Have you ever had one of those moments where you mind starts to wander and you find yourself wondering all kinds of bizarre things? Sometimes the questions have answers, but more often they are the kinds of things that you can puzzle over for days with no real solution – or at least no consistent solution. For example…
Do Goths Go to the Beach?
I don’t mean the casual Goths
, but the really hardcore ones. You know the ones I mean – boys wearing black lipstick and dressed from head to toe in long sleeves and long pants. Girls wear floor length black skirts with thick white make-up. I swear you never see more than a few inches of skin at a time.
So, my question is, do these Goths ever shed all that black gear and shimmy into a string bikini or board shorts to expose all that pale skin to the sunlight and the world? Somehow I can’t just transplant the group of Goths I see sheltered from all sunlight in the school building onto the beach in small amounts of clothing or out on surfboards. I mean, I’m sure they swim and go to the beach, but don’t you just wonder?
Why Do We Speak to Babies Like a Baby?
Why don’t we just speak to babies
like a regular person instead of doing the head wagging and squeaky high-pitched voices? Do you think the baby is just sitting there wondering what in the world is going on when we all shove our faces in front of his and start making weird faces and reciting something along the lines of, “Oh! Aren’t you cute? Do you know that? I could just gobble you right up!”
Sounds normal enough – if a bit like something your Aunt Myrtle once said to you, but I guarantee you when you see a baby, you’re first instinct will be to raise your voice a few octaves and squeal the words at him while jiggling your head around. No wonder so many babies just look confused when you first see them.
Why Does Food Taste Better When Someone Else Cooks It?
If I were to get the recipe for my favorite kind of pizza and follow every step to the letter the way the people at my favorite pizza store do, I can guarantee you the results would not taste the same. Somehow things always taste better when someone else makes them.
Now, I’m not the world’s finest cook, but even simple things like those cut and bake cookies seem to taste better if my mom or someone else makes them. Could it be my taste buds are much too primed to taste the food properly since they sampled the wares while I was slicing (and before baking?) Who knows – it’s just one of those things. The obvious solution, of course, is to just eat out all the time or get someone else to do the cooking.
Why Does a Guy Always Call After You’ve Made Other Plans?
Maybe it only happens to me, but the guy
I’ve been hoping will call never calls until after I’ve filled my weekend with other plans. I leave an evening free in hopes of a possible date or even just a chance to hang out and chat online, but I always give up and fill that empty time with something else.
When my weekend is booked, the boy calls and I always feel like he thinks I’m not into him simply because I can’t make plans for the weekend when he asks. In a way, this is fine though, since my experience has shown that guys like girls who have their own lives. If he’s worth it, he’ll just have to wait for next weekend. This also works in reverse. If I want a guy to call, I simply have to plan my life without him and he’ll magically become part of it – once there is no room left.