Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Quiz

1. You know someone's a good friend when..
2. I'm kinda sick of hearing about..
3. Can you do that thing where you fold your tongue in half length-ways? Any other notable mouth tricks to speak of?
4. I wish I lived in a society where it was still acceptable to.. 5. I wince when I think back to..


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. You know someone's a good friend when..
2. I'm kinda sick of hearing about..
3. Can you do that thing where you fold your tongue in half length-ways? Any other notable mouth tricks to speak of?
4. I wish I lived in a society where it was still acceptable to..
5. I wince when I think back to..

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. They listen when you have bad problems.
2. Steve Jobs, sure he invented lots of stuff that changed the way we do things, but he was only human.
3. Yes, but I don't have any other tricks.
4. Dunno can't think of anything.
5. What I wore in my mid teens, i went around on weekends in my old school spec t shirts, and then there was the purple jumper I wore it so much I wore it out and I still wore it.

Beth said...

1. They support you no matter what...

2. We're in fall, coming into winter...we're averaging temps in the 60's...the weathermen are constantly saying how cold it is...really? In a couple of months we'll only be in the 30's!!

3. Nope...can't do any of the fancy mouth whistling either.

4. Hmmm...can't think of anything.

5. Some choices I've made in my life, but not too many.

Alistair Bain said...

1. ... you just pick up where you left off, 12 months ago.
2. ... the Wallabies.
3. yes.
4. live without a mobile phone.
5. my pink v-neck jumper and desert boot phase in grade 6.

Pedro said...

1. You can tell them honestly what you are thinking and not be concerned about the outfall...and vice versa.
2. The whole 'boat people' issue. Its not an issue you racist bastards.
3. Yes and no.
4. I'm with Alistair. Leave the house without the damn phone.
5. How i have squandered money over the years.

Wendy said...

1. When they not only listen to your struggles, but they are willing to share their own.
2. Disasters. Sounds crass, doesn't it? But it is true.
3. Yes.
4. Eat with your fingers. I'm sick of telling my big kids to use their cutlery.
5. The clothes I wore...for most of my youth.

KIM said...

1. they visit your blog every single day until you post again! ;) and even more so when they send you care packages :)

2. sports. politics. economics. boring stuff.

3. yes!! i also make a pretty awesome fish face and can get my toes in my mouth.

4. hmm, wear those elfish necklaces on your forehead?

5. the time i got a fit of hysterical laughter while pushing a man in a wheelchair and he nearly fell out (but didn't!).

Ruth said...

1. ...they don't mind toasted sandwiches for dinner at your place.
2. carbon tax
3. yes, but no other amazing mouth tricks
4. slow down when I'm tired.
5. my highschool days. I wish I lived a better example of being a Christian.

Georgina said...

1. They clean the ferret litter tray when you are away.
2. Climate change (sorry)
3. Yes and I can make my tongue look like a beating heart too
4. Have arranged marriages
5. All the times I've monumentally stuffed up!!

Georgina said...

Oh and wonderful to see you again Ben!

simone r said...

1. they cover your kids school books two days before school starts.
2. how bad australian kids are at 'the basics'. (And by extension, how bad Australian teachers are.)
3. Yep. No other tricks though.
4. Have 2 sets of clothes and alternate between them.
5. So so so so so many things I've said and done.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. When they tell you you have food on your face, but not in a super embarressed polite way, just in a 'go like this' (while making a wiping gesture) straight faced way. If you ever wonder how I feel about you all, I would do this for all of you. That's love.

2. the latest iPhone, and when the next one will be out and then the next one and the next one..

3. I can. And have you ever found that if you fold it tightly you can even use it as a straw while drinking? Do try it. I can also turn my tongue upside down.

4. Have an incinerator. What do I do with all these excess branches that come from my feverish OCD pruning? The pile is mounting.

5. The time soon after we were married when some friends asked us to be ushers for their wedding, and we were half an hour late. There werent even kids on the scene yet to use as an excuse.

Deb L said...

1. They forgive you. Again.
2. How unfair it is that I make my kids eat food that is green.
3. Yes. I also seem able to stick both feet in at the same time quite often....metaphorically anyway.
4. Actually, I wish I lived in a society where a few things were still UNacceptable. Like the clothing some people choose to wear that lets me know a lot more about their body than I would like. Or swearing like a trooper in front of ladies and small children. Or having large billboards on public freeways with information or pictures I don't want to have to explain to the little folk in the back seat... oh I could go on (and I think I have).
5. What a fantastic expert I thought I was on parenting before my child reached the age of 6 months.

Karen said...

1.They are there for you no matter what. And you can still pick up where you left off with them even if you haven't seen them for years.
2. The carbon tax.
3. No. Genetically deficient. All three of my siblings could do it. I was the only loser who couldn't.
4. Not be slaves to our mobile phones or technology in general.
5. 80s fashion and hairdos. I went through a very frightening phase during high school with permed hair. I still get embarrassed looking at the photos...

Laetitia :-) said...

1. You know someone's a good friend when.. they go places with you, that they aren't really interested in, simply because you're recuperating.
2. I'm kinda sick of hearing about.. sport.
3. Can you do that thing where you fold your tongue in half length-ways? Any other notable mouth tricks to speak of? - yes. I can whistle.
4. I wish I lived in a society where it was still acceptable to..say that certain things are not acceptable.
5. I wince when I think back, I'd rather not talk about it.

kristina said...

1. A good friend will drop everything to come rescue you.

2. Occupy Wall Street.

3. Yes. Nope.

4. I wish it was acceptable to grow old.

5. How unproductive I have been.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Cj- yeah my mid teens had some major fashion disasters. Best try and forget.

Beth-pleased to see you've started a blog. Looking forward to reading.

Al- I still wear desert boots. I have a close mate like that. We catch up once or twice a year, and it's like we hung out yesterday.

Pedro- yeah, how dare they flee their war torn countries to seek a better life for their families. what a hide.

Wendy- Yeah. I appreciate a friend who tells me their honest struggles. They are rare.

Kim- toes in mouth is pretty good. Can you do it without using hands? I can.

Ruth- Yes! Carbon tax! snore.

George- ew beating heart tongue. ps thx for the welcome back.

Simone- yeah I wish I could wear one set of clothes all the time. I get closer to it every year. It used to be that I'd only wear the same top to work once a week. I'm now down to alternating days. I have 3 flannos that are basicly on rotation.

Deb- totally. younguns these days need to cover up more. Way too much info.

Karen- yeah so much technology brings that sort of baggage, where it feels like its beneficial in certain ways, but is also just extra stress and weight in your life.

Laetitia- yep if my wife comes with me to something I love, that she's not into (bonsai shop) I feel very loved.

Kristina- yeah i know what you mean about unproductiveness. I hate thinking about all the great projects I've gotten 3/4 thru but never FINISHED. arrgh.

Laetitia :-) said...

Ben, in craft circles, those things that you get 3/4 of the way through are called UFOs (UnFinished Objects or, if they're fabric, Unfinished Fabric Objects). Or you could give them new life by called them WIP (Works In Progress).

My challenge to myself is to finish all my UFOs before starting at least as many new projects - it might take some time. :-)