January 18, 2006

I Don’t Get It

Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 10:49 am

Dawn Marie commented on my last post that she doesn’t get 24 or why it’s called that. (Each season, there are 24 episodes. Each episode is one hour of a 24-hour period. This means that every season, Jack Baur has a really bad day.)

Here are some things I don’t get:

Jazz. I’ve never understood why people like it so much. One piece sounds pretty much the same as another, at least to my ear. I guess I’m just totally uncool.

Poetry. What can’t they just say it? Just spit it out? Why do we have to guess what they mean?

Why we’re not in North Carolina yet.

Anyone else have something they just don’t get?



  1. Gee, Candy, those are the VERY things I have been wondering about all my life. The one about North Carolina is a real puzzler.

    Comment by OldHorsetailSnake — January 18, 2006 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  2. Math.

    Comment by pooks — January 18, 2006 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  3. Oh! I thought maybe that is what it meant, but wan’t sure. It seemed pretty intimidating to me.

    I don’t get why people who have no money are the ones who always have to pay more. Ex: bounced check- get charged 20 by the bank, 30 by the collection agency. If the person had the money in the 1st place…
    Why do people get fined for not having money? Not just banks, other things, too. Late fees. If I couldn’t pay you before, I certainly can’t pay you now! (I don’t intentionally bounce checks, I am just a very bad bookkeeper sometimes)

    Its ridiculous.

    Comment by dawn marie — January 18, 2006 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

  4. Things I don’t get: 1. In music, I get 3/4 or 4/4 time, but why do composers write in 12/7, or 9/6 time? I mean, can the human ear really hear the difference for all the trouble it takes to figure out how much the round note is worth in 12/7 time? 2. Fried cactus leaves in Parisian Tex-Mex restaurants. Everybody think they’re so cool. I tried them once. Better not say what it was like in a public place like a blog. 3. I really, really don’t get HTML code 😦 4. Cats. I ADORE them. But I don’t get them. 5. Math (ditto to the comment above). 6. Jazz (ditto Candy) 7. Why I don’t have any more money when I still have checks left in the checkbook.

    Comment by Judith — January 18, 2006 @ 11:29 pm | Reply

  5. I don’t understand most things in life, to be honest. I pretty much disagree with everything in some way.

    Comment by Dan — January 19, 2006 @ 4:34 am | Reply

  6. I don’t get those sweaters that girls are wearing now that are long sleeved yet only cover the breasts and arms. I mean…are they really functional? What’s that ABOUT?

    Comment by spaceface — January 19, 2006 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  7. HA! Your “poetry” comment was RIGHT ON! When I write it, it’s just rhyming prose, so there’s not so much to figure out.

    There’s a lot I don’t “get.” As you noticed with our exchange of emails today. ‘nough said.


    Comment by Duke_of_Earle — January 19, 2006 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

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