Friday, January 11, 2013

Things I will never understand.

Over the years of my life I have come to accept many things. True understanding in some sectors of my existence continues to elude me though. It doesn't matter how much investigating or mental pondering I do, I am still unable to fathom certain things...

1. Bobby Pins
If you are a girl, or a boy with voluptuous hair, you will know what I am talking about. Every time you have to vacuum a room, the floor is covered with hundreds if not thousands of them. However, if you just need a quick bobby to pin up your hair, there isn't a single one to be found. I know that over the years, I have bought plenty of those 100 pack things of hair pins. Every night, I take the 4 or 5 out of my hair and set them down on my nightstand. It should be simple enough the next morning, right? No. Sometime in the middle of the night, they have disappeared. So, I go and spend another 99 cents on another package. The 4-5 bobby pin attrition soon makes this new package eventually go empty too. Where do they go?! The blackhole of my room that only emerges once I've plugged in a vacuum cleaner. But, I am smarter than them. This morning, I found myself hunting around my room for a couple bobby pins to pin up my bangs. Of course, I couldn't find a single one. So, I go and grab the vacuum cleaner. 5 seconds into it, I find a cache of bobby pins, all muttering to themselves "well played".

2. The Kardashians
How are they famous? Why do I know who they are? No, I would never, never go seeking out their TV show or really anything about them. But yet, I could give you all sorts of details about Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Scott and their two kids, and the freak show that is Kanye and Kim. How?? And more  importantly, why??

3. Why People Insist on Loving Frigid Winters
Believe me, I like playing in snow just as much as the average person. But living in it is awful. Gosh awful. Anyone insisting on it being their favorite season or whatever is just deluding theirself (I'm looking at you, Stephen Thurston, Matt Manwaring).

Let's look the perks of a mild, California Winter:
-Going outside without feeling that your face is going to freeze off
-Not having this happen. (I saw no less than 3 cars almost completely lose control on my street today.)
-Not having to spend hours upon hours shoveling
-Not having to spend hours upon hours clearing snow off your car.
-Not having to resort to cannibalism to stay alive (I'm looking at you, Donner Party [ok, I know there's scientific evidence that they didn't actually resort to cannibalism, and it was in CA. but, it was in the CA mountains])
-Not having to worry about frost bite
-The Sun.

Look, going to visit the snow is fine. Fun, in fact. I just don't want to look out my front door at 1 in the afternoon and see this:

4. How/When/Why This Started.

I think I lost a few facebook friends over our cat posts during the last few months... It still makes me laugh though... so oh well! 

EDIT: Just kidding! I know why I love cat stuff. Because they're Adorable!