Thursday, June 4, 2009

Famous Quotes by MyADHDMe

"The most valuable of talents is that of never using two words when one will do."

Thomas Jefferson

Bonita @ Encouraging Words For Writers.

I really enjoy going by Bonita's blog, "Encouraging Words For Writers".

I have no aspirations of becoming a famous writer (big sigh of relief heard through-out the blogosphere). Her blog may helpful for the future, famous authors but it is also helpful and enjoyable for those of us that write just for fun, (and even those of us that write to help straighten out what all those voices are saying, lol).

On the post that I linked you to, she listed some of her favorite quotes and the one I wrote at the top of this post just about jumped off the page, grabbed me by the neck, started shaking me back and forth and even slapped me in the face a few times.

I'm not sure why.











"The most valuable of talents is that of never using two words when one will do"
(that's how Thomas Jefferson said it)


If I had written that famous quote, it probably would have gone something like this..









"Even though I'm sure that all of us, or at least most of us, have lots and lots of things that we are really really good at, I am 95 1/2% sure that one of the most helpful, important, and just plain nice accomplishments is if we are able to refrain from using two, three, four or more words to get our point across when there is a way of saying the same thing with only one word."


Sounds easy enough to me.




MyADHDMe

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22 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

Or "I usually only have 2 diet cokes a day...sometimes I only have 1 but usually 2. Sometimes I drink 3 or 4, but not usually. Usually I only have 2." JUST STOP!

That is based on an ACTUAL conversation I had with ADHD about her soda useage. The amounts may have been changed to protect the caffiene addicted. But the conversation was real. JUST SAY "ABOUT 2." Wow.

Rinkly Rimes said...

But words are so wonderful one often wants to cram lots of them in ones mouth!

Bonita said...

You are such a riot! In your case, I think you need to use as many words as it takes to make us all laugh and snort like I always do when I visit your blog! Personally, I think all of your blog posts would make a wonderful comedy book.

Bonita said...

Hey, I have a new word verification word for you: gawdiess.

I'm thinking a gawdy goddess. What are you thinking?

Jenny wren's nest said...

My husband is a man of few words, He would agree.
Jenny

My ADHD Me said...

Bonita- The heathens all bowed down to the gawdiess.

Your definition is right on target!

Mocha with Linda said...

You are hilarious.

Or in ADHD terms, I always wonder what you're going to be rambling about when I click on your blog, but I always know it's going to be something that makes me laugh, although today I was a little confused because the top of the page had a famous quote by Jefferson and your title said by My ADHD Me, so I thought maybe you were just going to list some famous quotes but then I finally caught on that monkeys are funny and you were cramming 16 words into 59 (or it may be 61 because I only counted the 95 1/2% as 3 words and it's really 5, or maybe 6 if you say ninety-five AND one-half percent which most people do because I've never heard anyone just say ninety-five one-half percent because wouldn't that really be 47 1/2 percent?) and then it really made me laugh because you can be so random and I am usually not but I thought I would give it a try and see what it's like to have diarrhea of the keyboard except it just makes me have to use the bathroom but I think that's really my coffee and you really are funnier than monkeys and I'm thinking this must have been what Thomas Jefferson meant and why I should just stick with "you are hilarious."

And now it's time for a nap. (After I use the bathroom!)

My ADHD Me said...

Mocha With Linda - Yes!

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, and one more thing. Is that really a famous quote by Thomas Jefferson or just a quote by a famous person because I've never heard that quote before but I've heard lots of stuff by Thomas Jefferson and I'm wondering if the person you got it from put the word famous in the wrong place because when I think of a famous quote by Jefferson I think of something like "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" which I think is a very famous quote because everyone is familiar with the quote itself and not just with the person who said it, although I suspect a lot of high schoolers wouldn't recognize it because they just don't teach the important stuff like they used to and it amazes me the things my kids say they are taught and the things they complain about that they wish they would teach them and my girl who just graduated from 8th grade with the highest GPA in her class still has no idea what a noun vs an adjective vs an adverb is and how they are supposed to write properly and succinctly without teaching them stuff like that is beyond me, because I had very strong English and grammar teachers and I am sure you can tell from my writing that I am quite good at what I do, but regardless of all of that, and whether monkeys are funny or not, Thomas Jefferson was famous and some of his quotes were famous, but the one identified in this post is not one that I would consider famous because I've never heard of it and if I've never heard of it then it surely can't be very famous although it is a very good quote and I think I will try to remember it but something about this blog makes it impossible for my fingers to stop and apparently the period key has disappeared and who knew a laptop could have a hysterectomy.

Mocha with Linda said...

I'm done now. You replied to my other one too fast. Mercy, it takes a long time to be so long-winded!

Greg C said...

Haha, I love it. I like to keep things simple and short as well so with that.

Edie said...

After reading your title I was confused to see a quote from Thomas Jefferson and not ADHD-Jo. You cleard that up so nicely in the end though!

You crack me up and girl you could easily make a fortune writing a book on this topic alone. Of course you might need to adjust the title.

"Famous Quotes by MyADHDMe ... Well almost. Pretty much mostly famous quotes with a few other random thoughts, but all by MyADHDMe, except for the actual quotes that are re-quoted by MyADHDMe. Ok so maybe these are actually Famous RE-Quotes by MyADHDMe, but the re-quotes aren't really famous just the original quotes, so then it's really RE Famous Quotes by MyADHDMe, except they are not re-famous just re-quoted. Just read the book!"

My ADHD Me said...

Edie and Linda....Yes!

2Thinks said...

I think my comment every time I read your stuff could be the same one I already wrote you the other day. And that is that: it is like going really fast forward and then rewind, then fast forward, then rewind, then fast forward again all in fast motion. It is exhilirating and hilarious. I like it because though I barf profusely on merry-go-rounds and roller coasters- just looking at the roller coasters- reading your blog I can do perfectly well without any ill effects. I love it!

Thanks for visiting me too btw, your comments always make me smile.
Heidi

Meredith said...

well, I'm thinking that Linda is giving you a run for your funnies! :) .......
You ARE hilarious! I have been absent from bloggy world and I just went all the way back to May 9th and caught up on your posts. Thanks for the laughter after a long day at work!!

Sue J. said...

Apparently I'm not the only one who can write like you....

Maybe I wasn't anonymous that day after all, hmmmmm......

I agree with Bonita. Crank out that book, girl!

2Thinks said...

I hooked you up on my post titled Whose Line (Life) is it Anyway? I'm hoping that is okay. I could've used a thousand more examples, but I sort of picked and choosed.

My comment will be visible right away without any approval. Some folks are the high riskers- like firefighters. I admire.

Heidi

Debbie said...

Less is certainly more. But so hard to attain!

HisPrincess said...

There are some instance where less isn't more...like chocolate...diet coke.

Did you know by the way that if you eat a chocolate and follow it up with a diet coke the diet coke cancels out the calories in the chocolate? I kid you not! And, even better, if you break your cookies before you eat them the calories all leak out!

Sorry, a bit off the subject here...what were we talking about?

My ADHD Me said...

His Princess...That's about the smartest thing I've ever heard!!!

God's girl said...

Too, too, TOO funny! You totally need a book!!!

Beverlydru said...

I second it- you are totally hilarious!