Archive for August, 2011
Monday, August 29th, 2011
What sounds do you like? The sound of noisy family gatherings? Or the sound of silence? How about the leaves rustling in the wind? What really relaxes me, are sounds. Are you like this? Do certain sounds relax you to the point of nearly falling asleep on the spot? It happens to me all the time.
My favourite sounds are: Someone else turning the pages of a book they’re reading. Someone chewing gum and cracking it. Tissue paper being being separated to wrap something in a quiet store. The sound of scissors and fabric being cut on a table. Someone typing quietly in another room. Whispering. Someone flossing their teeth. (that’s a strange one) Somebody wrapping a present. The store clerk folding the new things I bought and then putting them in a new plasticky bag. My baby sleeping. The sound of water in the bath tub. Pencil on paper. On cooking shows, when they stir stuff like batter, or salmon tar tar. I am not sure why all of these sounds make my eyes close and my body go limp, but they do. What sounds relax you? Punch in the word DAMA for 750 points. How does THAT sound?
Monday, August 15th, 2011
Rules. They are everywhere. Rules of the road, rules for marriage, rules at work. You have rules when playing a game, and rules when you are out with your friends. When you go to school, you have to follow the rules. No running in the hallway, no paper airplanes, not too much make-up. (although, it seems I might have ignored that one for a few months in grade 10. It was a phase) There are rules when you are in a public washroom. You have to let the person who has to go the WORST, FIRST. Ok, I made that one up. But I think that makes sense, no? Rules at the drive-thru…have your money ready. At the bank, if you are using a teller, you have to get in that line-up. The bank line-up is funny. There’s always that one person that is in a huge rush and they are going crazy! Sighing, fidgeting, saying stuff like..”ahh, c’mon” under their breath. If you are in the ATM line-up, you must pick a line…and stick to it. If the guy in front of you is slow, too bad. You can’t line change. And on no terms do you a) stand too close behind the person at the machine However, come on, we’ve all had to grab an envelope..and that feels awkward because you almost have to tell the person at the machine through body language that you are definitely NOT trying to see their password. More rules! Take your shoes off when entering someone’s house, put the seat down, put your used gum in a Kleenex (is that just me?) Don’t talk too close, don’t talk too loud, stand to the right on escalators, don’t run with scissors, don’t eat yellow snow. Now THAT one is a real no no. 500 points when you punch in YELLOW.Don’t ask a woman when she is due unless you know for sure!
So then WHY IS IT….that shopping mall and grocery store parking lots have NO RULES? Those things are one BIG FREE FOR ALL! Am I right? Everyone is doing whatever and going wherever they want. Driving sideways over empty parking spots, speeding, not signaling, parking in spots reserved for people with kids! ( we know you HAVE kids…too bad they’re 24 and 30!)
I laugh, because we have to follow the road rules so carefully on streets, what happens when we drive on to a parking lot? All rules are off man! “I’m gettin’ me a parkin’ spot! WOOOO HOOOO!”
And then once inside the store? CART CHAOS. But that’s a WHOLE ‘nother blog.
Have a great day!