Monday, August 26, 2013

Today's walk report: 082613

Walk and chew gum at the same time.

I did the up and down, long walk to the supermarket again today. This time to pick up some chewing gum believe it or not. For some reason I am fond of chewing gum while on walks. I've been known to chew as many as 4 pieces of gum on a walk. Amazing. In general, aside from walks, chewing gum seems to displace some nervous energy and precludes me from engaging in bad nervous habits like biting my lower lip. I've been out of gum for awhile now. I'm a wreck.

My mom used to say this, typically when she ran into a woman she didn't find to be very bright, she'd say, she's too stupid to walk and chew gum at the same time.

I happen to be quite adept at walking and chewing gum at the same time. Mom would be proud.

I don't usually buy cold water, I get the room temp water off the shelf. Tonight it was an after thought and I took it from the "impulse" fridge at checkout. It was indeed too cold for me to drink more than a little. The gum isn't that good. I can't recommend it. On a scale of 1-5, 5 being best, it gets a 3.


  1. A more famous source of the quote about walking and chewing gum is Lyndon Johnson, who I believe was heard to say that Gerald Ford couldn't do both.

  2. That was the cleaned up version...
    As Minority Leader in the House, Ford appeared in a popular series of televised press conferences with famed Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, in which they proposed Republican alternatives to Johnson's policies. Many in the press jokingly called this "The Ev and Jerry Show." Johnson said at the time, "Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time." The press, used to sanitizing LBJ's salty language, reported this as "Gerald Ford can't walk and chew gum at the same time." -Source, Wikipedia.