Saturday, September 17, 2005
Patrick's Saturday Six Ophelia Was A Bust Edition
It's because the weather people make such a big deal out of the little storms that we ignore the big ones. Any one who wasn't on the Outer Banks thought Ophelia was a killer storm, but she was cream of wheat compared to Katrina, No matter, she seemed to get the same heavy coverage as Katrina did because she sat on her ass for almost a week, trying to make her up mind where she wanted to go. And the weathermen built up a lot of hype over when she would move and where she was going.
Those two storms had as much in common as Rue Paul and George Bush. Okay Rue Paul and Barbara Bush.
1. When is the last time you took a vacation and went basically nowhere? Was it as relaxing as previous vacations where you have actually planned a trip?
Once my bra was too tight the day before I was leaving on vacation. I turned suddenly and tore a muscle in my back right under the elastic. The way I knew I had done serious damage was that the pain knocked me to the floor and I almost passed out.
So I spent the next week lying on my stomach trying to keep the discomfort from driving me crazy. Even though I spent the next seven or so days in bed, it sure wasn't relaxing. And it sure wasn't planned.
I realize I didn't answer the question that was asked. So what else is new?
2. Take this quiz: Which historical lunatic are you?
It's fun to guess before taking the quiz, so I'll say Lizzie Borden. But there are days when my hair looks more like Rasputin's.
3. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #64 from Jaymi: What is your favorite book from childhood and why?
Brighty of the Grand Canyon, the story of the Bright Angel Trail and how the burros came to the canyon. Also all the Walter Farley stories about the Black Stallion. I was pretty horse crazy.
4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #65 from Hannah: What book character do you most identify with and why?
Stephanie Plum from the Janet Evanovich novels. We are so similar in so many ways that other people have felt the need to pick up the phone to tell me. This is not necessarily a good thing by the way.
5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #66 from Holly: What do you think is an appropriate gift to a party? What do you consider a quality Christmas gift from an acquaintance to a party or get together, a friend, and a GREAT friend?
Wine, wine, wine. The better the friend, the more expensive. I don't drink but I like to get wine, because I can serve it to friends who do imbibe.
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #67 from Judi: If you had to make a choice for the rest of your life between food and sex, which would you choose, provided the following conditions: If you chose sex, you would never feel hungry, but just wouldn't be able to enjoy a nice meal or the tastes of good food or drink; if you chose food, you would no longer have the physical intimacy and pleasure, but you still wouldn't feel deprived of it. In other words, whichever one you choose to give up will be a series of pleasures you'll never be able to experience firsthand again.
Anyone who thinks Mrs. Linklater would prefer food, take two steps backwards. And fall over the cliff. No more food also means no more shopping and cleaning up afterward. Or putting the clean dishes away. Or wiping the table and washing the napkins and placemats. This just gets better and better.