Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Miscellany

Here's just a bunch of random thoughts from today..

First, I was about the throw away the empty box of Oreo cookies we got for our choir lunch on last weekend when I noticed a little disclaimer written in the corner below the picture of the cookie. Here's the box; I also put a normal-sized spoon next to the cookie for perspective purposes.


In case you can't read the fine print disclaimer in the corner, here it is magnified. Enlarged to show detail, it says. That made me laugh because somewhere in this world is someone who complained that box was misleading because the cookies inside the box were nowhere near as large as what was shown on the box!

I'm sure that this must be the California-only version of the box.

Next up, I was reading a message board post in which someone wrote something that I always have to tell myself: It is what it is. Or to put it a slightly different way, Things are what they are.

Like when I hesitate to record the amount of something I just purchased online because it is expensive and I don't want to show a dent in my finances.. but the thing is, it's there whether or not I record it! Or like when I stand on the scale and then think that exhaling as much as possible is going to change the result. Nope, it is what it is, and that's that.

Today when I was running, this girl passed me. Now I'm not trying to be sexist by insinuating that a girl can't run faster than me but this one had these big, sturdy legs and she didn't really look like someone who runs a lot. That's what I noticed as she went past. So I was thinking, how can she run that fast but she doesn't really look like she is putting much effort into it? She had this steady, relaxed stride. And here was turtle me, wondering if if I could catch her if I sped up. Well that was a moot point because I was too tired to speed up. Then I wondered if I used to run like her in my previous days. Ah, just getting old, I guess. I watched as she got further and further ahead and then turned the corner. By that time I was back at the house and all I could do was shrug and think about how slow I run these days, haha.. Well what the heck, at least I was able to finish!

Last thing - I've been listening to a lot of Christmas music lately and just wanted to say that it's sad how Karen Carpenter is no longer with us. She had such a pure, angelic voice. Here she is in today's YouTube, singing one of my favorite Christmas tunes. So lovely..









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