Tuesday, January 12, 2010

STUFF I'VE LEARNED part 6

This is the sixth installment of my list of valuable information usually learned the hard way. Follow the links if you are interested in reading one two three four and five.
Don't let your husband tie a guy wire for his ham radio antenna to the chimney.

Not getting what you want can sometimes be a good thing. • If someone offers you a breath mint—take it. • Most projects will take twice as long as you think, cost much more than you estimate and will require at least three trips to the store. • It is easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble. • Don’t underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. • When you are accumulating, you can’t imagine throwing the stuff out. When you are throwing stuff out, you can’t imagine how you accumulated it. • The more connected the world becomes; the worse the mass hysteria. • Never ask, “How bad could it be?” • Having diarrhea is bad. Having it in a public bathroom is worse. • Any time your sons come back from playing in the snow without stopping at the emergency room on the way—it is a good thing, • Don’t wash your car during arctic weather. And if you do—don’t lock the doors until the temperature warms up some. • It seems to me that a hand basket is a pretty silly thing to go to hell in.

9 comments:

Kamana said...

i like this! great advice.

Jill said...

This really made me smile - we have been there, we have been there - there are some things we only learn by experience and one of those is to listen to those with experience!

Linda Sue said...

Hilarious, profound, as usual! Going to hell in a hand basket- that basket would have to be enormous- I do intend to use it for transport into the fiery realms and hope that it is not made of pine needles, allergic, you understand.

frayedattheedge said...

I'm still chuckling!! Perhaps we could add - don't eat spag bol when wearing your best white blouse!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

All wise words Leenie. I shall pass it on to my son (Dominic Rivron, see my blog list) as he too is a Radio Ham and may well try that!

Janie said...

When I go to hell, I'm taking a limo!
Great list, LOL. So sorry about the chimney...

DayPhoto said...

You made me laugh and agree with you while reading the whole thing.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

L'Atelier said...

OMG! I can't believe this, thanks for the tips, i shall make a note of them ;)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hmm..too good!