PONDERING: My brain is idling. What’s yours doing?Monday, November 1, 2010 13:00
Involuntary idleness leaves one with a LOT of time to think. You know what they say:
“In works of labour, or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.”
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Here’s what’s been on my mind lately…
Ancient aliens? Really?! Puhleez. And why is that show ALWAYS on television?? It’s always the same discussion and the same pictures and the same theories. Over and over and over again. Hey – get a clue – THE PYRAMIDS ARE JUST REALLY BIG BUILDINGS!
State education systems and school boards. In Texas, or perhaps just our school district, when calculating the ratio of teachers to students, they include in the teacher metric bus drivers and support staff (janitors, cafeteria, office, etc.). HOW is that supposed to be an accurate average measure of how many kids are in actual classrooms and under the supervision of one teacher?? Magically, 25+ kids becomes 17 in all their reported metrics. There are no classes with just 17 except for the special ed classes. FALSE numbers to make everyone look better. Irritates me and makes it nearly impossible to address the problem – it’s HIDDEN from us.
Psychic teens/kids?? Do NOT get me started. Exploitation much?
Job hunting. I must be shooting blanks, because I haven’t bagged one yet.
Autumn. Love the cooler weather, but I’m sick, sick, sick of cleaning the leaves out of the pool.
Cooking. Love doing it, but if it’s a big, multicourse meal, I’m so tired afterward, I don’t enjoy the food.
Emily Procter. What is wrong with aging? I mean, can all that Botox, collagen, and Restylane be good for you? Have you seen her lately on CSI: Miami?
My child. She’s growing like a weed. She’s already 5’1″ and she’s only 11 years old. And she’s smart as a whip – already blows me out of the water in math. She’s the MOST fun kid I’ve met (mom talking here).
Dog hair. Why the f#$@ is it so bloody difficult to get out of rugs? Just when I think I’ve vacuumed it all up, I see more! I’ve tried most brands of vacuums, and I keep going back to an old one that sounds like an airplane engine, but sucks great. But danggit – still see more.
Ignorant judges. I can’t tell you how much it bothers me and how much I think it damages our system when a judge awards money to people because fast food made them fat, or because hot coffee burned them, or because a a band saw cut off their finger. I mean, c’mon! Let evolution sort it out! Don’t award people for being stupid! It just perpetuates the problem.
Dumb criminals. I mean, in a certain aspect, I’m glad they’re dumb – it makes them easier to catch. However, it still makes me shake my head when I see a crook get caught in the car they stole, with the gun they used, and still wearing the clothes with the victim’s blood on it. D’oh!
What makes you scratch your head?