Was only one failed challenge away from the ten in a day badgelet yesterday. Oh well, back to saving up credits again.|
Reply #761. Nov 20 12, 8:02 AM
This past weekend I helped my son and his girlfriend move into their first house together. They have a seven month old daughter named Ava who is just the greatest. Anyway, we rented the large size U-Haul truck and managed everything in just one trip. We will leave them alone for a bit so they can unpack and get everything just the way they want it before making our first house warming visit.|
Reply #762. Nov 20 12, 8:05 AM
There once was a priest from Peoria|
Whose morals were somewhat inferior
He did to a nun
What he shouldn't have done
And now she's a mother superior
Reply #763. Nov 20 12, 11:46 AM
There's a little girl about 7 who speaks strangely, and rarely. She looks at a person with huge, sad eyes, and says little. But one day she said to me, "I'll go get bike!" and then came screeching around the corner. To my amazement, she can go "no hands", or feet up, circles with no hands, and even ride down the stair guard rail. She can pop wheelies, and ride "no eyes". All this with the prettiest smile of joy on her face. |
Reply #764. Nov 20 12, 12:36 PM
Two women called at my door and asked what bread I ate, and when I said white they gave me a lecture on the benefits of brown bread for 30 minutes.. I think they were Hovis Witnesses|
Reply #765. Nov 20 12, 1:56 PM
Last night I watch "The Dust Bowl" by Ken Burn on PBS. I always like watching Ken Burn's documentaries because he really brings history to life with the pictures and personal accounts. When they were talking about the dust pneumonia and how you would have to life with the dust day after day. It really made me thankful for all I have and the good weather I have here in North Dakota. |
Reply #766. Nov 20 12, 6:45 PM
Well, the story is a little 'risque', but definitely funny. I call the story "Hoodwinked". |
Back in the early 1990s, I aquired a job working as a land surveyor.
Being in Northern Ontario, we often found ourselves working in the extremem cold of Northern Ontario and Northern Country. Because of the cold, we had to dress in heavy layers of cotton and wool to keep the agonizing cold at bay as temeratures in January often dipped to minus 50 degrees celesius and even colder when the wind chill was dipping.
One horridly cold afternoon, I found myself in a predicament of being unable to wait to go to the bathroom even though we were only a few minutes from returning to the motel. So I trudged on my snowshoes about 100 yards away from our station setup, struggled with my layers upon layers of clothing until I finally felt the blistering cold air hit my naked rearend. I went "poo-poo" as quickly as I could, papered my bum, and already feeling frosted in a place I did not want to feel frosted, I quickly pulled up my longjohns, woolies, coveralls, and other winter warmth necessities and headed back to the setup to tear it down so we could get back to the motel as fast as possible.
After a few minutes, my partner Bill's nose rumpled up and he asked me, "Hey Mike? Where did you go to the toidy?" "Over there", I pointed, "about 50 yards yonder". "WOOF" my buddy Bill exclaimed, "are you sure"? "YES", I said angrily, "now can we get back to the motel"?
The motel was about 15 miles so we jumped into the van and down the road we went. About 5 miles down the road, it was my turn to say to Bill. "Hey Willy-o-boy?, did you cut the cheese? I smell crap"
"Hey", Bill answered, I've been smelling that since you got in the truck so don't blame me!" All of a sudden, I was hit by a bad rift of fumes and quickly told Bill to pull the truck over.
I climbed out of the truck and the mystery was solved. In my haste to relieve myself in the snowbank, I accidentally had let my load loose in the hood of my coveralls and has been carrying it around with me every since.
I guess you could say that I'd been "Hoodwinked".
Reply #767. Nov 20 12, 10:17 PM
Well I will just say how I came to be here. I used to like to do IQ tests and that sort of thing, one day I came across the link for Fun Trivia and here I am. That was in 2004.|
Reply #768. Nov 21 12, 12:30 AM
the title to my story is Happy hour. I've been going to Happy hour at one of the local resttaurant/bars. and it's a lot of fun. the beers there are half off, and their appetizers are also half off. I've been going there so much, that I feel like Norm Peterson minus the bar tab Lol. side note. Norm was one of the patrons at Cheers. Anyway, my favorite appitizer is the spenach, and crab dip. Also, on Mondays, their wines are half off. And even on other days of Happy hour, the wines are $2.00 off. I literally walk by this bar and restaurant on my way home from work. So that's a big plus for me. Also, since my Birthday falls on a Monday this year, I can take advantage of the $2.00 off for wine. My Birthday is on December 24. This concludes my little adventure. How dry I am Hiccup. Lol.|
Reply #769. Nov 21 12, 1:19 AM
Dining etiquette in Japan is tricky. It is considered extremely impolite to pour one's own drink when eating with others you pour your companion's drink and your companion pours yours. On the other hand, it is considered normal and nonoffensive to make loud slurping sounds when eating noodles in Japan.|
Reply #770. Nov 21 12, 1:45 AM
Opened the daily challenges today and found this thread.|
Reply #771. Nov 21 12, 2:36 AM
Yesterday I attempted the ten challenge challenge, sadly I hadn't read the Q and A so I ran out of "money" only 2 challenges short. How depressing? Absolutely! Now I am back to saving, I will return in the second story a champion!|
Reply #772. Nov 21 12, 4:03 AM
I am going out of my mind...I have 4 adult golden retrievers and a litter of 5 puppies that are stuck inside the house while my fence is fixed after a drunk driver crashed into my yard...complete pandemonium :D|
Reply #773. Nov 21 12, 6:03 AM
I love Thanksgiving. Family time is great. Couldn't care less about "Black Friday"...|
Reply #774. Nov 21 12, 8:08 AM
I don't have to work on Black Friday, but my wife does ... so much for family time this thansgiving :(|
Reply #775. Nov 21 12, 8:12 AM
Son's home from university, and is already raiding the fridge. Daughter will be home this evening. No turkey tomorrow, but plenty of other 'fixin's' and my homemade punkin (sic) pie!|
Reply #776. Nov 21 12, 10:53 AM
A few years back, i won a pub quiz in Dublin together with a few friends (we won a trip to Spain, which we never received by the way...). On the way to the final, there was a tie-break situation and i won it thanks to a question the answer of which i knew from... taking a FunTrivia quiz just the day before :-)|
Reply #777. Nov 21 12, 12:18 PM
We bought 5 turkeys this year, three for this thanksgiving, as we are having 40 or so people over to the house. So guess what happened? Of course our freezer died! At least it is the time of year for sales!|
Reply #778. Nov 21 12, 6:45 PM
I had to take about 20 quizzes to pass my "easy" challenge today! But I'm glad I got it done!|
Reply #779. Nov 21 12, 7:08 PM
Yeah, story time! I got an extra bookcase to put by my laptop for reference, books , for FT. Made an appointment with the optomitrist for a new prescription. After the opthalmalagist in Los Cruces, on my trip, said I had a lazy muscle on one eye. So, I am seeing double. Will need a new prescription, for the glasses. I got a frog in the Great Race. Cutest little thing. I really like it. The weather is muld, sun shining, life is great.|
Reply #780. Nov 21 12, 8:41 PM
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