Wednesday Wonderings

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 by Travis Cody in

I wonder if anyone in blogland has ever done a weekly feature called Wednesday Wonderings.

I wonder, if I forgot to post my wonderings on Wednesday, and posted them on Thursday instead, do I have to change them to Thursday Thunks, or can they still be Wednesday Wonderings on Thursday?

I wonder why some folks run the water while washing hands, when modern faucet design and liquid hand soaps make it easy and convenient to conserve.  Why not wet hands and turn the water off, lather up, then turn the water back on to quickly rinse off?  Physicians advise that a proper hand washing should consist of at least 30 seconds of vigorous lather.  Imagine the water you conserve if you turn off the faucet during that 30 seconds instead of letting it run?  Try turning the water off when brushing teeth too.

I wonder, if logic and reasoning were taught in our nation's high schools, perhaps as a graduation requirement for all seniors, whether the person who told me the other day that all Raider fans are asshats based on a comment he read on a sports website by a single Raider fan, might have understood that all members of a class of individuals are not represented by the actions of a single member of that class.

I wonder, yet again, why some people think their dislike of something makes them the leading authority on why the thing is bad.

I wonder if there will ever come a day when diversity will be celebrated, rather than hated and feared.

I wonder why having unread emails in my inbox bugs me so much.

I wonder if that's enough wonderings for one Wednesday...I mean thunks on one Thursday.


  1. Interesting wonderings... I'm sure your brain feels much less cluttered now?

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  1. I feel a good meme coming on! Hmmm, I wonder....

  1. Barb says:

    I used to do a Thursday Things That Bug Me...

    I wonder why that never caught on?

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I've often wondered your wonderings too Trav. You'll be pleased to know that I always turn the tap off when I'm brushing my teeth. :)

  1. Now my brain is befrazzled with wondering too.

  1. Jamie says:

    Your wondering and thunking reminded me of a poem and then I wondered if we all carry cell phones with it make any sense at all in a few years. Made my head hurt. Nuff thunking.

    Once there was an elephant,
    Who tried to use the telephant—
    No! no! I mean an elephone
    Who tried to use the telephone—
    (Dear me! I am not certain quite
    That even now I've got it right.)
    Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
    Entangled in the telephunk;
    The more he tried to get it free,
    The louder buzzed the telephee—
    (I fear I'd better drop the song
    Of elephop and telephong!)

  1. I am so glad there is someone who wonders as much as I do. You make me smile Travis.

  1. Terra: Well, it did. But now I have more wonderings.

    AMTG: If I had time, I might create one!

    Barb: I dunno.

    Akelamalu: Three cheers for you!

    Charles: Ooops. Sorry about that!

    Jamie: That made me laugh!

    NNG: Somebody's got to do it!

  1. Travis: Michael Corleone would say, "Mawnday,Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday . . ." They're your thoughts and you can share them when you want to!

  1. Some good wonderings here. I think that, in addition to having to learn some logic, people should have to learn some common courtesy and perhaps respect, as well. Remember when parents used to try to instill those things in their kids? I do...I'm one of those kids.

  1. My mama used to say, "If there is ever peace in the Middle East, then it'll be the end of the world." I've always taken that to mean that as humans, we'll always have conflict and we'll always have prejudices. That's human nature. But.....that doesn't mean we can't strive for harmony. :)