Have you ever thought about not talking for oh....let's say.....a day, a week or maybe longer? Or are you reading this, scratching your head going "HUH??" Maybe it's just me. I would like to know. But ever since I can remember I've often been tempted to do just that. (those of you who are saying/thinking 'i wish you would' .....I can hear you). I believe (in concept only, which is why I should experiment w/this idea), that it would make me a better listener, communicator and temper my "FIM" disease (foot in mouth) which is no way related to "HAM", (hoof and mouth). Have I blogged about the gymnast w/the hickey? No, well it's an excellent example of why this would be a fantastic idea. When I was thirteen and pursuing my gymnastic/Olympic dreams (before I moved to WCH., Ohio that had nothing of the sort....so I took up golf.....I can digress can't I), I was at a gymnastic meet w/our rival team Maplewood. This was in Washington state when I went to Issaquah Jr. High. Anyhoooo.......I was standing by the parallel bars speaking w/a gymnast from the opposing side and watching her teammate whirl around on the bars. All of sudden I saw what appeared to be a bunch of hickeys on her neck. Ouuuuuuuuuuu........AYKM!!! So I blurt out "OMG, that is disgusting that she has hickeys all over her neck. Who is that?"........."She's my SISTER!" See what I mean. If you weren't w/me @ the start of this blog I'm thinking you're on the same page, line and letter w/me now. Come to think of it, I would be better just 'writing' my comments. I could put a chalk board around my neck, or carry a pen and pad and correspond w/others by using my fine 'English' skills. That's a joke by the way. Math was my worst subject in school w/English coming in a close second. Thank God for spellcheck. So...the next time we meet and you begin to talk and I don't you k now I've finally made good on my idea and you can be sure you will be reading my response.