Hi! Lynne here!
So, this weekend was a normal one, I suppose, filled with Target runs and Trader Joe’s trips, and time with my favorite dudes (my husband and our son). Lots of random thoughts popped into my head as the days went by, thoughts inspired by the stuff I did and saw, and I couldn’t come up with a through-line to make it a related blog post but what these things have in common are their randomness. So, in no order of importance, are…
Random thoughts from my weekend
Beauty salons are great places for people-listening. If you are getting your eyebrows done, like I was, your eyes are closed, so you can’t really see who is talking. But you hear all kinds of great stuff, like tips on where to buy hair weave for your nieces’ upcoming wedding, some dude’s cruise stories, and that same dude’s wife’s triumph over a heart attack. You feel close to people in snippets.
Don’t feel embarrassed if the lady waxing your brows ask if she can tweeze your chin hairs. Be glad she saw them, and rock on with your naked chin.
The lady giving out samples of Starburst Jelly beans at the Target has the easiest job ever. Because people are gonna eat jellybeans and take the coupon. Because jellybeans.
People on”Family Feud” are very sure of their answers.
Why don’t the people on “Family Feud” ever think “They ask goofy people questions in these surveys, sop I am going to say the goofiest thing ever”? Because then they would win.
If you were on “Full House”, you need to get a show on “Hallmark Movies and Mysteries” channel. Both DJ and Aunt Becky have series on there. Where you at, Kimmy Gibbler?
Watching old episodes of “Murder She Wrote” are fun, because Angela Lansbury is awesome.
Jessica Fletcher did not take kindly to threats, even from people half her age.
I would still leave if I saw Jessica Fletcher checking into my hotel. Because I want to live.
When you watch “Murder She Wrote” you always see actors who were famous for other things, or going to be famous soon. Like Walter White/Malcolm in the Middle’s Dad was totally a murderous kid TV executive, and T-Bag from “Prison Break” was a nice dude adopting a kid on the same episode.
Sometimes your husband will watch 3 hours of “Murder She Wrote” with you, but then make you watch “Mountain Monsters”, where they almost catch a chupacabra every week. But he only makes you watch it for 5 minutes. He is a better person.
Trader Joe’s is crowded on a Saturday morning, but it is still so chill.
If you take your just-potty-trained son on a family walk, you should take him to the bathroom before you leave. Otherwise, halfway through he will scream “Pee”, and you run back home. But we burned calories. But we’re sorry, son. Forgive us.
Fried dough is fun to make at home. But make a small batch. Because you don’t need that hanging around.
Babies are fun.
You ever go to a liquor store and see a guy sitting by himself at the Lotto counter, looking at all of his tickets? You ever want to know his story? I do.
I’m glad I didn’t cut my dreadlocks shorter a few weeks ago because I found cool styles to wear them in long.
Watching your kid watch a movie is a delight, especially when he screams at the people in it to “Stop it!!” and to “Turn It Off!!”
For the sake of other people, we will keep him out of movie theaters for awhile. Unless you want to scream along. That works.
Mondays can be hard, but they are better when your son is “helping” your husband get ready for work. Because even if he isn’t helpful, they still get to have some time. And everyone is smiling.
Did your weekend inspire random yet thoughtful thoughts? Share them below!