Monday, September 28, 2009

BOGO: Monday's Muse & Spin Cycle

Saturday night, while sitting in front of the computer and feeling about as creative as a 185 pound lichen, I stumbled upon a cool website called 10Q.


If you were too lazy to read the picture, the gist of it is you are emailed a question a day for ten days at the end of which the questions and answers are stored up until next year when they are emailed back to you. Cool right? Before you go getting all excited about this though, the whole idea is tied into Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur which is all done with tonight so it's too late to play. Seeing that I didn't have to be Jewish or serious in my answers, I was suddenly inspired and copied them all down.

Then I thought, hey, I haven't done Robin's Monday Muse in awhile. Then I thought, hey hey, I haven't done Jen's Spin Cycle in like, FOREVER! And their both Jewish! Robin's meme is all about things that inspire you and I was inspired by a website put together by people celebrating a holiday steeped in LOTS of tradition which, coincidentally, is what this week's Spin Cycle is about. I know, sometimes I amaze myself too. What? No, they're not my traditions, but so what? They're still traditions.

Anyway, then I looked at all the questions and decided ten was just way too many. So here are three.

1. Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you?

Well, losing my job was pretty significant. How did it effect me? I was unemployed. How does it continue to effect you? I'm still unemployed.

8. Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully in 2010?

Crime. After years of slaving away for the Man and my unsucessful month of trying to find a new job I've decided I'd like to investigate crime as a way to support my family. I don't want to do anything really bad, but I like the way Nancy Botwin spends her days. She doesn't really do all that much aside from drinking iced lattes and driving around a lot. Plus, she's always dressed nicely. I think I could do that. Plus, it's highly unlikely that I'll ever become impregnated by a Mexican crime lord. Win win!

9. What is a fear that you have and how has it limited you? Think about how you could overcome it this year.

Zombies. Not so much the fear of them on their own because they're slow and fairly easy to kill as long as you don't let yourself be overwhelmed by large numbers. No, the fear is zombies and my family. Being constantly worried about them when we're out has kept us pretty close to home this year.

To overcome this fear I've decided to enroll the boys in martial arts and work with my wife so she is more comfortable around firearms and long bladed weapons. Not only will it help make me feel more comfortable, it's something we can do as a family.

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31 comments:

  1. How can they "grade" you on subjective questions like that

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  2. I'm sorry, but I DID laugh about the......"I'm still unemployed" thing.


    AND, I am sending you a quick prayer. from my garden.

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  3. Tee hee! Just love the scenario you have planned for family activity; sounds so warm and loving.

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  4. "If you were too lazy to read the picture"

    Got me. Damn.

    Be careful, you can say you want to investigate crime but the quiz will end up in the CIA's hands.

    *emails CIA*

    I'm sort of with you on the Zombies thing. I mean I worry about the family when I'm out. But will martial arts really handle Zombies? Don't they come back to "life"?

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  5. HAHAHA! Let me know how the Nancy Botwin thing turns out.

    I am headed to the other sites now...

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  6. Did you ever see Night of the Comet? Hours of time spent at the shooting range with Daddy came in very handy for that cheerleader and her sister. I think you're onto something...

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  7. Eh, nice list. Love the last one. Kicking and knives. That's pretty cool.

    I like the idea of the 10Q (and yes I actually read the paragraph). Are you volunteering to send us all ten q's to answer and then store them up?

    I mean that's a job right there...

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  8. The family that slays together, stays together. I'm copyrighting that, so back off.

    Speaking of Zombies, I assume you'd like to revise our "End of September" timeline for finishing the reading part of P,P & Z.

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  9. Nice way to get linked on 2 different sites with the same post. I admire anyone that can multitask that way.

    You'll have to check with Keely since she is the zombie expert but I don't think anything but sharp instruments will take them out, ie. chain saws, machetes, axes. As a way to develop family unity though your way works.

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  10. LOL! That was awesome! Excellent answers and I am going to venture to say that not much will change zombie wise in the next year, but job wise I see great things for your future! Wait, damn it, never mind, that was just something in my eye... :) J/K

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  11. Too bad you didn't answer all 10. That could have been great fun!

    Sending your boys to learn martial arts could backfire on you when they learn to read those signs you photographed with them.

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  12. Maybe you could get a job as a Zombie hunter. I'd pay you for that.

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  13. crime. zombies. family outings...interesting bunch of scenarios there

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  14. So, um, Yom Kippur, Yeah. Oy.
    I like the question/answer thing. Will probably do that myself. Hope the answers are different next year for you. You're linked!

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  15. We don't have Zombies in DC. But we have politicians.

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  16. Seriously, if I did that 10Q thing, and the results came back in a year, I'd be totally freaked out. I'd have totally forgotten every day that had passed, and that would be just one giant reminder that my memory sucks.

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  17. OMG! you, me - SAME SAME! Except the zombie part. I don't really worry about that unless I'm watching a movie that reminds me of the dangers of zombies. Amazingly enough, it seems to be forgettable.

    Who knew!?

    HOWEVER, I was totally too lazy to read that picture description - so snaps for working with the lazabled. It is good to see that you are an equal opportunity blogger.

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  18. Great job for you - apply to monitor the newbies on our roads withthe green "N". See if someone - anyone will pay you to report the little bastards -- ooops cranky old lady at loose - is that better or worse than zombies??

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  19. it's really all about quality family time with you.

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  20. Great list. I too like the last one ...always fun to stop by your neck of the woods :)

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  21. You need to dumb yourselves down. Everyone knows that Zombies prefer the intelligent brains. Much tastier.

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  22. Loved this post, you made me laugh :-)
    I hate zombies too. Blame it on I am Legend.

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  23. Well, I started to read the picture but then thought to myself. . . "the captain would never expect us to work THIS hard" . . .so I gave up. . .

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  24. I would love Nancy Botwin's life too but there might be a little too much drama for me. People trying to kill me all the time is a huge turnoff.

    BTW, BOGOBOGOBOGOBOGOBOGO. Every time I see that word, I can't stop saying it for 24 hours. Thanks.

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  25. I thought that you might fear Darth Vader!? haha!

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  26. Yeah, I'm really impressed that you were able to tag team me and Jen! (Uh... that sounds hotter than I really meant it!) Our memes, that is! I am proud to be in such good company!
    Is there really a job where you can drive around and drink iced lattes? Sign me up!
    Great muse!

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  27. I totally don't want anything coming back to me a year later. It's, like, an hour after you eat Tex-Mex salsa with cilantro and uber onions. Dude.

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  28. and if you DO manage to become impregnated by a mexican crime lord, imagine the blog fodder!

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  29. if you got pregnant by a Mexican crime lord - you'd never have to work again!!

    I highly recommend 'Evil Dead II'. Best zombie/weird movie ever. I mean EVER.

    I work with criminals all day, I bet you have too many teeth to be one.. you wouldn't fit in.

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  30. My husband lost a job once. I am sorry the economy freaking SUCKS!!! He was able to bounce back fairly quickly with another one which paid even freaking more than the shitty one that he lost. Keep looking!!! You are a bright, creative person. A company would be lucky to hire you.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.