50 Thoughts XII

1. I started watching Friends a week ago and realized I know a lot of people who are caricatures of one of the main six characters.

2. I am Chandler.

3. Ross and Monica kiss each other too much to be brother and sister. It’s a weird relationship they have going on.

4. I was fully expecting to hate Friends, but I don’t. I’m already on Season 2.

5. Remember when movie titles used to be, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe or Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?

5.25 Now we get Cars 3. 

5.5 Yes, I realize those longer titled movies were books first, but still. Where hath thou creativity gone, oh Hollywood?

6. Bohemian Rhapsody is overrated.

7. I’ve been on a lasagna binge ever since the Christmas holidays. I regret nothing.

8. I finally found a brand of sauerkraut that isn’t extremely sour and I’m addicted to it. Mix some sausage in there and I’ll have enough drool to fill up a mixing bowl.

9. The Junior Chicken from McDonald’s should be a national treasure.

10. The word “Baseball” is comprised of two pieces of equipment.

10.5 It would be like referring to hockey as “Netpuck”.

11. I cannot stand the word “bud”. My mom called me “bud” once, many years ago. I told her to never call me that again.

11.5 “Hey bud” drives me up the wall.

12. I deactivated my Facebook account 13 days ago. It was just time.

13. Are there people who actually watch political news networks all day? If not, we should tell the analysts on TV they can go home. We don’t need 76 of them all in tiny rectangles on the screen.

14. It amazes me that Apple hasn’t come out with a Macrowave yet.

15. How the hell are we supposed to explain The Teletubbies to the next generation?

16. Birthdays should be optional. Like, “No, I don’t want to get a year older this year, I’ll defer it until next year.”

17. I don’t watch Game of Thrones and telling me “you should” isn’t going to convince me.

18. I said before the season started that the Toronto Blue Jays have a stale roster and probably wouldn’t have a good season. It’s July 19th and the rest of the fan base is just starting to realize this.

18.25 This is what happens when you have a bunch of fans who have only been following the team for two years. Oh well, they’re learning now.

18.5 Oh, and management still thinks the team is a contender this year AND NEXT!

18.75 God help me.

19. Being a sports fan is taking years off my life.

20. Back in first year university, we had a fire alarm go off in the middle of the night and someone was playing Don’t Stop Believing in the parking lot. One guy then said to me, “What song is that? God Save The Queen?”

20.5 It’s been 8 years. I’m still laughing.

21. TV Shows these days are all about high school kids, violence, crime, or Steve Harvey.

22. Game shows are dead, by the way.

23. I have an idea: What if when a celebrity (or President) tweets something, no one retweets, likes, or replies to it?

24. People got so mad in 2011 when BBM wasn’t working for three hours. Holy cannoli, it was Y2K all over again.

25. I had relish the other day for the first time in about three years. We’re in an “on again off again” relationship. Currently “off again”.

26. I was reading a book yesterday (hold for laughs) and came across the line, “Home is the place where the hole is filled.” Good line, eh?

27. I’m at the age where I’m starting to complain that burgers from fast food restaurants aren’t as big as they used to be.

28. I think I’ve only had potato chips once in the last three months.

29. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a commercial and thought, “I love this commercial!”

30. Do kids still play Connect Four?

31. Just so you all know, the reindeer at the North Pole still aren’t letting poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games (Monopoly).

31.5 We are all bystanders.

32. Is a water bottle still a water bottle if there is no water in it?

33. “Tomorrow, I’m going to be five years old. Ooooo magic carpet!” – One of my campers, circa 2010

33.5 He saw a rolled up carpet in the corner and ran to it.

34. I haven’t seen or heard an ice cream truck this summer. Probably because no one plays outside anymore.

35. Call me an old man, but I don’t understand the hype behind face filters on Instagram.

36. The finale of Pretty Little Liars was dumb.

36.5 Oh what? Who said that? Not me. Nope. Thought you caught me on number 36, wasn’t me. I don’t watch that show. N’est pas de watch. Nope.

37. Je suis une bibliothèque.

37.5 Translation: I am a library.

38. Does anyone else listen to the same song on repeat about 274 times and then never want to listen to it again? I do. This might explain why I’m always trying to find a new song to listen to every five days.

39. I don’t drink coffee. Coffee drinks me. 

40. I think each day needs to be 26 hours. Those two extra hours could be used for napping/waiting for a pizza to be delivered.

41. I don’t like comedians who swear in their standup routines. If the joke isn’t funny without cursing, then you’re not trying hard enough.

42. Are we supposed to use hashtags forever?

43. Fidget spinners are hula hoops for your fingers, right?

44. Anyone who has ever been camping once, has at least two horror stories from their experience.

45. I fear that 20 years from now we’re all going to be diagnosed with some sort of new disease and the cause will be “too much exposure to technology”. It’s coming.

46. It’s 2017 and the WWE just ran an “illegitimate son” storyline this past Monday. I don’t know what this company is doing. They’ve been recycling storylines since forever.

47. If you’re not American, the WWE will put you in a storyline where you’re the bad guy and make you carry your country flag to the ring and have the fans boo you and chant “USA” at you because you weren’t born there.

47.5 Again, it’s 2017. Come up with a new way to generate heat.

48. Moment of silence for all the dictionaries out there that will never be opened ever again.

49. I have no idea what that Justin Bieber song is called. Desperado? Double Dutch? Doubtfire? But apparently it’s overplayed. I haven’t heard it once.

50. If you hold a frozen bagel up to a lightbulb, the thawing process is accelerated. Trust me. I’m a professional.

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47 Responses to 50 Thoughts XII

  1. Angela says:

    Thanks for the mid-week LOLs, I loved Friends, my actual friends call me Pheobe.
    Kids still play Connect 4, just on ipads now!
    So weird, bibliotheque is my favourite French word I like saying it, I also like saying ‘papillon’ which means butterfly and ‘robinet’ which means tap.

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    • Paul says:

      That’s the Friends character I would’ve pegged you as lol.
      Connect 4 on iPads?? There’s no fun in that. Half the fun was throwing the pieces after losing, or maybe only I did that?
      No freakin’ way, bibliotheque is my favourite french word too! “Ou est la bibliotheque?” is my go to line.
      I’m going to ignore your hashtag because I like you.

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  2. Lol! For #29 have you seen the commercials of the little daschunds dressed as hot dogs running towards their humans dressed as ketchup and mustard? Or the one of the puppy who made friends with a horse on a farm and they refused to abandon each other so stinkin cute! You have to watch them lol

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  3. You blew my mind with the ice cream truck. Yeah, I haven’t seen an ice cream truck in, like, years. What the hell?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      Right!? And remember when there used to be a high school kid riding around on a bike with a big ice cream freezer? I haven’t see one of those in at least 10 years.


  4. There were a lot of points I wanted to comment on but alas, I forgot them as soon as I read the next point. I agree about Game of Thrones, never seen an episode and never plan on it. Also, we sell Connect 4 at my work and I can confirm that people do, in fact, buy it. Whether they play it or not though, couldn’t say. We also sell dictionaries. I’ve never sold one yet.

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  5. amahartley says:

    Mmm.Agree with some.Disagree with many.Bohemian Rapsody is my favourite song .Never get bored of singing it.What u think of Brxit?What a load of sheep.No original thaught there.Lied to.Bamboozled by poletitians.Maggie was right in one thing.Never ever give the people what they want.They will eff it up.

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    • Paul says:

      I mean, I can listen to Bohemian Rhapsody and think it’s ok, but it’s not something I’d listen to regularly. Just a difference of taste I guess. Lol, I don’t really have a strong opinion on Brexit. I’m from Canada.

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      • amahartley says:

        I live in Spain.And want to become Spannish.My roots are italian.And have always beem european.So I’m just laughing,to think the brits will get anything out of it.What wallies.Without the E.U they would never have found olive oil.When my mum first came to Britain,bieng italian,she had to buy olive oil from the chemist…how backward was that..she would say..no wonder the brittish diet is crap.All lard and dripping.Yuck..I like the sound of bieng Canadian. I watch matercheff.And the people are lovely,especially the Japanese or Chineese guy.And the accent in their voice. Different.Of course moast speak French.That was my third language.Italian was my first,then English.We were made to speak it at school.In thoes days it was a no no to be different . I’m talking 70’s. And now I speak spannish.So multicultural.


      • Dutch Lion says:

        Bohemian Rhapsody sucks! Well…..maybe I’m being harsh but yeah “bud”, I don’t dig on “Bohemia”.

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  6. rebbit7 says:

    A trend I noticed in this “50 Thoughts” post is about reminiscing. The good ol’ days, that is… true that things are becoming more digitized these days and that no one really plays outside anymore (sad business for ice cream trucks everywhere in the world). Same goes for Connect Four. I read an article a few days ago about how no one really takes photos anymore, e.g. actual developed print, since again, everything is digitized. What will the future of tangible photo albums be? Dictionaries, too…I have a thirty-plus-year-old dictionary sitting on my desk and it’s yet to be cracked after who knows many years? Too many thoughts, too little space to put them down…

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    • Paul says:

      That was an unintentional trend for this post. I read it after I wrote it and realized, “Wow, this is a nostalgia tour.” I didn’t realize it at the time lol. It seems as though the small joys are slowing being taken away from us – ice cream trucks, Connect Four (and other games), and tangible photos. It’s a shame, I think. All those things allowed us to slow down, no wonder time is flying these days, everyone is in a hurry.

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  7. messyhairbythesun says:

    Bud I think I fell in love haha
    A) I can’t believe you nevera saw friends
    B) You should DIY that sauerkraus and share for those less lucky
    C) Coffee should have it’s own post
    D) “50” A proper way to heat your pizza it’s putting it in a pan and place the top of a pot.
    Cheers !

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    • Paul says:

      Yeah I’d only seen Friends on TV but never stayed on the channel, I thought it looked boring. If I do a post about coffee and how I don’t drink it, I might start a riot lol.
      That is a cool method of heating pizza!

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  8. Omg I have so many comments about these thoughts😂😂

    11/11.5- I feel the same way when people call me “hun” :/ It makes me feel like a little bumble bee. But my father can call me that though 🙂

    12- Aw I thought we’d be friends one day!

    21) You forgot sex. I’m sorry I had to say it😭😭

    45) You know someone actually had this. This girl was on her phone and she was on the Dr.Phil show and even while she was being interviewed she said “I’m so sorry…I have to do this” and kept doing something on her phone. Yikes!!

    49) It’s “Despacito”😂😂😂And I am addicted😍

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    • Paul says:

      11. If you flip hun upside down it spells “uny”. (Sorry, that’s the only comment I could think of)

      12. Noooooooooooo I thought we would be too one day. Good news is, I don’t think I’m gone from Facebook forever so I’ll let you know when I go back. Bad news: I’m disappointed we didn’t know this sooner.

      21. I thought that was implied!

      45. Sad.

      49. LOL of course you are

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    • Paul says:

      Oh and if you ever get Instagram, tell me!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. laiku says:

    I just started watching Friends 2 months ago and on numerous occasions, have had the same exact thought about Ross and Monica! Also, hell to the yeah about these mandatory birthdays! Thanks for the LOL

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  10. Hey Bud! You should 100% watch Game of Thrones!! 😂😂😂😂😂
    And in response to some:
    -YES:fidget spinners are hula-hoops for fingers! This is the next best thing on cruise-ship games you know?! “Now let’s see one on TWO fingers folks!”
    -NO: an empty water bottle is not a water bottle. It is garbage and should never be re-filled but I’m cheap.
    -YES: kids still play Connect Four (I would know, I purchased it and forced mines to play and then they purposefully lost every. single. little round thing).
    -Ice cream trucks now sell drugs. And condoms. Go figure. Lol.

    I LOVED this post so much I’ll do one of my own!!! So so so fun. I think you’re a new fave!

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    • Paul says:

      Woah woah woah since when did ice cream trucks become Rated R? Is that really a thing?
      Empty water bottles are garbage, I concur!
      And thank you for calling me Bud and telling me to watch Game of Thrones. I needed that laugh.
      Let me know when you post your 50 Thoughts!

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  11. Dutch Lion says:

    #14…….Hey Pauly bud, I invented the macrowave over 20 years ago. True story! I think the world needs a quick way to cool off food. Seriously. When I was living with my friend in 1999 (yeah I know, I’m getting old) we discussed the entire microwave thing. I told him we needed to invent the “Macrowave” because I like some stuff cold, like candy bars, etc. Who wants to wait for water to freeze into ice by putting it in a freezer? Who HAS THAT KIND OF TIME???? I want it cold and I want it now! Anyway, I loved your post Paul (I mean Paul bud). I am going to show my and my buddy (I meant bud) Mike. Sorry. I’m an idiot.

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    • Paul says:

      I like how at least three people have made sure to call me Bud. I’ve created monsters. Ah see! This is why we get along. We both thought of the Macrowave…except for me I always figured it would just be twice as fast as I Microwave. Never even thought that it would cool food. I also like cold candy bars hmmm…we might be onto something here. I also have a “bud” named Mike. What is happening!?!?

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  12. Thunder Poet says:

    1. I’m not the best person to tell wchich book/tv series you’re upto lately, ’cause I end up giving spoilers. ( I don’t know why, but people get crazy when you tell them shit… like I would literally thank someone if they’d reveal something… ’cause I don’t like *not* knowing) But, hey… do *you* like spoilers? I can give you some.
    (Looking back, the last line would seem extremely awkward, if used out of context)
    2. Hey, bud… I’m phoebe. 😀
    6. Hey! Nothing by queen is ever overrated! (well, maaaybeee Bohemian Rhapsody, but the lyrics are still legendary)
    41. #AhWhoKnows
    43. Fidget spinners are more like filled up hula hoops with provided holes for them to breathe.
    (wow! that was one hellava poor joke)
    50. Not if it’s an LED.

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    • Paul says:

      1. I would punch someone (not actually) if they spoiled a show for me. I don’t wanna know!
      6. Are the lyrics legendary because people say they are or because everyone listens to it individually and comes to that conclusion?

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      • Thunder Poet says:

        Oh, the conclusion is reached very much individually. You search the lyrics of the song (not the meaning) and then search (in the dictionary) for every word you don’t catch. Then search the meaning of the lyrics.
        It’s like he’s covered stories and mythologies from such vast places…. Like the novel ‘Faust’, Islamic and Christian culture, science ( Galileo) et cetra.
        Maybe the song might not seem that catchy or glittery in the first few listens, but it’s gold, trust me.

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      • Paul says:

        You’re right, I just looked up the lyrics to actually read them and they are pretty good. I’ve heard the song numerous times and it’s fine, but it’s not something I’d listen to repeatedly (maybe because it’s so long). Just a matter of taste!

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  13. peckapalooza says:

    I’m so late catching up with everything… But here goes…

    2. Me, too!
    5.5 *thine
    6 You shut your mouth!
    7. There is no room for regrets when it comes to lasagna. That’s a food that takes up all the space.
    12. I wish I could do that.
    42. #Hashtags4ever
    44. I was almost eaten by a mountain lion. I was almost eaten by a giant spider.

    I didn’t skip between 12 and 42. I just didn’t have anything clever to say. And like my daddy always said, “If you can’t say something clever, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

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  14. Laima Mikelsone says:

    Oh, this was so great! I think I’ve found my blog-soulmate. I knew it as soon as I saw that you started with Friends. I feel like nobody watches them anymore, except for me. I am definitely a girl-Chandler!! 🙂 Also, I was super tempted to start this comment with “Hey, bud!” LOL

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