Wednesday’s Wacky Wisdom

Thanks to all of you for your great response to our new Club Loopy! We are happy to be done with lotteries and are glad that this new system meant that spots have lasted long enough for you to get one if you wanted one. We have a handful of 3-month spots left, and then remember that we’ve saved a batch of individual kits to put up for sale each month as we go along, too, for those of you who would prefer to get some that way.  The first kits will ship the first week in February.

Have you ever been eating outside somewhere, and watched little birds hopping around, scrounging up the french fries that people drop for them? (Either on purpose, or accidently?) And aren’t those birds just having the best day because of it? They are so happy! That’s why I had to get this sign when I saw it. I have it in my kitchen window for springtime and it sends me off in a good mood, every morning. (Well, that, and my coffee.) It’s my Wednesday Wacky Wisdom for you today. Do you have any bits of wisdom that you want to pass on today? Like: “Don’t have more than 6 projects going at once?” or “Diet Coke is better than Diet Pepsi” or “Never eat a single piece of chocolate because it gets lonely in your stomach”, or important things like that? Do share.

Sheri what’snottobehappyabout,whenyouhavefrenchfries?


  1. I’m not sure I have any wacky wisdom to pass on, but I wanted to let you know that this made me smile (particularly the image) when it popped up in my feed as I was catching up with my blog-reading this morning.

  2. Happy Hump Day!!
    Wacky Wisdom huh? Ummm…
    Always look on the bright side of life! <— But you have to hum that to yourself in the Monty Python tune and you'll be smiling like an idiot in no time. : ) lol

  3. The wisdom may not be that wacky, but I found out that we can trick our brains to be more productive by using a stopwatch or timer. You simply set the timer to go off after say an hour and you force yourself to stay on task until the timer goes off. Then you reset it and start a new task. It works really well! 🙂

  4. My MIL has a sign that says, “Be nice to your kids; they pick your nursing home.”

    My favorite is, “I’ll do anything to lose weight, except diet or exercise.”

  5. Shana’s advice is terrific. Esp when there is an icky job to do.

    My wacky Wednesday wisdom-
    you cannot be gloomy with a hot drink in one hand, chocolate in the other and fiber in your lap.

  6. The only words of wisdom that have come to mind are my mother’s words when discussing my curfew when I was in high school: “Nothing good happens after Midnight.” Looking back, she was probably right. 😉

  7. I have a sign like that at my desk. It says “Imagination is more important than knowledge” I like yours a lot… I may have to make myself one 😉

  8. If you’re going through hell
    Keep on going, don’t slow down
    If you’re scared, don’t show it
    You might get out
    Before the devil even knows you’re there

    Rodney Atkins

  9. One of my roommates in college gave me a card that said, “Eat a live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen the rest of the day.” It still makes me laugh 30 years later, and has actually served me well. I often try to do the things I like least (my live toads) first thing in the morning; that way I don’t spend all day dreading those tasks.

  10. Be kind. Every person you meet is fighting a hard battle.
    – My job involves a lot of customer service over the phone and this has kept me going many a difficult day, especially on the days when I find my own battle to be harder than usual.

  11. One of my cats, Ganache, LOVES french fries. We don’t buy them that often, but the last time we did, she jumped on the table, marched over to my chair, pinned me against the wall with a paw and grabbed a long one in her mouth and proceeded to gobble it down!

    Then she marched over to my husband, and tried to take one of his!

  12. My all-time favorite regarding dieting: You can either weigh whatever
    you want, or eat whatever you want, but you can’t do both.”

  13. nothing can top that sign, wish I had one (altho, a sign at a horse expo booth once said “Unaccompanied Children Will be Sold as Accessories”) . Ever see SEAGULLS w/french fries? u’d think they were discovering gold, or chocolate. There is a one-legged gull (leg lost in some stupid fishing net no doubt) who lives near my sister, she says he also enjoys pizza crust and will hop away w/a big piece of crust in his bill, trying to keep the other gulls from snagging it.

  14. On a plaque given me a long time ago:
    You may admire my dust but please do not write in it!

    Puts things into perspective for me!

  15. My favorite is one my Mom stitched for me long ago which says “Creative Mind Are Rarely Tidy”. I used to have one that said “Better a creative mess than tidy idleness”. Guess what my house looks like.

  16. My favorite piece of advice ever came from my dad. He told me, “You should always have a current passport because you never know when you might have to leave the country quickly.”

    Of course, my mind immediately started trying to picture my mild-mannered engineer father doing something nefarious and having to leave the country quickly. It still makes me laugh.

  17. This goes along with Kathy Sue’s comment. I have a magnet on my fridge that says “An immaculate house is a sign of a misspent life.” No one can accuse me of having a misspent life!

  18. My college room mate gave me a magnet that said: “I don’t suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!” And it’s something I’ve had to point out to my loving husband many times. Especially when he starts to question my needle craft habits. To cast in my lot with Kathy Sue and Diane. I am the proud keeper of a highly creative, but rather cluttered household. ; )

  19. Love that sign! My bit of advice is this: When combining knitting and wine, finish knitting before beginning on the wine. Otherwise, you may find yourself un-knitting!

  20. Here’s my wisdom…If you are a cat…do not try to jump on to the top of the bathroom door. It’s 7ft high and one inch wide. And it moves Your mom will laugh and take videos instead of helping you down.


  21. There are two that have really stuck with me throughout the years:

    Be the trouble that you want to see in the world.

    Luck is the residue of good design.

  22. I am sad to see a lie written right on your blog!!! Diet Pepsi is much better than Diet Coke. You are deceived, my friend! As far as sayings… ‘We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing’ Play hard!!!!!! Enjoy TODAY! We are not guaranteed tomorrow….

  23. My favorite piece of advice, which my college roommate claimed to have found in a fortune cookie: Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons, for You are Crunchy and Taste Good with Ketchup. (She’s the same girl who brought home the fortune that said: “You are a sad, pathetically gullible fool who seeks advice from bakery products.”)

  24. I saw these words of wisdom when my kids were in school and used them often: Your lack of planning is not my emergency. Of course, it still usually was!

  25. Ow wow. That is the best sign ever – I read it three times and laughed every time! I must find one. Or perhaps make my own!

    Never, ever play leapfrog with a unicorn.
    You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to float on his back then you’ve REALLY got something.

  26. Over the front door (on the inside) I have a plaque that says “Beyond this place there be dragons”
    It’s my version of home sweet home!

  27. My mother-in-law had a Family Circus cartoon hanging in her bathroom that said:

    “Yesterday was the past. Tomorrow is the future. But TODAY is a gift. That’s why it’s called the PRESENT.”

    I loved it! Just a cute way to remind one to remember to live each moment.

  28. Having a clean house while you have children is like shoveling your driveway in a blizzard – – Phyllis Diller

  29. Best rubber stamp wisdom I ever saw: “Open Gingerly, if not Fredly.” Practical advice: Do not put powdered creamer into your hot coffee AFTER you’ve already added milk. You’ll be disappointed.

  30. I’d like to know where to find the chinese restaurant where Allison’s roommate frequented. I’d like to send my children there! Both the dragons and the gullibility made me laugh out loud today.


    My father used to say, “Put your mind in gear and your mouth in neutral.” What can I say? He was raising 3 daughters! lol

    Something along the lines of “More empathy, less judgment.” is a good one for me to live by.

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