Thursday, January 31, 2008

I know this much is true

Wanting to stave off another night of counting my own heartbeat, I went out for a run yesterday to see if burning off some adrenaline might help. The sun was shining, the temperature was in the upper 40s--honestly, it seemed like the perfect day.

Have you ever noticed that it's the seemingly perfect days that end up teaching you the tough lessons about life? Now, I'm no Oprah; there's not much I can claim to know for sure. But yesterday I added one more pearl of wisdom to my string. Are you ready? Here it is:

Never brush your teeth with minty toothpaste before running in a high wind.

I'm adding this to my other bit of hard-won life understanding (Never apply lip gloss before eating a powdered donut). Pretty soon, I'll have a collection :)

16 comments:

Larramie said...

You'll have much more than pearls of wisdom, you'll have a perfect smile, Trish!

Jen A. Miller said...

So very true! For some reason, I always brush my teeth before working out, but not very minty fresh stuff (and I've been stuck on a treadmill for the last few months. Sigh).

Beck said...

I cannot wait to see your book of handy hints.

Patti said...

never make hard boiled eggs right before company comes over.

~egad...what is that smell?!~

heidikins said...

I feel a second book coming on; and what a fantastic gem of brilliance! :o)

xox

Alyssa Goodnight said...

These are darn good hard-won tips, Trish! ;)

1218Blog said...

LOL! I bet it was pretty tingly.

Swishy said...

Ouuuuch. Good call on the donuts ... I hadn't thought about that!

LEstes65 said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! That is SO true. Also, you don't want to brush with that same toothpaste before drinking any kind of citrus juice.

You rock, you font of wisdom, you!

ORION said...

Ok so what are the OTHER things I have to remember not to do...LOL (I love the powdered donut warning!)

Liturgical Handbook said...

you're just a well of knowledge and wisdom...wonders never cease:) oh, I have one: never watch "The gift of Fear" Oprah episode when your husband is away on a trip for a few days,a nd you're home alone!!!

Kristen said...

I have to learn to stop taking a sip of tea/water/etc. before I read your posts - or look into a splatter guard for my laptop. :-) Love the tips! I hope you can get some good sleep tonight.

L Sass said...

I actually hate brushing my teeth before working out (sorry, I am a gross girl!), but I break down and do it if I'm meeting my running partner... cause I don't want her thinking I'm dirty.

ellesappelle said...

:) Thanks for making my day, that's hilarious.

Moanna said...

And let's not even think about Oprah's segment on dust mites.

booklady said...

I can never drink very cold water right after brushing my teeth or chewing mint gum, because it's just too tingly. I can only imagine what cold wind adds to the mix!