Feb 11, 2011

Uncomfortable truths, vol. 9

1. I haven't had my Explorer in more than three years, but sometimes I still drive up to a gas pump as if the gas tank is on the passenger side.

2. Said first by the brilliant Jon Acuff on Twitter, but I totally would have written it if I'd thought to because I think it every. single. time. I get in an elevator: I still believe that if I jumped, I mean REALLY jumped, right at the last second, I'd be OK in an elevator that plummeted.

3. I am just as proprietary about my spot on the couch as Sheldon Cooper is about his.

4. The TV volume needs to be on different levels depending on what show I'm watching. I know that I watch the NBC Nightly News on 12, Ellen on 13, Oprah on 15 (20 if it's a good guest), Modern Family on 28, SuperWhy! on 9, the Harry Potter movies on 12, and Mad Men (DVD) on 40 (they mumble a lot). I could give you the Optimal Volume Level for any one of about 45 shows.

5. Yesterday I drove up to a stop sign at a four-way stop and then sat there, waiting on the light to change. But you'll note that I said "stop SIGN," not "stop LIGHT." So after about 11 seconds, the person behind me honked at me so I would get my butt out of the way. Internet, beware: pregnancy brain is officially here.


Rachel said...

The whole volume thing drives me bonkers. DVDs are so quiet when it comes to voices. My friend Laura has me totally hooked on watching things with subtitles. It's so bad now I'm trying to figure out how to turn subtitles on tv shows. This must be how old people feel.

Sewconsult said...

I hate the volume thing, too. I want a remote that I set at one level and the TV adjusts to my hearing level. Guess we should invent that!

Sewconsult said...

Oh, l went from Pregnancy brain failure, straight into Fibromyalgia brain fog. There are days that I have to just keep my mouth shut so I don't sound like an idiot.
Today could be one of those days.
Me, again.

Rachel said...

The fact that you have all of those volume numbers memorized amazes me. I'm an accountant but I can't remember numbers to save my life. In fact, half the time I say Ali's birthday is 1/7 instead of 1/8. I'm a horrible mother.


Ha Ha...I stop at green lights sometimes and it drives my husband crazy....sometimes I just pretend and tell him that I am just being a defensive driver.....I can be convincing like that :)

Susanne said...

I love the Sheldon reference. Too funny!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Rachel, closed captioning!

Beckie, yes, we should definitely invent that. I could use it!

Rachel C, I know. It's a totally useless skill ... I don't know why I can remember those 75 numbers but I can't tell you what years WWII happened in.

Sherry, I have a feeling I'm about to become a "defensive driver" more often.

Susanne, I hoped a few people would know who Sheldon is!

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