Friday, April 10, 2009


We all know what TGIF means, right? And church groups like to say TGIS. (Thank God It's Sunday) You've heard that one, haven't you? Well, the singles group I belonged to at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church years ago liked to say TGIS, too, but it didn't have quite the same meaning. Do you want to take a guess? Do you want to think about it first instead of my just coming straight out with the answer? All right. I'll let you. You'll find the answer at the very bottom of this post.

Thought I'd better publish one today, because there won't be much free time available from here on out until Monday. I'll be working on my autobiography for WOW's next critique session as submissions are due Sunday, and tomorrow afternoon I get to watch the Astros play in the afternoon and "The Ten Commandments" in the evening. Super special Saturday from 3pm on, wouldn't you say? Sunday afternoon it's the Astros again, and then Sunday evening I'll be watching part three of a 5-part series on PBS - "Little Dorrit". I love Masterpiece Classic!

Let's have some fun. On Wednesday, Chuck published "A Brief Test". There are only four questions. You're supposed to read through them quickly and then, without deliberation or the use of aids, spontaneously provide the answers.

How do you think you'll do on a 'test' like this? I had a lot of fun with it. I groaned after missing the first question, nailed #s 2 and 3, and number four made me laugh out loud! (Btw, I did not get #4 right.) Here we go ... ...

1. You are competing in a race and overtake the runner in second place. In which position are you now?

(You overtook the second runner and took his place. Therefore, you are now in second place.)

2. If you had overtaken the last runner, what position would you be in?

(If you answered second to last, you are wrong. How can you overtake a person who is last? If you are behind them, they can't be last. You are!)

3. A math question -- and no calculators allowed. Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000. Add 30. 1000 again. Plus 20. Another 1000. And 10. What's the total?

(Answer: 5000? Incorrect! It's 4100. Now you may get out your calculators.)

4. Marie's father has five daughters named ... Chacha ... Cheche ... Chichi ... Chocho ... ? ... ... What's the fifth daughter's name?

(Chuchu? WRONG! Read the whole question again. It's so obvious the second time through, isn't it? I had way too good a time saying, "Choo choo!")

Wasn't that fun? If you have a few minutes to spare and would like even more laughs, this post of Chuck's is just hilarious! It's called "Chariot Races".

Now, unless there is "breaking news" my way, you probably won't see another post from me until Monday. Have a great weekend, everybody!

PS. TGIS = Thank God I'm Single


Craig Peihopa said...

I enjoyed this post Goldenrod. All the best with your being busy, enjoy the Astros play and the PBS doco and your autobiography. Whew it is a busy life you lead.

Tammy said...

LOL! Loved reading this.