50 Thoughts XIII

1. Taking a t-shirt off after sweating in it is one of life’s most underrated difficulties.

2. What if aliens think we’re the aliens?

3. I recently realized that Diagon Alley from Harry Potter is basically the word “Diagonally”.

4. People need to stop using airport codes in their caption when they say they are travelling somewhere. I have no clue where they’re going.

5. I didn’t realize my personality was a “type” and could be categorized until about three years ago. I am an INFP.

6. When I was a kid I assumed Gryffindor was for good kids; Slytherin was for bad kids; Hufflepuff was for people who were always happy; Ravenclaw was for “Other”.

7. I recently realized I was wrong and that I would be in Ravenclaw.

8. Total Eclipse of the Heart and Blinded by the Light are the only two songs you should’ve been listening to during the solar eclipse. I wasn’t, but you should’ve.

8.5 I always knew that memorizing the lyrics to Total Eclipse of the Heart would come in handy some day.

9. Wrestling theme songs are so generic these days. A lot of them don’t even have lyrics.

9.5 Maven had a great theme song back in the day.

10. I just started Season 5 of Friends and Ross just married a girl he’s known for six weeks. I didn’t know this is where The Bachelor got the premise for their show.

11. The new 30 Seconds To Mars single comes out today. I really hope I like it immediately and it’s not one of those songs that has to grow on me.

12. If I put a laptop on a desk, does it become a desktop laptop?

13. When you sit down for a fancy dinner, it’s polite to put your napkin on your lap. I don’t like that. I don’t need it on my lap. I need it on the table, right next to my hand. I have been eating food my entire life. I don’t drop food on myself. I’m a professional.

14. I said a boom chicka boom.

15. Birthday cake smells different from regular cake.

16. I didn’t realize until today that my birthday is in less than two weeks.

17. Sitting under the parachute in kindergarten is everyone’s favourite childhood memory. Don’t lie.

18. At some point in the future, kids are going to have to be told what newspapers were.

19. There are two movies coming out later this year that I actually want to see. What is wrong with me? I think I’m sick.

19.5 Murder on the Orient Express & It.

20. I’m trying to figure out how many fingers I use to type with but they’re moving too fast for me to count.

20.5 I type with three fingers. Right index. Right middle. Left index. (Left thumb is used to press the shift key).

20.75 Since starting this blog I’ve slowly turned into a person who doesn’t look at the keyboard when I type. Why I couldn’t attain this level of sorcery while I was in school, I’ll never know.

21. The apple dessert pizza at Pizza Hut is indescribable. I make inaudible noises when I think about it.

22. Has anyone ever seen that show Monk? It was on TV about 10 years ago. Anyways, I am him. I am Monk.

23. I used to eat a big bag of potato chips every week. I haven’t craved chips at all this year. Again, what is wrong with me?

24. “Lamp shade” is an oxymoron, isn’t it?

25. Sometimes I get stuck in the 90s music video section of YouTube and can’t get out.

26. Madden NFL 07 had one of the best video game soundtracks ever. I still listen to a bunch of songs from it.

27. If I’m walking down the street and see a kid set up with a lemonade stand, the last thing I’m going to do is buy lemonade. Why do we tell kids this is a good way to make money?

27.5 Sell watches, or something.

28. I’ve worn the same running shoes since about Grade 6. Not the same pair, but the same style. Fortunately, they’re always available. I couldn’t imagine wearing any other running shoe.

29. I once dropped a spoon in a Kitchen Aid mixer. It rattled around a bit and then bounced out and hit the wall. I’m shocked the “mixer Gods” didn’t have it hit me instead.

30. A good caption adds 10-15 likes to your Instagram photo.

31. Nap now, procrastinate later.

32. It’s time to update the phrase, “Don’t call me, I’ll call you” to “Don’t call me, I’ll text you.”

33. Jinder Mahal as WWE Champion is an experiment that needs to end. Please.

34. Someone was able to write a popular song based on a girl named Mary owning a lamb. Sorry, a little* lamb. Unreal.

35. I take pride in being able to do math in my head and not needing a calculator except for extreme circumstances.

36. When you make a joke via text message, it loses its level of hilarity every second the person doesn’t reply.

37. The present lasts for one second before it becomes the past.

38. A hotdog is not a sandwich because a sandwich is not a hotdog. Boom. Debate over.

39. Adding integers in Grade 9 Math felt like the most difficult thing ever. I wish I could go back and get 110% on each test.

40. “If you can’t draw, don’t” is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received.

41. Can we just create a new word for the sole purpose of having something to rhyme with orange?

42. Storange.

43. In Canada, we spell “Humour” with a ‘u” but we take it out when we spell “humorous”. I find that weird.

43. Humourous?

44. Do Americans really walk around their house with shoes on? I’m not talking about slippers. I’m talking about the shoes you wear outside.

45. How lazy do I have to be in order to have a rotating tray named after me? Perhaps I should ask Susan.

46. A cuckoo clock is one of those items that I’d want, but get tired of after three hours.

47. I like books, but they are so long.

48. Bunny, funny, honey, money, punny, runny, sunny.

49. The last thing I Googled was “What is each toe called?”

50. Sticks and stones may break my ice cream cones, but words will never hurt knee.

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87 Responses to 50 Thoughts XIII

  1. This is hysterical. Also Total Eclipse of the Heart is the best drunk dramatic duet you could ever do. Totally worth remembering the lyrics!

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  2. Lmao! I didnt realize #3 until my sister pointed it out like 3 years ago she was so disappointed with me and Im not sure I’m forgiven because I didnt know a few other names like “privet drive” “private drive” the list goes on and on. Lol

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  3. Hira says:

    Aliens must be thinking we are aliens. No doubt. You have a point there, unless they say it something else ..like “Pelian” or whatever and assuming they speak English.
    I cracked at each one, attracting looks from fellows around me at office 🙂 until point 33 .. Why 😦 , I did not see the humour in it.
    I just corrected Humor to add “u”.

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  4. Why have I never realized #3? What the hell? Mind blown.

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  5. Tanushka says:

    Hey hey hey Ravenclaw, Happy birthday in advance. And yes, birthday cakes do smell different. And also, I don’t know if you can guess my Hogwarts house.

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  6. peckapalooza says:

    8. What about Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone?
    27. I mean… lemonade is kind of easy to make. Watches, not so much…
    44. I don’t take my shoes off as soon as I walk in the door at home. But my first move is usually to my bedroom, where I then kick off my shoes. And I don’t put them on again until I leave the house. I don’t know how all the other Americans do it, though.

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  7. Tanushka says:

    Also, really sorry to break it to you, Grimmauld place is grim old place, and avada kedavra means ‘I create dead bodies as I speak’ mixing Abracadabra (which means I create as I speak) with the Latin word kedav which means death.

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    • Paul says:

      This is where I admit that my knowledge of Harry Potter is limited even though I’ve seen all the movies (I think I have?). I’m quite forgetful when it comes to movies so I have no clue what Grimmauld place is and a vague remembrance of the other thing you mentioned which I’m too lazy to spell lol


  8. As a Canadian who lived in Texas for a couple of years I wear my shoes in the house. Unless muddy etc. but then I will wear another pair of proper shoes in the house. Though come to think of it I am sitting typing this with slippers on. Oh. Well.

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  9. Squid says:

    #1. YESS #12. ALSO YESSS #14. *screams at top of lungs* I said a boom chicka boom! #16. Happy early bday!! What day is it on actually? #24. Oh. My. Goodness. #31. I… I… Um, wait… #37. Waaaiitt you don’t measure the present in milliseconds?? #41-42. Boarnge = bored binging of Netflix or something? #43. Tis humorous… #44. My mom always did when I was little and I’m not a barefoot person ever, so I always wear shoes too. Idk about everyone else. 🙂 #49 is something I need to immediately google. Thanks!

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    • Paul says:

      16. September 2
      37. Milliwho?
      44. I wear socks around the house. Walking on carpets with shoes from outside just feels so wrong.
      Oh, and I said a boom chicka rocka chicka rocka chicka boom.


      • Squid says:

        Did you ever do other versions of that song at camp like Janitor, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or Cheerleader? We would just make up our own sometimes too. 🙂

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      • Paul says:

        I said a broom sweep a broom? We also did an under water version and a slow motion version. I hated the slow motion version haha

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      • Squid says:

        Yes!! I said a broom a sweep a mop a sweep a mop a sweep a broom/a Big Mac and fries don’t forget to supersize/a bean and cheese burrito with a nacho supreme. Underwater for us was just buzzing our lips with our fingers the entire time… You? Slow motion??? That sounds awesome for the first 2 times, but then super annoying. 🙂

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      • Paul says:

        Haha hadn’t heard the food versions before. Yeah, buzzing our lips with our fingers is what we did too, nice way to transfer all the germs from the kids to our mouth….


  10. Abby Balter says:

    Can we please just talk about Ross and Emily??? I’ve been watching friends for years and I’m still not over that whole thing !!

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    • Paul says:

      What a ridiculous relationship. He didn’t want her to leave so he says they should get married instead?? And that whole part where they each got on a plane to go see each other at the same time was dumb. How are they affording all this travel?

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    • Paul says:

      I saw the episode with Emily’s request. How dumb. “Stop hanging out with your friend, get rid of everything she every breathed on, and move to a new place while I stay in London until everything’s ready”.


  11. rebbit7 says:

    I feel you with #1! Just had that happen to me today– not only is it tough to do, but also feels so gross! Loving this series and I hope to see more soon!

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  12. Ely says:

    Ok. Are you ready?!

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  13. Ely says:

    Aliens treat us how we treat ants. They disrupt our organization in life with random sightings and little clues and hints and we go insane and then they leave and laugh at us from up there with their magnifying glasses.
    -I need to know what INFP is because I think we are twins and I’m that too.
    #10- LMFAO (that’s what I wrote in my notes but now I’ve forgotten what 10 was…
    #12-GENIUS! ::::jaw on ground::::: this is the one about the desktop laptop for sure.
    #13- damn rookies!
    #14- boom chicka whhhaaatttt?!
    #17- never did that. was I THAT deprived?!
    #18- my kids totally know newspapers and magazines- 10 points for me!
    #19- NO ONE wants to go see IT with me. Buncha sissies.
    #25- ME errdayyy
    #27- me TOO! I see those little thugs and I’m like look at those mini-hoodlums. Go get real jobs!
    #37- OK ARISTOTLE. lol
    #44- Nooooo!
    #45- Susan knows nothing. Ask Sally.
    #49- I’m not googling this: phalanges? Metatarsals or metacarpals?!

    Ok I’m done here. Lol.

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  14. dattaragurl says:

    There is no way you are Mr Monk! Don’t toy with my emotions like that.

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  15. darthtimon says:

    I repeatedly end up in Slytherin. Make of that what you will.

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  16. micqu says:

    I love these little glimpses inside your brain. Over here, we don’t wear shoes in the house either, they come off at the door. My birthday is in 6 months and 2 weeks, I guess this means that you’ll be having your birthday cake earlier 🙂
    What is each toe called? Don’t be such a tease and withhold what you learnt…

    Merci fir déi interessant Gedanken. (Thank you for the interesting thoughts)
    Have a good day,


    PS: I’m still making sure to teach you some Luxembourgish with every message I leave.

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    • Paul says:

      Ha you’re going to be disappointed – it’s basically big toe, index toe, middle toe, ring(??) toe, and pinky toe. There are some other technical terms but I don’t remember them.

      I love when you teach me Luxembourgish! I’ve been showing off to my friends.

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      • micqu says:

        That’s quite anticlimactic indeed. (look at the big words I am using…)

        Bass du e Bretz-Eemer? (are you a show-off?) Dat gefällt mer. (I like that!) 🙂

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  17. 44. Yes most Americans wear shoes in their houses. Most Americans wear shoes in other people’s houses unless they don’t know the person well then they will ask first. Most people will say keep your shoes on but if they seem like a shy cleaning freak it is probably best to remove them. I could write a book about the humor of that topic. Or is it humour? 👞👀

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  18. Nemee says:

    Loving the Harry Potter-related thoughts. But you just, like just, realized Diagon Alley sounds like ‘diagonally’? Also, I’d definitely be in Ravenclaw too.

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    • Paul says:

      I feel like we have to do a secret Ravenclaw handshake now but I don’t know what it would look like. Yeah, just realized it. And I didn’t notice it in the books because I never read past book 2 and was too unaware back then to figure it out. Plus I’m not a big Harry Potter fanatic, it just looks like I am lol.


  19. Ariel Lynn says:

    I could go through each point I found interesting, but then this comment would be as long as my comments are usually. I feel like being different.

    I’m excited for Murder on the Orient Express too. I’m not sure how I feel about It, however. I read the book &, while I have a copy of the previous TV/Movie version (with Tim Curry), I haven’t yet watched it. I haven’t read the former yet, but I want to read it.

    Please don’t hit … erm … hate me (well, please don’t do either) – I found a typo. *ducks & covers*

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    • Paul says:

      Lol at this point you can just tell me where the typo is in your first comment, so I don’t have to worry about someone seeing it by the time you tell me. I wish more people pointed out typos.

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        My bad! I forget whom I’ve annoyed with my typo-pointing-out skills, so I sometimes tip-toe around it in the first comment. I’ll try to remember you’ve given me carte blanche. 🙂

        19.5 (“s” instead of “d”). No biggie! 🙂

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      • Paul says:

        Ah thank you! Okay, I don’t feel bad about that one because for most of yesterday I had the wrong movie down because I got titles mixed up, so I changed it to Murder on the Orient via my phone (not a phone of posting through phone). So I blame it on that lol

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        You really shouldn’t feel bad no matter how it happened! The keys are always so close together (although, on a phone it’s way worse) & it’s easy to brush the wrong one. It happens to everyone. 🙂

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  20. Kristen Moreno says:

    I took that personality quiz and got INTP-T, which is actually really accurate. As usual, I love the blog post, I thought it was really amusing. And I agree with the Friends thing, Ross makes some very questionable choices in life.

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  21. Barb Knowles says:

    This is your best yet!! I was FLABBERGASTED that the “u” rule has an exception. I’m writing it down. How have we never discussed that before? I love them all so I’m not going to do what I usually do and start listing the numbers that are the funniest.
    But special mention goes to #3 – hysterical and I never made that connection and #6 you were correct originally.
    I can’t wait for IT. The trailer even scared me.

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    • Paul says:

      Haha I didn’t fully realize the exception to the “u” rule until recently. I guess I always knew, but it never stood out to me. I remember watching IT for a high school horror fiction class and thought it was great.

      Btw, you’re next in line to receive a letter! I have a different post going up tomorrow. More of a raw post, but you’re letter is coming soon.

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  22. Lol!!!

    13) yep
    14) ha!
    16) happy early birthday :)))
    19.5) I’m a regular movie goer, let me know what you think of those two
    21) have you tried their Hershey’s pizza cookie??? 😍😍 Obviously it’s not a pizza flavored cookie but a cookie in the shape of a pizza haha
    22) No way! Do you have OCD? I watched that show a lot growing up!

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    • Paul says:

      I’m not a big dessert person, so I’ve always thought the cookie pizza looks gross!
      Haha I don’t think I have OCD, maybe mildly? I’m trying to think of examples of how I compare to Monk but I can’t haha. Just know I’ve drank from someone else’s straw before, so I’m not that bad.

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  23. Natalia says:

    Sounds exactly like me.

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  24. Myka says:

    When I comment on your posts, I open a note on my computer so that I can make notes as I read, without having to scroll to the comments section, & back up.

    17. Sitting under the parachute in kindergarten is everyone’s favourite childhood memory. Don’t lie.
    I have literally never seen or sat under said parachute.

    22. Has anyone ever seen that show Monk? It was on TV about 10 years ago. Anyways, I am him. I am Monk.
    My mom used to call me “Monka” instead of “Myka”

    26. Madden NFL 07 had one of the best video game soundtracks ever. I still listen to a bunch of songs from it.
    I feel like I need to Google this. Would they be good for the gym? Eh?

    29. I once dropped a spoon in a Kitchen Aid mixer. It rattled around a bit and then bounced out and hit the wall. I’m shocked the “mixer Gods” didn’t have it hit me instead.
    On accident? Or on purpose?

    35. I take pride in being able to do math in my head and not needing a calculator except for extreme circumstances.

    40. “If you can’t draw, don’t” is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received.

    44. Do Americans really walk around their house with shoes on? I’m not talking about slippers. I’m talking about the shoes you wear outside.
    Sometimes? When I come home for lunch, after the gym if I’m super hungry and start cooking. At other people’s houses, yes.


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  25. Zimm says:

    Yes, we Americans do wear out or shoes in the house. I see it all the time lol but, not me, I kick them off as soon as I’m home to let my feet breath. I do, however, wear slippers in the house and out in public. I know, weird right?

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