Things I Don't Understand

At the risk of sounding silly, stupid, or both, there are just some things I don't get. For example:

*Why people think a turn signal is optional
*Why my best ideas invariably come in the wee hours, when sleeping is generally thought to be the best course of action
*Why Americans don't kiss on the cheek like Europeans do
*Why people still listen to Pearl Jam
*Why more people don't listen to Damien Rice
*Astrophysics, Quantum Mechanics, Organic Chemistry, Aerospace Engineering (thankfully, nothing in my life will ever require me to understand these, so I'm off the hook!)
*What gives lipstick its magical properties; you know, the ones that make everything a little better, at least for a few minutes
*Why people can't just do their jobs, when the term "job" became synonymous with "hobby", and why people think that they need to go to work to have fun
*Why I love Diet Coke so much -- seriously, sometimes, it tastes just like dirt
*Why we are still in Iraq -- I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I really don't understand
*Where babies come from ... (Just Kidding!)
*What happened to imagination
*Why my car is getting such sucktacular gas mileage these days (Note to self: get that checked)
*What happened to Artie Fufkin
*Why I allow myself to be so ruled by my heart; it's dangerous
*Why I don't just cut my hair, and get it over with
*Why I still can't decide what I want to be when I grow up
*Who the hell some people think they are
*Where dreams come from
*What happened to magic
*Where I am going to put all my shoes
*When, exactly, my love affair with words began
*Who put the bomp in the bomp-sha-bomp-sha-bomp, and ultimately, who put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong