Well, hello and happy hump day! We’ve made it halfway through the week. How’s it gone so far? My week is going well, but I have a to-do list a mile long. Can you relate? Well, Wednesday also means it’s time for Wednesday Wondering – those random things that occur to me and make me wonder about them. So, let’s get right to it.
I am honestly typing this as I am wondering about males and their sense of humor. My boys have all forced me to watch a movie with them tonight. Family time is my favorite, and I think it’s so important to spend time together. However, living in a house of all boys means I rarely get to select a movie or TV show to watch. That’s ok. I’ve adjusted. Still, the movie that they are watching tonight is ridiculously stupid. I can’t even tell you what it is for fear of what you will think. Let me just say it’s a military-ish, action movie done with puppets. Can you hear my eyes rolling? Anyway, they are cracking up, laughing so hard they can’t breathe. Meanwhile, I am sitting here shaking my head at the amount of time I am wasting.
So, I wonder…is male humor just totally different from female? Is it just my family? Have I gone completely wrong somewhere? I hope someone out there will tell me that they have had a similar thing happen to them.
The Minie Ball
So, this week we were talking about road trips. Over the years, I have enjoyed taking road trips with my family. They always result in great memories, funny stories, and at least a minute or two of wanting to pull my hair out. Anyway, we were on a road trip home from Florida. Mr. LouiseMarie decided it would be fun to see what kind of weird roadside America site we might be pass by. He was looking near Vicksburg, Mississippi and came across a confederate museum and read the following description. Before I go on, I will tell you that I vetoed the stop at the museum, but I wonder… do people really believe this? Let me know what you think…
“The minie ball is displayed with a long caption describing what happened. In battle, it whizzed right through a young Confederate soldier who was standing next (probably REALLY closely next) to a flower of Southern maidenhood. It (the minie ball) went through his private parts and kept going, right into the flower of Southern womanhood. Miraculously (miracle one), he lived. Miracle two (considering heat of a bullet in flight), she became pregnant. He, honorable southern gentleman that he was, married her. This is but one of the highlights of the Old Courthouse Museum. – See more at: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/790#sthash.lyTSqe0P.dpuf”
C’mon now…admit it. You’re wondering too, right? Does anyone believe the story when they stop and read about it?
Models and Sizes
Okay, here’s something that I’ve wondered about for a long time. Did you know that the average size in America for women is a size 12? Couple that with the fact that many Americans are in a constant battle to control their weight or to lose weight. We are an overweight nation. That being said, why are most models a size 2? I cannot even tell you how many times I have admired an outfit or a dress on a model only to be supremely disappointed to find that on me it didn’t look remotely like it did on the model. Why not have models closer to the size of real women? It seems like that would be more helpful. Instead, size 12 women are considered plus size models. I would love to see clothes on real women, like me. Is that too much to ask?
I wonder about all of this. How about you? Weigh in below and let me know what you think.
Well friends, that is what’s on my mind this week. I hope you’ll share a comment below and let me hear from you. As always, you can subscribe to my email list here. And make sure to follow me using the social buttons above.
Until next time~