Friday, November 16, 2012

Random Acts of Shifeness



  • I have been staring at my thumb a lot lately. Let me explain. It takes 7 seconds for food to pass from mouth to stomach. A human hair can hold 3 kg. The length of the penis is three times the length of the thumb. The femur is as hard as concrete. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's. Women blink twice as much as men. We use 300 muscles just to keep our balance when we stand. The woman has read this entire message. The man is still looking at his thumb.
  • I actually spoke on the phone with a blogging friend. It was weird because I know her but I don't know her if you know what I mean so I was a little nervous before the call but once we started talking it was all good. Some of you may know Random Chick, and she talked to me about what to do and what not to do when it comes to getting a book published. I enjoyed speaking with her and appreciated all of her insight. Thank you RC.
  • My quote of the week: Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you are donating blood. 
  • I am not sure what happened. Maybe it was sleep deprivation. Or getting hit in the head by an inanimate object. Or maybe I just saw the light and removed my head from my rear. Whatever the case may be, I quit watching "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom 2" because I find myself no longer capable of independent and seemingly intelligent action after watching these shows. I was just trying to find a nice way to say they are dumb. 
  • I can't believe this time last year I was anxiously anticipating the birth of my second child. For those of you unfamiliar with the situation, Hayden's due date was Nov. 6 so by now Mrs. Shife and I were hoping the newest Shifley would show up soon. Like any minute now because we had been waiting a real long time. Well she needed a little help from modern medicine and arrived on Nov. 21. Hayden was definitely worth the wait, and she will be 1 next Wednesday. 
  • I will be away from the blog next week as I will be enjoying the holiday with family. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And good luck to those venturing out for Black Friday deals. That is definitely not on my to-do list. Take care. 


  • The little man with his best buddy Rupert posing for the camera. 





    I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

    12 comments:

    just bob said...

    RC rocks!

    Valerie said...

    I am definitely NOT going to tell hubs about the thumb ... it will only make him depressed....grins.

    Hope you have a lovely break ... I can't believe Hayden in soon to be a year old. God bless her and her big brother.

    Red said...

    Hayden is almost one! WOW, where does the time go? Kids are notorious for speeding up the clock. Good luck with your book Shife. I think it's a big bowl of awesomesauce that you're making the effort to make this happen. Have a great Thanksgiving with the fam and stop staring at your thumb. Obviously 'it' works as evidenced by 'Shife 1' and 'Shife 2. Dwelling is for losers. ;-)

    texlahoma said...

    Now I know why my thumbs are freakishly large!
    (I have to buy specially made gloves...and other things.)
    Have a good time with the family.

    kden said...

    I skyped once with a blogger friend. It may have been a tad uncomfortable for both of us, since he hasn't asked again. But I sitll enjoyed it.

    Never watched JS or TM2, probably for the same reason you stopped.

    Happy Birthday to the little Miss. I love that picture of Kyle,definately should be in a frame. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

    Don't unplug your hub. said...

    Does it have to be my own thumb, or can I borrow my friend big Glenn's?
    I'm stealing that paragraph.
    Have a nice holiday.

    billy pilgrim said...

    yeah, i remember when tex was nicknamed subway. ($5 footlong)

    Jon said...

    I could blame my late commenting on staring at my thumb, right?
    Do have a great holiday, and enjoy the family time.

    Phats said...

    Happy Thanksgiving Shife!!

    That quote is great btw

    Red said...

    Found your shirt: http://www.80stees.com/products/Abide-Big-Lebowski-T-shirt.asp

    Kenneth Noisewater said...

    I fell for that first trick the same as every other man, only I had my pants down and my thumb next to my, you know . . .

    Jay Noel said...

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the fam!

    (Still staring at my thumb...)