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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Random Thoughts Tuesday: Toilet Edition


What? It's Tuesday? Really? How did that happen? Oh, yeah, I've spent the last 2 days recovering from TBDPBWAFPWBM (The Birthday Party By Which All Future Parties Will Be Measured). Don't know what I'm talking about? Watermelon brains people, watermelon brains. If you haven't checked it out, click the link above (but not yet, I haven't started with the randomness.

*My personal trainer is evil and I'm convinced she's trying to kill me. Slowly. And painfully.

*Tonight is "America's Night Out" but I'm not sure anyone knows. Isn't it funny that we live in Germany and we know? We had a huge cookout with all the neighbors, but I had to come in because I got stung by a wasp and my arm is swollen like twice the normal size. M really, really wants to stab me with my epi pen, but I won't let him.

*I've been stung twice (TWICE!) this week by wasps. I know I'm sweet and all, but come on! I don't bother them. Why are they bothering me? I hope the two that stung me died slow agonizing deaths, even though I know wasps don't die after stinging.

*There are more than 40,000 toilet related accidents in the US every year. Do people not know how to use them? What's going on?

*Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories and hour. Who cares if you're smart, as long as you're thin, right?

*Indy is already planning next year's b-day party.

*Krapp is a Swedish brand of toilet paper.

*The whole right side of my body (where the stupid bee stung me) is itchy. GAH!

*During WWII German U-boat U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet. Seeing a theme here?

*George Washington was a bit of bad ass crazy. Need an example? During the French and Indian War, Washington was known to the natives of Quebec as "The Destroyer of Cities". He traded blankets infected with small pox to the Indians. This wiped out 50% of the population. WHAT? The beloved father of our country? I know!

*I learned about the President's birthday from the German radio news. I was mostly excited that I actually understood what they were saying, but then I realized I'd heard nothing of it from the American news. Slackers.

*The average person spends 3 years of their life on the toilet.

*Upper and lower case letters are named "Upper" and "Lower" because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'Upper Case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'Lower Case' letters.

*Germans don't edit songs on the radio. If I forget to turn it down before the bad words, I'll make a really loud coughing sound to mask the language. The other day Indy told me I should really see a doctor about my cough.

*To make you smile:

Thanks for stopping by for my randomness. And toilet obsession.


Krystal said...

your randomness is beyond awesome!!! i love the sign too...very safety conscious huh? LOL

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Too funny- did you google "random toilet facts" or something? :)

otin said...

I always thought that it was funny that the man who invented the toilet was named crapper! Thomas Crapper, I think was his name! LOL!

Emily said...

LOL Loved the randomness! And seriously, wasp don't die after stinging? That's unfair...stupid wasps.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I didn't know they don't edit their radio songs!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your fabulous randomness. :)

A Mom on Spin said...

Oh Krapp!

Lauren said...

That sign is cracking me up!! I have a feeling that I am going to be lying in bed later and just randomly burst out laughing because of this post.

satakieli said...

I noticed that the Germans don't edit bad words from songs too. Luckily I think mine is a bit small to notice!

I LOVE that sign, LOL!

Brittany said...

Okay so you frickin rock! You are the amazing woman and I love you and your randomness blog! I just now have spent the last 20 minutes googling a sinking submarine and small pox blankies! YAY... oh yeah and I laughed the whole time! You ROCK!!

BeautifulWreck said...

Is that three years for men and women? Because I swear my husband spends 10x as much time in the bathroom as I do.

Kristin said...

The hubs is Swedish. I think he needs some Krapp paper!

Snooker said...

Tee hee hee...
Glorious toilet randomness!
And a great sign to boot.
You get bonus points.

Susie Q said...

Okay, love the randomness, but have to correct a historical point. Pox infected blankets didn't happen. Urban legend...I live northeast of Boulder and that was among the stories Ward Churchill tried to use...proven a lie.

But glad you are recovering from the party. And watch out for wasp stings the rest of the summer. DH got bitten twice within a month and got really sick when he was bitten again...real reaction...and scary and he'd never had a reaction before.

Laura said...

Nice! Where did you find that sign photo? So funny! Laura in Ludwigsburg

sbux said...

I am glad I could help you out. :)
And I don't think it is bad after all to plan a trip to TKMaxx.
I am planning one myself for a while now.
Just have to find a day.
I think the one closest to you must be in Gie├čen but I highly recommend to make a weekend trip up to the store in Rostock, way up north.
It is really beautiful here, we have the Baltic Sea and beautiful landscapes.
In case you are interested you can find more informations here:

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