Every Who down in Whoville liked the time change a lot.
But the Nick who lived in Ohio certainly did not!
The Nick hated the time change! The whole time change season.
Now please don’t ask why! No one knows exactly the reason.
It could be perhaps, that his clocks wound too tight,
It could just be that he never adjusted them right.
But I think the most likely reason you can keep,
Is that the Nick was a person who wanted to sleep.
Continue reading “How the Nick stole the time change”
I often marvel at the outstanding quality of names of different items. When you think about a nose, printer or teeter-totter, for example, those names seem to fit perfectly.
What else would you call a nose ? A smell canal? Facial tip? No! Nose knows no sufficient peer!
Also, the name teeter-totter is very descriptive and fun to say. Even the other name of see saw seems super.
At the same time, though, we have several rather bad names for items in the English language, and it’s time we fixed them. In order to help solve this colossal problem, our judges have put together this list of the Top 5 terrible names for everyday items.
Continue reading “Top 5 terrible names for everyday items”
While going through a drive-thru with my son recently, we discovered the restaurant is now encouraging customers to place their orders through the apps on their phones and then pick up their food at the drive-thru.
Now this may sound like nifty new technology, but I don’t think it would actually save you any time or make the process any easier. All you had to do before was talk into a giant menu and they got the food ready for you quickly while you waited in the drive-thru. It was simple and fast.
By ordering through the app on your phone, you have to open the app, hope your phone doesn’t freeze, scroll through to put in your order, type in words that will be autocorrected to the wrong words and then still wait in the same drive-thru line to pick up your order. How is this an improvement? Continue reading “Modern technology is amazing, wonderful, and sometimes stupid”
It sure was windy in the last week. How windy? I’m glad you asked.
It was so windy that:
- An English nanny landed on our roof.
- I saw some children at the park flying a cat.
- I threw a Frisbee to Indiana.
- I nearly broke my windbreaker.
- I was worried that the Christmas lights on my house might get knocked down.
Continue reading “Here’s how windy it was this week”
Last week was a bad week.
I won’t go into it right now because you know how I hate to talk about myself, but trust me, things kept going wrong and it put me in a rotten mood.
As I struggled to get into a better frame of mind, I took note of my coping mechanisms in order to share them with you here. I guess you could call me a hero. Continue reading “How I deal with a bad mood!”
Like many people, I am familiar with the computer keyboard.
And while I use it often and appreciate it, I also have several questions about the computer keyboard.
For example, why are capital I and lowercase l so similar? Usually after I type one or the other, I have to look at them closely to try to figure out which is which. And what about 1? Why can’t we make them all a little more different?
Here are a few additional items: Continue reading “What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions”
The winter of 2019 has taught me several important lessons already, and it’s still only February.
While thinking too much about ice, snow and rain, I wrote down a few of the thoughts here:
It’s important to dress appropriately for winter – Here in Ohio that means a heavy coat, hat, gloves, umbrella and sunscreen. You never know if it will be -10, rainy or in the 70s. Continue reading “A few lessons from the winter of 2019”