Monday, June 22, 2015

5 Random Thoughts

^My friend Tracy & Me. A random pic I love for a random post.
1) Last week, someone said to me that the problem with Yelp! is that everyone thinks their opinion matters when really, no one's opinion matters. What a simple sentence but I sat on that for a bit. And perhaps it's true. "Matter" is certainly in the eye of the beholder and how much does anyone care that so and so had to wait 10 minutes for fries?

2) There's a guy who is always sitting on the bench outside the public library at the same time I get off the train and walk the two blocks to work in the AM. Every time I pass he waves and says "Hey Kiddo! Have a great day! Gonna be a nice one!". Perhaps it's the warmth of 'kiddo' or the kindness in his smile but I'm genuinely excited to see him every morning. I wish I knew a bit more about his story. Maybe one day I'll tell him how his little gesture positively contributes to my morning outlook.

3) I had a tortoise when I was a little girl which, to this day, was the best christmas present I have ever received. I've always been animal-obsessed but never once even thought of owning a tortoise until I sprinted to the tree one Xmas morning to find Santa had showed up. He had given me my very own tortoise. Not my family's pet. Not my sister's pet. MY pet. And I named him Pinkie and loved him like 50 Cent loves celebrating birthdays. Anyway, I really want one again! I can't wait (but at the same time, I really can due to the fact that that will mean we are fully setttttleeddddddd, ugh) until we live somewhere with ample space and I can become the crazy pet lady I've always been on the inside. Lions & Tigers & Tortoises: Oh my!

4) I love holidays on Facebook and seeing everyone's little celebratory posts. E.G. Father's Day. Sometimes social media makes me want to rip my eyes out and throw myself over a waterfall [see also: election season] but dang it if I'm not a sucker for an endearing post about love.

5) I'm convinced Clay Matthews has time-traveled here and is actually a viking. A beautiful, Nordic, ethereal viking. Hamada-hamada-hamada.

In other news, after 5 months (okay, like two weeks) away for work- my husband is back. And that makes a gal really happy. I just hope he doesn't read number 5. And if he does, I'm sure I can see his point and raise him one pretty girl in our building who always jogs by when we're walking and he catatonically stops listening to me until she turns the corner. Uh-huh, I notice things.

Happy Monday!


14 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

lol you notice all. You'll have quite the animal farm going if you have your way I bet haha

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

LOL I notice things.

#2 is awesome.

In regards to #1, I am looking for big picture things like great atmosphere, friendly staff, easy to get into, etc. I think some other things need to be taken with a grain of salt. I'm a big reader of reviews on Yelp & Trip Advisor and I think when you read a lot of them you know which ones to take with a grain of salt.

PorkStar said...

#2, you could really get additional info and write about it. Sounds like it would be an interesting story. At least it's not a creeper being all smiley and pervy. But you know, such things don't happen here, sadly. Unless you are 80+ and walking with a cane and a nurse next to you, no one will be grateful (females esp) when trying to be generous and saying hello in the morning. But that's with a good reason too because the majority of dudes here are a bunch of jack asses. Also, no one here says hello to anyone, jeez that makes people walk away from you. Really, that's the weirdest thing to say to anyone in NYC. If you do, people are gonna look at you weird. You know i've blogged about this many times lol

Jax said...

Hahaha too funny how you noticed that. And go get another tortoise. And I disagree about the Yelp comment that person made. Yelp is there for people to review quality, products, and service. It wouldn't be very helpful if no one actually reviewed. Lol

BLovedBoston said...

#2 seems like a great way to get your day started every day!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOL at Clay Matthews being a time traveling Viking.. so spot on!

Slamdunk said...

On your #2: isn't it great how the littlest things can bring a smile to our lives?

With your #5: I think there is a successful commercial series for him in that idea.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Pat- it's gonna be intense! I don't think my husband realizes how many pets we will actually own.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Steph- very true!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Porkstar- yeah, I think everyone is a bit jaded. But he says everything so kindly, I really like it. Good input! And yes, you have blogged on the lost art of 'hello'. ha! Though I see you as one of the people hating anyone who says hello. hahah.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Jax- you make good points! I wasn't saying it was absolute, just an interesting comment :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@BLovedBoston- it really is! :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Green Fashionista- haha, I know. I don't want to toot my own horn but he looks exactly like a Viking!

Robin said...

Yay for your husband being back!

I don't care for Yelp. Some of the complaints are just petty. If you can't wait ten minutes for French fries, you don't have time to be at a restaurant.