50 Thoughts XXII

1. Is that a skunk smell coming through my window, or is it just really muggy outside? This is a question I ask myself at least once a week. Then I sniff around like a police dog.

2. There’s just something about a fresh jar of green olives.

3. Does a movie make a lot of money on opening weekend because it’s a good movie, or because the marketing/hype was good?

4. New show idea: Say No To Joe. It’ll be a spinoff of, Say Yes To The Dress.

4.5 I don’t watch the show, but the idea came to me when I saw my mom watching it a few weeks ago. Do you know how hard it is to sit on a brilliant idea for so long?

5. Recently, I’ve noticed four bloggers return to blogging after a long time away, so the next four thoughts will be dedicated to them. Go check out their blogs!

6. Jess at Jess Is Peachy

7. Barb at Sane Teachers

8. Hannah at H.D. Cannon

9. Yari at A Journey

10. I’m not really a fan of the technology theme on Big Brother this season. It feels outdated, like if someone asked you to add them on BBM. That ship has left the dock.

11. So far I like Hayleigh, Scottie, Sam, Bayleigh, and Steve on Big Brother, which means they’ll probably be the first five voted out.

12. I think my hands have grown.

13. Movies need to be reimagined. I have an idea. People always say, “In the movie of my life…” well, pick a random person and make a movie about their life. You could have billions of sequels and they’d all be unique. Done. I saved the movie business.

14. The word “Carpet” is a compound word that doesn’t play by the rules. Now all I see when I look at it is “Car Pet.”

15. I never want to watch TV on my phone.

16. Check out The Staircase on Netflix if you enjoy documentaries that illustrate how corrupt the justice system is. It’s like Making A Murder.

17. Being The Elite is the best YouTube series. I’m not biased, I’m correct.

18. Baseball players don’t look as competitive as they used to be. They’re too chummy with their opponents.

19. I finally tried sushi. It was as disappointing as I always expected it to be. You can get off my case now.

20. Everyone likes garlic bread.

21. There aren’t any good new songs anymore.

22. Are you really a Public Figure, or is that your way of feeling important on social media?

23. The NBA is basically all the athletic kids at recess saying, “Us 4 against everyone” and then dominating the game, even though “everyone” is about 13 people.

24. Congratulations to Gary Bettman on his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. I feel bad that people mocked his induction on social media.

25. If I ever feel like the world around me is spinning too fast, I look up a live performance of Where The Streets Have No Name on YouTube and everything slows down.

26. I’m so glad I got to experience elementary school when the most technology the teachers used was an overhead projector and a fat back TV.

27. Smart Boards were more prevalent in my last few years of high school. I thought they were a hokey gimmick.

28. It’s time for my annual reminder that my generation didn’t ask for participation trophies, but rather, they were given to us by the same people who complain about them.

29. Soccer players touch their face and rub their eyes so much over the course of a game.

29.5 I mean, they held a kid’s hand walking out on the field. Then they shook the hands of the referees and their opponent. Then they rub their face for 90 minutes.

30. I’m not a germaphobe, I’m smart. I never use the railing when I’m walking up or down stairs in public.

30.5 Children use railings. Their hands are stickier than caramel and have probably been in their mouth or pants within the last hour. Have fun.

31.  Game shows peaked with Deal or no Deal.

32. Do you ever think about how weird the world is going to be 20 years from now?

33. I’ve seen two engagement posts on Instagram in the last few weeks. The captions were exactly the same. Creativity is dead.

34. There’s a song lyric I like. It goes, “Everything you want is wrong.” It’s actually quite beautiful if you think about it.

35. Donuts have gotten smaller.

36. Bullies are awful at spelling and grammar.

37. The next generation of showers will be like a car wash for humans. You just stand there with your arms up and it does the job for you. You heard it here first.

37.5 It’s already a thing, isn’t it?

38. Famous people are only famous because non-famous people pay attention to them.

39. The best friendships are the ones where you can make fun of each other and never get offended because you both know it comes from a place of love.

40. Brunch is my least favourite meal. Bring on the hate.

41. It’s not your fault if you lose a shoe. It just means your shoes didn’t want to be sole mates anymore.

41.5 There is a “tying the knot” pun here somewhere…

42. Imagine humans had elephant trunks and elephants had our noses.

43. Figuring out how to take my socks off without using my hands has saved me 1.3 seconds in my day.

44. Whenever I see a hockey team huddle around a trophy for a team picture, the song Shatterday by Vendetta Red, plays in my head because that’s the song that would play when you won the Stanley Cup in NHL 04. I’ve been brainwashed.

45. Who else remembers Ask Jeeves?

46. Nothing will shock me more than when I found out the lyrics to the Macarena are about a woman named Macarena, who cheats on her boyfriend with two friends, while he’s being drafted to the army.

47. It’s going to be 36C on Saturday. If I wrap myself in foil and go outside, I’ll turn into a Baked Paultato.

48. I was having minestrone soup the other day and on the ladle was a bean that had broken in half. It looked like a bandage.

49. If one plus one equals two, how come when two people get married they become one? Does that mean we are all 0.5? Is that where the term “better half” comes from? Woah.

50. The trailer for Space Jam 2 is coming soon. I didn’t want this movie to happen, but I’ll support Daffy Duck in anything he does.

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31 Responses to 50 Thoughts XXII

  1. When you do these posts, i literally have to have them open in two windows: the email so I can read it, and then your actual blog so I can type a response that is way too long and that I tell myself I will cut down after I’m done reading, but rarely ever do.

    2) that jar of olives can go straight into the bin lol
    16) is The Staircase good?! I’ve added it to my list and I LOVED Making a Murderer and OMG I don’t have time to be sucked into another series right now…did you watch the one about the bank robbery in Philly? SO. GOOD.
    19) I’m not a big fan of sushi either…like actual sushi. Maki rolls are totally different and amazing.
    27)SMART boards are the devil. When I was in teacher’s college, my program was heavily into technology in the classrooms, and it sucked.
    30.5) Yes. Yes to all of it.
    33) When I get engaged, I’ll make the most outrageous Instagram post about it and restore your faith. Ps: why aren’t we Instagram friends? I feel like this is an oversite on both our parts.
    41) awwwww
    45) ME! That dude never helped me with anything. What a lazy bum.
    50) Seriously? I’m going to admit something totally private: I loved that movie. And just got a little tiny bit excited …

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    • Paul says:

      2. Hater!
      16. The Staircase is so good! It’s 13 episodes and I finished it in a few days. You’ll like it. Yes I did see the pizza bomber one! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before the documentary. So wild.
      27. Ugh I had teacher friends who would have assignments based on technology in the classroom. I feel like kids can learn technology on their own time and school is for the nitty gritty basics, which means learning to read a book. What do I know though?
      33. A big oversight. I’ll follow you. Whats your name on there? I can delete this part of your comment before posting it if you want.
      50. OHH don’t get me wrong, Space Jam is a Top 5 favourite movie for me! I just don’t want to see it ruined by a sequel. Some things are better left alone.

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  2. m4gical says:

    I named my tortoise Jeeves because of ask Jeeves. I have also missed reading your posts so much!! You’re so refreshing to read, I feel like this has been the best thing in my day. Thankyou!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. micqu says:

    No good new songs? It’s of course a matter of tastes, but if you look past the mainstream and into independent music… You will find real gems.
    And I loved 41… That was my favourite thought in this list because it made me laugh out loud in a waiting room… 🙂

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    • Paul says:

      Haha did it really!? So good! Oh and trust me, mainstream music is the last place I look for new songs lol I couldn’t even tell you what the popular ones are today. It’s just I used to be able to dig up songs I liked – maybe a new one every week – and now it’s maybe 2 a month.

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  4. hdcannon says:

    I needed a post it note to remember all my thoughts for this comment.
    2. If by “something” you mean “repulsive” I agree.
    8. Thank you for the shout out! 🙂
    16. I’ll have to check that out. Have you seen “The Confession Tapes?” I can only watch one at a time because they can be disturbing lol but just watch bee movie after and you’ll be fine that’s what I do to cleanse my brain
    20. Garlic bread is the great equalizer. Everyone loves it you are right.
    27. Relatable. Those “markers” were awful writing a foot away from where you meant to and they made an awful noise. I though they’d be off the market in six months.
    40. PAUL! *brings on hate*
    46. Whaaaaatttttt I don’t think I can make it to 50 because I am genuinely shocked and need to open google as quickly as possible.

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    • Paul says:

      2. I like green olives….
      8. You’re welcome!
      16. Ooo I’ve been putting off watching The Confession Tapes because the still image for it looks too creepy.
      40. Sorry!
      46. So shocking isn’t it! Innocent little children do the Macarena as if it’s a happy dance! Noooooo

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    • Paul says:

      Wait, I need to back track. I was thinking of a different show when you said The Confession Tapes. I was thinking of The Keepers – the one where the nun was killed.

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      • hdcannon says:

        Oh my! I’ve never heard of that. This show is about actual confession tapes, usually murder where people confess to crimes but it’s unclear whether they’re guilty or not because the evidence is fuzzy.

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  5. peckapalooza says:

    11. Sam is from just up the road from where I live. Well… up the interstate… by a couple hours. Maybe it’s just exciting when anyone from Virginia gets onto a show I actually watch,
    32. I worry that, by that time, we’ll either be living in the world of The Purge or the world of Idiocracy. I’m not sure which is more terrifying.
    45. I’m not even sure Jeeves remembers Ask Jeeves…

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    • Paul says:

      11. Cool! Even more reason for me to cheer for her. She seems like one of the most genuine people the show has ever cast.
      32. I read that as a world of idiocy. I think we’re already there though..

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  6. Jess says:

    Awww thanks! And I agree with number 15. I see people stream on their phones all the time and I don’t know how they do it. I start to feel old.

    “Gosh darn it, I can’t see a damn thing. LICKITY SPLIT.”

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  7. Tanushka says:

    36 C would be a blessing here in Delhi, the world’s most polluted city and also a literal hellhole.(I am not kidding it rained last week and I went out of the house before 5pm for the first time since March.)

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  8. Love no. 13 – please movieworld make it so!
    46..??? I had to Google this…Nooooooo!! #mindblown

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  9. markbialczak says:

    Yeah, it seems like this season of Big Brother was dreamed up by two executive producers who just bought their first smart phones. And, double yeah, Paul, I’m never going to watch a TV show on my phone, or even my iPad if I can help it. That’s what I got that big thing on my living room wall for, you know?! I’m going to schedule my time to be at home, not watch while I’m doing something else out in public.

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    • Paul says:

      Exactly. There’s no need to recreate the TV when we already have the TV. Besides, sitting on a couch/chair staring straight ahead at a wide screen is far more enjoyable than looking down at a small screen.


  10. Barb Knowles says:

    My favorite is #7. hahaha. But #40…..really? The best of 2 meals.
    And I realize that I’m going in reverse order and maybe you wrote about this since we commented…oh wait, that might have been on Twitter. But LEBRON!!!! Talk to me Paul.

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    • Paul says:

      Haha I’m never hungry for breakfast so I don’t enjoy it, and if I’m going to have brunch I might as well wait 10 more minutes and have lunch lol

      I don’t want to talk about LeBron, I’m just glad he’s out of the East.

      Happy 4th of July! You’ll enjoy my tweet today.

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  11. Ely says:

    #4: That sounds traumatic! “Say no to joe” and then “yes to the dress”
    LMAO what a mindfuck.
    #14: I’ll never see a carpet the same again. Am I supposed to feed it while I drive it around?! What species is this? Does it fly? I have questions.
    #19: but what specific sushi roll did you TRY? Did you use eel sauce or spicy mayo? Or both? Was it raw? Or cooked? I have questions.
    #21: FACT!!!!
    #28: I hate this!! Kids need to learn the value of LOSING!!! These punks expect life to come served to them on a silver platter. And the adults are responsible. Toughen up buttercups!
    #40: I’m right behind you! I got your back! Come on Brunchers! Bring your half breakfast half lunches! FIGHT US!
    #41: TEAM GENIUS!!! Wow!!!!
    #43. ……………… …………
    #46. How do I not know this? I grew up with this song. IT WAS PLAYED CONSTANTLY! Every single damn party. EVERY HOLIDAY. Every event. And yet I never knew. My entire life has been a lie. Omg.
    #50: WHAttttt!!!!!! YES ALL THE YES TO SPACE JAM!!! “Oooooooo” “the clawwwwww” hahahaha I can’t!

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    • Paul says:

      14. Haha a car pet comes in handy when you order food at the drive thru and need to hand the bag to someone lolol
      19. Ok. I was at a buffet and took a veggie sushi roll. I think that’s what it was called? Poor flavour. I think it was going to break in my mouth like a meatball but it just sat there like a clump. A CLUMP!
      28. I honestly think kids are good losers and if you told them they didn’t get a trophy for losing, they’d be good with it. It’s the darn parents who don’t want to deal with their kids – who is the only kid on the team who will cry in the car on the way home because he didn’t get a trophy.
      40. FOOD FIGHT.
      46. The macarena is the biggest hoax ever!
      50. Hahah you’re think of Toy Story! The clawwwww is not from Space Jam lol

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      • Ely says:

        Omg!!! YES!!! I have a Toy Story Cake order this week. Don’t judge me!!! LOL!! But still, I love space jam!! I dislike Jordan as an actor. Or a baseball player. Or a golfer. Or anything. But I love the movie lol

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      • Paul says:

        You just reminded me of the ugly golf hat he wore in the movie hahah I don’t know why that’s the first thing I thought of. Also mmmm cake.


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