Posts Tagged ‘qotd’

QotD: Do Not Want (To Eat)

What do you absolutely refuse to eat?

I will pose my answer in the form of a food ku:

Is that a cockroach
On my morning sweet pastry?
Oh, it's a raisin.

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QotD: Change The Channel

Who's the most annoying person on TV?

I can't listen to his whiny little bully boy voice for even a minute.

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QotD: Also Known As

What other names did your parents consider for you?

Well, it wasn't specifically for me.
I'm the youngest of five girls, and they had the boy name picked out for my oldest sister.
And we just kept unrelentingly being born girls.
They'd used up all the girl names they liked, all the good family names, and some.
I ended up with the grandmothers' middle names.
But if I'd been a boy, I'd have been james Kindred.
I think I would have had to be a lawyer.
Not too bad, I guess, but I'm still glad to have missed it.
(Not least because it was bad enough to be the fifth girl, but being the fifth child and first boy would have been downright gruesome.)

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QotD: That’s Just Cruel

What's the weirdest baby name you've ever heard (or considered)?

A woman I worked with had twins and named them Aaron and Erin.
I kid you not.
My guess is pretty soon they developed serious nicknames.

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QotD: I’ll Have The Usual

If a waiter stopped by right now to take your order, what cocktail or drink are you having?

Forget the drink.
I want him to feed the fish, water the plants, and put down the catfood.
I'll sleep in.

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QotD: If I Never Hear That Again…

What is the one saying that your parents said to you that you absolutely hate? 
Submitted by victoriassecret.

Whenever any of us did something klutsey, my dad would say

"Anybody can be stupid."

I told this to a friend once, and she said,

"Oh how kind and accepting. "Everyone makes mistakes, It's all right."
Gee, what an idyllic childhood you must have had."

Wrong. If I may translate, the phrase reads thusly:

"Anyone can be stupid.
The scum of the earth can be stupid. 
Stupid people can be stupid.
You, however, are my daughter, and you are not supposed to be just anyone.
You are not supposed to ever be stupid.
You blew it."

Time to go hide for a week.

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QotD: House Rules

What were the main household rules when you were growing up?  What are the rules in your own house now?
Brought to you by the movie Georgia Rule

When I was very young, my parents had just gotten a new gray wool rug for the dining room.
Shortly after that there was one of the usual catastrophes, and one of my sisters came running in the back door with some kind of hideous wound on her hand, looking for my mother to make it better.
She sees my mother sitting in the dining room and starts to go to her, only to freeze in the doorway when my mother sees her coming and shrieks:

"Don't get blood on the rug!"

So that was our household rule.

In my house?
Anyone sitting with a cat on them is allowed to ask other people to fetch things for them in order not to disturb a cat.
As in:

"Would you get me a cup of tea? I've got a cat."

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