50 Thoughts XXV

1. I’ve never seen an episode of Spongebob, so when that whole Super Bowl halftime show controversy sailed over my head, I didn’t even know it flew over.

2. I also don’t know what a Travis Scott or a Big Boi is. One has two first names and the other has none?

3. If the ice cream flavour has the word “Gobs” in the title, it’s probably not for me.

4. Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry is Canada’s version of the State of the Union Address.

5. The sight of a parent with their kid’s backpack on their back, will always look weird to me.

6. Going back to regular boxer shorts after wearing long sleeve underwear for two months, takes some getting used to.

7. Starting in the late 90s/early 2000s, my dad and I would point out “Ed Sushi, Section 123!” at Blue Jays games. I realized this week that Ed Sushi is not a thing. It’s Edo Sushi. We’re both devastated. Send flowers.

8. Putting your signal on after you’re already halfway into the next lane is like knocking on a door after opening it just a crack.

9. Showers should come with two shower heads. One for water, one for soap.

10. I still think people who put ketchup on macaroni and cheese are playing a really long con on the rest of us. They don’t actually do it, right?

11. Auston Matthews’ parents were standing ten feet away from me the other night, for five minutes. I didn’t know what to do, so I texted three people, who all freaked out and told me to go hug them.

11.5 Auston Matthews is a star player on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

12. I’ve only met three famous people in my life and they’re all television personalities from Toronto. I wasn’t born with the urge to meet celebrities.

13. In real life, no one asks questions on behalf of their friend.

14. I haven’t watched the Marie Kondo Netflix show yet because I found out her whole schtick is “throw it out if it doesn’t spark joy”. I’ve been using that same mindset for the last five years and no one gave me a Netflix show.

14.5 Just let me be bitter and petty about it, okay.

15. Ever wake up from a dream before it ends and try to immediately go back to sleep to see how it ends? Never works.

16. You know two people are meant for each other when neither of them bother to pick up the weekly newspaper that’s been sitting at the end of their driveway for three days.

16.5 To my future wife who will inevitably read all of my blog posts someday, if the newspaper sits outside for more than six hours, we’ve failed.

17. Every street has a guy with a snowblower, who sprays their snow back into the road.

18. Poppy Red was always the better red crayon.

19. The chocolate chip muffin at Tim Hortons has stolen my heart. I don’t even bother with donuts anymore.

20. It’s always an empty feeling when there’s an available seat next to me on the subway, but none of the people who have been standing for fifteen minutes sit down.

21. Thirty years from now, the oldies station will just be a lot of Coldplay, with “Drops of Jupiter” and “Mr. Brightside” playing every 15 minutes because everything else is too much of an embarrassment.

22. 2009 was 10 years ago. Makes me sad whenever I think about it, if I’m honest.

23. I’d prefer if Kenny Omega signed with WWE instead of with his pals in All Elite Wrestling. I don’t think AEW has the type of talent he can have big matches with. Would feel like a step sideways.

24. Patiently waiting for any word on the Formula 1 behind-the-scenes documentary series that’s supposed to be coming to Netflix “early this year”.

25. I’ll never get over someone pronouncing Arkansas as “Are Kansas” in high school during a read around in English class.

26. This season of Celebrity Big Brother has exceeded my expectations.

27. I don’t think Kyle Lowry will ever forgive the Raptors for trading DeMar DeRozan.

28. If there’s a difference between green, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, I can’t taste it.

29. Oh, the Philadelphia 76ers just made a trade for Tobias Harris after Pascal Siakam walked all over Mike Muscala, who is heading to the Clippers. The 76ers still don’t scare me.

30. That “Baby Shark” song was introduced to my ears in 2010. Send me your retroactive pity.

31. In kindergarten, we had to bring in a book so I brought in a Winnie The Pooh pop-up book called, A Trick or Treat Surprise. Christopher Robin surprised them at a party when he revealed himself as the person in the ghost costume.

31.5 As if they had any other human friends it could’ve been…

32. When I’m not watching sports, I like sniffing around the hot food section of grocery stores.

33. I don’t have enough patience to dip chips in anything.

34. The words “pitchers and catchers report” just mean it’s the beginning of a drawn out Spring Training and never-ending updates about how guys are “in the best shape of their life”.

34.5 That’s great, but I’ve already pencilled you in for your annual stint on the DL.

35. Do butterflies like butter on their popcorn or does that not fly with them?

36. Do butterflies get butterflies in their stomachs when they’re nervous, or do they just flatulate, like skunks?

37. I like to think that each animal species has a union representative and once a year they all get together for meetings.

37.5 Good luck getting this thought out of your head.

38. What did the dog say to the tree? Bark.

39. The year is 2075. People are still saying “don’t @ me”.

40. What happened to Old Zealand?

41. Imagine if our brains typed out a transcript of every thought we have throughout the day and then posted it to social media without our consent?

42. The older you get, the more passwords you have to remember.

43. Kids love vending machines.

44. Friends is a good show, but I can’t relate to the people who will re-watch episodes over and over again. I’d rather spend the time watching something I haven’t seen.

45. If food could get married, lettuce and tomato would be like, “We grew up together!”, while a carrot muffin and butter would say, “We’re so opposite, but it works.”

46. Waving at people in cars and motioning for truck drivers to honk is something we all did while riding the school bus.

47. Survivor would be a fun game to play, but I couldn’t hack it as a contestant. The lack of food, constant sun exposure, and physical exertion while dehydrated, would give me too many headaches. Literally.

48. I took a sneak peek at the new Twitter. It’s fine, but the current layout is perfect as it is.

49. Shows I’d like to see added to Netflix include: Home Improvement, Saved By The Bell, Family Matters, Malcolm in the Middle, and the original American Gladiators.

50. Life is but a game of Bingo.

Written While Listening To: I Need My Girl – The National 

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45 Responses to 50 Thoughts XXV

  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Can we also add Clueless, Sabrina the teenage witch, the OC, and 8 Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter to the list of shows on Netflix?

    I put ketchup on KD! Yum!

    What celebrities have you actually met?

    I think it’s good that you didn’t both Matthew’s parents. They probably just want to see their son play and make silly faces before they are turned into gifs without being bothered by random people they don’t know haha!

    Our weekly newspaper gets leaned up against the door to the house and it still stays there for a few days sometimes.

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    • Paul says:

      That 8 Simple Rules show did pop in my head actually!


      I shook hands with Jack Armstrong who does Raptors games. Also met Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas when they were guest speakers in my Sociology of Pro Wrestling lecture. Ocal was a host of a wrestling and later went to WWE as an announcer and Korderas was a former WWE referee. Lol so they’re “famous” but only if you know who they are.

      Yeah, I didn’t want to bother his parents. Plus, I’d have nothing to say to them and would only make a fool out of myself.

      Ok, leaned up against the door is better than driving over it 10 times and letting it get buried under snow.

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      • gigglingfattie says:

        Lol I am not a liar!! Cross my heart and I swear on my hippo tattoo! My hippo tattoo, Paul!! That’s serious business right there!

        I don’t know any of those “celebrities” but a class about the sociology of pro wrestling sounds super interesting. Please make a vlog so I can have knowledge. And dress like a professor too. Bring on the tweed!

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  2. Authoress51 says:

    Woe! I feel as if I know you so much better now.

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  3. HHmmm Ark-Kansas huh? Funny in Texas we never call it Arkansas it’s Arkan-saw….which is really an old name for the territory prior to Arkansas and Oklahoma becoming states. I suppose we just like it better as Arkansaw, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! lol

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  4. micqu says:

    Your taste of music is impeccable. I salute you.
    As for thought #41: that is scary… On so many levels and for so many people.

    Thanks for this list, it was entertaining as always.💜

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  5. Becky Turner says:

    Who is the 12 year old with glasses who runs the Leafs? I saw a picture of him the other day.

    Oh jeez you watch Celebrity Big Brother? So does my mom.

    We’ve played “Baby Shark” at work more times than we ever should. We’re determined to get it into our social media somehow.

    So fun fact: I’m big into Tweetdeck now. I use it at work so now I use it for both of my accounts so I don’t use the web version of Twitter much anymore.

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    • Paul says:

      Haha his name is Kyle Dubas and he’s 33 years old and a graduate of the same program I took at school, so he was a guest speaker 2-3 times before being Leafs GM.

      Your mom is cool!

      What is Tweetdeck? I’ve heard of it but have no clue what it actually is.

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      • Becky Turner says:

        And I bet they try to get him back to campus all the time/talk about him as an alum haha. He looks like he’s 12, though.

        She thinks she’s cool, so she’d agree with you. I don’t watch it with her. She watches the regular Big Brother, too.

        It’s a way to view multiple streams, like your dashboard, your tweets, your mentions, other accounts, etc. It creates columns for each one. It used to be a separate thing but Twitter bought it out. If you’re logged into your Twitter account on the web version and then go to tweetdeck.com, you’re already set up there and then you can customize it. It’s easy for me to see my personal and blog accounts, and I can schedule posts, too. I use it at work to follow all of the other accounts on campus.

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      • Paul says:

        Oh yes, he was a speaker during the preseason and was disclosing information about contract negotiations that became a news story because he had never said some stuff publicly.

        Interesting, I’ll have to check it out!

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  6. lindasschaub says:

    I loved this list – I kept saying “agreed” “agreed” as I read along.

    You have my sympathies for a “Baby Shark” ear worm for 9 years.

    “46. Waving at people in cars and motioning for truck drivers to honk is something we all did while riding the school bus.” – I’ll betcha you waved at the engineer in the red caboose at the end of the train like I did.

    I once heard Arizona’s city Tucson pronounced “Tuck sun”.

    I did the sneak peek in Twitter and quickly reverted to the original version – it was too “busy” looking and I couldn’t find the trending stuff at a glance. As the saying goes … “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

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    • Paul says:

      Hahaha “Tuck Sun”. I’ll never looked at Tuscon the same way ever again. Happy to hear you agreed with so many of these! I agree with you about Twitter, though I like to say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t break it!”

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  7. Manessah B. says:

    LOL!! I LOVE this!

    I’ve been saying add Home Improvement on Netflix for the LONGEST time now! So glad someone else agrees. And #8 on your list is too funny! Seriously, what’s the point of last minute signaling if you’re already halfway in the lane. Like, it’s pointless! Lol! Really awesome post, Paul! Your humor is like fresh air, my friend!

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    • Paul says:

      Thank you!! I was hoping someone would be on board with me requesting Home Improvement! Oh, those people who signal at the last minute just do it to test our nerves, I swear. Or they do it so they don’t get honked at.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Manessah B. says:

        That show was the FUNNIEST and definitely something I wish they would bring back. I mean, they’re bringing all the other shows back, why not this one, right?

        LOL! YES! It really does test the nerves. It’s so annoying when people signal at the last minute. It’s almost as pointless as someone asking “Do you have time to talk?” but they are are already sitting down and talking your ear off before you can answer. Lol.

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      • Paul says:

        Plus Tim Allen hasn’t aged at all in the last 25 years, so bringing him back to the show will make it seem like no time has even passed.

        I hope someone who can do something about this is reading our comments haha

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      • Manessah B. says:

        You are so right! He really hasn’t aged at all and it was a really popular show back then and I’m sure people would love it now. That would be awesome if someone was reading our comments! Lol! Bring Home Improvement back!! (just in case someone is reading this haha) 😄

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  8. Ilah says:

    Number 15 has actually happened to me though lol. Multiple times, too. Anyway, loved reading this 🙂

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  9. Dutch Lion says:

    You’re awesome buddy. I loved this. Let’s talk about #8. I’m with you. It’s a big issue for me. Why do people have their turn signal on when they’re “in” the turn lane already? It makes no sense. The problem arises from two uses of the “turn signal”. 1) use it to signal that they are turning, 2) use it to signal that they are changing lanes. For example, if you’re idling in a left turn lane and somebody puts on their “right” signal, it means they want to get out of that lane and back into the straight lane. However, if their “left” signal is flashing, what does it mean? Do they want to u-turn? Do they want to get further left? It’s ridic man! My wife argues with me about this but I know I’m right (even though she’s always right, know what I mean?).


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    • Paul says:

      Haha I had to think about this for a few days but I think I agree with your wife. It does seem redundant to be in the left turn lane AND have the left turn signal on, but that being said, you are changing the direction of your car and always need to signal that, even if the road already does. Also, if the turn lane has so many cars that it backs up further than the allotted road space for the lane, having the signal on tells people way back that you’re trying to turn, rather than just sitting there.

      This was a real thinker of a comment lol

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  10. Bryan Fagan says:

    I’m with you on number 5.
    Number 7 cracked me up. Still laughing.
    Number 11 confused me. 11.5 cleared that up.
    Number 16 can cause problems in other areas. Trust me on this.
    Number 17. I have no clue what that looks like.
    Number 28: Red is the vitamin champion. That’s all you need to know.
    Number 37: Everybody knows this. Come on, man!!!
    Number 41: OMFG!!!!!!!
    Number 50: So it is and I have yet to shout BINGO. Deep sigh…..

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  11. peckapalooza says:

    14. A co-worker told me that her sister followed the Marie Kondo method and wound up throwing away all her underwear. I’m not sure that’s a good idea.
    26. I’m a week behind on this… I’m not sure I have time in my days to get caught up. But I was really enjoying it a lot more than last year. I think the last thing I saw was Tom Green as HOH, but I can’t even remember who his nominees were.
    48. There’s a NEW Twitter?!

    Not to eavesdrop, but I saw Becky’s response about using Tweetdeck. I used to use that when I was controlling my church’s social media accounts and it was great. I should go back to using it again now that I have two Twitter accounts…

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    • Paul says:

      14. All her underwear? Hahah I’m more surprised she told anyone she did that
      26. Tom Green is great on the show. The finale is next Wednesday I believe. I almost like the one month gameplay instead of the 100 days. They all shrivel up and go insane by Day 30.
      48. It’s apparently on its way. If you click on your profile pic in the top right, there should be a button at the bottom of the list to try it out. You can switch back afterwards.

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  13. Wendy Weir says:

    Much fun to read. I especially grinned at 34.5. 15 just makes me sad to consider—oh, why do dreams never respond to the play button again after the pause?? I went to high school with one of the OG American Gladiators. I wouldn’t mind seeing that again either!

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  14. Ed Sushi 😀 o0o netflix could sure use Saved By The Bell<3!

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  15. Squid says:

    YES #5 and #15 for totally different reasons. #37 what even I love it 😂

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  16. Little Rants says:

    I adore these posts! (16.5 had me dying. Watch out future Mrs. Paul.) 😹

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  17. Ely says:

    0.45- don’t feel pressured to go back to this post to figure out what I’m talking about, it’s totally unfair that I’m behind and commented so far after! But you know these are my fave!!

    1- hey Paul? I’ve never watched a super bowl. So when the whole “it’s not a CONCERT it’s a football game” thing came to life, I was mind blown!

    1.25- ok I’m mostly kidding. Mostly.

    2- no idea either. Don’t feel bad?

    3- WHAT? I guess we have more in common than we thought. WTF is GOBS? If it’s short for Goblins, I’m not eating it.

    5- that requires its own blog post.

    8- oh it gets worse. How about switching to the right lane. With your left turn signal on all along. I feel crunchy every time I do this. But then I’m like HAHAAAS GOTCHA! Suckerssss LOL 😂

    10- my son actively, currently does this. I sort of disown him whenever it happens though. It makes my jaw hurt to watch him. I hope he grows out of this! ASAP!

    12- I’ve never met any. I’m obsessed with this local, super cool morning show radio host here though and I saw her this weekend and I couldn’t even walk up and say hi. Social anxiety is awful. I even had free cake for her to try! But nope. Couldn’t do it. Ugh. Still hating myself for not doing it!

    14- idk who that is but LOL

    16.5- YOU HAD ONE JOB!!

    20- “Do I have the KOODIES??!” Lol

    30- ALL the retroactive pity headed your way, boss. Lol

    31.5- DEAD lol

    38- STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!! I’m gonna use this joke!!! LMFAO

    41- one word for you: apocalypse

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    • Paul says:

      0.45 Don’t be silly, your comments on these are always amazing!

      3. RIGHT? WHAT ARE GOBS? Honestly it sounds like pre-chewed gum that’ll just stick to your teeth…

      10. Oh no, he better kick that habit real fast!

      12. It’s so intimidating going up to famous people! Even if you did, you’d probably become a story on her show tomorrow like, “This amazing baker gave me a piece of cake, but I noticed when she held the plate, her thumb was in the cake so I politely smiled and took it and ate around that part” hahah

      20. I always take it as they think I’m too wide to sit next to since the seats are narrow and then I think I’m fat when I’m not at all and they can fit perfectly lol

      38. Please use it and tell me how it goes over!

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  18. Frede says:

    #25 made me laugh. I had a history teacher in high school who insisted on pronouncing Ohio like O-yo. Still makes me laugh to this day!


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