One-Liner Wednesday — Not That Clever

“My brain sometimes has a mind of its own.”

The other day, on one of my posts, someone made a comment to which I replied, “My brain sometimes has a mind of its own.”

After I wrote that comment, I said to myself, “Self, what a clever thing to have said. I think I’ll use that for the next One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.”

But then I thought that as clever as I like to think I am, I may not be clever enough to have come up with a clever quote like that, one that no one else has ever said. So I Googled it, just to see if anyone else is as clever as I am.

The good news is that I could not find a single instance where someone previously used the line, “My brain sometimes has a mind of its own.”

The bad news is that I found a shitload of others who have used the line, “My brain has a mind of its own.”

There’s even a t-shirt with that quote embossed on it, although whoever made this t-shirt needs to learn when to use “its” and when to use “it’s.”935C5958-F9FC-41D1-B1AF-E7B25F5E0DBBSo did you catch the subtle difference between my unique quote and the overused, plebeian one?

“My brain sometimes has a mind of its own.”
“My brain sometimes has a mind of its own.”

Oh well. It seemed to me that I had written something very clever, but it turns out that I hadn’t.

That said, the other night while walking my dog, a small raccoon ran out onto the sidewalk from between two buildings. It’s not that uncommon for me to see a number of raccoons as my dog and I walk past the park at night. They are mostly hanging out near trash cans, but when my dog and I approach, they scurry up into the branches of the closest tree.

But this little fella saw me and my dog, froze, and started talking to us. I’d never heard a raccoon talking before. It makes a sort of chittering sound. I was fascinated, but after a few seconds, my dog had had enough and chased the raccoon up a tree.

But, if like me, you have never heard the sound a raccoon makes, take a look at this. You’re welcome.

18 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Not That Clever

  1. Sadje September 26, 2018 / 3:48 am

    Loved your baby raccoon talk. Squirrels make a similar sound and are also found near trash bins!

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  2. Dan Antion September 26, 2018 / 3:50 am

    Whether it’s unique or not, you were clever enough in the moment. Thanks for including the video. I like raccoons. I’ve seen many, but I’ve never heard them.

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  3. Laura September 26, 2018 / 5:12 am

    It’s. Its. C’mon, people, IT’S NOT THAT HARD!!

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong September 26, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Some of my best lines have turned out to be things that a lot of other people have said. Great minds really DO think alike. It’s not your fault you have a great mind.

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  5. baddadcartoons101 September 26, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Interestingly when I draw cartoons my pencil has a mind of it’s own… “it’s” is the new grammar!

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  6. leigha66 October 3, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I hate when I think up something “original” only to find it isn’t 😦

    Liked by 1 person

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