Have you ever noticed that life seems to be full of little "wise" sayings, which seem to be quoted all the time? The best part about them is that they can apply to almost anything, anytime you want them to. And, if you're ever at a loss for throwing in your very own ideas or sense of wisdom, you can always count on them.

So today I decided that I would throw out a few of my own. You know, like "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence," but not. I think you'll find my list less philosophical, and more true of the oddities of life. Or not. You decide.

1. When confronted with two water fountains, the shorter of the two almost always has colder, better tasting water.

2. Despite the weather reports, you can count on some rain within one day of washing your car.

3. If there's gum on the sidewalk, and you're walking on said sidewalk, that gum will almost always get stuck to your shoe.

4. Socks that come from a single pack will all wear out at approximately the same time.

5. If there's a break in the sidewalk, you're bound to trip on it.

(Okay, #5 might only apply to me, but that doesn't make it any less true.)

6. No matter how much you speed or take shortcuts, you're still going to be late, whether you like it or not, so you may as well relax.

7. Chores, such as laundry or washing dishes, never get done when you think about having to do them.

8. For some reason, procrastination seems to make things easier by the time you get around to doing them.

9. It's impossibly hard to do stuff the second the word "work" is applied to it (i.e. homework, paperwork, projects for a job, etc.).

10. You always remember that something important until you actually need to, at which point you promptly forget it.

So there you have it, my list of philosophical life stuff. Did I leave any out?