The other day I went to the rail trail to do a long run. I have to have my music for my long runs (if I'm running by myself), so I bring my ipod. As I started my running playlist I got about 30 seconds into the first song and then it just stopped. Hmm, that was weird. I didn't think the battery was going dead yet because I had just charged it the night before in anticipation of this run. So, I started it again and it started right up. But again, 30 seconds into it, it turned off.
Okay, I decided that maybe it was just that track. I changed to a different song and low and behold the same thing happened. It would turn off every few seconds or so. Okay, I can not be restarting my ipod every few seconds during my long run. This is not going to happen. In my mind I had already made plans to go shopping after my run to buy a new ipod. This one has served me well for several years and I use it pretty hard so perhaps it is time to retire it. This was one particular run where I did have my phone so using that for music was my back up plan.
Just on a whim, I decided to see if I could get a radio station to come in on my ipod and see if that worked. Turns out, it did. I know listening to the radio always slows me down because of the excess talking that happens instead of a constant pace of my own music, but I planned this run to be longer and wasn't in any hurry.
So all this stuff with my ipod was NOT the ridiculous part. The ridiculous part was the stuff I heard on the radio. This stuff just baffled my mind and I want to say WHAT? Are you kidding me???
|Walking my Baylee is one of my favorite activities.|
1. First off, the dj was talking about whether or not kids should earn an allowance for doing chores around the house. She then mentioned the going rate for common chores. For example $1 for taking out the trash, $6 for mowing the lawn, etc. And THEN she said on average kids earn $2.50 for walking the dog. WHAT? Kids should NOT get paid to walk their dog. That is a PRIVILEGE. That is a family member that they are taking care of. A dog is not a business deal. I would never want a child to see a dog as a chore. I get that kids need to learn responsibility but perhaps I am just too sensitive on issue.
2. The next thing that baffled my mind was a big fancy study that was done that showed people who had large weddings (as in a larger guest count like 200 or more) had stronger and happier marriages than those who had small weddings (smaller guest count). The reasoning behind this was that those who had more guests at their wedding were seen as having many more friends and family which equated to a larger support system for when they went through rough times. I'm sorry but this is just a RIDICULOUS thought. I know people who had large weddings (over 200 guests) only because their parents invited everyone of their own friends (and everyone they ever made contact with..lol). Several of these marriages have already ended (one didn't even make it a full year).
What Ridiculous stuff have you heard lately? Do you have any idea what's wrong with my ipod? -M