Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Things I've Learned Thursday

1) Jello is NOT a vegetarian food. It has meat by products that are found in the gelatin. It could be pork, beef, chicken, and who knows what else. (Little harmless fact I learned from Married Boo, the vegetarian guru.) Why do they serve Jello in hospitals?

2) The worst part of summer is that I sweat above my upper lip.

3) Mice not only like cheese but they like to eat books. One of my favorite Bible story books that I had when I was a kid has been destroyed thanks to Mickey. If he truly wants to get closer to God, I will help him see the light.

4) Ants have keen noses. They can smell a picnic at least 10 miles away. Obviously, they have poor eyesight because they can't see the Raid can in my hand right by their trail.

5) Who is responsible for making up rules for the NBA? I mean, whoever heard of a loose ball foul? I think they should recruit me to make the rules. I'd have a no cursing on the court foul and a help each other up point advantage. Why is it that football and baseball players can spit on the field but basketball players can't?

6) If only I'd take my own advice that I always give to my dogs. I tell them, "It's a treat, not a meal."

7) I'm not much of a reality tv show watcher but I do have a few favorites. One that I can't even stand to see the previews of, is Toddlers and Tiaras. Where is the child protective services when the moms are reaming their kids for not smiling the right way?

8) I've had a nostalgic craving for Kool-aid popsicles made with the Tupperware popsicle maker. That used to be a staple in my house during the summertime.

9) I love John Wooden's quotes. His wisdom will live on. "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

10) There's nothing that spells closure like a clean email inbox.

What have you learned?


Veronica Lee said...

#1 - I use agar-agar (made of seedweed) for my jellies.

How I love your TILT posts!

Happy Thursday, Simone.

Frau said...

I learned that that early bird does get the worm....birds were going crazy at 4 am today.....I'm tired!
Happy Thursday!

Frau said...

oops gosh i am tired it's Friday now! Happy Friday Simone! I need more coffee!

Bagman and Butler said...

So vegitarians don't eat Jello? What an interesting, if slightly gross, fact! I agree about the weird rules that people make up for sports. Of course if basketball players spat the floor would get slippery. And football players do have to remember to take off their helmets first.

Buckeroomama said...

Haha, Kool-Aid popsicles made with Tupperware popsicle maker... My mom used to make Tang popsicles! :)

Mari said...

I'm loving this one!
#1) - I don't even like to think about this!
#2) I'm with you.
#3) :)
#4) They aren't too smart I guess.
#5) I like your rules.
#6) I should follow that advice too!
#7) I can't stand the ads for that show either. The Mom's appear to be spoiled brats!
#8) We used to have those for a summer treat too.
#9) Great quote!
#10) I also like to see me Google Reader clean.
Thanks - great post!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I had NO idea that jello had meat by-products in it! Ewwwwwww.....

Thank you for stopping by to check on us...yesterday was a better day, hopefully we will continue that trend today!

Have a beautiful Friday Simone~

Redbonegirl97 said...

LOL at #1 were you watching Andrew Zimmerman yesterday or something?

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Ina in Alaska said...

I cannot STAND the spitting at major league sporting events. If my son was a sports star on TV I would tell him NOT TO SPIT in front of the camera. YUCK.

I agree with you about Toddlers & Tiaras. Very very repulsive show and even more repulsive parents. I think I will spit on them myself.


Just Breathe said...

Thanks for the jello tip, I will have to tell my daughter that one.
She stopped eating animals about 10 months ago. She is still learning.
Thanks for sharing your lessons learned. Have a great weekend.

Rona's Home Page said...

I actually saw a History Channel episode about gelatin. Yes, I was also surprised when I found out about the source.

Heart2Heart said...

You can get a popsicle maker like the ones we had growing up at Bed, Bath and Beyond for about $4.

Love your lists and can relate to so many of them.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Country Dreaming said...

Hello--I hpped over from Cow Patty Surprise.
I have learned that now maater if you make a "Things to do list it will never be complete because it
keeps growing and you always veer off course. I've also learned--
that's ok.

Have a great weekend!


Suz said...

You got my mouth watering for kool ade pops! My mother used to make the poor man's version. kood ade in te ice tray and a toothpick in each cube.

I agree about Toddlers and Tiaras. I don't watch. The trailers get my blood boiling.

Xmas Dolly said...

I love #3, you're too funny! Show him duh light! hahaha #4 was cute too. I've learned when I get a sore throat I make fruit smoothies with ice. I take a swallow & hold it in the back of my throat & it freezes my glands back there & gives me a break from the uncomfortableness for a while. ~~hehe~ me sick! I also learned I hate being sick in the summer (of course I knew that)! Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by.

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

I love no.6.

I hate spitting! When a man tells me it's cos they have to clear their chests playing sport I tell him that I never had to do that when I played hockey or netball or any other sport! You don't see tennis players spitting do you?

natalee said...

ewwww about the jello.... and i had to laugh about the upper lip sweating...i do

sanjeet said...

football players do have to remember to take off their helmets first.
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Relyn said...

I am cracking up at your list. Dying here.

Multiple personalities.. said...

You know I told my vegetarian friend that Jello was made with meat byproducts, and she didn't believe me. And yes, summer is awesome, but I hate that it makes me sweat too. I loved this list, I might just have to make up my own list soon. Thanks for sharing!

Deidra said...

These posts are my favorites!

Danica said...

I had no idea about Jello!!! EWWWW

LOL at the loose ball foul. I'm about to ask LW what in the heck!?!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great list! I didn't know that about jello! Yuck!
I agree with and laughed at the rest & I have that tupperware popsicle maker somewhere still! Aww... memories! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Life with Kaishon said...

Green jello! That made me laugh. I totally count it!

Erin said...

I cannot believe that about the jello. I'm HORRIFIED! But so glad you shared that.

I hate sweating anywhere, but especially above my lip and between my boobs (TMI!).


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