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Random Thoughts for Random People


My best friend from college and high school came for a visit last week.  My daughter was enjoying his company.  They had a lot of fun.  In fact, Cory had his brain melted by her cuteness.  She sand “twinkle Twinkle Little Star” which comes out as “ginke ginke itl are.”  She also called out “Touchdown” when we played football on PlayStation. 

After he left, my daughter goes walking around the house saying “Gark?”.  My brother’s name is Mark and they do resemble each other. Sow e said “first of all, his name is Cory.”  To which she responded “oree”.  When we told her he went home, she put her hands up and said “Home?” as if to say “we are home”.  We then had to tell her that he went to his home.

Beware, she is so cute she will MELT YOUR BRAIN.


March 18, 2009 Posted by | Random Thoughts | Leave a comment

All I ever needed to know about life I learned from watching Stargate.

There are entire books with this theme.  I myself own both the Star Trek and Star Trek the Next Generation. 

This will likely become a recurring theme.  It will include “lessons” from any of the Stargate series and movie including but not limited to SG-1 and Atlantis.

Now without further ado:

A little Jello goes a long way:  Whether it is just to help someone feel better or because you are infected with an alien probe, sometimes Jello is the best remedy.

“I want to live, I want to experience the universe, and I want to eat pie.”: Who doesn’t?  Experiencing life is almost as important as merely living.  And you doesn’t want pie?

An original greeting can help you stand out from the rest:“Hello” is too commonplace.  Try “Greetings” or better yet “Kumtria”.

Sometimes not understanding a thing can bring great pleasure: “If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago.”  For many years SG-1 fans have contemplated the meaning of these words.  They inspire creative thinking and philosophical discussions.

If you have leave, it is best to actually leave…unless the Asguard need you for an urgent mission: Vacations are important.  Take them when you can.

March 18, 2009 Posted by | Random Thoughts | | Leave a comment

Top X Signs that you are a JMU Football fan where X is greater than 5.

OK, I am starting to have football withdrawals. I have been thinking about this for a while. So here is what I have thought of so far.
Duke Dog
  1. You name your dog “Duke” so that you can have your own “Duke Duke Duke Duke Daawwg”.
  2. You name your cat “Blue Hen” so you can watch Duke chase him.
  3. You are sure that Superman wears a JMU uniform #7. (Now out of date)
  4. Even when the team is losing, you can still say “our band is better than your band”.
  5. You really want one of those inflatable dogs for your front door.
  6. Your daughter’s first word is “Duuuuuukes” and is prompted by “First Down J – M – U”.
  7. Your daughter’s first two-word “sentence” is “Duke Dog”.
  8. You own a purple cowboy hat (or other random accessory).
  9. You own thermal underwear and only wear them to football games late in the football season.
  10. You secretly wish your thermal underwear were purple and gold even though it is worn under your clothes (well most of the time anyway).
  11. Your happy place is section 10 row M seat 20 of Brideforth Stadium.
  12. You get all geeked out about meeting anyone named “Showker”.
  13. You think the Dukettes are absolutely gorgeous even though you’ve never seen any of them up close.
  14. You try to convert your friends and family who still root for that orange and blue team in Charlottesville to JMU fans because “it is a more pure form of the game.”
  15. You think “blue” is a really funny shade of purple.

Feel free to add your own.

March 18, 2009 Posted by | Random Thoughts | Leave a comment