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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday Thoughts

A little over 20 years ago I had my tonsils taken out the second week in January. I always remember it this time of year. I guess because I was a kid it was more traumatizing than other surgeries I've had since then. The thing I especially remember was the promise of ice cream. Not that I wasn't offered ice cream, but swallowing my own saliva caused me so much pain I couldn't imagine swallowing anything of any substance so the ice cream offer seemed to me a cruel joke. There's a legend in my family of an uncle so tough he ate potato chips the day he had his tonsils out. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but knowing this uncle, I guess I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

Yesterday I was at work, working on a really confusing problem and it was starting to kind of stress me out. I looked out the window and saw a squirrel running through the snow having the time of it's life! It looked so free and happy that for just a second I was jealous and wished I was that squirrel. I'm glad I'm not in a children's movie or I probably would have switched bodies with the squirrel so I could learn a valuable lesson about how hard squirrels have it. And I don't even want to think about what sort of havoc the squirrel would have wreaked in my body during the switch.

Have you guys seen the show Jersey Shore? I haven't, nor do I want to, but I've heard a lot about it. Yesterday I saw a link to this website where you can generate your Jersey Shore nickname. I couldn't resist. My nickname was Pookie, which I think suits me to a tee. (This is where a sarcasm text would come in handy.) Here's the link; if you do it, I'd love to hear your nickname!

We're supposed to get a ton of snow tomorrow. Snow day Friday?

Happy Wednesday.

16 comments:

Jess said...

I couldn't resist, here's my name- The Back End. I don't want to know what that means and I am afraid to think about it to long.

Kathy said...

I almost hit a squirrel on my way in this morning. Was that you messing with me?

I tried all variations of my name, and I think "Snickers" and "Pooker" were good. I can't say the third name that came up when I added my middle name.....But I must say, it's a very inaccurate nickname.

Kwo Ling said...

Oh, The Back End is not a far cry from the Tight End...

Melanie said...

So, you may all call me The Princess of Paramus. (No, don't.)

Wolfgang said...

If any of the guys on that show actually go by the nicknames "The Body" or "The Bicep", like I just got, then they should be thrown into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean or into an active volcano.

I suppose I could live with my third name: J-Tan

alecia said...

I'm Tanny which is funny since I rarely leave the house and have vitamin D deficiency

Sara said...

Mine was Last Call. Kind of funny because I always tend to leave parties early.

Seeing your Wednesday thoughts reminded me it is Wednesday. Where is the week going! Ahhhh! ;)

Amy said...

But notice that the squirrel was running in the snow. I do not want to be a squirrel.

On the up side, I have never seen so many blog comments in such a short period of time :)

D said...

The Ashley Simpson of Cape May - Kind of long for a nickname.

Mark Bowman said...

When we used to meet for church on the corner of Hill & Tappan, I would look out the windows each Sunday morning and wish I could trade my tie for a big furry tail.

Katherine said...

The Incident. That was mine. Part of me likes it, part of me is not to sure it's a good thing...

I was laughing so hard at your children's movie idea... I really wish I could see what that squirrel would do as you! Hilarious!

Heather said...

The Marisa Tomei of the Bronx. How lame. I was hopeing for something more like, the terminator, or Pixie

S-Pop said...

I actually *love* my nickname of S-Pop! :) I caught about 2.7 minutes of that show and felt my IQ (and morals) drop about 60 points, so quickly flipped to a different station. This show makes "The Housewives of Orange County" look good!!

If we get a ton of snow (and a snow day), I say we go sledding. Then those squirrels will be jealous of us!

Sarah said...

I got so carried away with my Jersey Shore nickname (S-Pop) I forgot to type in my real name!

Robert said...

I did the Jersey Shore nickname. You can call me Juice Box! I hope that's a good thing!

Liz said...

I Love the Jersey Shore! It's so White Trash. It's one of my guilty pleasures.
My nickname was "The Rack" I would be very offended by that if I didn't have such a great rack.