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Random Monday thoughts

Posted by Lissa on December 8, 2008

 – Women are beautiful.  Women are sexy.  Women wearing hose — especially with a garter belt, or with a line running down the back — are very sexy.  Women in the act of putting hose on = Inherently awkward and not sexy.  Somehow this does not seem fair.

– Why is it that the amount of cold-induced tears in your eyes is directly proportional to the amount of eye makeup you’re wearing?

– FYI, lamb is not the sheep equivalent of veal.  For years I avoided lamb the same way I avoid veal; I don’t have a problem with eating meat, I just like them to grow big and tasty before I devour them.  Finally it was pointed out to me that we don’t use the word “mutton” in the U.S.; “lamb” = “sheep.”  I have no problem with eating sheep.

– Mike and I were in the car the other day and an ambulance startled him. 

ME: “What, didn’t you see it coming?”
MIKE: “Well, sure, but it was very loud and piercing.”  (Pause.)  “Kind of like Rajah when he wants to bite you.”
ME: (Pause.)  “Um, well, he’s certainly LOUD when that happens, but not . . . ” (Oh.  Teeth.  Piercing.)  “Ohhhhhh.  Yeah, you’re a brat.”

– I was recently told with great confidence that John McCain used the word “gook” during his presidential campaign this past year.  I used a little Google-fu; as near as I can tell McCain used that sentence eight years ago during his LAST presidential campaign.  I don’t like the word “gook” and I think it was both stupid and crude of McCain to use it.  It does not surprise me at all that a well-informed MSM-following person could get the impression that it happened a year ago rather than eight years ago. 

– I got sucked into a wormhole yesterday morning on the way back from the LissavilleAnimal Shelter.  One moment I was smoothly driving along, minding my car and the falling snow and looking forward to drinking coffee in the Kitty Den.  Five minutes later I was stumbling out of a pastry shop holding a blueberry muffin, a raspberry turnover, a cinnamon twist, a raspberry twist, two mini cream puffs, two mini napoleons, a fruit tart, and an Oreo cupcake.  How the hell did THAT happen?

– It is flat-out amazing to me how awesome the Interwebz are.  Example 1: The World Map application I stole from BorePatch.  Mine is a teeny-tiny itsy-bitsy miniscule blog, and yet in one month I’ve gotten hits from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Romania, Mali, Jamaica, Iran, Israel and Georgia (the country, obviously).  I can’t imagine how those folks stumbled across my blog, but that is pretty freaking awesomely cool.  It really is a small world and it’s getting smaller all the time; at the same time my own personal world is getting bigger and bigger . . .

Happy Monday!  Don’t freeze!

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9 Responses to “Random Monday thoughts”

  1. Brad K said

    Lissa – about the wormhole and pastries. I wonder – how did the dogs, the kitties, and the two-leggers at the Lissaville Animal Shelter enjoy the plunder?

    I guess I just grew up cruel. Sorry.

  2. Nancy said

    “One moment I was smoothly driving along, minding my car and the falling snow and looking forward to drinking coffee in the Kitty Den. Five minutes later I was stumbling out of a pastry shop holding a blueberry muffin, a raspberry turnover, a cinnamon twist, a raspberry twist, two mini cream puffs, two mini napoleons, a fruit tart, and an Oreo cupcake. How the hell did THAT happen?”

    Hey, don’t worry. It’s been known to happen to me. (Although without the driving part. :D)

    And having grown up in New Zealand (but not being a native English speaker) I’ve always known that “lamb” is just the word for sheep meat. But we also use it to describe cute fuzzy baby lambs. English is crazy, ain’t it? 🙂

  3. Ted said

    Clustrmaps are pretty fun.

    Now if they could show pastry shop locations, *that* would be teh bomb. 😉

  4. […] A random thought from Lissa: Women are beautiful. Women are sexy. Women wearing hose — especially with a garter belt, or with a line running down the back — are very sexy. Women in the act of putting hose on = Inherently awkward and not sexy. Somehow this does not seem fair. […]

  5. Matt said

    “Women in the act of putting hose on = Inherently awkward and not sexy.”

    There’s a stream of videos on Youtube attesting to the fact that many men disagree about the “not sexy” part. Can’t speak for the “awkward” part. 🙂

    • Lissa said

      Well, sure. And those videos on YouTube resemble actual women putting on real hose about as much as shaving commercials resemble actual men shaving 🙂 (I don’t THINK any guy really shaves like that; I haven’t seen a lot of men with their chins chopped off, anyway.)

  6. secretlivesofscientists said

    I’m impressed by the visiter from siberia.

  7. […] of points — I did have one!  To continue our discussion of hose, I’d like to give an Official LookingForLissa Product Endorsement to L’eggs Sheer […]

  8. […] As a consolation prize, I gingerly entered the wormhole bakery and emerged relatively unscathed — a slice of Tiramisu for Mike and a few mini cream-puffs […]

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