Heard on Twitter: "Just because it's stormy doesn't mean you're not headed for sunshine."
This might just be a new variation on the old --
"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."
Either way, the grammar leaves a lot to be desired.
Speaking of errors, yesterday I saw a classic example of poorly used spell-check.
The student meant to say ridiculous. Instead, his answer used the word reticules.
I had a strange dream last night, too. I dreamed I lost my wallet - it was stolen. When I got it back, the lovely embroidery and needlework was in bad shape. Threads of many colors were hanging loosely all over. In my dream, I found most of my money still inside the wallet. That which was missing had been replaced by (are you ready for this?) lottery tickets.
I suggested the loose threads are a metaphor; I have too many loose ends hanging that need to be tied up and secured. Chuck nodded and then added, "The lottery tickets were just a reference to last week's big jackpot." I suggested, "Maybe it means I should take more risks." He shook his head vehemently and replied, "No."
Okay. I'll refrain from Megabucks for a while.