It's a New New New New Tuesday

Posted by: gymcandy1

It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/03/12 11:36 PM

What very mysterious things days were. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There's quite a lot we don't know about them.
Melanie Benjamin, Alice I Have Been, 2010
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STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM

(I would have given him 100%)

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
* his last battle
Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page
Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
* liquid
Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
* marriage
Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
* exams
Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner
Q7. What looks like half an apple?
* The other half
Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
* It will simply become wet
Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
* No problem, he sleeps at night.
Q10.. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
* You will never find an elephant that has only one hand.
*Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
* Very large hands
Q12.. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
* No time at all, the wall is already built.
Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
* Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.
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Remember black & white TV?

Black and White (Under age 40? You won't understand.)
You could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,

'Good Night, David.
Good Night, Chet.'

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning..

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e. Coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.
The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.


We all took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Keds (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
Flunking gym was not an option.... Even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.
Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah... And where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.


Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either; because if we did we got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when we got home.


I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off.

Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house.

Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family..

How could we possibly have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes.

We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

How did we ever survive?

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA; AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!
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Good morning one and all........and all for one . wave12 Has anyone seen my other arm?? I know I left it somewhere in the diner. wink12

I think I was trying to show someone that I could draw a blank with only one arm. thumbsup12

Oh! Maybe it's tied behind me. idea

Today is another mid-shift for me. thumbsdown

I'm tired of being the middle man already, but doing a mid-shift is better than being shiftless I guess.

BODDA BOOM! rotfl12

It's also MUCH better than closing. taz

The only time I like closing is when my sister is at the door, and I'm closing it in her face. woot

Have a happy day everyone.

joe





Posted by: manxman

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/03/12 11:46 PM

Thanks for bringing back fond memories Joe wave12 Hope you, and all who follow have a terrific Tuesday smile12
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/03/12 11:50 PM

C'mon Joe, you know you miss your sister! :lol:

I hope your day is wonderful.

I am going to an appliance company in the afternoon to check out a new prototype of a washer and dryer and get 100 dollars to tell them what I think. Can't beat that deal, can you? :lol:

Have a happy day everyone!
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/03/12 11:59 PM

ah , yes , joe - love your comments and openers !
have a good day.

manxman - yes , that was nostalgic , wasn't it?

ana - oooh nice deal !

have a wonderful day ,everybody !
Posted by: BobH

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 01:14 AM

Definitely a trip down memory lane for me. I've seen a similar post somewhere about how was it possible we survived. The one that stuck in my mind was that we never wore bicycle helmets. Times do change.

Good morning everyone and from here good night.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 02:17 AM

Have all a good and happy day wave12
Posted by: venus

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 05:05 AM

Hello and goodbye once again. wave12
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 05:10 AM

wave12 Good Morning Joe, Ana, manxman, niteowl, BobH, Haroula, venus and of course Cailyn. Coffee is hot! Happy Day All! wave12
Posted by: GBC

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 05:39 AM

Good Morning Boomers

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

Need some good Boomer vibes. I'm starting chemo this morning and know I'll be backed up by all my GameBoomer's prayers. Got a "can do" attitude so I'll be back later. wink12
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 05:45 AM

catrub Good Luck today Gail. My prayers are with you! catrub
Posted by: connie

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 06:28 AM

Gail, my prayers and thoughts are with you. hearts Hubby finds out the results of his Pet scan later this morning. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Tuesday. Danish and Bacon Sandwiches in the NC. It's 80 here, too warm for Christmas. wave12
Posted by: Darlene

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 09:57 AM

wave12 Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Happy Tuesday toooooo yoooouuuu!!!!

Hey, Gail! Big, big hugs for you this morning! hearts

Connie, prayers going up for your Hubby on his test results! hearts

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alright, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 10:13 AM

Terrific Tuesday ya'll puppy

Skymonkey woke me this morning going "wuff" in response to the dogs next door. I silenced him quickly but was awake and figured if I went back to bed, it would be noon before I woke up again.

Anyway, I will be pretending it's Monday and cooking the books. My exact cooking method has not yet been determined but as it's supposed to be very warm today, it might be grilling outside.

Joe, thanks for the memories. I do indeed remember doing a lot of those things and think the current generation has lost a lot by not being able to do most of that.

Gail, will be lifting you up.

wave12 to all puppy
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 11:40 AM

Hi guys, flying by for now, but prayers for Gail and Connie are being sent. hearts
Posted by: SharonB

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 11:45 AM

Good morning Joe and all Gameboomers! wave12

Yes Joe, that does bring back memories.

Gail - Sorry to hear about the Chemo. My sister went thru it 4 times! She is currently cancer free. Her last diagnosis of cancer said she had multiple head tumors and they said she didn't have much longer. But she pulled thru it and astonished her doctors when the tumors disappeared. She is still going strong. My prayers are with you. Remember, attitude is everything! rah yay12

3Dobermans - How lucky you are to have your protectors and friends. Be safe.

Ana - Nice to be asked your opinion, but to be paid for it?? Super cool! cool

Connie - Best wishes and prayers for your husband. Bacon sandwiches? I'm drooling. Thanks! hearts

Once again, I have much to do. I'm hungry and wishing for bacon sandwiches now. Looking forward to Thursday. I'll have my rental car then and will be able to buy lots of good stuff to eat! burger yay12 I also have a doctor's appt that I'm dreading. The last time I had this test was very hard on me. Maybe this time will be better.

Happy Tuesday everyone! yay12 penguin

Posted by: Lotus777

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 01:00 PM

'Morning Boomers, we survived yet another wind storm...and CNN is saying we have four more storms in the next 16 days. I am really all stormed out. rolleyes12 Prayers going up for you Gail that everything will go away at minimal trouble for you!! Prayers for Connie and hubby that scan will be a good one. And SharonB, I hope the test will go much easier for you this time. Have fun Ana! Have a great day everyone and Happy Gaming!! wave12
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 01:09 PM

Joe thanks for the laughs and the memories!! grin12 Hope your "middle shift" Goes well and the time flies!!

Ana have fun checking out the new washer and dryer set!! WooHoo for such a great deal too!!

Connie prayers that it be all good news!! Thanks for the danish!

Aw Gail HUGS!!!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!! May it do the trick for you!!

wave12 Cailyn, Gerry, venus, niteowl, Manxman, Darlene, Haroula, and Bob!!! Have a lovely day!

L4l hope you are feeling better. Hows the eye??? Have fun with the book grilling. lol12

Was up early for a doc appointment so now I can't see too clearly. lol12 But......this shall pass!!

wave12
Nan
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 03:34 PM

Good afternoon Boomers
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 04:06 PM

Back from the park. Holy moly, it was hot out there. I think I need new shoes so they can be a Christmas present. wave12
Posted by: Haroula

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 04:35 PM

Gail prayers on the way hearts
sleep12 wave12
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 06:34 PM

Gee Joe, I wanted to say thanks for the reminisance, reminisence, remminissence, reminnissance, but couldn't spell it! Was fun to think about way back when anyway. Thanks Joe!

Mailed off my Christmas Cards. I include a lottery ticket (scratch off) in each one for the recipient. It's always fun to see if anyone wins anything. Usually my sister (who has awesome luck) gets 10 bucks. SHE should play the lottery or at least by a scratch off! My next door neighbor loved my lottery idea so much that now he sends out his cards with the scratch offs too. Lucky me gets one and last year I won a whole buck! Such fun for everyone. I've even got people asking me if I'm sending out my cards and am I including the lottery tickets? Ha. Now that's fun.

I will never understand IKEA. I'm going to have to learn Swedish to find anything on the search engine there. I bought a neat 3 bin collapsible hanging nylon bin thingy at the thrift store (brand new) and wanted to know how much it sells for in IKEA. I typed in everything I could think of including the actual name NOJE on the package. Nothing, nada. Finally found it on Ebay by typing in hanging storage bin. Oh well. Swedish anyone?

I'm ready for Christmas to be over. I can't stop humming Christmas music after I come home from the stores. Even Black Angus steak house was playing them AND they were in 'cowboy western'. Ugh. How clever of them to disguise the carols. Still, I came home humming them. woozy12
Posted by: GBC

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 07:26 PM

Evening Boomers

Thanks for all the well wishes. Chemo went well. No reactions as yet.

Connie, how di Hubby make out?

Off to do some gaming. Wishing everyone a great night. kissy12
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 08:30 PM

Hello everybody. santa

I guess it's an old old old old Tuesday now. wink12

I hope everybody's day was a good good good one. thumbsup12

Gail my thoughts are with you tonight. hearts

I'm watching LOTR The Two Towers. woot

joe
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 08:53 PM

Evening; a rain and mud day...well has been for the past several days. Temps hanging in the upper 40's. Last month had a few days of freezing weather but not a flake of snow.

Off to finish watching the news so wish all a relaxing eve.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 08:59 PM

Still a few good hours left Joe. :yay:

I got let out of my focus group an hour early because me and two others were way off on what their opinion on what is a proper price for a dryer. If a dryer costs as much as a used car it's way out of my league. :rotfl: I was dancing all the way to my truck though because I still got paid the full price.

Gail, I hope you continue to feel well. hearts

Sharon, my thoughts are with you.

Connie, I really hope today went well.

Ana wave12
Posted by: Midge

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 09:04 PM

Hey Trippy. wave12 I hope you have a relaxing evening too. Gail you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

Home from work and just relaxing for a few. I have tomorrow off yay12 Rob is bringing over the rest of my belongings tomorrow. He has my things in his cellar. I'll be glad to have everything back.

see you tomorrow sometime.

Midgie hearts
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday - 12/04/12 09:47 PM

Good night Boomers. wave12