Jen Hatmaker is my soul sister, one I admire from afar so I don’t get tagged with stalker status. Sometimes I feel like we live parallel lives. Maybe we were separated at birth. That’s not weird, right?
“I am a smart person. I was a 4.0 honors student. I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I have the capacity to learn new things and retain information. I love to study and I can make sense of complicated, dense data.
1. I cannot ever remember the difference between a walnut and a pecan. As I sit here thinking about it, I cannot come up with a solid visual of either.
2. I cannot, almost ever, spell words correctly that end in -ance or -ence. Independence, admittance, allegiance, consistence. I just had to look all those up. This is why the English language is impossible. It is also why I lost in the Regional 4th Grade Spelling Bee over “receive” EVEN THOUGH I WAS A BETTER SPELLER THAN JEREMY DOUCET. IT’S NOT MY FAULT HE GOT AN EASIER WORD AND WENT ON TO DISTRICT.
How are you dumb (even though you are obviously smart)?”
– Jen Hatmaker, Facebook post, 12-12-16
The comments are just as fabulous. You should really check them out.
I’m a smart person. I graduated with a respectable grade point average. (Not a 4.0 but it was an A so I was happy.) I earned a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Teaching with dual certification. I love reading, writing, and learning new things. Photography is my latest love (besides blogging), and I’m good in a crisis.
But yes, Jen is right…even though I am obviously smart, I can still rock the Dumb Bunny t-shirt.
» I have only a rudimentary understanding of the solar system. The other day I asked my sixth grader why there are times when we can see the moon during the daytime. I literally have zero clues about why this happens.
» All-purpose flour. Cake flour. Self-rising flour. Whole wheat flour. White whole wheat flour. Then the recipe calls for “flour.” Ummm…okay.
» I am a grown ass woman, yet I still alphabetize things by singing my ABCs.
» I grasp the concept of directions and can draw a compass rose, but that’s about it. We live between two major cities and I still have to remind myself I go east toward my sister’s because she’s closer to the coast than me.
» I have been known to turn a knob or screw the wrong way even while muttering, “lefty loosey, righty tighty.”
How about you? Any good dumb bunny traits you smart people wanna share?