The game of “This or That” can be extremely frustrating with its limited choices, don’t you think? I find myself considering the two things and thinking ‘well, it depends…’ and wishing there were a third option. So I made up my own game with the addition of ‘other’.
Truth/Dare/Don’t Even Ask
Stripes/Polka Dots/The Family Tartan Plaid
White Wine/Red Wine/Double Harvey Wallbanger
Black Coffee/Coffee with Cream and Sugar/Triple Venti Half Sweet Non Fat Caramel Macchiato
Drive/Fly/Hot Air Balloon
Ferris Wheel/Roller Coaster/Drop of Doom
Gift Wrap/Gift Bag/Gift Card in a Plain White Envelope
Baby Doll/Teddy Bear/Voodoo Doll
Make a Plan/Be Spontaneous/Fly by the Seat of Your Pants
Roller Skates/Roller Blades/Roller Derby
Phone Call/Text/Hand Written Note on Expensive Stationery
Marathon/Sprint/Watching it all on TV
Cake/Pie/Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiro
See the Future/Change the Past/Live in the Moment
The purpose of these questions is supposedly getting to know someone, so let’s take it a step further and conduct a scientific analysis, like they do in those quizzes on Facebook.
If you picked mostly first answers, you are pretty predictable and, let’s face it, rather boring. However, you are also calm, careful and charismatic. (It’s always best to say something nice in these conclusions so people won’t hate your quiz and call it garbage.)
If you picked mostly second answers it means you take the time to consider the options and don’t just grab on to the first thing that pops up. You are adventurous, warm-hearted and optimistic. Seriously, your answers did indicate all that, I didn’t just make it up.
If the majority of your answers were of the ‘other’ variety, holy moly, you are just plain weird. And by that I mean imaginative, mysterious and bordering on brilliant. But mostly just plain weird.
Well, this nonsense is making me want to go take some REAL Facebook quizzes and find out who I was in another life and what kind of chocolate I most resemble based on my zodiac sign. Important stuff.
Hope your Saturday is enlightening and fun. But mostly fun. With a little weird thrown in.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Well, thank you helper monkeys. I’m no statistician (can’t even spell the word without help) but I have poured over this report and come to a few conclusions. I have listed them at the end, where all good conclusions belong.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I was more interesting (or made better tag choices and was thus easier to stumble upon) last year. And the year before that. Or somehow these old posts, as the monkeys suggest, have staying power. Only the monkeys know for sure.
I have some very loyal readers/commenters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Jazzy needs a new purpose in her life (besides consuming truckloads of red wine) so that she can make a come back.
Today, for some reason that even the monkeys can’t fathom, is my best day ever for follows.
Here’s to a happy blog crazy 2015. We’re almost there. Just have to get these monkeys off my back.
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