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Repost: Think

Scheduled on December 18, 2011

This is a repost from last December. I found it on TheRealSharon’s blog (who coincidentally will be guest posting here in September 2012) and I felt I needed to share it here too. I hope it causes you to…

THINK

There was 
a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She
hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see 

the world, I will marry you.’

One day, 
someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her
boyfriend.
 

He asked 
her, ‘Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’ The
girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The
sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected
that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.
 

Her 
boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before
they were yours, they were mine.’
 

This is 
how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.
 

Life Is a 

Gift 

Today 
before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t
speak.
 

Before 
you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone
who has nothing to eat..
 

Before 
you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone
who’s crying out to GOD for a companion.
 

Today 
before you complain about life – Think of someone who went
too early to heaven..
 

Before 
whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who
walks the same distance with their feet.
 

And when 
you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your
job..
 

And when 
depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on
your face and think: you’re alive and still
around..

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Pass The Bread & The L-cysteine

What? What is L-cysteine? Well I am glad I formatted the question as if you asked! L-cysteine is an amino acid. It’s actually an amino acid that is not essential to your existence. It is however added to a lot of baked goods, including breads, rolls, pizza dough, and even pastries.

So what! Well there is a lot of L-cysteine that is synthesized in laboratories. Most however is not. L-cysteine is added for commercial baking purposes to make food enhancers and speed the conditioning of the flour. If L-cysteine is used and it is not manufactured in a laboratory, where is it from?

It does depend on the source and the company producing the amino acid. The majority however is from China. It is from a variety of sources. I hope you aren’t eating any baked goods right now…. The sources include human hair usually collected from the floor of barber shops or salons, pig hair, duck or chicken feathers or cow horns. If it doesn’t bother you, good for you. If you are a vegetarian, vegan, Muslim or Jewish, it does make a difference.

The sources for this bit of information include the Vegetarian Resource Group and Natural News. Read more.

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Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered

Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered is inspired by Arsenio Hall’s Things That Make You Go Hmmm.

Some things in life just don’t make any sense when you just take the time to think about them. Case and point, jumbo shrimp. Really, that can’t make sense to anyone. I used to watch the Arsenio Hall show and I remember Bill Clinton playing the saxophone. So many late night hosts lost major ratings because of his show. I remember a few things that make you go hmmm and the rest I looked up on the Internet. You might have know some of your own. If so, I would love for you to share them with me. Thanks.

My favorite is first.

  • Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway…
  • How come we treat people like dirt when they are alive and give them flowers after they die…
  • Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks…
  • Am I permitted to yell ‘movie’ in a crowded firehouse…
  • Why do they put Braille on the drive through bank machines…
  • Were the first 6 Ups a failure…
  • What would you do if the Hokey Pokey IS what it’s all about…
  • Why is it that bullets ricochet off of Superman’s chest, but he ducks when the gun is thrown at him…
  • Why do tourists go to the tops of tall buildings,  put money into telescopes so they can see things on the ground close-up…
  • Why do hot dogs come ten to a package and hot dog buns only have eight…
  • How does the guys who drive the snowplows get to work…
  • How do you throw away a garbage can…
  • If you’re in a vehicle traveling the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the lights…
  • What happens to an 18 hour bra after 18 hours…
  • Why is it that you must wait until night to call it a day…
  • Do you realize how many holes there could be if people would just take the time to take the dirt out of them…
  • How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign…
  • Is the alphabet in that order because of the song…
  • If the #2 pencil is so popular, why is it still only #2…
  • If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting…
  • In what reality is it possible to have a civil war…
  • Did George Washington pull out a quarter when asked for I.D….
  • What did Preparation A through G do…
  • How do “Do not walk on the grass” signs get there…
  • Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to…
  • What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men…
  • Can you be a closet claustrophobic…
  • If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent…
  • If crime doesn’t pay does that mean that my job is a crime…
  • Why does Hawaii have interstate highways…
  • If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, how dangerous is a fax…
  • If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet…

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