The first time I smell fresh cut grass each spring, it always puts me in a good mood.
It’s a nice reminder that spring is really here, and it’s even better if I wasn’t the one cutting the grass.
After smelling cut grass for the first time this year, it got me thinking about how several ordinary items can make me happy, so I am listing a few of them here to see if any of you agree. Continue reading “Fresh cut grass, new butter and other ordinary items that are actually fun and exciting”
I love exclamation points!
For much of my life, I didn’t see much of a reason for these points of exclamation and I only used them sparingly.
Lately, though, I use them all of the time! Continue reading “Exclamation points are the best!”
Too often people talk about procrastinating as if it’s a bad thing.
Sure, there are good aspects to finishing projects quickly, but there are also numerous positives related to delaying your work.
Often when I am supposed to be doing something like completing a work project, cleaning the living room or tying my shoes, I get interrupted by important thoughts that must be pondered. I see this as a positive example of prioritizing. Continue reading “A few words in support of procrastination”
After two weeks without posting anything, I would like to take some responsibility and offer an explanation.
It’s not my fault.
Thank you. I felt I needed to get that off of my chest. I do have a few reasons for not posting for a while, though, along with a few thoughts on not writing. Continue reading “It’s not right to not write”
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”
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”
No matter how many times I use a few certain words, I always seem to spell them incorrectly.
Spellcheck usually helps me, but it’s frustrating that I keep typing these words wrong. Our judges also have certain words that give them trouble, so they put together this list of the “Top 5 Words I Always Spell Incorrectly.”
I am hoping that by making this list, it will help me spell these words correctly in the future. I’m also curious about the words that you run into that give you problems. Continue reading “Which words do you consistently misspell?”
While working earlier this week, I was struck by the thought about how many words related to time have double meanings. This shocking discovery cost me a few hours of productivity, but it also left me with this important study to share with you today.
Please don’t tell my bosses, but here are a few of the surprising examples about how words that we use to describe time nearly always have second meanings, or at least similar words that sound roughly the same: Continue reading “An important study on time-related words that have second meanings”
Every once in a while, a word looks funny to me because the spelling seems weird, it is used in different ways or if I just focus on it for a moment, it seems like a strange word.
Our judges say that this happens to nearly everyone, so they helped me put together this list of the Top 5 Words That Look Funny To Me Right Now. Continue reading “Top 5 Words That Look Funny To Me Right Now”
If the most successful people start their days at 4 a.m., then I question just how successful they actually are.
I keep reading articles about how rich people start their days super early in the morning, and it usually just makes me think that I’ve got a much better life than them.
For me, a successful day is one that includes a nap, time to read, or maybe the opportunity to lie in bed and watch television. It certainly doesn’t involve getting up at 4 a.m. to work on reports or spreadsheets. In fact, the only spreadsheets I want to see at 4 a.m. are bed spreads and fitted sheets (not top sheets). Continue reading “Highly successful people need to get more sleep”