Random Musings Friday…

I’ve been getting a lot of complaints about the sporadic way I’ve been posting lately.  To those who have complained…you have been heard and I promise to be better.  As I said the other day…I have big plans for the rest of the month…but more about that later.  For now, here are this week’s random musings…

  • There is a sign on the subway for City University of NY (part of the state university system).  The bottom of the sign says…U might B eligible 4 financial aid.  Really CUNY?  That’s appropriate to put on the sign of an institution of higher learning?  Things like this are the problem with education in this country.  I am frightened for the future.
  • A guy sat across from me on the train the other night…good looking, well dressed.  He got settled in the seat and pulled out a newspaper.  As he read the newspaper he placed his hand firmly over his junk…in sort of a protective gesture.  He would remove it only to turn the page of his paper and then back it would go…right over his junk.  It made me wonder…are some men really so attached to their penises that they have to hold them in public?  I noticed his wedding ring and wondered what his wife would say.  I would kill J if he did that. 
  • The other night J put on “Punkin’ Chunkin'” on I think the Discovery Channel.  At first I thought “Oh, funny idea for a show”…until I realized this wasn’t something done for a show.  It’s like a thing…that these people do…every year.  Yes…teams build these pumpkin throwing contraptions and they compete to see who can throw the farthest.  There are different categories and prizes and all kinds of craziness.  They even have a website.  I find this to be a spectacular waste of time, but apparently other people love it.  For example, one spectator they interviewed said it was her anniversary and when her husband told her he was taking her to Punkin’ Chunkin’ she was super excited.  It seems there was no place else she’d rather be.  I looked at J and told him not to get any ideas.  Because he was totally thinking it. 
  • I was buying a train pass the other day after work.  I put my credit card in and was waiting for it to approve the charge.  As I was waiting, a woman came and walked around me and started trying to put her money into the machine.  I said “Excuse me, but I’m using this right now.”  She looked at me like she’d had no idea I was there.  Seriously?  She continued to stand right at my shoulder until my transaction was complete.  People are so odd sometimes.

That’s it for this week’s musings.  Now…on to more important things. 

I’ve mentioned before that I love Christmas, right?  Well…starting on Monday, I’m going to have my own little 12 days of Christmas here.  Each day I’m going to tell you about something different that I love about Christmas.  That’s not the fun part by the way.  My absolute favorite part of Christmas is giving presents.  So the fun part is that on each of my 12 days of Christmas there is going to be a present to one lucky reader!  See…I told you it was fun. 

The presents are going to be things I’ve come across in my shopping or things that are on my own list this year.  I have some good stuff lined up.  So make sure you check back on Monday for all the details and rules and excitement. 

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh, wow. The City University of NY’s ad makes me weep. Ick! You know what’s really funny is that, if they’re anything like the community college I’m going to, there will be little lectures/warnings in every English class to remind students NOT to use text speak while writing college-level papers. Sad, sad, sad.

    Ewwwww…I used to work with a junk grabber. He was so distracting in meetings, because he’d sit a little further back from the table, the ankle of one leg crossed on the knee of the other, hand firmly planted on his junk. It was sorta like his leg created a frame that blantantly pointed out where his hand was. So gross and weird.

    Isn’t it amazing how some people can be just completely oblvious to the fact that there are other people in this world? Unreal.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend! :-)

  2. We watched Punkin’ Chunkin’ too! And just like you I was laughing and snickering and then came the revolation that one of the teams had spent more than 100K on their machine…and had never won.

    100K?! On a pumpkin thrower? w.t.f

  3. EEEE Giveaways!!

    CUNY um… that’s just wrong/bad/horrible/unsmart.

    Guy with the junk fetish… creepy! My boyf’s brother has a fixation with readjusting himself in front of everyone! I hate it. I’ve even brought it up to Mike and he’s like yeah… I hate it too. I mean I know it hangs there dudes but seriously get a room!

    Pumpkin Chuckin sounds like TOO much fun to me .. yes my neck is a little pink. I don’t want to spend my anniversary there but I’d totally go check it out if there was a place close to me that did this. YEEE HAW, YA’LL!

    Lastly – I’m so excited to start my Christmas shopping. I have it all planned out I’m just getting the funds together to attack it all.

    I can’t wait for next week!!! oxoxo

  4. Wow! CUNY is trying too hard to reach the teens with the text lingo. I love Christmas and I love giveaways! Yay!

  5. Really… ?! I’m so ready for the whole “text lingo” to go far far away.

    Christmas and Randomness rock!

  6. Hey, Shana :)

    Oh, dear lord… I have not seen that CUNY poster (thank GOD, because I would probably take out a red marker and correct this). And also, you share public transportation with some of the biggest weirdos. LOL!!

    I have had that happen to me where people just stand over my shoulder while I finish my transaction but never has anyone completely ignored me to insert their money into the machine. Next time this happens, start screaming about your bubble. That’ll learn her!

    YAY! Can’t wait to check back for your 12 days of Christmas!

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