May I Amuse Your Mind With Mind-Musings?
Do you enjoy mind-musings? Perhaps, you might want to know what mind-musings are. You see, I’ve received quite a few e-mails during the past two years that have had in their titles the hyphenated word, “mind-musing(s).“
I did a post last November, where I asked the question: “Do You Like Paraprosdokian Statements?“ A paraprosdokian statement is a statement(s) where the latter part of the statement(s) is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. Many of the mind-musings I’ve read are either paraprosdokian or “close” to it.
So, what are mind-musings? In this case, they are statements that amuse or muse the mind and MAY be paraprosdokian. And, how do you know if your mind has been amused or mused? Well, only if you have been pleasurably occupied or thoughtfully detained. I hope these do just that – occupy your mind in a pleasurable manner OR detain you in a thoughtful way. :-)
Here are some of the “mind-musings.” → Enjoy!
→ I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don’t know what to feed it.
→ I had amnesia once — or twice.
→ Why can’t we park on a parkway?
→ I went to San Francisco. I found someone’s heart. Now what?
→ Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.
→ All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.
→ If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses side-saddle.
→ What is a “free” gift? Aren’t all gifts free?
→ They told me I was gullible and I believed them.
→ Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he’ll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway.
→ Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.
→ One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.
→ My weight is perfect for my height — which varies.
→ I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.
→ The cost of living hasn’t affected its popularity..
→ How can there be self-help “groups”?
→ If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?
→ Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants off.
→ Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?
→ Imagine having no imagination!