It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my lists of random thoughts. But I find myself in kind of a sad and scattered mood today. Perhaps it’s left over from yesterday’s revolting blog discovery. Maybe I’m a bit weepy myself after seeing Jay Leno’s tearful farewell last night. I’m much like Sheldon Cooper that way — change makes me uncomfortable and unhappy. Or maybe because today is 50 years to the day when the Beatles arrived in the States; that has me feeling wistfully nostalgic (not to mention incredibly old). So, I am sharing what’s floating through the windmills of my mind, in no particular order.
1. I will miss Jay a lot. Of course, I still miss Johnny.
2. In Jay’s farewell show, several greats showed up to see him off, including Billy Crystal, Oprah Winfrey, Carol Burnett, Sheryl Crow, and Kim Kardashian. Wait… what? Which one of these does not belong??
3. I know the word “behoove” means “to be to one’s advantage,” but it still makes me think of horses.
4. It’s a good thing we didn’t have the current mania of amalgamating couples’ names (Brangelina, Kimye) back in the golden age of movies; we would have had Myrniam, Dickabeth and Hepcy.
4a. There are always exceptions, however. Desilu was pretty cool.
5. Why do we have cardinal rules? Why not oriole rules, or ruby-throated hummingbird rules?
6. Last night, John said to me, “I don’t believe in God, but I believe in angels, because I have you.” Prior to that, he had been teasing me relentlessly. Way to disarm a woman, smart guy. ♥
7. People complain about how a lot of rock and roll has gibberish for lyrics. Newsflash: nonsense lyrics in songs go back way before the rock era. For example, our parents’ (or grandparents’) generation had such lyrical gems as “mairzy doats and dozey doats” and Frank Sinatra’s “Dooby dooby doo.”
7a. That being said, Miley Cyrus’s “La da dee da DEEE, we love to parTEEE” is particularly insipid.
7b. I don’t remember when “party” became a verb, but I wish it hadn’t.
8. I know I’ll probably be fired on for this, but I have no interest in the Olympics. I’ll watch them at John’s because he has them on all the time, but at my house the next couple of weeks, it’s going to be lots of repeats on other channels, or DVDs.
9. I appreciate any work I get, I really do. But I just finished reading a medical course about pressure ulcers… complete with pictures. I really think I should get nausea pay.
10. By the way, did you know it’s incorrect to say, “I’m nauseous”? The true definition of “nauseous” is “causing nausea.” Therefore, one should say “I’m nauseated.” However, it’s said incorrectly so often, it’s probably now accepted as correct. (sigh)
11. And in that vein, if I live to be a 100-year-old proofreader, I will never accept people saying “more importantly” when they mean “more important.” That one is like chewing on tin foil for me.
12. I bumped my shin 2 1/2 weeks ago, and still have the remnants of a bruise there. And yet, I get my backside pummeled every week and nary a sign remains. So not right.
13. Last night’s episode of Big Bang Theory made me smile. Every time I think I can’t love that show more, they raise the bar.
14. I really don’t have any more thoughts, but I had to add this one because my OCD wouldn’t allow me to end on the number 13.
Have a great weekend, y’all.