Sunday, November 13, 2005

Patrick's Saturday Six On Sunday Edition

1. You are invited to spend a night, alone, in a large house that is believed to be haunted. A close friend of yours whom you trust tells you of his or her own experience, and you have sufficient reason to believe that there may be a genuine haunting going on there. Without promise of any kind of reward for staying the night, would you agree to do so?

No. If ghosts can't work in the daytime I am not interested. I need my sleep.  

2. What do you most enjoy about your job?

Since it's Sunday and I'm working, when I'm not doing the SIX, not much is enjoyable right now. All right, I get to meet lots of young guys.  And I make them call me Mrs. Linklater.

3. Who was the last person you had a conversation with? What was the main topic of the conversation?

Aunt Genie this morning. Cousin Marvin died. He was eighty something and missing the ring finger on his left hand because his wedding ring got caught in some machinery and tore it off -- something I don't have to worry about.  Anyway, he was found dead in his farm house a couple of days ago. That will teach you to ask about my personal phone calls.

Also my aunt is making a list of things to bequeath to each of her grandnieces and nephews. Did I want one of my great grandmother's handmade quilts? Yes. I'd love something to remind me of a woman whose favorite saying was "Go tell my ass, my head's gone a huckleberrying."

4. Take this quiz [link at Patrick's Place]:   What kind of "smart" are you?

Apparently I'm Naturally Smart,as opposed to unnaturally smart, or just a smartass.

You're a naturally smart person. Your intelligence comes to you naturally, rather than from instruction OR MIND ALTERING DRUGS - and you are better with applied or more real-world things... which comes in handy, here in the real world.

0% applied intelligence  -- ZERO? Where's that other 40% and what the heck is applied intelligence?
60% natural intelligence -- is that all I have? What's the rest, feathers?

5. What was the last food that you totally ruined -- to the point that it was inedible -- when trying to cook?

I don't recall ever messing up food to the point it couldn't be eaten. But my children may have a different answer. "That's not burned. Just pretend we're having S'mores and it's a marshmallow." These days I don't cook, I re-heat. Only on special occasions do I bake. Usually I just make reservations, so cooking problems are few and far between.

6. STRANGELY-OBSCURE QUESTION #1:  If you had to do over again, would you change anything?

How much time do you have? I would completely re-live my life. As a different person.


onmiownnow2 said...

That's not the typical smart-ass answer we have come to expect from you, Mrs. L!  Ever see the movie 'The Butterfly Effect' (no, not the X-rated one).  If you change even a single thing... everyone else's life changes, too!  And you could make it so much worse!  I think you're great just the way you are. Lisa

jevanslink said...

Sorry, I went back and got out my snide machine and turned it on.  But if you're bored, blame it on the questions. It couldn't be MY fault, could it?  Mrs. l

onmiownnow2 said...

Bored?  Reading Mrs. L?  That couldn't possibly happen!  ;)  Lisa

swibirun said...

Yes Ma'am Mrs. Linklater.  Can I get you some coffee or something to drink?  

Sorry work is taking up your weekend:(  I'm ultra busy right now too!  Do they still make ultra-brite?  Remember the commercials with the girl and guy in skin suits?  What the hell does that have to do with anything?   Oh yeah, see?  I told you that I was working too hard.


lacaza3 said...

Go tell my ass my head is huckelberrying...How funny...but one question what is huckelberrying????
Donna In TEXAS

jevanslink said...

A huckleberry is a berry.  When you go huckleberrying, you go pick them.  Mrs. L

belfastcowboy75 said...

The fookin' Saturday Six? Give me something to work with, willya?