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Monday, June 23, 2008 :::

In defense of my own idiocy.

My friend J-Balls was telling us a story about how she had been training for an upcoming half-marathon by jogging around the lake with a friend when she passed local celebrity/weatherman Sven Sundgaard. Not one to be star-struck, she never broke her stride and just kept on running.

When coming around the bend of the lake for a second lap, they noticed Sven again. Only this time he was kneeling down on the side of the path taking a picture of a turtle coming out of a hole in the ground. As J-Balls jogged by the scene, Sven made some joke about "Snapper, anyone?", which still doesn't make much sense to me, but the girls tittered a bit and kept on running.

After their brief encounter with the famous weatherman and the turtle, J-Ball's friend said "Oh, we should have stopped and asked him what the weather is going to be like for the run this weekend," to which my confused response was, "Why would the turtle know?"

Yes, I realize it was a stupid response and that it was pretty obvious from the story that she was referring to the meteorologist and not the turtle, but in my defense she was a tad vague with her pronoun choice. And actually, I was focusing too much on the "turtle in a hole" aspect of the story, which I was somehow relating to a groundhog coming out of a hole and seeing its shadow to predict the weather. So in all actuality, my brain was working overtime to come up with such a idiotic response, not undertime.

My brain is just TOO efficient, you see.

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Well, if no one else is going to comment, I will take this opportunity to say that I am awesome.

By Blogger dan, at 4:31 PM  

I wish I would have said something as cool as "how would the turtle know?" That's brilliant, if you ask me. You have at least one fan who thinks you're awesome for the random way you think.

By Blogger tcarole, at 11:36 PM  

dan - i agree with you: i am awesome.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:44 AM  

My friend/coworker was going downtown over his lunch hour to hear Obama speak. Lisa, another friend/coworker remarked that he was going to have a hard time driving around downtown and finding a parking spot.

I said, "I think Obama's going to have limo and a chauffeur. Do you really think some meter maid is going to give Obama a ticket?"

Of course, Lisa meant Al and not Obama. It's not my fault that she didn't use pronouns. Sheesh.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:10 PM  

But, what about animated gif Friday????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:55 AM  

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