Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Bunch of (Somewhat) Random Sentences

It has been a while since my last post, as my friend Colleen pointed out in a recent comment. I'm touched by the fact that she was concerned, and wasn't merely pointing out that I was lazy.

I was being lazy, sort of. I used to write a column for a newspaper, complete with deadlines. The trouble with deadlines is that, even if you don't have any ideas for a column, you still have to write one. The good thing about deadlines is that, even if you don't have any ideas for a column, you still have to write one. I couldn't let nineteen days just slip past without a word.

That's why I'm writing this post, even though I don't know what I intend to write about.

Tuesday Weld was born on a Friday.
Mouse sex only lasts five seconds.
Rats can't vomit, which is why poison is so effective against them.
Andrew Jackson took part in more than 100 duels.
75% of Earth's creatures are insects.
It's illegal to dance to The Star Spangled Banner in some states.
The letter "Q" doesn't appear in the names of any of the 50 states.
Only one state is named after a president.
A common housefly lives for about 2 weeks.
A common housefly buzzes in the key of F.
Every person's tongue print is unique.
You can't get blood out of a jellyfish, either. They don't have any.
There are about ten million bricks in the Empire State Building.
Your hands and feet contain more than half the bones in your body.
Your feet give up about a quarter cup of sweat daily.
Lonely parrots can go insane (sounds like a song title).



  1. Poor mice :(

    The foot sweat thing..I could have gone the rest of my life and not needed to hear that one. Thx.

    Glad things are OK!

  2. I just have to laugh Tony because one of the ads on your page is for Augusta Drug Rehab. Do you think they are trying to tell you something. HMMMM!

  3. Lonely parrots. E-mail that suggestion to Jimmy Buffett.