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Thursday Thirteen (32...1, 0, blast off!) - Thirteen Excuses... er, Reasons! Yeah! Reasons!!!


Oh no he d'int! Yup, he, being me, has fallen back on the "excuse list"... to be honest, it's been a hard time at Chez Didier/Darroch and I'm exhausted and burnt out... and trying to think of something witty or engaging is just a little too difficult at the moment...


Never let it be said I didn't give you VALUE for your browsing buck! Allow me to list...

Thirteen Excuses Reasons
(Some True, Some Not...) Why
I'm Not Doing a Super-Kick-Butt
Thursday Thirteen This Week!

...of which, some are true... and the others are not-so-true... You're job, figure out which excuse reasons are TRUE!

#13: You seen the movie Cloverfield? Well, it's not dramatic fiction, but kinda a documentary... and I've spent the last few hours single-handedly fighting a huge monster back into Lake Ontario and thus saving the city... of course, I was discreet so as not to bother anyone, so no one noticed... What can I tell you, I'm not one for praise and heaps of awards... I was just glad to save my city.

#12: Thanks to an UNSCHEDULED visit by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, I've been bogged down entertaining at the apartment closet palatial Didier/Darroch compound... Oh well, time to get more pigs in a blanket ready for the Duke... and the corgis have made ANOTHER mess on the carpet...

#11: Alien abduction. 'Nuff said.

#10: I was a victim of spontaneous human combustion. Luckily, it only took part of my left-foot's baby toe, but what with smoke detectors going off, fire extinguishers, and all... it's been a little busy.

#9: I'm too busy planning to take over the planet... all I need is an Armenian circus midget, two pounds of ground turkey, and a ten-pound lead weight and all will be ready!

#8: I'd sit down... try to be creative... but they kept calling me... over and over... they were relentless... organize us... Matthew, you must organize us!!!... and so, I kept going back and sorting my sock drawer at my sock's request. It's not so bad really, save when they tell me that the robotic monkeys are stealing my luggage.

#7: I was chasing robotic monkeys who were stealing my luggage.

#6: I kept being text message from some guy named Sam Lutfi who says he wants to "represent" me... The bugger just won't leave me alone!

#5: I am currently building the world's largest scale model of the world... at a one-to-one scale. It's taking longer than I thought.

#4: I came up with a perfect peace-plan for the Middle-East that had acclaim from some prominent diplomats on all sides and promised to ease tensions in the area... but I forgot to back-up the Word document and my danged computer crashed... the recovery document only said Hello, my name is Mat which I don't think will be enough to quell the issues.

#3: I had managed to produce a perfect "Grand Unifying Theory"... which would have blown away even Professor Stephen Hawking... but then I noticed I forgot to carry a two in the main equation of the formula and... well... then there was a Dukes of Hazard marathon on TV...

#2: I got called up to finally play in the National Hockey League... MY BIG BREAK!!! Sure, I'd be a forty-year old rooky... but what Canadian kid DOESN'T dream of being at centre ice for a face-off in the NHL!!! Then I found out it was the Toronto Maple Leafs who called... so I stayed home and re-sorted my sock drawer... again.

#1: There I was, thinking, "What harm could come! I'll just go to the donut store near the local Weight Watcher's joint and grab a dozen and come home to share 'em with Sue and the kid... I remember leaving the store when a seminar must have gotten out... and when I regained consciousness...

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Proof that, once again, making excuses takes as much - or more - work than just doing it in the first place :p

PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 08:39
Comment from: Laura [Visitor] Email ·
Those are fun! And how much brain power went into that one? Happy T-13!
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 08:48
Comment from: elementaryhistoryteacher [Visitor] Email ·
Very creative. You need to teach me students how to come up with better excuses for not completing their assignments.
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 08:58
Comment from: Penelope Anne [Visitor] Email ·
if any are true I say it was #1, but what pray tell happened???
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 12:27
Comment from: Nicholas [Visitor] Email ·
So, no TT from you this week then.
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 16:21
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Deanna Dahlsad... Yeah, but this WAS funnier!

Hello Laura... ...a little... not too much, I assure you. The term "stream of conscious" might be used accurately!

Hi elementaryhistoryteacher... I had a prof. who did offer to overlook certain missed papers (non-crucial ones) provided the excuse was entertaining, original, and had genuine thought and imagination behind it... I don't think anyone had the stones to take him up on the offer.

Hiya Penelope Anne... Well, it COULD be number one... I ain't tellin' on this one!

Howdy Nicholas... Yeah, not this week I'm 'fraid.
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 19:15

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