Tag Archives: Top Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not To Do During the French Revolution

  The inspiration for this list was a suggestion by Maria KethuProfumo that perhaps I could do some historical Top Ten Things Not to Do. I asked Y’all if you would enjoy such a fantasy trip and the majority said, “Yes.” So here is the first edition. Thank you, Maria, and I hope you get some visits […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Renaissance Faire

    The inspiration for this list was a question by the producer. “Have you done a Top Ten on a Renaissance Faire?” The answer was, “No.” So here it is. (I know pretty simple inspiration, isn’t it?) If you read to the end, I have a question about an idea given me by a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When the Heat Index is Above 110 degrees F (43.3 C)

  The inspiration for this list was yesterday’s high temperature and high humidity. 10 If the heat index is above 110, do not do your 10K run. If you do, at best, your water will run out at 5K. At worst, passersby will wonder what you are doing in the community fountain. (Look like the […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Have a Sitter

  The inspiration for this list was a discussion about Alexa and what would happen if one asked Alexa remotely to turn on the lights and music while a sitter was in the house. That was just the priming of the pump I needed to develop Ten Things. 10 If you have a sitter, do […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Making a Top Ten Things Not to Do List

    10 If you are making a top ten things not to do list, do not search the internet for top ten ideas. If you do, at best your creativity will be stilted. At worst you’ll start duplicating others work without knowing it. (Looks like that plagiarism charge is going to stick, Elder. There goes the […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Reading a Book

    The inspiration for this list came to me while traveling. I was watching several people reading books and doing other things. It struck me that there are several things that one should not do while reading a book. I hope you enjoy this list. 10 If you are reading a book, do not […]

Top Ten Things Not To Do at an Organic Supermarket – Replay

Since I’m traveling today, I decided to rerun one of my Top Ten Not to Do lists. This list originally ran on July 11th, 2016. If you haven’t read it before I hope you enjoy it.     The inspiration for this list is many visits to organic chain supermarkets. I’m usually there because I […]

Top Ten Things Not to Say to a Puppy Owner

  The inspiration for this post has been a month of puppy raising. 10 If you meet a puppy owner, do not say, “Is that a new puppy?” If you do, at best you will get a, “yes.” At worst, the owner will wonder if you lost your mind and answer, “no it is an […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do According to Murphy’s Law

  The inspiration for this list was thinking of all the things we do on a daily basis that someone else has done before. This naturally brought up the idea of mistakes and how often they are repeated down through history. Then the thought turned to specific laws governing natural phenomena. An example would be […]

Top Ten Things Never to Throw Away When Organizing

  The inspiration for this list is wondering how come we hang onto things in case they may come in useful someday. This list tries to understand the motivation for holding onto items that may be past their point of usefulness. 10 When organizing, do not throw away that eight-track cassette player.  If you do, […]