What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Coke (even if it's some other flavor)
What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis shoes (or tennies, for short)
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
When I was a kid, Granddaddy and Bubba, which is apparently Yiddish. I don't know how I picked that up, as I don't recall ever being around anyone who was Jewish. When I was older, it was Granddad and Grandmother. My grandfather hated to be called "grandpa".
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Rain falling while the sun is shining
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
What do you call the area between the two sides of a boulevard?
Main seating furniture in the living room?
Sofa, sometimes couch
To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest, with the Plough
Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty
Wi bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
Wi' murdering pattle.
I'm truly sorry man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union,
An' justifies that ill opinion
Which makes thee startle
At me, thy poor, earth born companion
An' fellow mortal!
I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve;
What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!
A daimen icker in a thrave
'S a sma' request;
I'll get a blessin wi' the lave,
An' never miss't.
Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin!
It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!
An' naething, now, to big a new ane,
O' foggage green!
An' bleak December's win's ensuin,
Baith snell an' keen!
Thou saw the fields laid bare an' waste,
An' weary winter comin fast,
An' cozie here, beneath the blast,
Thou thought to dwell,
Till crash! the cruel coulter past
Out thro' thy cell.
That wee bit heap o' leaves an' stibble,
Has cost thee monie a weary nibble!
Now thou's turned out, for a' thy trouble,
But house or hald,
To thole the winter's sleety dribble,
An' cranreuch cauld.
But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
Still thou are blest, compared wi' me!
The present only toucheth thee:
But och! I backward cast my e'e,
On prospects drear!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
I guess an' fear!
- Turn to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post that sentence and these instructions.
- Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book.
"To see just how much of a difference expenses can make in the growth of an investment, compare Vanguard 500 Index which charges a mere .18 percent to the actively managed ABN AMRO Growth C large-cap growth fund with a weighty 1.88 percent."
--Coach Yourself to Success by Joe Moglia.
Pick an artist: ELO
1. Are you male or female: Boy Blue
2. Describe yourself: 21st Century Man
3. How do you feel about yourself: I'm Alive
4. Describe your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend situation: Without Someone
5. Describe your current boy/girl situation: Hold On Tight
6. Describe your current location: Wild West Hero
7. Describe where you want to be: Shangri-La
8. Your best friend is: So Serious
9. Your favorite color is: Midnight Blue
10. You know that: It Doesn't Really Matter
11. What’s the weather like: Sweet Is The Night
12. If your life was a television show what would it be called? Strange Magic
13. What is life to you: State Of Mind
14. What is the best advice you have to give: Shine A Little Love
15. If you could change your name what would you change it to: Mr. Blue Sky
2. I lived with my grandparents until I was about 3 or 4, then moved back in with them when I was 12.
3. In 6th grade I scored in the 99th percentile on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
4. I started college while I was still 17.
5. I didn't get my driver's license until I turned 18.
6. My grandfather had to drive me to my college classes every day until I got my license.
7. I was born with only one working kidney. It's slightly enlarged, but the doctors say that's normal. The other kidney is shriveled up like a raisin and probably nonfunctional/minimally functional.
8. I've suffered from Recalcitrant Recurrent Corneal Erosion for nearly 10 years. It's mostly under control thanks to a cheap generic drug that costs me about 11 cents a day.
9. I was born exactly 1 day (Sept 3, 1973) after the death of J.R.R. Tolkien (Sept 2, 1973), my favorite author.
10. The Silmarillion is my favorite book by J.R.R. Tolkien. I have read it more times than I have read the Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings.
11. The first computer I ever used was my grandfather's Kaypro 10. The first computer of my very own was an Atari 800.
12. I have a near complete set of Morgan silver dollars. And a complete mint proof set of all 50 state quarters. I'm working on a proof set of the presidential dollars; it won't be completed until 2016.
13. Everyone else in my family is short except my grandfather and myself. I'm 6 feet tall, my grandfather was 6'1" before his back surgery, 5'10" after. My grandmother was 4'11", my mother and her siblings were all around 5 feet. My sisters and cousins are short too.
14. I was among the very first subscribers to Sirius satellite radio. I got a hold of a Kenwood demo unit several months before the official launch. I still have that unit in my car 6 years later. I get a special charter member discount.
15. I was in my school handbell choir for 4 years. It's the only instrument I can play well.
16. I wore braces for over 4 years. When I first got them, the orthodontist said I'd only have to wear them for 2 years.
17. I wanted to join the Boy Scouts, but my mother didn't want to pay for the uniform. I ended up joining the Christian Service Brigade instead.
18. I considered a career as a preacher, but I strongly dislike praying in public. I studied both Ancient Greek and Hebrew, though my Hebrew is terribly rusty. I can still stumble my way through Greek, however.
19. I also considered pursuing a degree in meteorology, but the nearest university to offer such a program was UC Davis, nearly 500 miles away from where I lived at the time. I took all the available meteorology courses at the local college, and I'm a trained NWS storm spotter.
20. I am certified as an Airline Transport Pilot. The largest aircraft I've ever flown was a Super DC-3 (C-117).
21. I'm a strict teetotaler. I don't drink alcohol in any form, ever. (I have no problem with other people drinking, I just don't drink myself.)
22. I held the world record for Joust for many years. My high score was 6.7 million points. I figured out how to kill the pterodactyl. Once you master that, the game is a cinch.
23. I have one of the largest furry comic book collections in the entire world. I haven't counted them recently, but I'm pretty sure I have over 2600 issues now.
24. I've seen Star Wars so many times I can quote practically the entire movie from memory. I can even quote most of Greedo's lines. (Oota goota, Solo?)
25. Twenty Five!
"Roxanne" by the Police
"Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys
"White Wedding" by Billy Idol
"Tom Sawyer" by Rush
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepellin
Songsmith takes on Songsmith
2:30 in the afternoon and it's only 11°F (-12°C) outside!
I am posting this message from my new Amazon Kindle electronic book reader.
Last Saturday, I finally found a pair of steel-toed boots that fit and were comfortable.
Some pictures I took last night that seem to be perfect, considering the day.
It was 5 years ago today that Bush proudly declared "Mission Accomplished in Iraq".
"Daddy is going crazy, want to join him?"
Why is it so hard to find a US-International keyboard?
Weird error I got last night just before my computer froze up.
I forgot to pull these off one of my cameras.
Did she just say 'nukular'
The weather was nice today, with temps in the 50's, so I wanted to golf, but I needed to do some shopping.
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in a theater: The Matrix (the first one was really good. Then they screwed it all up with the sequels)
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie: Dunno, I don't really keep track of actor's names.
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie: Robin Williams. He is not funny.
5. Name a movie that you can quote from: Star Wars. I can quote pretty much the whole movie.
6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs: Xanadu
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with: Xanadu
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see: Xanadu
9. Name a movie that you own: Xanadu!
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops: Melvin Belli
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?: That's the only place we saw movies when I was a kid.
12. Ever made out in a movie?: No
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it: Citizen Kane
14. Ever walked out of a movie?: Eagle Eye, but only because someone I was with got sick and had to go to the hospital.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater: None in the theater, but I usually cry at the end of The Last Unicorn
16. Popcorn?: With extra butter, thank you.
17. How often do you go to the movies?: When there are good movies out, once a week, otherwise once every 1 or 2 months.
18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?: Bolt 3D
19. What is your favorite/preferred genre of movie?: Sci-Fi
20. What was the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
4. Black Angus
5. Buffalo Grill
6. Burger King
7. California Pizza Kitchen
8. Carl's Jr.
11. Chuck E. Cheese's
12. Claim Jumper
14. Del Taco
16. El Pollo Loco
18. Hard Rock Cafe
21. HomeTown Buffet
24. Jack in the Box
25. Johnny Rocket's
28. Krispy Kreme
29. Long John Silver's
32. Outback Steakhouse
33. Planet Hollywood
35. Rainforest Cafe
36. Red Lobster
37. Red Robin
38. Red Rooster
39. Señor Frog's
40. Skyline Chili
43. Sweet Tomatoes
45. Taco Bell
47. The Old Spaghetti Factory
48. Tim Horton's
50. White Castle
Your result for The Languages Test...
100% French! 100% German! 100% Italian! 100% Spanish! 80% English!
* Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
* Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
* Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.
* Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Italics denote songs nobody figured out.
1. To the town of Aqua Fria rode a stranger one fine day - Big Iron, Marty Robbins
2. Messieurs qu'on nomme grand - Le Deserteur, Peter, Paul & Mary (and probably others)
3. Fear me you lord and lady preachers, I descend upon your Earth from the skies - Seven Seas of Rhye, Queen
4. I can feel the soft breathing of the girl that I love - Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., Simon & Garfunkel
5. I lay my head on the railroad track - See the Constellation, They Might Be Giants
6. In May of 1941 the war had just begun - Sink the Bismark, Johnny Horton
7. Good morning, Worm, your honor - The Trial, Pink Floyd
8. Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings - Daydream Believer, The Monkees
9. Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming saying something about a queen - After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
10. I've been walkin' these streets so long, singin' the same old song - Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell
11. Now I've got a guy and his name is Dooley, he's my guy and I love him truly - Pink Shoelaces, Dodie Stevens
12. As the sun breaks above the ground, an old man stands on the hill - Flight of Icarus, Iron Maiden
13. Deine Schritte sind so schön, tanzen wir das Wiederseh´n - Panzermensh, And One
14. This is the CBS Evening News, with Dan Rather reporting from CBS News headquarters in New York - Rocked By Rape, Evolution Control Committee
15. Once upon a time science opened up the door - Supernature, Cerrone
16. Well listen everybody, to what I got to say - Great White Buffalo, Ted Nugent
17. Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents - King of the Road, Roger Miller
18. Well I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday -Paradise By the Dashboard Light, Meatloaf
19. Maybe you talk too high, man, maybe I talk too slow - Alive, Bee Gees
20. Everyday in the week, I'm in a different city - Stone Free, Jimi Hendrix
21. Oh, don't it hurt deep inside to see someone do something to her - Silence is Golden, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (among others)
22 A place where nobody dared to go - Xanadu, Olivia Newton-John and ELO
23 She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island - The Last Resort, The Eagles
24. Some people say my love cannot be true - N.I.B., Black Sabbath
25 In my mind I can see reminders of a past decade - Hollyann, Boston