Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday Thunks - Bud has taken over!

Welcome to the April 7th (Berleen's Daddy's 76th Birthday) version of Thursday Thunks!
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post. Please mention us in your post, and link back to the blog here.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs. Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks! Thats what all this is about afterall, isn't it? We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

Bud must have really wanted to do the meme this week... he emailed me before I even had a chance to remember it was Wednesday! Way to go, Bud! Love ya...
These questions were inspired by the late George Carlin. His quotes are in bold. They were gathered from his routines. The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color KC's eyes and the number 3.

1. Why do they ask you to get on the plane? Shouldn't you get in it? When was your last flight? My last flight was last summer.  I definitely prefer riding in the plane as opposed to on the plane because I don't want to be out there with him: Ok I was going to post a picture from the twilight zone episode but this is funnier!

2. Why do they call two planes getting too close a near miss? Shouldn't it be a near hit? Have you ever been on a plane that was in trouble? True story, when I was in college I was flying down to my uncle's place.  My stuff was already down there, so all I had was my pocketbook, and brand new - got for my birthday parachute.  I was going skydiving with my cousins.  The lady next to me noticed the colorful bag and asked about it.  I (honestly) told her it was my parachute and she freaked out.   Ooops, my bad...

3. If a mute swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap? What have you done when your child sweared? First I must confess to having a potty mouth.  And if I'm mad it gets worse.  Now for the 19.5 years I've been working for HD,  receiving has always been my "happy place"  One time when I was really venting,  I hear a voice from the dock going - hey watch your mouth - there are teamsters back here!  That being said, I tried really hard not to curse in front of my daughter.  At least until she hit high school.  Once in the while she lets one slip and I just look at her and raise one eyebrow and she gets all apologetic and says I meant darn.

4. How about a restaurant for anorexics? What would you call it? The Empty Plate? When was the last time you went out to a fancy restaurant?  I think the Empty Palate would work better.  Fancy shmancy is not really my style,  And I can't actually think when I have been last.  I did go to a great place - Peddlers Pub last week.

5. Where do forest rangers go to 'get away from it all'? What to you do to get away from it all? Definitely somewhere with no picinic baskets!  I go skiing - nothing more soothing than the sounds of your skis swishing through the snow as you carve down the mountain.  And if I'm lucky enough to go powder skiing - you can barely hear anyone else. It is the best way to destress!

6. Why do people who know the least know it the loudest? What do you do to get a know-it-all to shut up?If someone knows the answer to this I want to here it!   I have a very sarcastic streak, don't care what people I don't like think of me, and am very good at on the fly sarcastic one line put downs.  It doesn't win me friends, but the stoopid usually go away.

7. If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong? Men: does your woman (or most recent) think that you are always wrong? Women: Do you believe that men are always wrong?Did you not read my answer to #6?  BUD,  I expect more from you!  Actually, since the majority of my really good friends and my bff ( mikey comes home in 22 days yay!) are boys, I am obliged to say that not everything that comes out of a boys mouth is wrong.  And that if you get an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time eventually one of the monkeys will produce a Shakespeare play, that correlates to if you take an infinite number of men and an infinite number of talking, eventually one is bound to say something right.  Me - I have better things to do!

8. If a turtle loses his shell, is it naked or homeless? Tell us about a time when you were caught naked.  I forgot my brother and his friend were crashing in my LR, and I woke up a bit late for work and ran to the kitchen to start the coffee.  The light woke them.

9. Would a fly that loses it wings be called a walk? How badly do flies annoy you? First flies are bugs.  Bugs bug me.  Flies like walking on poo and garbage an then on your plate.  I seriously need a pet chameleon on other lizardy things to eat bugs.  I used to have a cat whose personal ( felinal?) mission was to rid the world of bugs.  Alas he died before he could finish.  Now as long as he wasn't in his fly makeup - Jeff Goldblum can come play any day!

10. Why do they report power outages on TV? When was the last time that you went without power? Knock on a wooden utility pole - the longest I've been w/o power was 4 or 5 years ago when lightning hit the transformer Right in front of my LR window but it was fixed in about 6 hours.  I remember there was a  huge east coast blackout several summers ago.  I had power and watched people trying to get out of NYC on tv in my air conditioned LR. (They never zoomed in enough for me to find my sister in law though)

11. If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat? Have you ever been or considered to be a vegetarian?
MMMM steak!   

12. If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? Tell us about a time when either you were arrested or came close.  Bad as I have been, never been close to getting caught by a cop, except maybe when I used to be into cops and would go out trying to pick them up....

13. Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? Have you ever owned a cat?  I love cats.   The only reason I never got another after my last one passed is because with all the travel we did for my daughter's dance competitions it wasn't fair to have one and never be home.  I keep telling her now that she's gonig off to college, I'm getting a cat to live in her room so I won't be lonely.  At one point when I was in high school I had 5 cats. 

If there had been mouse flavored cat food , I probably would have bought it for them!


  1. Of course I know better. And thank you for pointing it out... ;)

  2. OMG I love your parachute story. How funny. And a stroke of genius to bring up Jeff Goldblum :) Your 11 is perfect and I'm so like you with the sarcasm. No wonder we get along LOL :) Excellent on each answer my friend. Have a great Thursday :)


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