Jun 5, 2014

Stuff and Things - Post Ideas that Couldn't Cut It

Sometimes, my brain is so caught up in it's own cleverness that I have trouble telling if my ideas are any good.  Many of them have drafts started for a post before I realize, "Eh, I don't really have that much to say about that."

Here's my too-long-for-Twitter-and-too-short-for-a-blog-post list.

Parting Your Hair on the "Other" Side.

Why is this so hard?  I know it's good to switch up hairstyles every so often, and I was getting paranoid that my hairline was getting higher on the right side, where I part it.  So I decided to start parting on the other side.  Three times.  Because it kept not working.  And it hurts for the first couple days!  What's up with that?!

I Finally Understand Twitter.

I was confused and lost at first.  But now I get it.  You can talk to total strangers and it's not weird!  And you can post a bunch of times in a row without overly annoying people.  AND that whole hashtag thing that I kinda hated, is not what I thought it was.  I feel like Twitter makes better use of hashtags than Facebook at this point.  (Facebook is the only place where I see long, obnoxious strings of hashtags at the end of a post.)

Bathroom Etiquette

I could probably write a whole post about this, but I shouldn't have to.  Just thinking about it makes me feel grumpy, like yesterday (and yes, I did get 10 hours of sleep last night).  So here's a quick list of things you probably should do:
  1. Pick up stuff that you drop on the ground.  C'mon, there's no way you didn't notice that you dropped the extra roll of toilet paper and then it unrolled through all the stalls.
  2. Wipe the seat after you're done if you're a hoverer.  Just, ew.
And here's a couple of things you should not do:
  1. Talk on your phone in the bathroom.  At least give me the illusion of privacy with my bathroom noises!
  2. Smoke, legal or illegal stuff.  I mean, I kind of admire your guts for smoking pot in public, but I hate that smell, and you're being inconsiderate and irresponsible here.  Aren't you at your job right now?


Isn't it about time we let it go?  Back in 4th grade, I got put in a remedial writing class, to learn how to properly slant my cursive.  Now, I don't even know how to do letters that aren't in my name.

Perfectly (or Poorly) Timed Movie Quotes

So once upon a time in a past life, I was at a gas station with my then boyfriend.  He was going in to get something for himself and asked if I wanted anything.

"Cranberry juice, please."

"What, are you on your period?"

I was, as well as confused about the correlation between cranberry juice and that time of the month, and unsure by his tone of voice whether I should be offended.  It's ok, I know better now.  Also, it's a slight misquote (from The Departed), but close enough.

I'm actually starting to think I should have saved that last one for a post, but really, I can't think of any other examples!

Do you have any perfectly or poorly timed movie quote stories?  What about blog posts that just could cut it?

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  1. WHY can't hoverers clean up after themselves? I don't get it. Women gross me out like that.

    1. I know, right?! The women's room here is surprisingly bad for a corporate building BUT... I've heard even worse stories about the men's room. So I guess I can't complain too much.

  2. Thanks for linking up Jenn!
    I, for the life of me, cannot commit to a part on the other side. My hair never feels right!

    1. It really doesn't! You do all these things without even realizing it, like shaking the head to readjust, or running fingers through hair, and mine were all subconsciously programmed for the right side part. I've finally gotten to the point where I don't have to consciously think about all those movements and it's a bit of a relief.

  3. I remember when I had long hair parted on the side, how it hurt to switch sides. And now you got me curious enough to search on it. I couldn't find a good scientific article on it, but the consensus seems to be that the arrestor pill muscles in the hair follicle (these are the ones that contract to straighten the hair to give you goosebumps) take time to adjust to the new hair direction. From http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Healthy,-Strong-Hair : "Each strand of hair has a muscle in the root called an arrector pili muscle." … "If you tie your hair up high when you are not used to it, at the end of the day you will feel pain. This is how you know you have over worked your arrector pili muscles."

    1. My first thought upon reading that our hair has muscles was "Oh, I should probably wear my hair in a high ponytail to exercise them." Lol! My arrector pili muscles will probably be just fine without a work out regimen.

    2. (laughing) Yeah, Jenn, you've really got to draw the line *somewhere* in this whole self-improvement game. Your hair muscles do NOT need attention.

  4. Also, my favorite public restrooms have soft background music, which really helps with that illusion of privacy thing. I had a teammate in high school who couldn't pee until we turned the water faucet on full blast to mask the noise. She had a "bashful bladder."

    1. Lol! Now that is a term I haven't heard before.

  5. I HATE when people take work-related phone calls in the bathroom. I feel like "Am I not allowed to flush now? Are we trying not to reveal to your colleague that you're in the bathroom right now? Should I just sit here in silence until you either hang up or leave?"

    1. Or you could go the opposite route and make as much noise as possible! Something's wrong with this toilet, I better flush it 5 times, and suddenly I must have a cold, because I need to cough and blow my nose. The passive aggressive response is always tempting, but truthfully I haven't tried it. Definitely don't worry about flushing, though! That's their own fault for talking in there in the first place.


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