It’s Thursday! … I have a cold. So guess what? You get a window on the Noonybrain. o.O
1. Chocolate is good food.
2. Why is Starbucks so blinking expensive? I don’t like their practices, and they burn their beans, and yet I still go there and buy stuff. I spent seven bucks this morning!! On a coffee and a scone! Isn’t it Einstein who said stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?
3. Einstein is stupid.
4. Yeah, yeah. I know. Shut up. It’s MY list, I have a cold, and I can say whatever witless witticisms I desire! Besides, Einstein is a hero of mine.
5. So is Ben Franklin.
6. And DaVinci. I love his idea of the trivium and quadrivium. (Extra points if you know what those are without googling them.)
7. I love Google. I love googling stuff. Makes my writing so much more… well, hey. I’m a curious person. Google is like crack for curious people. Must.keep.clicking…
8. I’m a big fan of Day and Nightquil. I also use propolis tincture and VitaBiotic, as well as my regular vitamins, when I’m sick. And lots of sleep. Saw a thing once, about the duration of the cold from the Renaissance to the present. Sadly, I don’t remember where, so I can’t give credit, but it went something like this: colds, 1598: treatment – bed rest, chicken soup, water, juice; duration, two weeks. 1955: treatment – bed rest, chicken soup, Vick’s cough syrup, Vick’s rub, water, juice; duration, two weeks. Present day: treatment – Dayquil, Nightquil, Contac or Benadryl cold, chicken soup, tea, Echinacea and goldenseal, vitamin C, multivitamin, bed rest, juice, salt water gargle; duration…
9. I’m tired of coughing.
10. Humidifiers really help at night, particularly in a cold place where there are heaters that steal all the water out of the air. We put tea tree essential oil in ours, which is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. I slept a lot better last night.
11. I actually like Office 2007. There are several new features that I’ve grown to depend on, mostly having to do with how fast I type and maneuver around the keyboard. I like being able to control formatting on paste, for example, and more pasting options. It’s a lot smarter about where and how to paste images, too.
12. I feel bad for homeless people. I know, that sounds like the usual yuppie complaint, but there was this crazy woman at Starbucks this morning, dressed in thick rags and talking to herself. She bought herself coffee and then tried to talk to me. I feel bad because I don’t have all the energy to heal everyone I come in contact with, no one does. Mother Teresa said, don’t be afraid to do the little you can do, because it matters. But when I see people like this woman, I feel like it’s never enough, there is too much misery in the world. No one should be shamefaced in giving back to the world a portion of its lost heart, which is the frontispiece from Sarah Ban Breathnach’s excellent book, Simple Abundance, though I can’t remember the woman who said it. But anyway, I try to remind myself of that, to remind myself of what I do for others and that it’s enough in the eyes of the Universe.
But that woman will still be cold today, and hungry, and crazy. And I feel bad for her.
13. I’m not always this morose. My puppy makes me happy. She’s got cute feet, and they smell like corn tortilla chips. (Don’t look at me like that. You go smell your dog and tell me if they don’t smell like chips! And if you don’t have a dog, don’t judge what you don’t know!)
I TOLD you it was a random list!