Daily Archives: 27 January, 2012

Friday Foolishness – State Edition

Today’s Music: The Beautiful South – Rotterdam
Days Til Spring: 54

Well, it’s been a long week. No one got hurt. Nobody died.
Not much of anything happened, really. Mostly, I was just feeling out of sorts, and a bit discombobulated. Lets chalk it up to cabin fever.

There were some interesting things on some of the blogs I follow. Here’s a few:
Barking In The Dark put up yet another lovely ballad to the ladies… for the political season.
lizziecracked wrote an excellent eulogy to Joe Paterno
The Recovering Brit (I didn’t even know she was sick!) put up some spectacular pics of Yosemite
And whiteladyintehhood sent me to Australia!

Thank you, and thanks to everyone else out there. You made my week a little brighter, and a little more thoughtful.

In other business, last week’s poll asked what you would do if the Internet shut down.
Here are the other answers (italics are mine)
Re-enter the convent
(Sure, with no internet, they wouldn’t be able to see what you’d been doing before they let you back in!)
go back to making latchhook rug toilet seat covers – whatimeant2say
(dear god – please don’t let the internet go down!!!)
get less news about the GOP crazies … which is a damn good thing!
(Yes, because sometimes knowledge isn’t power. Sometimes it’s just sad.)
have even MORE time to drink!
(if you can’t find enough time (and incentive) to drink while surfing the web, you might be doing it wrong…)
Be forced to reveal my true identity and save the day by chaining myself naked t??? they will see the light and we will be back in no time! lizziecracked
(Not sure what you were going to chain yourself to, but definitely would have been something to see!)
Make my own version of it 🙂
(You’re going to need a lot of pictures of cats and bacon to match today’s standards…)
Have to start paying attention to the children again. GingerSnaap
(dear god – please don’t let the internet go down!!!)
Become the World Busiest Pen Pal – Linda Vernon
(Snail mail?!? the horror!!!)
Get back to working on my cookbook, Joy of Soylent Green – Linda Vernon
(Companion to To Serve Mankind)
return to in-person stalking which is more consuming but less rewarding.
(Getting back to your roots?)
get Sandylikeabeach’s phone number so I can hold on to the inspiration.
(Is this from the stalker above?)
have way more time for sex and drugs and rock and roll – YAY! sandylikeabeach
(Have you met the commenter above, Sandy?)

For those of you that agreed on something, the most common answer was
Read a book. Like, with pages. Paper pages…
I concur. Well chosen.

Before we start this weeks poll, I just wanted to ask you:
If a tree falls on a mime, does anybody care?

And with that, Guapola continues its tradition of topical polls with this week’s big event, The State Of The Union.
The poll will be open until thursday at midnight. If you leave your name next to your other answer, you could see it in linkback next week!

So until next time, I leave you with this.

Be well and have fun. Hell, have some of mine. I ain’t using it…