Monday, October 4, 2010

Random Thoughts

RRRR- Can - Saw = How "Arkansas" is pronounced, no? (ok, maybe just "R-Can-Saw", I missed "Talk Like a Pirate" day this year [it's on September 19th every year, just so you know], so I've been trying to make up for it ever since. So SUE me, ok?)

If yes, then "Kansas" should be pronounced Can -saw, right? I'm glad you see it my way. I will expect it to be pronounced as such from here on out.


Are you aware that the lower peninsula of Michigan looks like a mitten? And that if you're from that part of MI you usually show others where you're from by showing them the location on it?

This is where I spent a lot of my time while there (well, in that general area at least):

On that note, why does my hand look so weird? Why, has no one EVER mentioned how freakish my hands are before?!? Great, now I have to come to grips with having weird hands. ;)


Yesterday, Binderclips scared me as I was coming out of the bathroom. He waited patiently outside the door until I walked out it then jumped out and yelled "BOOOOO!" at me. At first I made a "Huuuuuuh" noise (think reverse sigh), then after a couple of seconds (well after his initial "BOOO!") I screamed. I feel as though I should have had a flag thrown (think football, American football penalties) on me for Delay of Game. Do you think I've been watching too much College football? Nahhh. GO MI STATE!! Woot Woot!! Ok, so clearly I have - but wouldn't it be good for us all to carry around flags and call penalties on people when we deem it necessary? 

For example, someone flips you off while driving - you throw a flag and call Unsportstman-like conduct on them.

A guy hits on a girl, then realizes she's married. She throws a flag and calls Ineligible Receiver Down-field - since she's taken and he should not be hitting on her.

You're taking a class and the teacher fails you on the final, which results in you failing the class. You throw a flag and call Pass Interference.

While I do understand that calling penalties on people would result in no punishment for them at all - at least you would get a good laugh out of it, right?

Later gators!


  1. I am definitely going to use your Arkansas/Kansas thing now. Every time someone not from KS asks me where I'm from now, I'm going to say, "Kansaw". When they look at me funny, I'll be all, "What? You didn't know that's how it's pronounced?" LOL

  2. Hee hee, this made me giggle. As a non-American, the Arkansas/Kansas thing was terribly confusing for years. Since I heard about Kansas first, it took a while to get used to the "alternative" pronunciation of Arkansas...

    And sorry to hear about your weird hands. To me they merely look veryvery white with pink-ish finger tips. But I suspect that has to do with the photo quality (and I also suspect it was on purpose) ;)

  3. Ha, smart arse. Wa'sup with this place Ypsilanti.
    Ever heard glasshouse owning and stone throwing isn't a ideal mix.

  4. TB: That is EXACTLY what I do! LOL

    Cruella: I hadn't thought of it being confusing the other way around. :D
    It's ok, I guess I'm kind of weird everywhere. Like I said above, I guess I'll have to come to grips with it. ;)

    Vince: Hehehehe! WhatEVER do you mean? Ypsilanti is in this area (see picture of me pointing to my hand) and it's actually where EMU is also. Not the safest of places, actually.

  5. Hoo boy! It's like attending my own, private session of Trivial Pursuit! Love your random facts...especially the one about the mitten-state!

    My version of a flag being thrown would involve more violence against the offender, I think. Throwing something hard at their heads, maybe....

    Yeah, that's better.

  6. I can Arkansas exactly how it sounds. People look at me like I'm nuts.

  7. love your random thoughts! my sister-in-law is from michigan and definitely points to her hand whenever she's asked where in michigan she is from!

  8. Kathryn: Thanks! I'll try to keep the info coming in my posts! I actually like your version of a flag being thrown. Maybe a little ball with a flag on it would work? We need to market this.... ;)

    WhisperingWriter: I MAY be one of those people who look at you like you're nuts. ;)

    AG: Thank you! At least you know I didn't just make it up. lol

  9. Smiles, this is one delightful blog,


    Became a follower of yours today.

  10. LOL! I can't believe I missed "Talk like a Pirate" day. My nieces are totally into pirates right now.
    And as for the flags, man, I would have been dropping those penalty flags all day long if I I thought it would work. Maybe I'll just drop a hankie or something as a little inside joke to myself every time someone acts like an idiot. - G

  11. Joanny: Thank you so much! I'm a new follower of yours as well. Love your pictures and quotes! So creative and inspiring. :)

    Georgina Dollface: I can't believe I missed it either! I look forward to it every year. LOL Here's a link that will help you talk like a pirate (and impress your nieces):

    I have lots of inside jokes to myself and the flag thing is one of them. Great minds think alike! :D

  12. You are trying to walk out of a store and the person in front of you has stopped to yak or find the keys or....
    And I think you should get a whistle as well as a flag. (except for the guy in the car)