Post details: Thursday Thirteen (IX): Thirteen Answers to Questions You Probably Wouldn't Ask Me...

08/30/07

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Thursday Thirteen (IX): Thirteen Answers to Questions You Probably Wouldn't Ask Me...

We're off to the "Ex" today... The Canadian National Exhibition... so I admit that this was written last night and time-stamped.

Although many bloggers (including Sue) have no qualms about doing Wordless Tuesdays and Wednesday Thirteens, I'm just too gosh-darn-it orderly to do that! I just feel that I gotta stick to the concept of the DAY they are for... so hence, "time stamped" to show up Thursday at midnight.

That said, I decided on not-so-much comedy this week... which may be a mistake as this has been the WEAKEST week for hits this blog has seen in MONTHS! (I blame last week of Summer vacations, a few weak-butt posts last week, and the server going down (AGAIN) yesterday morning for a few hours...)

Nope, I've decided to write down THIRTEEN ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS I'M RARELY ASKED... save the three "paranormal" answers... which I've been asked, but oddly enough, rarely... most people assume they know what my answers would be, I think... most of 'em are wrong, I believe.

Anyway, WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU!


Whee~!

#13: Yes, I met Sue at a mental hospital.


Y'know who you are...

#12: I know far more people that say they are pagans and/or witches than I do devout Christians.


Bang! Bang!

#11: I have fired several large calibre military weapons and have won awards for target shooting... but I'm a gun control advocate.


I believe the words I spoke, while free-falling were "AHHHHHHHHHH!"

#10: I have jumped out of a flying aircraft... twice... that was enough and I don't plan to do it again... at least, not planned and on purpose.


This company does not exist... despite it's newsletters to employees et al...

#9: I believe the U.S. government IS keeping a secret about UFOs... and that is, they know about as much as we do about 'em... but they use the conspiracy theorists to divert from legit testing and whatnot... kind of a game of misdirection.


From Europe? From Asia? From North America? Probably not...

#8: I believe the next Einstein, Shakespeare, and/or Mozart will come from what we consider the "third world"... and it will be even more amazing as this person would have gone unnoticed without the advent of the online world.


I remember when...

#7: I remember when roller skates had four wheels per "shoe" and occasionally required a key.


N'est pas fumer, si vous plait!

#6: I will quit smoking on September 4th, 2007.


Boo! Scary!

#5: I do believe in ghostly phenomena... but not necessarily "ghosts". This is because I do believe that many sane, rational people have experienced "weird stuff" that is "ghostly" in nature... and I've experienced it myself... but as for what is the causation, that I don't know.


This is not me.

#4: I have never downhill skied.


"Big Boned"

#3: Not once has anyone asked me the secret to putting on a lot of weight.


Da Bus!

#2: I really do believe that we will own "a" bus by next Summer. It might not be THE bus, but I bet we'll have one... we only hope it is THE bus... but we'll be happy regardless.


Madame Fraudumante Tells Your Fortune!

#1: I would disbelieve in psychics... I even WANT to disbelieve in psychics... but to be honest, I've met about five that literally blew my tiny-little brain. Conversely, I've met dozens who've left me feeling kinda sorry for them because THEY think they're amazing... but for me, meh! I've only met about four who I honestly think are complete and utter charlatans and would be happy to milk little-old ladies out of their life savings if they got the chance... granted, I've never "paid" for a reading... and never called a 900 number... so perhaps I've "missed" the worst?


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Comments:

Comment from: Denise Patrick [Visitor] · http://denisesden.blogspot.com/
Interesting TT! I also remember when roller skates had four wheels and some had keys. I had a pair of "key skates" when I was about 6 or 7.

Happy TT!!
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Comment from: Journeywoman [Visitor] Email · http://journeywoman.typepad.com
Interesting list.

Mine's up
PermalinkPermalink 08/30/07 @ 14:56
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email · http://slchome.blog
You've helped me understand the point of memes. Until right now 3:08 p.m. EDT, I didn't get it. Thanks for your witty, wry, wonderful post. Nobody has asked me the secret to weight gain, either. I have downhill skied once and found that to be one time too many.

I see by your blogger bio you like Celtic rock. Where do you stand on the ancient, possibly pension-collecting Waterboys?
PermalinkPermalink 08/30/07 @ 15:10
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Denise Patrick... While writing this, I kept having a song go through my head.. I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key...

Hi Journeywoman... Thanks!

Hiya SandyCarlson... Thanks... and yeah, I know the "Waterboys" and am a fan!
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Comment from: ONIT [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
Psssssssssssssst!
~looking around~
I think I sprung a leak..
Wait..
No.

What was I sayin'? Oh yeah.. gave you an award. :) Come pick up your big blue button. :D
PermalinkPermalink 08/30/07 @ 22:40
Comment from: Nicholas [Visitor] · http://agentlemansdomain.typepad.com
I've jumped out of planes too, but my wife won't let me do it again. I have downhill skied, but I have never been able to roller skate -- and I remember when skates were little trolleys you clamped to your shoes!
PermalinkPermalink 09/01/07 @ 00:19
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Nicholas... Egads yes! I remember the "attachable" rollerskates... which resembled either part of a robot, some sort of medical device, or a modern-torture implement... I remember strapping them on and trying to roll... usually ending hurting my... um... partes posterior.
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