Archive for ‘Quoteables’

March 10, 2018

Double Take

by Janie Jones

I opened up Amazon’s website to do some shopping and the banner headline, I swear to the sun and the moon and the stars, said “Sneaky Pee.”  For a split second I thought it was going to be advertising come bladder control problem.  Then I noticed the photo along with the heading and it was of a roll of bills.  Save money on your depends?

Oh, on a double take it said “Sneaky Pete, Amazon Prime original, stream the new season.”

Thanks to my vision problems, this sort of thing happens more and more often.  Although it’s usually not so funny….

November 12, 2015

Thursday Quote Du Jour: And here I thought my butt was sore from sitting and studying all the time

by Janie Jones

Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take.  You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack.

~Author Unknown

October 22, 2015

Thursday Quote Du Jour: Keeping it simple

by Janie Jones

So apparently this brand of yogurt, Liberte, which is normally crazy expensive but I bought on sale at the Co-op for a deep discount, has a thing for quotes about simplicity.  For, lo and behold, I was eating another cup the other day and received this quote on the lid:

Simplicity is the glory of expression.

Walt Whitman

Having never been a avid reader of Walt Whitman, I cannot comment on his feelings of simplicity.  However, I have yet to meet a Liberte flavored yogurt I didn’t like.  One might say it is simply delicious.

October 15, 2015

Thursday Quote Du Jour: Nature is no dummy

by Janie Jones

I stumbled upon this quote, in all places, on the lid of my yogurt

Nature is pleased with simplicity.  And nature is no dummy. 

-Issac Newton


Now, any one who believed nature to be simple, much less pleased with simplicity, has never studied Biochemistry.  Nothing in how nature works at the microscopic/molecular level is simple.  It’s actually quite astounding how complicated the things are that we observe as the simple color blue, eating a ripe apple, or even just breathing.  It may appear simple because we are only seeing the outcome of a million things happening “behind the scenes,” as it were, to make these things possible and we have grown up taking them for granted.  But, I assure you my friends these simple actions are not simple at all.

So, sorry Mr. Newton.  Had you known about Biochemistry you would not have felt this way about nature loving simplicity.  But you were most definitely right in that she is no dummy.

By the way, I actually did well on my first Biochem test.  I’m no mother nature, but not so much a dummy either.  I was a nice four points above the average.  While my teacher was disappointed with what she felt was a low average, in a tough subject that gets the short end of the the homework time stick, I was pleased to be above average, even if just by four measly points.

August 27, 2015

Spudisims #21: Some people are different

by Janie Jones

The spud’s dad was telling me this story last night.

He’s a history buff, and collects figurines of the American Presidents.  He apparently has them all. The spud was looking at them the other day and apparently picked up Obama and said, “Daddy, you know, this President is different from the others.”

He apparently replied, “Yes, yes he is.”

“Daddy, why is he sooooo skinny?”

August 6, 2015

Thursday Quote Du Jour

by Janie Jones

I’m not a huge Crow fan, but I do like some of her stuff.  Lately they’ve been playing this one on the internet radio station I listen to at work a lot.  I can’t decide if it’s inspirational or depressing, but end of the first verse really sticks in my head.

From Sheryl Crow’s Soak Up the Sun:

It’s not having what you want,
It’s wanting what you’ve got.


June 11, 2015

Spudisms on Momma Super Powers

by Janie Jones

Spud: Momma, I’m animating a book.

Me: Oh, that sounds like fun.

Spud: Yeah, I’m still designing the characters, but I’m going to model one after you.

Me: Cool.

Spud: Her name is going to be Advice-Giving Abby.  Because she gives lots of advice, just like you.

Me: Oh.  Do I give lots of advice?

Spud: Yeah.

Me: Is it good advice?

Spud: Well, yeah, pretty much.

Me: That’s good to know.  Don’t Daddy and Stepmom give you advice too?

Spud: Nah.  Well, sometimes.  But, not so much.

Me: Oh.  I see.  So, would you say that giving advice is my Momma Super Power?

Spud: *laughing* Yeah! That’s your super power!