Thursday, April 7, 2011

Things I've Learned Thursday

1) Wearing shoes that are too tight is like being in labor with a 10 pound baby.

2) Dog poop should be used for undercover purposes. I swear that it remains invisible until the footprints are recognized on the carpet, at least 15 minutes later.

3) Peach cobbler is a special way to share my love.

4) I'm easily amused by nightcrawlers when it's raining. They crawl around like rain is the best thing since coffee grounds.

5) The best feeling in the world is to discover my writing voice once again. It's been almost three years since I wrote a poem. I had hit writer's block head on in that area.

6) My favorite word (used often) in - the last few weeks has been "oops".

7) Folks in Oregon are much more comfy in a good pair of jeans.

8) I feel guilty when I have a conversation with someone and I can't understand them because they either have a deep accent or a speech impediment. I spoke to a client in China and we carried on a conversation on the phone for 10 minutes and most of it was spent with me saying, "Can you repeat that again? I'm not sure if I understood you." She was so very sweet and took it all in stride. Me? I felt terrible.

9) The next time I dream that I can't find my car in the parking lot (which I dream at least 12 times a year or more), I'm going to remind myself that I can always take a cab.

10) Once I get attached to you, you are given a nickname. I guess that's why my dog, Sam has a billion and one of them. One of his new nicknames is Toejam Sam. Trust me, he rightfully owns that nickname.

What have you learned?

20 comments:

Mari said...

I feel awful when I can't understand someone too.
We have so many nicknames in our house. The people have lots, and the animals get even more!

Kathy said...

fun list...
I learned to research something before opening a new Etsy shop....not a good day!

Yvonne said...

#1. TRUE. And I'm feelin it with the lovely Vera Wang shoes I HAD to get at the discount store out west not realizing they really were too small.

Brian Miller said...

jeans rock...peach cobbler is a great way to share love...nice on the poem!!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love your lessons learned....you had me at peach cobbler say no more! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Peach cobbler is just plain magical in my book!!!

Ina in Alaska said...

I agree on the jeans. It is the same here in Alaska. Nice, comfortable, practical clothes. Since I also flit between Alaska and NJ (where they are a bit more fashion conscious) I must be sure to bring more stylish things to wear --- I also notice as I fly East or West how the fashion changes as I observe folks at the airport. I love people watching!

mrstdj said...

Peach cobbler!! Yum yum yum!! I might make one this weekend for my family. Thanks for the idea.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I agree with #1, we went shopping all day with new shoes that were too small-ouch!!

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Joanna Jenkins said...

Peach cobbler! I'd love some of that right about now :-)

I have the same problem with accents. As hard as I try, I have a really hard time understanding them, especially on the telephone.

Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend planned.. minus the missing car dream.

xo jj

Barrie said...

so glad you have re-discovered your poetry voice!

dana said...

I've learned that there is a great difference between one state and another. Indiana had it's own brand of common sense. Florida....it's an adjustment period for us that all professionals are on the lookout for. I do believe our name is being passed around between them....amid laughter.

I also learned that NO MATTER HOW BADLY I need to sell my house....the fact my ex-husband wants to buy it is causing my heart to break.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What's a nightcrawler? They sound scary!

And I sooo agree with the too tight of shoes. Nothing worse than that!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love nicknames, too.

Our daughter Esther was Estie; our son Ron was Ronomosity. And there's not enough time to list the cats' names!

Love your blog, dear. I'll be back!

MissKris said...

Well, I must rate up there somewhere with you since you've blessed me as Miss Kris! :) I am so glad we had the chance to meet and see each other at least a few times before I 'deserted' you and headed for Michigan! For those of you who read this and haven't met her in real life, Simone is an absolute jewel. Seriously. And she's done a marvelous job in raising two lovely daughters. I had the pleasure to meet them, too.

Veronica Lee said...

#8 I feel bad too.

#7 Same with folks in Malaysia. Save for official functions, I'm clad in jeans when I go out and shorts when I'm at home.

Love your list as always, Simone.

Buckeroomama said...

Nothing worse than too-tight shoes, ugh!

grace said...

I feel bad when I don't understand some one too! I remember a shoe repair person from another country and I went in to see if he could repair my son's leather book bag. I'd ask, Can you repair this? He would rattle off something. I attempted several times and would shake my head yes and no to get him to respond that way.
I finally just had to leave because I never could figure out if he could fix it or not.

Lin said...

Everybody gets a nickname here too! And if I can't think of your name quickly, you just get called "whatever-your-name-is". :)

I always dream that I can't find my college classes.

ChilledLeo said...

I have learnt that it's ok to make mistakes because you get to go on another fun adventure just to correct your self :)

 

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