Category Archives: Short Thoughts

Short Thought #282 (raccoons)

There’s a TV channel that appeared locally several years ago which features animal videos. I had no idea how many people kept raccoons in their homes on purpose. Raccoons frolicking on beds, raccoons playing with toys, raccoons enjoying a snack at the dining table. Where I am in suburbia, raccoons are furtive animals that root through garbage cans, tear up yards, and muddy the bird bath. I wouldn’t have thought they’d even like the cosseted indoor life.

Short Thought #279 (partners)

Do you ever think less of someone after you see or meet their spouse, significant other, or partner? I do. I’m equal opportunity judgmental, thinking to myself, “You married her?” or “That’s your boyfriend?”

There are those who KNOW their partner is bad news so they apologize for the person or try to mitigate the other person’s behavior. It doesn’t help, not really.

Who a person has chosen to share their life with speaks volumes, revealing what they value and how they see themselves, among other things. It influences their life’s trajectory. I bear this in mind myself.

Short Thought #278 (election)

If someone tried to talk me out of my vote for Biden by saying it had been discovered he’d participated in human sacrifice, I might ask, “Did he make a habit of it or was it just the one time?”

Short Thought #276

I’ve been seeing a cute guy during the pandemic. He’s a hard worker with a great smile. He makes my life better & brings me lots of nice things. Sure, he’s half my age but I don’t mind. When I hear the squeaky brakes on his big, brown truck I know to run & get a cold bottle of water for my UPS man.😊