50 Thoughts XXXV

1. I will be laughing about the press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping for the rest of my life.

2. Put your Timbits in the fridge. They taste (even) better when they’re cold.

3. The only time I press the reels button on Instagram is by accident.

4. I very, very, very mildly burned my arm last week while taking something out of the oven and now have a Harry Potter scar. It’s like a one-inch red line, don’t worry.

5. …and then the Snowman said, “that’s how I ROLL.”

6. You say, “charcuterie board”, I say, “every trip to Nonna’s house as a kid”.

7. My new hobby is looking up places I’ve already been on Google Maps.

8. Whenever I hear the song that goes, “Oh, ho, ho, it’s magic”, I immediately change the lyrics in my head to, “Ho, ho, ho, it’s Santa”.

9. I’ve reached the “hotdogs with waffles on the side” portion of the pandemic. What do I win?

10. It feels like every time I flip to a college football game, one team is always winning by three touchdowns.

11. I don’t know anything about Rick and Morty, but were they named after Brick and Mortar?

12. There should be a concert channel on TV.

13. 25% of the people on Twitter are missing the point, 75% of the time.

14. My fantasy baseball team subscribes to the Billy Beane approach of: two months to see what you have, two months to fix it, and two months to make a run at it. Unfortunately, this season was only two months long.

15. Katie Nolan wins the award for best altered TV show name during the pandemic with her show: Always Isolate.

15.5 Otherwise known as, Always Late.

16. I cannot handle the smell of peanut butter in the oven. Air out the house, or I’m getting headache.

17. The 2028 Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles. I guess no one is worried about wildfires?

18. I had a dream I met my wife in a food court. She left her card in the machine and it accidentally paid for my meal. When they came back, I repaid them with a $7 bill.

18.5 A $7 BILL.

19. Cobwebs are downright impossible to remove with water.

20. Haven’t seen it in probably fifteen years, but The Even Stevens Movie was great.

21. The older I get, the better room temperature water tastes.

22. They should put custard in tiny packets.

23. What if you read a book backwards? Knowing the ending, would you be able to pick up on more details as you made your way to the earlier chapters?

24. I feel like the leader of a country shouldn’t have an, “it’s good enough for me, so it’s good enough for you” mentality.

25. The logo on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ reverse retro jersey reminds me of the animation from the early seasons of The Simpsons.

26. What’s a word you like to say for no reason? Mine is, “Gourmet”.

27. I miss the Ottawa Senators players giving post-game interviews, while riding a stationary bike.

28. One day, the WWE is going to have a legal battle on its hands regarding their classification of talent as “independent contractors”. Look up “Zelina Vega” and “Unionization” and you’ll understand why.

29. Zelina Vega would be a great addition to AEW.

30. Leaf blowers are the worst.

31. If you think long enough about how a sink is called a sink, you may reach some morbid conclusions. At least, I did.

32. We’ve become a society that doesn’t listen, nor follow instructions. Social media has given us a “know-it-all” mentality. IT’S NOT WORKING OUT.

33. NFL teams know they aren’t winning anything without a star quarterback, yet when they have a Top 10 pick in the draft, they convince themselves they don’t need a quarterback.

33.5 But no, they insist on sticking with “their guy” who doesn’t even get picked in fantasy leagues, because admitting they got it wrong means they’re a step closer to getting fired.

34. This version of Everything by Lifehouse is my favourite.

35. I don’t hate the new Fleets on Twitter as much as I thought I would, but as of right now, I have no purpose for them.

36. I really like the Raptors’ draft picks, Malachi Flynn and Jalen Harris. Based on a few YouTube videos I’ve seen of them, they seem like the second coming of Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell.

37. If flying cars ever happen, they won’t be called flying cars. We don’t refer to busses as a “bigger car”. Flying cars be called, Soar, or something.

38. The crowd reactions on The Masked Singer are starting to be a bit much.

39. I miss sleeping on the floor.

40. When you open a box of pizza, you have a 7-second grace period to take a photo, or map out which slice(s) you want. After that, you gotta make a move. This isn’t a museum, the heat is escaping!

41. Netflix documentaries are weird in that they have random, eerie archival footage from a person’s life, and I’m left wondering, “Why did anyone think that was worth filming back then?”

42. How many giant balloons at the Macy’s parade are going to be of characters wearing a mask? I’m setting the over/under at 2.5.

43. Fifty years from now, kids aren’t going to believe that Blockbuster Video was a real thing.

44. The Oslo episode of Unsolved Mysteries gave me the heebie jeebies.

45. Late-night shovelling is the best. It’s just you and the crisp air.

46. Roman Reigns is so unbelievably good at being a heel.

47. If the forks and spoons get into a spat in the cutlery drawer, and then give each other the silent treatment, do the knives offer their assistance in cutting the tension?

48. This was the longest year of our lives, then September came and it’s felt like a sprint to the finish, ever since. Are we even counting all the seconds in the day anymore, or are the clocks skipping a few when we’re not looking?

49. I’m really happy that Mick Schumacher is going to be in Formula 1 next year. It breaks my heart every time I think of his dad and what their family has been through over the last seven years.

50. We are all different because we are all the same.

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24 Responses to 50 Thoughts XXXV

  1. This is a fantastic list! I love your lists.

    I put my Reese’s cups in the freezer before eating them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Next time you mention Twitter leave the handle right there. Took me minutes (!) to go search for you… (CappyTalks? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚). Lol

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  2. Lea Peters says:

    48.5 November was the longest year…๐Ÿคฃ

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  3. Holy cow! Great list Paul. Ever wonder where holy cow came from? That Olso episode of Unsolved Mysteries was definitely creepy, and it just makes me wonder about that woman even more.
    The cartoon Rick and Marty was based on the Back to The Future characters Doc Brown and Marty believe it or not? Another great list Paul, as always youโ€™ve made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    Stay safe Paul ๐Ÿ˜ท.

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    • Paul says:

      Love the use of “holy cow”. I always picture a cow kneeling at church lol.

      I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Oslo episode. I need to look up some theories online because someone must know something.

      Ohhh never would’ve guessed that for Rick and Morty.

      Glad you enjoyed the list!

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  4. gigglingfattie says:

    Put your timbits in the microwave!!! You’ll thank me later!! Only cake ones though!

    What is this hotdogs and waffles meal? Please send the recipe to my house. Cos it sounds yummy.

    Your wife sounds cool! Also woohoo future $7 bill!

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    • Paul says:

      The microwave?? I never would’ve thought of that lol

      Recipe: Boil 2 hotdogs on the stove and put them in their buns on a plate. Pop some Eggos in the toaster, put them on a different plate, and add syrup. And bam! Got yourself a meal! If you put the plates next to each other, the foods will wave at each other. Maybe.

      She does sound cool, I just hope I don’t have to wait until they create a $7 bill to meet her LOL

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      • gigglingfattie says:

        Mmmmm chocolate timbits in microwave for 10-20 seconds? So yummy!!!

        And I have been craving hotdogs for a while. I might just have to do this!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I finished all my eggos yesterday morning

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  5. Omg! Leaf blowers are the WORST! They make more mess than anything! Plus, if you are not prepared stance wise, your ass gets blown backwards. Doesnโ€™t happen with a rake! Just saying lol. Thanks for the post Paul ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. sopantooth says:

    I’d like to believe that something will change in the wrestling business but it seems unlikely to me – there’s too many people willing to destroy their bodies for little to no reward.

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    • Paul says:

      We’ll see what WWE does in the future in regards to third party platforms because as of now, the wrestlers aren’t allowed on Twitch or YouTube. I don’t think that’s fair, but I guess until a big star steps up, unionization won’t happen.


  7. Such a funny and mind blowing list! #1 still cracks me up as well, what an idiot!

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  8. markbialczak says:

    Poor Blockbuster stores. It was such a great feeling when you spotted a copy of the the DVD you wanted behind the space-keeper on the shelf. Try explaining that moment, Paul.

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  9. Becky says:

    1. Iโ€™ll be laughing with you because Iโ€™m never letting go of that.
    16. Uh, why are you putting peanut butter in the oven? Is that weird Canadian thing?
    42. Would you like me to keep you updated as Iโ€™ll be watching the parade?
    44. Because it was an unsolved mystery?

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  11. Dutch Lion says:

    I’ve been doing a ton of yard work and other assorted outdoor activities this year. Let’s address #30 and #45. I love those. Leaf Blowers are THE worst. I hate them. I hate them more when others on our street are using them. I hate them the most when my neighbors landscapers blow all their leaves on my yard. Dude! #45: I LOVE shoveling at night alone after dark. It’s always so peaceful and crisp and brisk. I really love it too.


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    • Paul says:

      Yes! They think they can just blow the leaves over to our yard and think we won’t notice. Plus the noise they make out there for hour is also annoying. Get a rake, power through, and the job will probably get done faster.

      Shovelling at night after watching a sports game is the best.

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  12. #2) I canโ€™t get over the fact Munchkins are called โ€œTimbitsโ€ in Canada๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ And no I will not put them in the fridge!

    #4) I burned myself with a stick of butter this past weekend. Yea I know. How does that happen exactly. Iโ€™ll write a post about it in the next few days. It didnโ€™t leave a Harry Potter scar but a cute little red for a while ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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    • Paul says:

      2. But they are so much better in the fridge haha

      4. Ohhh we’re burn buddies! Mine seems to have faded away and I don’t really notice it anymore, so that was short lived.


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