Never Stop Questioning

It’s funny how the world works.

What makes you think of a certain person? Do a certain action? Watch that movie? Get those weird feelings inside? People usually respond with God or some higher power. I don’t think that way, but I am always astounded by the way nature works. The past week has been particularly interesting,  surely I have had weeks like this before but I figured that I would write about this one.

Late at night when  I can’t sleep I tend to ponder Facebook. Just skimming through profiles or whatever, friends and non-friends; catching up on all the latest and greatest. Well, I recently visited an old friend’s profile out of random curiousity – haven’t caught up in a while. I don’t message or talk to or add as a friend again. Because honestly I don’t care; I’m only interested in them at this given time. It’s weird and creepy but whatever. Anyway, just out of the blue, two days after I looked at their profile on Facebook, they messaged me. Now, keep in mind, we haven’t talked in years. So this was really weird, but like I said, nature is pretty fascinating.

It gets better. Four and two days ago, meaning on two occasions,  my boyfriend and I were watching Mrs. Doubtfire. We love that movie. And we were commenting on it’s greatness as well as how awesome Robin Williams was. We’ve always wanted to know if he adlibbed that whole animation scene, as well if the way the wig scene was filmed was the way it was intended. Through watching the movie, laughing of course, I was reminded that I really wanted to buy Dead Poet’s Society because I also freaking love that movie – and I am just starting my teaching career. I can see it now……tearing out the pages of the math textbook.. Hahahaha I seriously love that movie. THEN ROBIN WILLIAMS DIES oh my goodness I almost started crying. I am legitimately heartbroken over his death. I don’t care for celebrities too much, but he was one of the few. He was in all my childhood movies making me laugh,  cry, think about life. I am so sad for his passing. I am also happy that he is no longer suffering. While I wish his condition could have been cured or managed, it put a lot of things into perspective. It shows that even though you, publicly, are an awesome person and have things that others dream of having,  you aren’t always happy. All those things, despite what people think, don’t make you happy – I mean they can for a while, but certainly not long term. It’s so crazy.

Life works so weirdly. Have you ever thought about why you went through certain “life events”? Or crossed paths with a certain someone? Thought about why you think or the method of your thinking and why you might think that way? Life is so cool when you start thinking and connecting all those characteristics.

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LZE

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Food For Thought

Read this: Lemon Germs

While this article is dated January 27, 2014, I think it still deems worthy of discussion. It talks about the lemons you put in your water at restaurants. Now, people put lemons in their water for many reasons. The most common I hear are: “Freshens water”, “Sterilizes water”, “Gives taste to water”. Okay so you can put “Freshens water” and “Gives taste” pretty much in the same category. This is what people say when they refuse to accept the fact that water is supposed to be bland, and that the water they just received was tap water. While a lemon has the ability to “sterilize” your water, it will not do so as you think unless the lemon was literally cut right as they served you your drink, and you dunked the lemon in the water. Even then, I’m not so sure it would work. I haven’t run experiments on it, but thinking about the acidity of lemons, I can see it potentially happening. But regardless, we know that’s not how it works.

If you read the article through, or at least just the last paragraph, it also says that the same germs found on the lemons, are also found on salt shakers, ketchup bottles and things of that nature. Gross, right? Well, sadly, it’s true. I mean it’s the same germs you would find on a bathroom handle, door, chair, anything really that you touch and other people touch as well. OH, YOUR CELL PHONE. How many germs do you think are on your cell phone? ugh, you’d never pick that thing up again if you really knew.

It’s the facts of life. I mean unless you live in a bubble, you can’t really avoid these germs. My only advice is to watch what you do. I mean it’s the same thing with what you eat by reading the ingredients. Long story short: Pay attention. Pay attention to what you touch, what you eat, what you do. As long as you pay attention, you’ll be fine.

How are we supposed to live if we keep being held back by worrying about germs? Okay, so that’s a little too simplified, but it’s kind of true. I mean, you’re supposed to eat dirt so you won’t eat it again. Germs, on a very basic level, help keep our immune systems up. It’s the natural way as opposed to all those vitamins and pills people take because they don’t account for them in their diets.

LONG LIVE THE GERMS. I don’t know why I wrote that, but I feel that germs always get the raw end of the deal. I mean, they are kind of mean and nasty and gross, but they are living organisms too!

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xo, LZE