From Laura T. Martin, Music, Blacksburg Elementary/Primary School

“We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”


  1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
  3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
  4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
  5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
  7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
  9. Bad decisions make good stories.
  10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
  11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
  12. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  13. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
  14. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take two trips to bring my groceries in.
  15. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  16. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?
  17. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent an idiot from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
  18. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
  19. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber and dumber every year?
  20. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
  21. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers.
  22. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is.


  1. Donna said:

    This was great!!! Certainly gave me & my husband a “chuckle” this morning!!!!

  2. yudithc said:

    And how about scrolling up and down, figuring out the ones that defined the others here. I think I do 2/13/14/16/20/22 very often. Cheers James smart compilation for a teacher. Did the kids teach you some? =D

  3. Jocelyn said:

    Ahaha! So relatable. Number nine is my lifeeee.

  4. Love it! I can relate to most, but especially #2, #7, & #16! And #22? I thought I was the only one who did that!!! Thanks for the chuckles, James!

  5. James you are so wise. I love this 7 and 14 might be my favs. Thanks for the great laugh out loud.

  6. LOL Loved this post, James, but I would say these are universal truths, full stop. As I was reading every single item on that list, I was nodding and laughing as I recognized each one from my own life. =) Oh, and I agree with Suze on it being appropriate to saying “what” three times in a row. 😉

  7. Suze said:

    welcome to my world…….lol….and you can say “what” three times in a row….

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