Friday, October 16, 2009

everything i ever needed to know i learned from sesame street...(or the post also known as "because my brain has blue-screened")

in the car, on the way to lunch with my sister i noticed how beautiful the day was and how un...un...un-october. as i am wont to do when i encounter days like this, i start singing the opening theme from sesame street. at the top of my voice:

sunnnny daaaaaaaaay.....

it got me thinking. my formative years were spent with the gang from sesame street, and every time people ask me why i speak such good english (a question i inevitably encounter when out of the country), i answer that i learned from sesame street.

i did. we had limited tv hours and those were spent watching sesame street.

so what else did i learn? a rundown is in order.

well, i learned that:

1. skin color does not matter, not to children playing, not to adults working.

2. cooperation does wonders.

3. friends share

4. if you're a twiddlebug, you cannot fly to the zoo

5. nap time rocks

6. diversity makes for interesting friendships

7. trash is meant for the trash can (and oscar)

8. milk, when slowly pronounced, is mmmm-eeee-ll-k

9. everybody sleeps

10. sometimes it's okay to be afraid

11. when you don't know what to do, you can always ask for help

12. doing things by yourself is a sign of independence

13. there is an infinite number of ways to sing the alphabet and say your numbers

14. and finally, you can only be limited by your imagination.

i am sure over the next few days i will remember more. but for now this is all that counts.

so, does anybody want to buy an O?


  1. Funny... we're having "un...un...un-October" (read: December) weather here. It has actually snowed in parts of the state! Sheesh.

    Speaking of number 1: it matters to immature working adults. Then again, I guess "immature" makes them unworthy of being called "adults." Ha ha.

  2. hahaha.

    keep warm gracie. hugs to tosca.

  3. Hi Dyezebel! Just dropping by to greet you a Happy New Year!

  4. Anonymous11:02 PM

    watson!!! merry christmas and happy new year to you, tina, and jo-lo. :)