Saturday, October 23, 2004

Who Dat?

I don't know if I am unique in this, but I get particularly upset when I think that someone has misunderstood me. One of my "defenses" against being misunderstood is that I try very carefully to say exactly what I mean. Yet, despite my efforts, there are always occasions when people infer meaning that I never meant to imply. (which, I guess is normal.) But when that happens, AND I don't get the benefit of the doubt, then I really get upset... and it makes me not want to share my thoughts with that person anymore.

Please, don't tell me what I already know regarding this post.
  • I know that what people think shouldn't bother me.
  • I know that I need dialogue.
  • I know that I am too sensitive about this.
  • I know that I can't prevent being misunderstood.


Other random thoughts:

  • I am curious to know if anyone besides me has a favorite herb. I think dill and basil are tied for first in my book.
  • Is it dumb to have a favorite herb?
  • I am perfecting a recipe that is supposed to be the lentil soup we ate in Turkey. That stuff ROCKED! Mine is getting close. I guess that means my version is only stoned.
  • This lady on the news said that the sun is a source of vitamin D. People who don't have even a general knowledge of science should not be allowed to report on it.
  • When I heard the reporter say that, I jumped up, made a growling noise, and threw my arms in the air. That's how much it bugged me.
  • I went to a high school football game tonight because I love my husband. It is not something I would generally choose to do, but it was fun because we got to hang out together. He wanted to see a "good" game. I think it was a good one, though some Spartans may disagree, since they lost.
  • I am not implying that I am a Spartan.
  • But the cheerleaders in that hilarious SNL bit were Spartans. I laughed my pants off when I saw that one.
  • I am not implying that I watch SNL anymore.
  • When I am at a high school football game, I forget to watch the game.
  • I have been to an Army/Navy game. It was very cool.
  • Upon further reflection, I have decided that I like basil a little bit more than dill.
  • The ladies at church made over 170 blankets squares. Someone also made an entire blanket. There were also 7 blankets that someone purchased.
  • I thought Jade would've been a great name for our Chinese daughter. Paul hated it.
  • I think it is funny that HS football in these parts is so hyped. It still seems strange to me.
  • I am not implying that there is anything wrong with the hype.
  • Blogger says that I have only posted 114 times. This is not true.
  • This week at MOPS we packed up shoe boxes to donate for Operation Christmas Child. I was actually bummed when I realized that some of my kids' stocking stuffers got mixed up with the stuff I'd brought, and ended up in a box.
  • I think it is kinda lame that I was upset about a needy kid getting something I'd bought for my kids, when my kids don't really need it at all. But, I was bummed, nonetheless.
  • The song with the lyrics "You found out you loved me just a little too late," was Solitaire, by Laura Branigan.
  • Since I don't like thinking up titles, I am now just typing whatever comes to mind as the title of my posts.
  • I am not implying that there is anything wrong with titles.
  • I was somewhat relieved when the Red Sox won game 7 of the ALCS, even though it meant they beat the Yankees. I think the talk of the "curse" would have been unbearable, had the Sox lost that game.
  • Voter guides are funny.
  • There is a guy at the coffee place in the Dayton Mall who talks INCESSANTLY while you are placing your order.
  • His topics have included: a detailed description of the decaffination process, current price comparisons of coffee drinks, the effect of too much caffeine on him when he has to DO the price comparisons and ends up buying coffee from his competitors (because he is just a "nice guy,") and an explanation of how the Beanery Blended (which is no longer on the menu,) compares to the Cafe Frappelatte.
  • By the way, that's pronounced CAH fay frAH puh lAH tay.
  • I am very tired.
  • I am implying that I would like to go to bed.


Blogger Luisa Perkins said...

The fact that you are a Yankee fan is compensated for by the fact that you know the difference between 'infer' and 'imply.' ;)

Wed Mar 07, 05:32:00 PM  

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