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…

Two weeks.


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!

16 thoughts on “Thursday 13 – December 3, 2009: Thirteen Randomities

  1. Ella Drake says:

    awww. hugs. I totally understand the random list, my mind works that way, too–even without having a cold.

    Google is totally crackilious.

  2. Alice Audrey says:

    If Einstein is a hero of yours, why do you think he’s stupid? Just curious.

  3. I don’t think he’s stupid. I was attempting to be funny, but I have a cold, so it probably didn’t work. 🙂 He’s a genius.

  4. Feel better! And I must say you’re lucky to have a puppy who’s feel smell like chips. My kitty, who lovingly sticks her paw on my lips now and then, has feet that smell like nothing but dirty toes. Not horrible, just not wonderful. Well, she’s gotta sweat somehow. Heaven knows she plays hard enough, which is good for a ten-year-old!

  5. Inez Kelley says:

    Interesting brain pattern here. I approve!

  6. Elise Logan says:

    Trivium/quadrivium is an educational theory/logic thing, right? I’m not real clear, I just remember reading about it. But it wasn’t linked to Da Vinci when I read about it. Some other Ren philosopher, but I don’t remember who. Assuming I have the right thing.

    Anyway. colds: shots of doom. best thing for sore throats. put 2 TBSP lemon juice in a shot glass with 1/4 tsp cayenne. Shoot it. chase with 1 tsp (or more!) of honey.

    I promise you it works better than any otc sore throat/cough remedy.

  7. Yay on the trivium quadrivium!!

    And ick on the medicine idea, but I agree, it works. What also works is a “soup” (really more of a tea) of cayenne, garlic and ginger. 🙂

  8. Ms Menozzi says:

    Ah, randomness – but is it truly as random as you think? Hmmmm…

  9. Sometimes random is good. 🙂
    Starbucks is really expensive here in NZ too. I hardly ever go to Starbucks. Their coffee isn’t as good as most of the other places I go. It’s weak and wishy-washy.

  10. Heather says:

    Being sick sucks. Hope you feel better soon!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Hope you feel better real soon. *HUGS* Happy Thursday.

  12. Feel better.

    Trivium and quadrivium are stupid…just sayin’ *wink

    Happy T13!

  13. Tess Miller says:

    Noony, this blog brings to mind the writing element ‘stream of consciousness’. Only you could be random in such a literate way!

    Get better soon, chica!

    Going to go google those terms. ~

  14. Great randomness.
    I hope you feel better soon.

  15. I love randomness and I love your list. *HUGS* I hope you feel better soon!

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