Do You Ever Wonder?

Wonder

Do you ever wonder how many people owe you Coca-Cola’s? (registered trademark) Because you know how you say “Jinx! You owe me a coke.”  when you say the same thing at the same time as someone else but do you ever really collect on those cokes? I feel like people owe me some Coca-Cola.

Do you ever wonder how much money has been thrown into wishing wells? I bet it’s a lot.

Do you ever wonder how other people see you? Because I pretty much turn everyone I’ve ever known into a SNL character.

Do you ever wonder what would happen if wishes you made as a child came true? Because if they did, I would have a really weird life excavating ancient sites as an archeologist while simultaneously winning best actress Oscars and ruling over Narnia as a fair and beloved Queen.

Do you ever wonder if there is someone on the other side of the mirror? Because hour-long television dramas would have us believe there is. Really makes you think twice about picking your nose in front of a mirror.

Do you ever wonder if math is real? I do.

Do you ever wonder if maybe Superman would be kind of condescending in real life? I bet he would be. I mean, good on him for being a hero and saving the world and all but he probably looks down on us. You’re no better than me Superman, you’re just an alien with something to prove.

Do you ever wonder if people have tried to put a curse on you? Boy, I know I sure do.

I don’t know, just some things I’ve been thinking about. What do you wonder?

497 thoughts on “Do You Ever Wonder?

  1. I wonder where my weetabix got to when I was about 2-3. I don’t remember eating it but it seemed to sink through the bowl and disappear. I even went under the table to see if it had soaked through but alas, it was lost forever. The radio was playing so I remember wondering if the man and the woman on the radio had taken it!!!

  2. Love this for ‘you’re no better than me, Superman!’
    I also think he’d be annoying in real life. Seems like a know-it-all. And over-angsty to boot. Now Batman, I’d be best friends with Batman. :D

    I wonder what I wonder…

  3. I wonder when my long lost relative is going to tell me to come be the princess of my own country. And if that’s not meant to be, I wonder where my letter from Hogwarts actually went to.
    You’re blog and wonderings are great!

  4. What a wonderful post. And yes, I wonder all about those things and wish for some of them they were true.
    I wonder how things would be if I was adopted. I wonder how things would be if I had a wishing well. I wonder what people see when they see me, whether they can see my thoughts and whether they can see this clock ticking my life down. I wonder where my dreams go after I wake them up. I wonder if whether we are the only humans in this universe. I wonder where all the food goes if no one eats them. I wonder where all the leaves fallen from trees go.
    I love this post. Thank you.

  5. eerie feeling as I read this I heard me. We could be twins. I wonder alot which lead me to write a blog and still does. Thanks for making me believe I am not alone in my world of wierd.

  6. I love this! I often wonder how people see me…because the first thing I do when I encounter a new person is imagine what they look like naked. I know it’s strange, but it’s just a weird thing I have. I wish I could turn it off when I encounter particularly unattractive people but I can’t.

  7. Very amusing post.. And as for what I wonder, well I wonder what would life be if all the decisions if I was to re-make all the choices in my life. Will I make same choices again and if not how owuld life have turned out…..

    • Hi! I also wonder these things sometimes especially if I made a wrong decision or a wrong choice. I wonder if I could turn back time and undo the wrongs that I’ve done. I wonder if the man I love will love me back in time now that we’re living separate lives.

  8. Nice post and great blog! It’s always nice to wonder about the things in life that science, politics, the media and your parents dont know, and cannot know.

    One of the things I wondered for a while was how many words I will have said in my lifetime, how many I will have written, how many will have been addressed to me by other people, and which words I said the most. It would be interesting to know these things… haha

  9. I wonder what on earth life would be like if Steve Jobs hadn’t been born. I wonder how far technology will have advanced by the time I die. I wonder what cavemen would say if they saw us now. I wonder what our pets really think of us. I wonder what kind of a genius Thomas Edison was to have thought up the light bulb.

  10. I wonder why do we live in two parallel world: one where we theoretically know what is morally right and wrong, and other one where these values do not matter more than personal profit or desire.

  11. This post made me smile.

    My wonderings over the years have brought about a fascinating and fun journey for me, but the more answers I get, the harder the questions I ask are…which can be challenging.

    I used to wonder about what human societies would look like if we used the full potential of our brains; what traffic signals and law enforcement would look like if we had flying cars; what other planetary forms of life are out there, and what kinds of mistakes they have made and are making…the list goes on.

    Now I wonder why men and women were constructed so differently, yet designed to collaborate so closely; why humans pick destructive courses even when their intuition tells them that it isn’t helping…things like that.

    These mental meanderings can be fun, but sometimes the observations can be disheartening…

  12. I also do a lot of wondering too. I usually ask “Why is it that?” unless my grand-uncle twice removed, James Johnson, butts in with his two cents worth. Or is it two dollars worth with inflation? Who knows and why is it?

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  13. Presently there are millions of vehicle world over are running on petrol or diesel. I sometimes wonder if on one fine day suddenly all the petrol and diesel is exhausted what would happen to the entire transportation of people and material.

  14. You are like the superhero WonderGirl. If there is such a hero, I think you’d be her. Great post, I literally laughed out loud (and because of this I almost fell out of my chair.) Thanks for posting :)
    I wonder what superhero I would be.

  15. Sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to overdose on homemade tortillas. Or if the cats will one day reveal their true alien selves and condemn me for all the conversations I’ve had with them in the past, and for being stingy with the tuna fishes.

    Great post. I think I will try it out myself! thanks for the inspiration.

    -R :-)

  16. I found this very amusing. I wonder about a lot of things. Most of them I keep in my head. The few that come out always come out weird. Things always sound better in my head.
    I wondered what the world would be like if Pokemon were real. Too bad they aren’t :(
    I wondered about the mirror thing until this year in Physics.
    Math is real and applicable to life, but it takes everyone a while realize how. It wasn’t until I truly learned loved math (a very long and arduous journey) that I started seeing in numbers.
    I would highly recommend you watch Doctor Who. They really take the “things you wonder” and stuff like that to a whole new level.

  17. I wonder why Shawna Lee Colvin doesn’t cut down on her moping so she can write more love songs…you know? I wonder why ice cream melts sometimes even though I know it can be explained…still…I wonder…I wonder how you know superman and if you’ve dated? Who would win at arm wrestling I wonder? I wonder as I wander too….I also wander as I wonder…sometimes I walk backwards while singing Shawn Colvin songs so I can see her laughing at me…I wonder why she does that? I wonder how crazy I am and hope that i”m atleast as crazy as she is..in a yin/yang kind of way…I wonder why I have to pee so damn much…I know…prostate….touche Shawna Lee Colvin…you got me good there!!! Happy Valentine’s Day Eve PumpkinHead!!!

  18. I definitely wonder about the mirror thing, in a “Through the Looking Glass” sort of way. If I could just see around that corner in the reflection, I’m sure I’d find something different…

  19. I wonder how I can easily change my life just by deciding to do or not to do simple things, like crossing to other side of the street, or stopping to go into a store. Because that’s always when you run into someone you’ve haven’t seen in a while. And then you think “I probably would not have ran into them if I didn’t cross the street.

    Great post!

  20. Love reading something that makes me nod, “Yup!”
    Thank you, Miss Girl on the Contrary! Love your sugar and spice.
    I’m a new blogger.. trying to figure out my “voice”. Love it if you would check me out sometime and give me some feedback.

  21. What an amazing read. Its wonders of this nature that always linger at the back of our minds. Something i’ve always wondered about……Why after watching a movie everyone says the book was better. Have you ever wondered why that would be?

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  22. hilarious!! I read it while sitting in the class, and then had a real tough time trying to hold back my laughter.
    (and people around me were giving me looks and “wondering” what’s wrong with me!) ;)

  23. Personally, coming from Australia, I’ve never heard of ‘Jinx, you owe me a Coke’,

    But it’s obviously a problem for you!!! :)

    Interesting read….

  24. i am the type of person who wonders a lot. whenever i’m alone or am in a quiet situation, i’m doing it even without knowing it. right now, i really wonder if there truly are aliens alive or if we ourselves are those aliens we soo much feared of. :)

    thank you very much for this post.

  25. I always wondered if I’m the only one wondering and thinking about such random stuff, like how much money has been thrown into wishing wells… now I know I’m not the only one :D
    On that note: do you think animals in zoo look at us from their cages and wonder why those weird creatures are staring at them? lol ;)

  26. Everything today has been finely calculated by the experts(and Superman) who don’t know me at all and so I wonder why my wonder has been thrown away like curiosity papers in the wind, thoughts scattered like nesting material for birds to shred, and there is the wonder of:
    Flying Scatteredness

    In the scatteredness of happiness
    beauty flies softly feathered, but

    some brains seem
    organic computers
    for orderliness
    for power plays
    and staging

    Synapse spiders
    catch butterfly scatterbrains
    as if they were flies with color,
    as if they wore
    no softness, or
    feeling wings, a
    software of the soul flapping wildly
    too unfocused to stop war, because

    when the lion eats the baby
    children buy guns

    but some brains
    are neither
    animals nor computers, for

    beauty flies softly feathered
    in the scattteredness of happiness,
    waiting for the plume that
    jams the machine

  27. Our ability to wonder about things from different perspectives can be rewarding or penalized! depending on how we focus our concerns…

    …rewarding in such ways that we can turn back to an eventful history of self consciousness that enables us to wonder about our present unconsciousness and hope for the future, or penalized by feelings of regret from the past, shamed with weaknesses of the present and hopelessness of the future.

  28. I too wonder if math is really real or just another flawed concept. I worked for NASA and I must say, most of the things we thought were “real” turned out to be the exact opposite. Great blog. Nice thoughts. Worth sharing so keep it up!

      • There could be a few possible reasons why people are not willing to make eye contact.
        1. They are not confident about themselves due to low self-esteem
        2. They may want to hide something from you
        3. They may be guilty of wrong doing.
        They don’t want you to find it out and hence avoid eye contact

  29. I do wonder a lot of things. Mostly, I wonder if I shall ever find my Prince Charming and if I do will he actually be charming enough. And how much is enough charm. Or would he perhaps be too charming. And how would that be? And what if I got bored with his charm and wanted a bit of rough instead…??

    And if you find yourself wondering whom I am, you can look just here – http://marriageisnotasentence.com/about/

    Keep up the wonder!

  30. Sometimes I wonder if some creatures from another planet (say, Mars) are studying as under their own telescopes and far more advanced technologies. An eye for an eye sort of thing, since we here on Earth study them as well. Sometimes I also wonder how many ghosts there are in the same room I am in, like when I’m all alone in the office. I like your “I wonder” about colas. Never thought about that. Now I’m thinking if some people owe me colas too. Lol.

  31. A P.S.: I love the gold fish going in a different direction. The picture says a lot as to how we need to be in our own lives. “Those who walk alone, are generally on a path filled with angels” quote by John J. RIgo “Amidst Series of Poetry Books” A non-profit venture.

  32. This week was a great period in my life. One was turning Seventy. The other was my WordPress Blog site hitting 21,000 hits. It brought me to wonder, if my Lord is pleased with me. I ask Him each day to make me more pleasing to Him.

  33. I wonder if I was born from someone else what would I look like? Would act different? Would i be a BOY?! And I also do wonder if my cats could talk what they would sound like and what they would say.

    I am also wondering about what to wonder about next. What’s up with that ? :P

  34. Some one (maybe more than one) threw negative energy(curse, if you will) towards my daughter and me…but the power of God rebuked it….

    I wanted to be a ballerina as a child…..Ended up in modern dance and musical theater instead…

    Nice ponderings..

    As a teen, I used to wonder if I was adopted? My Mom scratched her head about that one ‘cos’ I look just like her:-)

  35. I didn’t wonder about any of those before I read this but I am now lol. I often wonder if colour is seen differently by other people e.g. My blue could be the same as your green only you call it blue. Is this weird?

  36. Honestly? I wonder what would happen if the cookie monster became a hipster. I mean, if you think about it, it was he who came up with the term “nom nom nom!” when it came to eating food. He is perfectly entitled to telling everyone: “I was the first one to every say ‘nom nom nom’ before it became cool! It was me! Me! ME! MEEEE!” And how annoying would that be?

    But thankfully, he is a pretty chill guy and enjoys all the following of his famous catchphrase. Thank goodness. Let’s hope he stays that way.

  37. Hi there,
    excellent post. I sometimes have similar questions too. Mine are, however, somewhat depressing though. Keep up the good work!

  38. It is an interesting blog. Yes I certainly wonder some times,particularly when I see some rich and famous people on TV, what it will be like a rich man.

    It may sound a little weird, I some times wonder whether my dead father will ever come back..

  39. I have wondered and still wondering why god had arranged me to teach. Although I had enjoyed that for the past 16 years, it is now increasingly saddening me as I see many of the people that I knows achieving much more economically. I am sad and I wonder.

  40. Brilliant! I loved this post!
    I wonder what thoughts are made of… cause everything is made of particles, like protons and electrons, but which particles are thoughts made of, which molecules do they form? Are they carbon, or hydrogen, or maybe sodium? That is what I wonder most about. My friend asked me that once, and she’s a real “thinker”, and I’ve wondered about that too ever since.

  41. I have really wondered about a lot of things that you have mentioned in your post. As a child i was never willing to accept that stars are actually bigger than the moon because that was what I could see. I wondered what happen to people when they die. I feel really happy when I come across these types of blogs because they make me wonder back again. This is what makes life worth living.

  42. Very amusing and exciting blog! As to wondering, I also have some thoughts to share. I like making plans about the near future, say in one month or in three months. Some of my coleauges think there is something wrong with me. And I wonder why. Do normally people, who are Taurus (and not only), make plans in the long run? I think I am pretty normal.

  43. If wishes I’ve made as a child come true I finally would get that goddamned pony! It would have to share my backyard (which unfortunately isn’t much bigger than a bath towel) with my two dogs. That’s a funny thing to think about…

    Like your post.

  44. I’ve always wondered whether colors appears the same to people. Say I’m calling the grass green because it’s green to me, and you call it green too, but is the color you’re seeing the same as I’m seeing, or are we seeing two different colors and calling it by the same name? Though there’s no way to find out… Cool post, btw. :D

  45. I sometimes wonder: How many pennies would we have in a lifetime if we collected those neglected ones on the side of the pavement that we usually walk past? Most of us tend to think that a penny just isn’t worth picking up or perhaps we’re embarrassed about others think of us, ‘They must be pretty desperate if they’re picking up pennies’. So how much money would the piggy bank have at the end of a year or a lifetime?

  46. “You’re no better than me, Superman, you’re just an alien with something to prove!”

    That’s hilarious–and quite astute!

    I often wonder what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex–I think most people do.

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  48. Sometimes I wonder if what we can see in front of us, or hear is really what we think it is. Just because everyone else says they can see the same thing, we all assume that it’s real. Maybe it doesn’t actually exist. We just *think* we can see/hear it. What do you think?

  49. Good thought-provoking blog.

    I wonder why Americans call football “soccer”…. the rest of the world knows it as football… why be difficult!?

    And anyway, the way I see it, in American Football, you use your hands and throw the ball more than anything. Surely something like “throwball” is more accurate!?

  50. Do you ever wonder if maybe Superman would be kind of condescending in real life? I bet he would be. I mean, good on him for being a hero and saving the world and all but he probably looks down on us. You’re no better than me Superman, you’re just an alien with something to prove.

    you are hilarious! i love your demented humor!

  51. Very interesting blog! :) I’ve always wondered why the big baseball tournament is called The World Series when it only involves teams from the States and Canada. (My students ask me about this all the time, too.)

  52. “Do you ever wonder if math is real? I do.”

    Well advanced AND simple math is magic, eh? Otherwise our engineered buildings would fall down, can’t find the golden mean in a framing calligraphic manuscript. And the economy has to function even if it’s not money, it’s counting the right stuff in a barter system.

    What is SNL? Obviously something bypassed me.

  53. Great post! Do you ever wonder….if gravity actually exists, if trees can talk to each other, if my pets could talk what voice would suit them (I vote Frank Bruno for my cat)…whether Jaffa cakes are in fact a cake or a buscuit…same goes for a twix? And is what I taste the same as what you taste…because if someone says they dont like chocolate they cant be tasting the same thing surely? Could we actually be living in a snowflake like WhoVille in the Grinch, or am I a Sims character being played right now and I have a thought bubble with a laptop in it?? Hmmmmmmm????

  54. Loved this. Especially the SNL character part. I see you as a female Jack Handy.

    I wonder why they decided putting those little pull-tab tops on cans of soup and yogurt cups make them easier to open. I sliced my finger open once on a yogurt foil top. I had to wrap it up in a big gauzy bandage and everything and then I had to explain it to people for weeks. A few months later I was at the grocery store and the bag boy pointed to my yogurt cup and said, “Watch out for these things.” And I was like, “Damn straight.” And they tell us it’s progress. But I’m not so sure it is?

    That’s what I wonder.

  55. I DO wonder sometimes. Well, just like you, i wonder about math, as well. Can’t help but think if all those formulas and algorithms are necessary. No wonder i never finished my Mechanical Engineering course. I don’t hate Math. I just don’t think it’s necessary to learn all those stuff to survive in this world.

    Great post! Looking forward for more..

    • I don’t see everything you learn in math as necessary for survival. I see the ability to learn complex math as critical thinking and problem-solving skills you need later in life to be successful.

  56. I had always heard it “Jinx you owe me a soda” in California…but I’ve also heard the coke reference in more recent years.

    I used to wonder if people could see me through my webcam on my computer while it was off. Sometimes I still do, actually. Oh, and I do the mirror thing too, but I had heard that it was if there was no space it was a two-way mirror and there could be someone on the other side. I’d just try not to change in front of it. :) Congrats on Freshly Pressed! You’re going on my subscription list. :)

  57. There are some people that just seem to know things. Like savants. Do they ever wonder? I like to think not. But I am not one of them. Good work.

  58. Lol. Superman the Character is not condescending- he’s too much of a “boy scout”- but there are many holier-than-thou/high-on-power reinterpretations of him in comics. The current series Irredeemable springs to mind, as well as The Boys (not recommended for the faint of heart). Honestly, if you were that much better than EVERYBODY ELSE (smarter, faster, stronger, less likely to get ill), wouldn’t you be a little vain?

    I often dream of flying, and wonder what it would be like. Where would your center of balance be? Is there a knack to it, like there is to walking? If you flew without wings, would it be a little bit like swimming? If you flew WITH wings, wouldn’t it be a bajillion times more fun?

  59. Great post! I often classify people into TV characters…mostly Seinfeld or telenovelas ;) I often wonder … when I talk … I know people hear me, but`are they listening? Inherited that one from Dad ;)

  60. I’m a Math honours student. And i do wonder if Math is for real ? Or are we just suffering with Math cos two and a half centuries ago some nerdy professor came up the Theory of blah blah blah. . . In his dreams.

  61. i wonder if i never get fat…how many burger, fries,pizzas,pastas, rice, noodles, steak, pastry, chocolates, beers, and sodas have i consumed until now??

    I wonder if i had the perfect height, skin, breast ,waist,and behind, would I get the chance to do the catwalk in Victorias secret?

    I wonder if i never had known wordpress at all…would i still get the chance to read this humorous but sensible bog of yours…. =)

  62. Great post! :)

    As a child, I used to wish for all my favourite cartoon and video game characters to be real… so if that wish ever came true, we’d probably all be living in a Fantasy Toon World right now!

  63. I love the math one. :) I’m pretty sure math is real, but it can seem very abstract sometimes. I occasionally wonder whether 1 + 1 really equals 2, which sounds like a stupid question, but that’s what my mind does when it’s bored.

    Great post!

  64. i DO wonder if math is real! I was super tired one day and I still had an hour train ride to go home after my four hour calculus class. As I took my seat, I asked myself “What the heck IS math anyway?” and then. . . *celestial music*

    I saw a huge blackboard in front of me, with the equation: integral [a,b](f(x)dx). And some dude asked me what it meant, and I answered as best I could.. but he kept saying I was wrong. So I tore off letters from the blackboard (yeah, they were like stickers or something), and I yelled out “SOLVE THAT! This stuff isn’t real. It was all made up and it just makes sense to us because we’ve been studying it for over 500 years!” (don’t quote my accuracy). And the dude made letters appear on the board, and said “Right, I’m imagining it.. therefore I am” and then suddenly I woke up thanks to “This is the end of the line, all passengers must exit the train.” Craziest dream ever.

    “I’m imagining it, therefore I am”? That doesn’t even make sense. lol

    In short, yes. I’ve wondered.

    I’m glad I found your blog, by the way :) Congrats on getting FP!

    Edwin

  65. You have Jotted down various thoughts a young kid might have :P Why young kid, most of us adults have some weird and not so weird “Do you ever wonder” thoughts in our minds.

    Do you ever wonder what those soldiers (old days with swords and shields) did when they had to piss but a war was going on? :P

    A very nice post :) Loved it…

  66. great! great!! great!! post you have got here, keep it up. I do wonder a lot and I think it disturbs me most times.. have you ever wondered what could have happened if Lucifer did not disobey God? have you ever wondered what could have happened if the white never colonised Africa? what about if there is no you in the world? what if you were made an African? have you also wondered what the world could have turned into if there were no love stories such as Romeo and Juliet? what about if you and I walk naked on the street? what about if there is no love at all? a lot to wonder about. your post got me thinking, I love it and I will follow it up. takia, cheers.

  67. I wonder why People magazine lies about the 50 most beautiful people in the world. They would have to consider ALL the earth’s inhabitants. Right?…It is narrowed down to only Hollywood. That’s so incorrect.

    I wonder about a myriad of things too. Thanks for the write and I hope you get your cokes owed.

    Myra “)

  68. Your question on seeing yourself as others do really hit home with me. I have a very weird solution…I think that instead of staring in the mirror and agonizing over every flaw, you take a really good photo of yourself and turn it upside down, then look at it. I think that will approximate how dispassionately most others see you. They get a broad impression but not too much scrutiny. Definitely makes me feel better.

  69. “Do you ever wonder if there is someone on the other side of the mirror?”

    OMG…this is a lifetime fear of mine..left over from childhood when someone told me they could watch you in dressing rooms. I always think someone is on the other side..they (yes THEM) told me that if i put my finger on the mirror and there is a gap between that means someone is watching.

    Many years later I still do this when I go in dressing rooms..tho i am not sure they are correct.

  70. Which came first, space or the atom?
    Could the sculpture of the thinking man’s pose (the picture above) just be a man on a toilet?
    PS: This post is awesome! I imagine Mitch Hedberg reading your wonderings for extra effect.

  71. Love it! It’s so good to wonder and daydream sometimes. I wonder how many people’s wonders are actually unique, because I’m sure many of us end up wondering about the same stuff. Time for me to stop wondering and get back to being and doing. Thanks.

  72. wow.. great post ! I Sometimes wonder if my life is actually a very long dream that I’m having and what would happen if I wake up to find whole new people around me… :)

  73. I’m often told me expressions tell a lot, so I wonder if people can actually tell what I’m truly thinking based on the expression I may have on my face. And how close their conclusion is to what’s really being thought.

    But this post is so brilliant. Made me life…a perfect timing kind of laugh.

  74. Hilarious post! Congratulations for making it to ‘Freshly Pressed’!

    I wonder about how others see me too.

    Each year I wonder if I’ll survive the upcoming ‘Valentine’s Day’.

    I wonder whether I’ll ever stop feeling like an awkward teenager.

    And right now I’m wondering if I’ll get a raise this month.

  75. I really enjoyed your post.
    Sometimes I wonder whether the world will ever become a better place…less poverty, no war, more love…or whether this is all part of the cycle of life.
    Other times, my thoughts are less profound…like how it could possibly be so cold today even though it is so crisp and sunny outside?!

  76. “Do you ever wonder if there is someone on the other side of the mirror?”
    Well, there is a beautiful and profound poem of Jorge Luis Borges: BEPPO.

    BEPPO
    El gato blanco y célibe se mira
    en la lúcida luna del espejo
    y no puede saber que esa blancura
    y esos ojos de oro que no ha visto
    nunca en la casa son su propia imagen.
    ¿Quién le dirá que el otro que lo observa
    es apenas un sueño del espejo?
    Me digo que esos gatos armoniosos
    el de cristal y el de caliente sangre,
    son simulacros que concede el tiempo
    un arquetipo eterno.
    Así lo afirma, sombra también,
    Plotino en las Ennéadas.
    ¿De qué Adán anterior al paraíso,
    de qué divinidad indescifrable
    somos los hombres un espejo roto?

    Interesting blog.

  77. Just found your blog on FP and I love it! Great post. I’ve wondered about all those things. And what I wonder about quite often is how come when psychics predict things so you do everything in your power to avoid them, it still ends up happening BECAUSE the psychic said it would? Like Neo breaking whatever it was he broke in The Matrix (the first one was good; the rest sucked.)
    Anyway, I shall be following your blog. Looking forward to more posts! :)

  78. I wonder if people really wonder this stuff or if they just think of clever stuff to wonder because it’s funny. This is funny, I just would never wonder any of it, except for how people see me maybe, which probably just took a turn for the worse. I guess now I can wonder why I let myself answer questions like this too. :)

    I love the Lewis Carroll quote on your profile!

  79. You know the one that I really wonder about – wishing wells. How much money gets thrown down there in the United States each year, and more importantly, what ever happens to that money? Does someone go and collect it? Do children sneak down there at night, slowly lowering themselves in buckets? And randomly, something else I wonder about throwing pennies in wells – does that copper and rust ever have a negative impact on the environment.

    As I type this, I feel myself creating a SNL character to investigate this. Maybe I’ll wonder over to NBC Studios in a few minutes and make a suggestion…
    GREAT POST!

  80. I wonder why we can’t change ‘Jinx, you owe me a Coke!’ to ‘Jinx, you owe me cheesecake!’ Much more appetizing, in my opinion.

    Here’s a classic one: I wonder if the hot dog and hot dog buns companies conspired to screw up our buying habits. Eight hot dogs per pack, but only six buns per pack? Come on!

    Nice post.

  81. I always wonder if people are controlling us, like on The Sims. What if really, someone was making me eat all the time and not get enough sleep just for entertainment.

  82. Do you wonder if the answers to all these questions are in the anagrammed version of your blog entry. Congrats – AGAIN, I think. You’re no stranger to FP, so you’ve gotten the hang of this!

    When I was a kid I wondered where I was, exactly. I knew I was inside my body, and I felt as though I were inside my head, at the same time, I knew I wasn’t my brain, or my eyes, or any other part of my body. I’ve stopped wondering where I am, but I don’t think I ever really found out.

    • Thanks! And I can only wish that I was clever enough to put the answers in anagram in this post. :)

      I quite like that last line “I’ve stopped wondering when I am, but I don’t think I ever really found out.” It’s really lovely. :)

  83. Haha i always wonder about many things, including the ones that you have mentioned in your post. Saw your blog in FP, your posts are cute and thoughtful.

    Have you wondered about what would have happened if you hadn’t met the person you were best friends with or even in a relationship with? Or if you were born in a different family, completely opposite of yours? I’m sure you have already mentioned this before. But just curious myself.

  84. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Interesting post I just read. Yes, I do sometimes wonder these things, especially my childhood dreams. If those came true, I would have already graduated from Hogwarts (or some other wizarding school).

  85. Here’s one for ya. I often wonder if the spirits that I sense in my house can see me. Yes, you read that correctly. I have a connection with the other side; but many times when I know they’re around, I often wonder if they can sense me as I can sense them. The mysteries of life . . .

    Very cute blog post, btw. I’ve wondered about most of the things you’ve wondered about but then I formed my own belief about them and solved those issues real quick… lol

    val

    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

      • When I received this gift, I knew and they knew that we were aware of each other. They were guiding me–it’s a long story. but now, I know they’re around but they’re just there–as if they’re protecting me. It’s very weird. Have you had any experiences?

  86. I wonder how we got here. I mean, I know there are the long and heated debates about evolution, survival of the fittest and of course God. But all of that aside, how are we here? There has to be something else besides this world. It’s kind of trippy to think about.

    I also wonder how can we get these giant planes to fly. I understand the technology behind it, but it just doesn’t make sense when you see it happening. I try not to think about that one too much, since I’m a flight attendant.

    Last one…

    How can we love our pets so much? They are animals, yet we love them as if they were a human being. I know I’d do anything for my furry little pup.

  87. Clever post! I sometimes wonder about the hereafter. When I go to the kitchen I wonder about it. When I go to my bedroom at night I wonder about it. Sometimes I go to the garage I wonder about it.

    I wonder, what was I here after?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  88. The one about making your dreams when you were a child come true is funny. Now that I think about it, I don’t remember what I wanted to be back then. I hope there’s something. Because if there really was none, maybe I’d be nothing now.

    And I believe in Math!

  89. If childhood wishes came true, I’d be teaching art classes to marine mammals in space… haha. Love this.

    I wonder what dinosaurs really looked like.
    And I wonder what’s in that crazy lake under the south polar icecap! Do you know about this? It sounds neat, but probably is less exciting than I wish it were.

    If my current wishes came true, there’d be dinosaurs live in underground lakes in Antarctica :)

  90. Do you wonder if the dreams we have are actually glimpses into reality and in fact the world around us is the dream?
    I do.

    Do you ever wonder if I will follow your blog to read more of what’s on your mind?
    I don’t, since I already just did.

  91. I have often considered the mirror thing. Most often its when I am doing something silly, like singing or trying to pluck nose hairs!

  92. I wonder if we’re all dolls of some child’s playhouse, we just don’t know. I wonder if perhaps our universe is really a tiny atom which exists in another world, then how many other universes exist? How many of our atoms hold tiny, complex universes? I wonder if it’s possible for me to do a back-flip (too scared to try and I like having my head on my shoulders). I wonder how many people have secret handshakes; in middle school, my friend and I had a secret, as in overly obvious, handshake which involved clapping and spinning.

    If my childhood wishes came true, I would be a crafty Robin Hood-like woman with a greenwood hide out and a band of friends. Somehow, I’d also be a disguised princess that the prince shuns until he realizes I’m a princess, but I find him worthless and marry someone who actually talked to me when I wore rags.

  93. Perhaps a little deep, but I have often wondered that if the universe is infinite, meaning that there must be stars in every direction (eventually!) so why is the sky dark!

    One true comment:- astronomers have invented a mythical substance called ‘dark matter’ because they can’t explain how the universe works either, (check it out on Wikipedia)

  94. My wonderings are using in the form of quantities – i.e. how many Chicken McNuggets have I eaten, how much Jim Beam have I drank, how many steps have I taken in my life. I’d love to have a running counter for these things.

  95. If math is not real, then:

    1. I’m not necessarily broke
    2. No one else is either
    3. Those of us who don’t think in triangles can pass standardized tests
    4. What national debt?
    5. All’s well with the world

  96. Who are you, Andy Rooney? (RIP Andy) :)

    Oh, I loved this! I could totally see the 60 minutes dude doing a piece on this.

    Yes, I always thought Superman was condescending standing legs hip width apart with his fisted hands on hips and he always seems to be staring down…

    I wonder if we are superheros on other planets and our Krypotnite is Earth? I couldn’t help being condescending, it would just happen! :) That makes me wonder if NASA has already figured out there are places other than EARTH we can live, but they don’t want us having those Super powers? hmmmph- something to think about!

    Sandi

    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com

    Lake Forest, CA

      • My sister had a theory that we are figments of someone else’s imagination. Does that explain why I have a story about going to a world created from someone’s imagination?
        Math is real…..up to algebra. When you start talking about imaginary numbers, it’s not real.

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  98. “You owe me a coke” seems to be regional. I’m originally from Ohio, and that phrase was as ubequitous as water in certain parts of Ohio. I haven’t heard that expression in years–not common in the DC area.

    Since music and math are universal languages, I wonder if heaven is a full-out musical with orchestration and chorus lines, and everyone tries to outdo each other with new inventions based on complicated math equations–a heavenly “Big Bang Theory.” Hum. . .since I’m older than I look, maybe I better brush up on my math and reenroll in voice lessons if I get in at some future date. :)

    Congrats on being FP’D!

  99. Hahaha! I like the one about the mirror. I will think twice now.

    My life would be really weird. I would live in a castle on an island so I could swim with my pet dolphins and would have the ability to twitch my nose to do all kinds of magic!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  100. Haha. That was hilarious and got me thinking. I believe I could build an empire on the number of cokes owed me that were never collected!

    I wonder if those traffic light cameras ever catch someone picking their nose or worse. Or in the store, how many people are caught on tape picking a wedgie?

  101. Do you ever wonder what would happen if gravity just turned off. I think about that alot. Everything on the surface just rockets into space and we all turn to ice and die. Scary thought. Then I think about like someone left on earth just holding on to a tree branch screaming for help.

  102. I sometimes wonder if the stories I make up really happen in some different dimension. And if there is someone in another dimension making up my life.

    And I wonder, if one of my childhood wishes had come true, would I even have made the other wishes? Though I can’t remember any actual wishes – I just made plans, such as becoming a zoologist specialising in bats, so I wouldn’t have to go to bed, or living on a farm with my best friend (I still haven’t given up on the second one).

    • I saw a movie once where a story created by a writer was really happening to a guy in real life and everything she wrote changed his life…it was pretty good and definitely made me wonder along the same lines. If so, I owe a lot of people an apology because my stories are ridiculous as best. ;)

      Also, I think living on a farm with your best friend sounds divine, I hope that happens for you!

    • There’s been a theory for some time that every time you say “What if…?”, or imagine something in your mind or on paper, you create a world where it is real. All of us writers are world-creators in this way.

      • And then the people in those worlds start imagining things as well, and the people in those worlds do too, and… ouch. I already have a headache, I don’t need to make it worse by thinking about this! :D
        Best friend and I should probably not live on a farm together – there are always a lot of “what if”s when we’re together… I sometimes joke we make up fanfic for each other’s stories.

  103. Do you ever wonder if there is someone on the other side of the mirror? Because hour-long television dramas would have us believe there is.

    No, but when I was a kid I wondered if there was a mirror on TV and I stood in front of the set if all the viewers would see my reflection.

  104. I wonder the same thing about math. I mean really, it’s just something that people made up and now we think, “well that makes sense” because we just know it to be true. I mean the people who started this whole math debacle could have just as easily said “2 rocks and 3 birds equal a gaggle of flimdingers.” Then where would be today? With a s***ton of flimdingers, that’s where!

  105. Thank you for making me laugh today. I agree that Superman probably is a condascending jerk. On the other hand, I’ve always thought that Peter Parker/Spiderman would be very down to earth.

  106. Hilarious! You got a grin out of me! I have vague memories of many people who owe me a Coke!

    I wonder sometimes is everyone really has feelings just like me or if the whole world is a robot and I’m the only flesh-and-blood-thinking human. When I was a kid I imagined newscasters told my mom everything I did that day, like Big Brother or something! LOL!

    Or if the color green is really red to someone else. That would be weird!
    :)

    • The color thing – so funny, I was contemplating a post about that this morning…I’ve always wondered if the colors we’re taught are perceived the same way by everyone else…if reds and greens are closer for other people than they are for me, it might account for colorblindness…

      Interesting – I guess I’m not the only one who wonders that….

  107. You made me laugh, again! :) I was going to be a vet, archaeologist, and speak loads of languages. But, as a vet I would probably have to put healthy animals to sleep for stupid reasons, so I gave that up. Instead I’m taking it all out and completely getting my geek on combining language and archaeology! Few excavations though :(

  108. Actually, I keep score of the jinx-payment Cokes people owe me. :P No joke! One Superbowl was ridiculous. I owed one friend three Cokes, and four or five friends each owned me between five and fifteen! They haven’t paid up yet. My mom always does. But right now I owe her three. (Also, to the Texan comment/question, I’m in Cali and we do the Coke thing. Of course, it could have come from a Texan… but I’m pretty sure I first heard it from a native Californian.)

    If my childhood dreams all came true, I’d be a Regency lady, an actress and a midwife, married to the Beast. I had strange dreams, even as a child. :P

    As for the rest, I have wondered each of these things. If it’s any comfort, I think math is more real than any other subject we learn in school. That’s why I hate it. x) You can argue the motives of historical happenings, break the rules of English for the sake of a style choice, even question scientific theories as… well, theories! But two plus two is always four, and you don’t have much wiggle room there. Unless they give you word problems and you rebelliously question the sense of them all. :P I did that. “The better question is, why does Jon have four ducks while Jane has only two? And in this scenario, are the ducks all healthy? What if one of them got into the neighbor’s yard; the one with the dog. Does Jon still have four?? HMMM???”

  109. I wonder if everything really happens for a reason. I’m tired of the know-it-alls telling me that’s just my mind searching for meaning. That would just take away some of the magic day-to-day life needs, in my opinion.

  110. Narnian archaeologist seems like an exciting field to be in.
    Also, I was going to say that Superman’s condescension is why my favorite superhero is Batman, but then I realized my argument fails because, in his Bruce Wayne identity, he is condescending in real life. But he uses the condescension to hide the fact that he’s Batman, because no one expects Batman to be a spoiled playboy jerk. And that is why Batman is awesome. True story.

  111. Now you have me wondering – ha! When I was a child I really wondered and was concerned about how we exist and live this thing called life – probably was 5 or 6 at the time (heavy stuff). I wonder how some times the work environment turns into a soap opera set. I wonder if I will ever get smaller with all the time I spend in the gym lately. I think our brains are on overdrive somedays and really keep us wondering, guessing, etc. Thanks for sharing – love the post!!!

  112. A guy at a bar, located on the roof of a 10 story hotel orders a shot of whiskey, drinks it and immediately jumps off the roof, falling to the streets below. A couple min later, he shows up at the bar, orders another shot and proceeds to jump off the roof again. When he shows up again, another very intoxicated patron at the bar asks how he is able to jump 10 stories and be completely unharmed. “It’s this special whiskey they have here. It’s makes you really strong. Watch this.” and the guy orders another shot and jumps off the roof again. When he comes back he convinces the other man to take a shot of whiskey and jump off the roof himself. After falling to his death, the bartender turns and says “You’re such an asshole when you’re drunk, Superman”.

    True story, yall.

  113. This was funny!
    I see people as animals… he looks like a turtle, or she looks like an albatross…
    I wonder how people figured out they could eat stuff like artichokes, or pomegranates or other weird looking stuff…
    I am glad you’re questioning math- it would make more sense if someone just made that crap up.

  114. Wishing to be a archaeologist/Oscar winner/Narnia queen puts me in mind of a quote on “Newhart” from Stephanie Vanderkellen:

    “The only thing I ever dream is that I’ve just won every beauty pageant in the world, and all the people I don’t like have to build me a castle in France.”

  115. Why peps wont admit d@ when doing the wrong thing you can come up with a thousand and one reasons but to do the right thing it get hard to come up with just one.

  116. GREAT blog! I had to laugh out loud at turning people into SNL characters. I tend to turn people into cartoon characters myself, which is incredibly entertaining. The one thing I can think of that I wonder about is medical procedures. I can remember MANY times either being in the doctor’s office or the ER or even during some surgical procedures I’ve had done thinking “I wonder if these people just make up this stuff as they go along?” Ok, there may be more than one ocassion where I was so convinced that a particular doctor may have missed “How to Not Kill Your Patient 101″ that I’ve actually ASKED if he/she was making stuff up, but yea…some of the things doctors do just seem not real to me at all. Hope you have a great day!

    • Thanks! I can totally understand questioning some medical procedures, they can seem so outlandish and bizzarre. I usually look to the nurses, if they aren’t rolling their eyes then I know I can trust the doctor, if they are rolling their eyes then it may be time for a new doctor. ;)

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