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Posts Tagged ‘random-thoughts

Why is the sky blue?

Why would you EVER want to keep your enemies closer than your friends?

How did Dr. Oz get so smart?

If I want what I want because I want it, why can’t I have it?

If I was born to be rich, why do I not have any money?

What happened to the dirt that used to be inside potholes? Why did it leave and where did it go?

If you don’t need one in the first place, why do you buy two for the price of one?

Where is the logic in slapping a child because they hit someone?

If everyone fails the ‘new math’ why do they not just put back the old one?

Why is it that when I watch a series for only the second time, it is the same episode I saw months ago for the first time?

Why do I know all the words for a zillion songs but can’t remember a phone number?

Why are all the good guys already married? Where was I when they were single?

Is there such a thing as a family that does not have black sheep or a quirky shepherd?

How come second place on Idol ends up becoming a success and number one fizzles out? What does that say about the voters?

If every religion says they are the only right one, doesn’t that make God kind of small?

How can people possibly believe the plots on soap operas?

Just because animals don’t talk, why do humans presume they are dumb?

Where did the F word come from?

Okay – I have worked too many days in a row and need some down time. OMGosh – Jenny McCarthy has broken up with Jim Carey! (I realize as I type and look up at the telly.) How am I going to enjoy my three days off after hearing that? This happened last April? How did I not know about this? (No. It is not a pimple. It is my tongue in my cheek.)

Jeez. Do people really care about celebrity make ups and break ups?

AND my final question: How could I have been so wrong about Michael Buble??

~ Intrepid Woman signing off for 3 days (looking for answers in all the wrong places…..)


Why is it that when we know what we know, we still do dumb things, as if we did not know?

If I have been there before and did not like it, why would I go back there again?

Sometimes I say it and mean it and wish it but obviously did not mean it!

Even when it is really important, with life depending on it, why can I not do it for the sake of others if I cannot do it for my own sake…

It is tiring learning the same lesson over and over again. That means I am not learning the lesson. . .

Free will has a lot of flaws when you are only human.

Contemplating life just hurts my head sometimes!

Time marches on, but some days we only limp along.

Tomorrow is another day and for that I say, “Hurray!”


“Wednesday is the middle, I’m glad it’s not the end.
I want it to be Thursday, ’cause Wednesday’s not my friend.
This week is much too busy, I want to push time back,
But then I’d have to face it over and that would truly suck!
It’s not over ’til it’s over . . . sang the fat lady with glee;
When it’s over I’ll be happy because it sucks to be me!
Only today of course, I don’t mean that all the time,
But today I’d give it all away, just offer me a dime!”

(Written before my appointment at the Women’s Imaging Centre in Calgary where I had 10 needles in my neck – 4 for freezing and 6 for biopsies on growths in my thyroid. Intrepid Woman is glad THIS day is over!)

What I have learned by my 8th birthday and after a trip to France:

– It is okay to talk loud, laugh often and argue with those you love.

– Always wishing for Friday and the weekend is a merry-go-round that ends with a whole lot of missing life.

– If no one died because of it, then do not stress over it.

– Walking gets you there slower than driving, but oh, the view and the smells along the way!

– Never think that you are irreplaceable at your job and therefore you must devote your entire life to it. Everyone is replaceable. Everyone.

– Life is not a list of “to do’s”. We DON’T have to always:

> check our work emails after work hours or when on holidays,

> eat dinner right at 5 pm,

> take our shoes off at the door,

> tell kids to say please and thank you constantly and make them hug old people when they don’t want to,

> feel guilty when we read a book instead of scrub the toilet,

> say yes when deep down we want to say no,

> give a reason or excuse when we say no.

We should:

> take time to listen to the sounds of silence;

> take time to breathe in and breathe out and just be;

> get up really early to see the sunrise, smell the morning dew and walk through the grass in our bare feet;

> drive out of the city to a place where there are no lights reflecting in the sky to truly see the stars;

> really listen to the other person instead of planning what we are going to say next;

> go to the bakery early enough to buy a chocolate croissant while it is still warm from the oven;

> thank our Higher Power for every joy and every tear and every person who is part of our life – past, present and future;

> accept change as the reality of life. We do not grow without change;

> always be as kind to ourselves as we try to be to those we love;

> get over it and get on with it;

> be patient. Everything happens when it is supposed to. It may not be in our timing, but our timing is not always the right timing. The wait is always worth it. Always.

> and finally – always trust your gut. When that little voice or second sense or Holy Spirit, or whatever you want to call it, tells you something, listen and be guided, in all things big and small. You will never go wrong.

Historically Speaking

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