This post is sort of a blog-list, linking to places I don't want to forget to return to.
It all started when I was on facebook today, jest mindin' my own bizziness, when I saw these words... "You've just been HTed", and I wanted to find out what that meant, so I followed the link to Dan Philips' Hither and Thither blog post for today... well, to make a long story short, come to find out that mi amor was there today, too, readin' paraprosdokians, which are figures of speech that are meant to surprise you at the end of the sentence, after you have figured out what the first part of the phrase really meant. Here are a few examples we chuckled over together:
"Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."
"Dolphins are so smart that within afew weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish."
"I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong."
"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."
"We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public."
"Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't."
"A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station."
"I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you."
"Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
"Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever."
And here's some extra examples from Wikipedia:
"I haven't slept for ten days. Because that would be too long." — Mitch Hedberg
"On the other hand, we have different fingers." — Jack Handey
[Note to Reader, Wikipedia's examples are mostly bad]
I have recently discovered the free ebooks and other helpful stuff referenced by Money Saving Mom, where I just learned about a thing called BAHG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal).
To top it all off, my darling and I had some good entertainment viewing well-crafted creative posts at The Sacred Sandwich, a blog I think I may visit more often... now that I know about it.
All said and recorded for memory to remind myself in the future of what I just read... now, I should go to bed.