March 9, 2009
I am the Queen of Random and Otherwise Useless Information
. My brain will not recall the aisle I parked in at the grocery store, but I can hold a serious conversation about using ballpoint needles while sewing knit fabric or discuss the environmental decline of the world’s frog population.
For example, let’s take this past Saturday: I got a call from Denver… Lia
needed to know how to cook a squash. Jo
emailed looking for a concrete subcontractor. Marcia needed to know the name of the 1st movie in the Lonesome Dove series
. Andy and I chatted about anchovies. And, Natalie wanted some information on pocket [cloth] diapers. Jack of all trades, master of none: that’s me in a nutshell. But I will readily admit to being completely mystified
on a few issues. I call them my 5-Minute List
Let me explain:
I have a general concept of what happens After
. Afta afta, as Mr. Miyagi
would say. In the sweet by and by
. After life. Heaven. I don’t have details, obviously… just theory. I’m really hoping for 5 Minutes alone with The Big Guy to sort out a few things. It may never happen,
but on the off-chance we get a private audience you better believe I’m gonna have a list stashed away. The list changes regularly, but these are the staples:
Birth… I totally don’t get it. How is it even remotely possible that 2 ridiculous humans (one who regularly trips on flat ground) can make another human? And it grows inside??? And it comes out??? And it happens every day to millions of couples? I would like this explained by the Man Himself.
Dinosaurs… of course.
- the truth behind the JFK assassination
Is there life on other planets?
Slushies… are they a liquid or a solid? I mean, I drink it… so it’s a liquid. But, it’s all little pieces of ice… which is a solid. This bugs me.
I wonder: what mysteries are on your list?
[photos: my two loves]
[lots more photos of Ry over on flickr]