Thursday, December 2, 2010

There are no magic numbers here

Have you ever seen that “by the numbers” thing in the newspaper? I love that. Love trivia--little nuggets of useless information that I can retain in my poor wee brain, squeezing out all of the more important stuff. Since I was a little light on blog topics this week, I have created a “by the numbers” list of my own. (Thanks to my local newspaper, from whom I ripped off the idea.)

The number of copies I nearly (accidentally) made at work yesterday. I needed two.

The number of dog paws in my house.

Approximate weight, in pounds, of the mulch, gravel, and leaves that 12 dog paws track into my kitchen on a daily basis.

The number of ounces in the bottle of saline spray I have been huffing for the last two weeks in an attempt to open up my clogged sinus passages.

Advil Congestion Relief pills I have taken because the saline spray wasn’t working. Now the pills aren't working.

Firemen who responded to my 911 call when I was trapped in a car wash.

6 – 12
The number of months, according to some website that I can no longer find, that it will take for me to grow out my pixie haircut.

Estimated number of times I will want to shave my head while I am growing out my short haircut.

Amount of money that it would take for me to ride a motorcycle. (Seriously. Petrified of those things.)

The number of leftover Thanksgiving desserts I ate the other day—after consuming my little Weight Watchers-approved bag of veggies. (Pumpkin pie, dark chocolate cake, and cranberry cinnamon cheesecake. All yummy.)

Pounds I gained from eating leftover Thanksgiving desserts.

Days left until my church Christmas play, which is currently occupying all the parts of my brain that aren’t all full of trivia. 

I was just finishing up my list, when I was brutally reminded of another:

Approximate number of times a day that I get poked--by a dog paw--in that one spot on my belly that is still sensitive from surgery.

And now: 2:20 until I can go snuggle in my warm bed. It's snowing outside, and I don't like it, y'all.

1 comment:

cardiogirl said...

These are awesome! I need to do this next week. I'll give you credit for coming up with it. And doesn't it figure that the dog's paw can find that one spot. Every. Single. Time?