat with Ants. It's where you can eat any food you want but outside on a blanket. When the ants come,it's a sign that meal time is over. The second one is Eat it While It's Hot. You can eat anything you want as long as long as you follow the bite of food with a bite of a serrano chili. By the time your taste buds are burnt, you won't want to eat anything that's on your plate. The third one is called Sharing a Meal with the Flies. Similar to the Eating with Ants but eat anything you want outdoors. Anything the flies land on, is now their property. Eat only what hasn't been shared with the flies.

6) I think I've discovered my calling! Wii Golf. Seriously, I hit the professional status. I screamed like I had just one the Masters! Move over Tiger, here I come!

7) I have certain words that I seriously don't know the correct way to pronounce them. One is "envelope". Some say, "awn-velope" and others say, "in-velope". (I say the latter.) And how about the word, "progress". Some say, "pro (long O)gress and others say, "pro (short O)gress".

8) Why is it that when something breaks (like my LCD tv) that it's right after the one year warranty is up?

9) I have serious avoidance being, doing my taxes before the deadline.

10) I think I'm going to claim the birds as exemptions on my taxes this year. After all, I'm giving them food and shelter, right?

What have you learned?


clew said...

HA! Great list! :) The fly diet sounds like a winner - I will NOT eat anything a fly has sat on. Not when 2 minutes ago it was sitting on either roadkill or dog poop. YUCK!

By the looks of my butt, I'd better start eating every meal outside. ;)

Hey there, I've been lurking over here occasionally, visiting via blogroll hopping. Just had to comment on this post - good stuff :D ~ See ya around! xoxo

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I'm liking your diet strategies actually. lol Also, I say envelop both ways. Just depends on what mood I'm in. lol

Nezzy said...

Wonderful list! Yep, those little birds come enjoy, invite their friends and there ya go. I buy black oil sunflower seeds by the 50lb. bag. I feed the year round also!

Have a terrific day, sweetie!!!

zunzun said...

Ugh...I'm jealous...I've done pretty good in all the other ones but the Wii has all but yelled at me that I suck at golf (funny thing is that I'm just as bad trying to use a real club) it me or does she sound a bit condescending...maybe I need to switch to the male trainer. Oh...and I think she's hitting on my husband...keeps telling him "you ARE strong" in this icky sweet sexy voice!LOL!

I love the diet strategies but knowing me I'd swat the ants away and keep eating...or numb my tongue and keep eating anyway...I really need to excercise more!

Mari said...

The fly diet would do it for me!
I say en - velope.

Arizona Mamma said...

Two things...the little girl playing outside with the jumproap is exactly the reason my husband and I will not buy a video game console for our kids. Aren't we ogres? We just don't want them vegging out on one when there are so many better ways to spend their time.

The other thing is the warranty. I think it's a conspiracy. Totally. I think things are only designed to last until the warranty exprires. Unless of course you actually buy the extended warranty. In which case, they scan it with a special scanner that tells it to last at least that long. I'm onto them.

My name is PJ. said...

I always like reading your Thursdays, Simone!

I've learned that the birds will eat exactly as much as you put out there, no matter how much that is.

I say "on vel ope" and I have no clue why; I just always have.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Hahaha about the moon pies! My dad loves those. They throw them out at Mardi Gras parades down here in the south. :-) I hear ya about the pregnancy surge... I Know sooo many people that are preggers. I wonder if maybe I'll be next? ;-)

Suz said...

I loved your list today. For me the equivalent of Moon Pies are Peeps. Those nasty little marshmallow birds. I used to love them now I can hardly look at them!

Denise said...

Stopping over from UBP10 to say HI! Great blog! I am your newest follower.

Veronica Lee said...

I was taught to pronouce awn-velope but people started laughing - so now I stick to 'ann-velope'!

K. Rock said...

One of the things I used to eat all the time was Hamburger Helper. used to love it as a kid but now it is disgusting to me.

Everyone around me is getting pregnant too. Both my best friends and my brother. Everybody getting "cozy" during the winter and popping out babies during the summer.

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Lin said...

Shouldn't those birdies be on their own this time of year??? I put a little bit of food out, but they should be able to find plenty in nature now. Don't be an enabler, Simone, just put out half of the food.

Life with Kaishon said...

Isn't that the absolute worst when something breaks and the warranty JUST ended. It happens to me all the time. So annoying!


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