Thursday Thirteen!!

Like the Idol theme??  I thought I would bring this back today because I have no idea what else to blog about.

Thirteen Things I Wonder About

  1. Why do men feel extra special when they have hiiiigh trucks or looooow cars?
  2. Why do name brands make you cooler than me?
  3. Who chose green for go and red for stop?
  4. Why do men screw lids on so tightly?
  5. Why is my toilet bowl supposed to be germ free?
  6. Who was the genius who took a cocoa bean and figured out how to make chocolate?  Whoever that was needs a shrine.
  7. Who invented kissing?
  8. How does music come off the black tape in a cassette? (for those of you that remember what a cassette is)
  9. Who’s house is actually filthy enough that they need to hide odors with Febreeze?
  10. Why do they personify the food their trying to sell in commercials?  Like the shrimp in the DQ one?  Do I really want to go eat their children now?
  11. Why are two year olds so angry and violent?
  12. How come I find office supplies so exciting?
  13. Why do humans have this need to make everything smell like something?  Seriously, diapers don’t need to smell like anything, nothing can mask the foul odor about to ensue.

11 comments

  1. I think I should take it upon myself to answer your questions:
    1. Why do men feel extra special when they have hiiiigh trucks or looooow cars?— because we’re way hotter than them and it’s the only way to get noticed….
    2. Why do name brands make you cooler than me?—because, well i don’t know
    3. Who chose green for go and red for stop?—red is more noticeable and gets your attention faster, unless you’re color blind, then it really sucks
    4. Why do men screw lids on so tightly?—to make themselves feel useful when we ask them to unscrew them
    5. Why is my toilet bowl supposed to be germ free?—so you can drink out of it…hahaha
    6. Who was the genius who took a cocoa bean and figured out how to make chocolate? Whoever that was needs a shrine.—there’s a movie about that, but I can’t remember what it’s called
    7. Who invented kissing?—a monkey
    8. How does music come off the black tape in a cassette? (for those of you that remember what a cassette is)—hahaha i just found one the other and thought the same thing
    9. Who’s house is actually filthy enough that they need to hide odors with Febreeze?—people with nasty big dogs that smell like wet dog
    10. Why do they personify the food their trying to sell in commercials? Like the shrimp in the DQ one? Do I really want to go eat their children now?—so that kids would want to eat them. Kids seem to like to eat funny shaped talking things
    11. Why are two year olds so angry and violent?—they just say it how it, making up for what we’re feeling half the time
    12. How come I find office supplies so exciting?—cause you’re odd
    13. Why do humans have this need to make everything smell like something? Seriously, diapers don’t need to smell like anything, nothing can mask the foul odor about to ensue.—i think scented diapers smell worse then the unscented ones.

  2. Oh man I HATE the scented diapers! I hate the scented wipes too! I have to use them for one daycare boy because that’s what his Mom brings him and they are so horrible. Plus I think all the perfume is just bad for them anyway.

  3. I will be honest and say that I like the cucumber & green tea scented wipes by huggies. They smell so nice!

    I really hate that Febreeze commercial where they show the febreeze liquid absorbing the “smell” particles (wth?) and then they just disappear… THIS IS SO WRONG, PEOPLE!!! I mean, matter just doesn’t disappear, it’s not possible! Gah!

  4. Ya I really hate scented things unless their actually using essential oils. my pit stick and hair products are the only things in my house like that and I have to be careful with choosing or else I get headaches from the smell.

  5. Chocolate inventor? yes definitely a shrine for that person.

    Screw lids on so tightly? so they can later show off by opening them when we can’t.

    Febreeze–well once we cleaned out a rent house after the renters took off. Even after we cleaned the carpets there was a vile odor. We saturated the place…and opened all the windows. Eventually the smell left.

    I enjoyed your ponderings.

  6. Twos are violent and angry because we say “no” a lot to them. They’ll get over it–eventually. Unfortunately when they become teens it starts all over :}
    I think men and their cars has a lot to do with testosterone. Take a look at the number of middle aged balding men driving convertibles. Can you say “mid-life crisis”?

    Or perhaps (snicker) it’s feelings of inadequacy.There was also a wonderful cartoon some time back in the Washington Post featuring a guy getting laughed at in the locker room, bedroom, etcetera for–well, lack of endowment. In the last panel he has acquired a Hummer and is driving along with everyone pointing and laughing. And the last panel is “Hummer–now EVERYONE will know!”

    Not only should there be a shrine for the cocoa bean genius, they should be named a deity!!!

    Happy Belated TT!

  7. I am dying to answer these myself… so here goes!
    1. I’ve seen women do the same thing with trucks and cars. I think it’s like how cats will sit on anything that puts them higher up or that marks out a special space, like a piece of paper on a table. When we’re way up high we can see everything and it’s like being on a throne; down low I guess people associate with shiny fast cars being cool. Plus I guess it’s cool to be closer to the road or something; maybe it feels like you’re going faster!

    2. Boy, name brands are stupid. I mean, they can be good for informational purposes (e.g. my coworker’s food says mcdonald’s every day, she is clearly going to die young) but that’s about it!

    3. I think red has psychological stuff that makes it signal danger to us – maybe they picked green because it’s the opposite of red! I wonder if we can attribute this to the guy who invented the stop light, Garrett Morgan. His parents were freed slaves!

    4. I don’t think screwing on lids tight is a man thing… maybe the men in your life don’t know their own strength 😉 I used to screw lids on very tightly because I thought I was supposed to, but then I realized what a pain it was to open them!

    5. That is a GREAT question about the toilet bowl. My mother was always really paranoid about toilets, especially public ones… but it’s not like we don’t wash our hands afterwards!

    6. Sadly, I think that the chocolate thing was a slow process, not one person. Was it the Aztecs who had a spicy corn and chocolate drink, no sugar? And used cacao beans for money? And then I think it was people in Spain who added sugar to it. You might be able to find out who started the sugar thing that turned it into fabulous candy 🙂

    7. I think kissing almost has to be hard-wired. Mother Nature invented kissing.

    8. LOL – I was just sorting through all my cassettes the other day. Awesome synchronicity. Um… magnetic… magic… of some kind?

    9. HA! I never questioned the febreze commercials… maybe because I have seven cats. But jeeze, even then keeping the litterboxes clean and the house aired out (or at least burning incense sometimes, in the winter) is enough. (and i’ve heard that febreze stuff is really bad for pets!)

    10. Or the dancing raisins! Maybe they think that we’re more likely to eat meat if the animals tell us to? (I don’t know how that explains the dancing raisins though.)

    11. Huh. I don’t think two year olds are angry or violent… maybe you just know very angry two year olds? I think that they can have a hard time at that age because they are just starting to be able to understand boundaries (like “mine!” and of course the ever-cherished “no!!!”) and often they are surrounded by people who get to lay down the law but won’t explain how the law works. I was blessed with a two-year-old who would respect pretty much any rule as long as he heard the explanation for it… unless he was overtired, of course, which is a whole other problem.

    12. I don’t know what it is about office supplies, but I’m the same way. No wait! I do! It’s like art supplies. It just offers this vast sense of possibilities.

    13. THEY SCENT DIAPERS NOW? That is a TERRIBLE IDEA. This is a lot like the Febreze thing. Or when they tried to convince women that scented douche was a good idea. Or “personal hygiene sprays.” Or any of that other evil crap. Bad ideas!!!!

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