Friday, May 11, 2012

Random Thoughts

Often I get random ideas that don't amount to a whole post on their own, but are interesting or fun and I want to share them.  This is a compilation of such ideas, completely random and unrelated.

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Is it better to have false hope than no hope at all?  While biking a very long (8 mile) hill, I passed a sign that indicated "squiggly road next 4 miles."  I figured that meant it was 4 miles to the top, since I was pretty sure it didn't straighten out anywhere.  Alas, 1/2 mile later, I saw the next sign: "squiggly road next 6 miles."   For the next 6 miles I wondered if I would have been happier not knowing it was going to be 6 more miles to the top, or if the disappointment of passing the 4-mile mark and still climbing would have been worse.

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I work at the local library.  Over the years, I've noticed an inverse relationship between the amount of money a patron owes and the likelihood they will argue over it.  That is, the patron who owes 25 cents is more likely to argue than the one who owes 25 dollars.  I'm pretty sure this is true, but. . . could it just be that we remember the person who argues for ten minutes over 25 cents and forget the dozens who pay with a smile?

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Does spending a lot of time wondering what people are thinking mean I'm getting old and cranky?  In the grocery, I see so often that someone has taken something--often from a cold case--and then, changing their mind, just dumped it on a random shelf somewhere.  That item will have to be thrown away, which raises the store's costs, and therefore raises prices for all of us, folks.  Think it through.  Maybe even before you dump it in your cart?

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"Acting the age you feel can result in feeling the age you are."

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 If I'm not very hungry, I am not very inclined to get started fixing dinner.  If I AM very hungry, I am too impatient to fix a very good dinner.  There must be a balance here somewhere.

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How can I be fit enough to ride 122 miles in one day, and be tired but not sore the next day.  A week later, I do an easy, flat, 8-mile hike, and so many things hurt the next day!  Unfair!

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In five days I'll be the mother of two teenaged boys.  Would it be unreasonable to run away now, and beat the rush?

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