Sunday, February 22, 2009

a nod to Nora


Some time back, Nora Ephron posted a list of 25 things that continue to surprise people. So I thought I'd do the same.


1. Espresso has less caffeine that regular brews.
2. “Irregardless” is not a word.
3. It’s illegal to pump your own gasoline in New Jersey.
4. Old people have sex.
5. OTC drugs kill.
6. It gets cold in Florida.
7. Heart disease, not breast cancer, is the number one killer of women.
8. Hard work often goes unrewarded.
9. High school is no predictor of life success.
10.San Francisco has miserable weather.
11.There is no such thing as a “safe investment.”
12.It snows in April.
13. Hollywood couples divorce.
14. Politicians screw around (also).
15. “Reality shows” are fake.
16. Arranged marriages are as happy as love matches.
17. Our bodies age and betray us.
18. Iran once had a flourishing Jewish community.
19. Not all comics are Jewish.
20. Elite athletes take designer drugs.
21. The word “unique” requires no modifiers.
22. Very rich, really smart folk get taken by very rich, really smart con artists.
23. Our children heard what we were saying.
24. Just about everyone has taken a hit off a bong...so what?
25. Many otherwise sane intelligent people reject evolution.


And it would not surprise me if you could add 25 more...

3 comments:

shannon said...

Some people LIKE the weather in San Francisco :-)

roberta said...

Humm...probably better than London, eh?

carol said...

Cam's List - Things that surprise me.

1. There were old people at my class reunion.

2. Doctors, teachers, lawyers and politicians keep getting younger.

3. My favorite name people call me is "Grandma."

4. Hydrox ARE better than Oreos.

5. Despite the expense and corruption, NJ is a great place to live.

6. The food at the Olive Garden is really good.

7. I can no longer drink caffinated coffee after 3 p.m.

8. Rush Limbaugh makes insane amounts of money.

9. Some "Christians" are greedy, pompous, lying cheats.

10. People forward me the most ridiculous e-mails, from FORWARD THIS IN 7 MINUTES TO 30 FRIENDS OR YOU MAY DIE OR BE MAIMED BY TUESDAY, to THOSE POLITICIANS WANT TO GIVE OUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO FUND STUDIES ON TRAVELLING BY HOT AIR BALLOON TO MARS.

11. My brother has turned into a right-wing, redneck Texan.

12. Obama is referred to as African American rather than half Caucasian or European.

13. My daughter earned her Masters Degree.

14. I was married to Roberta in a past life.

15. My son had 4 daughters in 4 years.

16. Jerry still loves me.

17. I still love Jerry.

18. I miss my dad more than I miss my mom - wtf?

19. I see my mother in the mirror some days.

20. My mother has somehow attached her butt to my body so that it will continue to live on!

21. I still remember in detail a night in July, 1967. (has nothing to do with losing virginity or anything like that)

22. The human race can be heartless.

23. Bobby Jindall spoke to us citizens like we were in kindergarten, and he's unsure of global warming trends.

24. General Motors is going under.

25. I thoughth I was going to retire soon.