The Confirmation Question is prevalent in most everyone’s life. Whether you realize it’s frequency or not is another story. My curiousity about and adoration for The Confirmation Question really arose from my brother’s failure to follow the unwritten rule of this question — answer it.
Let me elaborate a bit. My brother calls the confirmation question, “a stupid question”, which really consists of questions like…
Me: ”Are you really wearing shorts today?”
Him: “No, they’re pants. They’re just invisible from the knees down.”
Me: “Did you tie that tie all by yourself?”
Him: “No, the tie fairies came and tied it.”
Being a sass and sarcasm lover myself, I appreciate his humor but his answers to these Confirmation Questions have really made me look at how often we ask something just to ask it. And this goes beyond people just loving to hear themselves talk (with a few exceptions, obviously.) It’s away we express disbelief (Wow, is it really snowing?) or attempt to make people second guess themselves. But it’s also a conversation starter (or continuer)…by continuer I mean, when someone says something that you really have nothing to respond with you BAM throw The Confirmation Question in their face and they’ll continue to elaborate. Not sure it really comes in handy when you’re trying to get people to shut up.
I plan to embrace The Confirmation Question (in moderation). If it makes you feel better, confirm away people.
Obviously, americans are lazy. We live in the laziest culture on the planet. 90% of the time it is absolultely sickening but sometimes… it’s hilarious. The shit people come up with so they don’t have to do the shit that is inconvenient. Speaking of shit… (and lazy america)
Seriously? Who came up with that? And does anyone actually use it?
If I had all the money in the world, I would make Minkee blankets for all the people I love. This confirms my theory that I am aging at 5x the rate of the rest of my peers. While they are at the bars, I’m at home sewing blankets. Rep the Grandma status.
If I eventually ran out of people to make blankets for, I would spend the rest of my money on coffee table books. How entertaining would it be to have the following connection in your living room….
Essential topics: Dirty (sexual, potty humor, and otherwise), insightful, photography, humourus, inspiring.
And for your weird old friend that still likes babies dressed as vegetables…an Anne Geddes tribute.
Two things I love about the airport:
1. How much love exists here
2. Looking at people’s socks as they go through security
I hate to reference the infamous Love Actually quote from the opening scene “When I’m feeling gloomy with the state of the world I think about the arrivals gate at Hethrow Airport…”, but it really speaks volumes about our human race and the power of Love. Seeing two people be reunited at the airport is so moving—it proves that despite the daily differences two people might encounter, a reunion is so sweet and genuine. It’s also the one place where people disregard the crowds around them and feel free to show whatever level of affection they are capable of.
Someday, I want to sit at the top of the escalator at DIA where passengers are first greeted by their waiting families/lovers/boss’/etc. A compilation of these encounters would make for a great book…(maybe more interesting than a book about the secret lives of people who work at the DMV?)
Socks are really interesting. Three things I feel about socks on a day to day basis: 1. You should never waste time matching your socks. 2: Socks make me feel vulnerable. 3. Maybe that’s because mine never match. Anyway…back to socks at the airport. When do you get to see a large amount of people in their socks? I really do hate and don’t understand the point of taking off your shoes before you go through security… but I secretly love TSA for giving me the opportunity to see so many shoe-less people all at once.
Your socks say a lot about who you are. If you’re a business man, they are thin socks and dark colored sometimes with beveled lines in them. If you’re a cool business man, they might be green and orange argyle socks. If you’re my brother, they are dirty socks that are a few years old. If you’re a cyclist, your socks go a little higher than they should but not high enough to look like nerdy dad socks. If you’re Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, they are knee high socks that look so bad on you they are more distracting than your fake boobs.
Unfortunately. I saw no interesting socks at the airport today. But nonetheless, it made me realize that socks speak volumes about who we are and I am definitely going to be more thoughtful when I pick out my socks in the morning.
Not sure if whoever gathered these originally thought they were stupid, but I think they’re genius.
Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other Sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. - Sue Lin Chong, Washington
His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free. -Chuck Smith, Woodbridge
Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze. Chuck Smith,Woodbridge
Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. -Unknown
McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup. -Paul Sabourin, Silver Spring
The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can. -Wayne Goode, Madison,AL
He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something. - John Kammer, Herndon
I think that Post-it notes are a great invention. This may be influenced by my mom who writes on Post-it notes like it is her job. But the best kind of Post-its are the ones you keep in your brain about people.
For instance, think about Oprah. The top five things you think of first would be on her “Post-it Note.”
Right? Obviously what is on Oprah’s post it note is all relative. You may really like her and find her inspirational for some reason or you may vividly remember an episode where a distressed black woman gets eaten alive by a tapeworm, hence why tapeworm would be on your Oprah Post-it note. OR you may remember when she invited some dude named Dr. Oz on her show and thought it was weird that A) he wore scrubs and B) you could always see his junk.
After some input from my friends this is what I think would be on my post-it note…(the inappropriate things were very hard to leave off…)
Okay, excellent dancer is on my ideal Post-it note, not my real life one.
Post-it Notes can also change over time. For example…
What’s on your Post-it Note?
Everyone gets embarrassed over the same stuff - and after a while, it’s boring. You have no sympathy for the person who calls “Brad” “Wade: on accident when they pass him in the hall.
Whats actually REALLY funny, is the few things in life that you can do completely fine on your own, but when someone is with you, you are totally incapable. Essentially, they are everyday things you get stage fright over. I’m sure there are a trillion things, but this is what I came up with. My friends were no help, except @jennaveee cause she’s cool like that.
- Parallel Parking
- Peeing when you know the person who is in the stall next to you
- Eating salad on a date
- Singing on command
- Typing something into google with someone looking over your shoulder - why can you never type right when someone is looking?
- Recording your outgoing voicemail message
- Eating a banana in public