Forget “Is the sky blue?” and “Is the Pope Catholic?” If someone asks something really obvious, use this lesser-known idiom in response.
unless you can handle my response, which won’t necessarily be “You’re welcome” but could be one of these:
Phones I left at home today: 1
Times I wondered stuff and couldn’t look it up: 28
Extra brain cells used today: 9,437,219,563
the furnace breaks? Hey, at least it’s the end of April this time and not the middle of January!
I’ve heard this from the kids more than once to express their lack of desire to attend school (though they know I won’t be home baking cookies.)
(And I posted to reassure everyone that I’m still in the game, just not every day—well, except today! Old habits…)
5. My head’s full of a lot of crap.
4. Blogging’s darn time-consuming.
3. Not everybody’s a critic.
2. I need a blogcation.
1. You like my posts? I like you!
Peel an orange.
Put segments in the fridge, uncovered.
Forget about them for a day or three.
(They will have a strange but irresistible crunch.)
What more can I say? I want to spend days, weeks, months, years just reading what I want when I want.