Things I Don’t Understand, Items 623 thru 625

623. Terrariums
624. Windshields that have that violent glare factor that makes it seem like you are driving behind the actual surface of the sun
625. Why sunflower seeds are everywhere in adolescence but seem to totally disappear during adulthood

9 Comments on "Things I Don’t Understand, Items 623 thru 625"

  1. So funny–you are very good at pointing these out! The sunflower seeds…totally true. I haven’t eaten those in so long…same goes for Bubbilicious gum (I think of the gross flavors we used to like, like cotton candy or grape!).

    Hope all is well.

  2. PJ says:

    #623 I made and kept terrariums when I was in my early 20’s. I hated my life and I made these little worlds and I fantasized being a tiny creature and living in my beautiful perfect little world all protected from the big world going on around outside. In my imagination I lived in there and climbed the rocks and swam in the little pool I created. Advantage #1: great weather.

    • My neighbor makes terrariums. I think she sells them online. I think she may be pretending to live inside of them as well…instead of with her four children, all under the age of nine.

  3. MidLyfeMama says:

    I love terrariums! I actually made three not too long ago. One failed. Not uncommon. Two are thriving. I like their miniature, mostly self sustaining, worlds. It is sort of like those eggs you can get right now, that are all sparkly outside bedazzled eggs, and on the inside is a tiny little world of bunnies and candy and flowers. If I could build a suitable one, I would love to put a little frog in one of my terrariums. Which would then make it a frog habitat, not so much terrarium. But after researching raising frogs, I have determined that they are even more work than a trailer full of schnauzers. And frogs are not good at all for keeping your feet warm on cold winter nights.

    If you type it enough times, you can get completely baffled by how to spell terrarium.

  4. Cupcake Murphy Cupcake Murphy says:

    Well. I think I understand terrariums just a little bit more now!

  5. In used to make terrariums when I was a kid with my aunt. We liked that
    there was a mini ecosystem thriving in the dead of winter.