Friday Foolishness – Decision Edition


Today’s Music: Buddy Guy – Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues
Note on Today’s Music: Yep, that about sums it up.

If you check your calendar, you’ll see that it’s Friday once again. And that means WEEKEND!!! Oh yeah, and the Foolishness.
But before we get into that, here are some of the posts where I spent my time this week…
Joe Hoover took me to Spain. Asplenia let me eavesdrop on a hilarious conversation.
And Lorre posted a great topless pic.
Also, for those of you trying to avoid inundating your readers with comments thanks to WP changes, Amy at Sharp Little Pencil put up a great guide for how to fix that.
And finally, Quirky took an issue and put it in perspective, the NFL player pay demands vs. the pay of U.S. soldiers, done in a funny, none preachy way. Something to think about…

Thanks guys and gals. You and everyone else made it a lot easier to bear a bunch of extra long days this week.

But before you check them out, you should know that there were lots of responses to
last week’s poll. We asked What You Forget When Running Late. Boy, did you guys have something to say! (As always, my responses are in italics)
to unplug my coffee pot; come home to smell of charred caffeine flakes.
(I love the smell of charred caffeine flakes in the evening! Smells like…Nope, never mind…)
whether or not I shut the garage door… it haunts me all day.
(Better than closing the garage door and forgetting whether or not you turned off the engine…)
That I don’t have anywhere to be late to anymore. Hmmmm
(I’m green with envy!)
. (Period) (StacyLyn)
(I thought that came whether you remebered it or not.)
Dimples’ swim bag, unfortunately… Even though we weren’t running late! ~WIM2S
(I bet if you were running late, you’d have remembered everything! Oh, the irony…)
I am never late, Lori should answer this John Phillips
(Pretty sure Lori will tell us something else, John.)
that the world will always wait for me, because I have the keys.
(Can you make a second set for me?)
I have the keys was from Elyse at 54.5. Sorry, I was running late
(That’s okay, we waited. (After all, you have the keys!))
My virginity
(Where, exactly, did you leave it?!?)
my glasses, then I spend the whole rest of the day squinting
(Even worse when you realize they were on top of your head! Oh, is that just me? Sigh…)
My tubers. Linda V.
(Way to get back to your roots, Linda! BWAHAHA!)
What I’ve forgotten
(I like to say that, when in truth, I never really knew…)
What is late? Nothing begins until I arrive. Red.
(WE HAVE A WINNER!)
ok..let’s see here…umm what was the question? lizzie
(It was..It…Rats. I forgot.)
to hide the body properly. Damn!
(I can get you a good deal on a woodchipper…only slightly used!)
to unplug the flat iron then worry that I’ve burned down my house Quirky
(At least it will look stylish while it burns!)
That I hate my job – Hotspur
(Hell, I don’t think I can forget that!)
that the next day, I’m supposed to rise earlier to not have to hurry…. –NBI
(I tell myself that every night!)
my, oh look, shiny!!
(If you keep getting distracted, you’re going to be even later.)
my mind. No, wait… I lost that a long time ago. Michelle at Motley News
(It’s always in the last place you look.)
That I can just make a grand entrance so it looks planned.
(Yeah, I pretend it was planned when I stumble. Hope it works better for you than me!)
that I’m a male and so I don’t get periods.
(Are you sure? I mean, if that’s something you can forget…)
to breathe… but obviously, not for too long.
(Don’t worry, blue is your color…)
to properly hide the bodies
(I prefer to leave them out in the open. On the lawns of my enemies. hehehe.)
my wife isn’t happy at the moment. (Frank)
(Pretty sure she wouldn’t let you forget that Frank!)
that I forgot to remember the thing I forgot. KJ
(It was the doohickey. You know, next to the thingamajig.)
to take part in the Friday Foolishness Poll! (Kanerva)
(Are you forgetting, or does your mind block it out to try and save you?;))

Congratulations to Red for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular one was BRRRAAAIIIINNNSSS!!!. Yeah, kind of fits for this one!

This week, we go behind the curtain to see how the answers to these polls work. That’s right folks, the thing behind the stuff behind the jazz!
So I ask you, how the hell are these supposed to be answered? Well, you tell me!
Leave your name with your “Other” answer, and I’ll link back to you next week. And answer as often as you like, just do it before 17 May, at 2359 EST. Because that’s when it closes.

While you wait for the answers next week, I leave you with this to send you on the way to your weekend…
This is something it has not occurred to me to try. Until now. hehehe
Come along for the ride?

And until next week, hope all your roads are smooth!

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94 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Decision Edition

  1. there IS no check box..maybe I WANNA follow all 564 comments that this post will get especially since I seem to be the early bird this morning..or not..oh wait..there is is..hang on…one..sec…..

    ok – no more blues ya know what? we need to go back to early Friday donut day dammit! this is just getting out of hand. people are working and .. πŸ™„ sheesh.. great foolishness as usual Guap.. and I got a little mixed up about the pol this week I was thinking it was political…

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  2. Is it Friday already? Thank Heavens!

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  3. Gotta love hand nudity! Oh – the garage door haunt is so true. Road Luge – you go Guapo!

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  4. Another Friday! I can’t believe the week has flown by so quickly. I definitely needed some foolishness right now since I’m about to head off to our weekly research meeting……there’ll be foolishness there, but sadly non-intentional, hehe!

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    • The Asylum is here for all your foolishness needs, Nicky.
      Make sure you bring a doodle pad to your meeting! (and crayons if you can get away with it)

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  5. Thanks for the check box reminder…I would have forgotten. And the luge vid is awesome. Have a good weekend….

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  6. free penny press

    happy, grooving weekend to you to EG!!!!

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  7. Great winning comment by Red!

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  8. Two great vids this week. The lugeing (luging? even spell check didn’t know) is awesome. I have submitted the poll to Yahoo Answers as I have no idea

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  9. Don’t talk to me about Spain. I’m there again for two weeks in a months time, my boss just asked if I can cancel it as we are gonna be busy! As if…!

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  10. This is such a great mash-up of awesomeness! I will check out the links!

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    • Awesomesauce is the nectar that seeps out when all these people are put in a blog press and squeezed, Susie.
      Enjoy their sites!

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      • Nice! Thanks again for the inclusion last week!
        I just got released from spam jail and am partying in my kitchen. I think my Youtube video was spammed and I haven’t been able to comment all week!
        Have a great weekend~

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  11. Hey the comments box was already unchecked. I know you did that just for me and I am quite touched (in the head)! The blues! I loved that guitar playing but the lyrics weren’t all that sad. I mean he went to his daughters house to use the phone and his grandson came to the door and said nobody was home. But HE ws home Oh I get it, it’s sad because nobody counts his grandson as a person. I’m going to put a post it on my computer and think about this quiz all week. And then I’m going to think of something really good and wait til the very last second to post. See how dangerously I like to live . . . I guess you’re rubbing off on me, El Guapo. YES! And do try that lying down on skateboard on the the freeway thing! That would be fun especially if they played that music!

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    • I don’t know if the music would be good for the road luge, Linda, but blues would definitely be appropriate. Especially when something goes wrong…

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    • I tried that last week – squeaked in at the really last minute with not one but TWO awesome comments.. But good luck I am pretty sure you can pull it off… I think we should think up like 10 ea and post them in the last 5 mins πŸ˜‰ er..I would think that if I wanted to be difficult I mean.. he never lets me win MOM.. tell him I wanna win..just one teeny tiny little one..he will listen to you.. Red’s was perfect this week. but I had it before she came along πŸ™„ it’s a good thing he isnt giving out donuts or something for a prize cause I might get downright obnoxious.. or..more creative than I have been in my life..maybe I should try that one just for fun…

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      • If El Guapo doesn’t pick you to win next week Lizzie, I am sending him to his room without supper. He will be grounded from beer from a week. And I will forbid from dancing on any mass transit in the entire state of New York. He can totally kiss Philly Cheese Steaks goodby. There will be no rock climbing or skydiving. And I mean it El Guapo!! I’ll be watching to see if Lizzie wins so don’t try to pull a fast one!

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  12. I think my comment went to spam.

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  13. You always have the best answers.

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  14. Street luge?? I had no idea such a thing existed. ::googles street luge to feed sudden fascination::

    BTW, I will ALWAYS vote for brains. πŸ™‚

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    • Hey Asplenia, we should skydive with street luges strapped to our backs, and transition from air to wheels on a major highway!!! I bet we’d get a police escort and everything!

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  15. You picked the perfect song for my mood today. HOW did you know? Are you a ninja?

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  16. Oh, and I like to be babbled into oblivion! I am not unchecking the box thingy.

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  17. Street Luge looks pretty awesome. When we were kids, we did something similar with Tonka Trucks.
    I loved the answers to last week’s poll. “BRAAAIINS!” is a deserved winner.

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  18. Part of my Friday ritual is to read this post. I never get the poll right. I must work on this. I have to wait a week now. Damn! Anyway – Pub.

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  19. I just recently made the mistake of checking that box and DAMN! it was crazy and annoying. It got me thinking about all love you get from everyone. I said it once and I’ll say it again, it’s a party over here at your place.
    LOVED the Luge video – the music was strangely soothing.

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    • There’s a way to unfollow individual posts, Lisa. If I can find it, I’ll post the comment here. Hey, I know you’ll get it!
      And the best part is the party goes on whether I’m here or not! πŸ˜‰

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  20. Love all the foolishness..love the luge video….I myself would wear a glittery, rhinestone “luge” pant-suit and a fabulous mirrored helmet while plummeting down the street, but I’m nit-picking, sorry.

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    • I would love to luge-race against you zannyro – it would be incentive to get ahead so i wasn’t distracted/blinded and flew off the side of the road!
      But you can always wear that outfit to go grocery shopping… πŸ˜‰

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  21. Hi,
    Great choice for the winner of last weeks poll. πŸ™‚
    That video is amazing, I’m sure they all must have very strong neck muscles, to be able to constantly hold their heads in that position, I enjoyed watching them everyone looked to be having fun. πŸ˜€

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  22. I enjoy polls. So glad I found your blog!

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  23. whiteladyinthehood

    Street Luge – yeehaw! It’s Friday and I’m getting a beer! Have a good one, Guapo!

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  24. I miss so much when I am not visiting on a regular basis. Thanks for the mention. I hope no one gets too excited about the topless thing.

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  25. Guaplupa, I think this poll is rigged to benefit people with strong neck muscles…like The Hulk and Cirque du Soleil folks.

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  26. I love Buddy, thank you for that shot.
    As for periods, my girlfriend insists I get them. Of the mental variety, of course.

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  27. the answer to what is the correct answer to these polls is: take two aspirin and call me in the morning. continue…

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  28. Figures…I win when I am sick and cannot be here to enjoy it! PFT. Hope you have had a fabbo Mother’s Day weekend. Here’s hoping I am out of the hospital before the next round πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the win! That one was fun. I quit wearing a watch about ten years ago. I get there when I arrive, and not a moment before. I look at it all very logically…and mathematically (big surprise, huh?)…

    I worked for 29 years. I was on average 18 minutes early to work. That allows me 2,175 hours to be less than punctual. (75 hours per year). Plus, I have a little leeway for the years I did not take a vacation and the years I worked more than one job. I figure, as long as I at least show up to the funeral, everyone should be happy.

    Red.

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    • Here’s hoping you’re out of the hospital with no side effects, and a smooth, speedy recovery Red.
      I don’t track my early time. If I knew I had numbers like you have, I’d probably be very very angry…

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      • I am out for the time being, but it is only a pass. I am really anal about the numbers. It all goes to calculating what salary translates to in terms of hourly rate. I used to love those jobs which touted “$50,000 starting pay!” So many people fall for it, too. When you worked out all the hours you worked, you were making around $10/hour.

        Math. It is a way of life…
        Red.

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  29. I LOVE THIS SONG! Never heard it until today. Thanks for broadening my horizons!

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    • Glad you liked it, whaimeant2sway! Buddy Guy is one of my favorite guitarists, and one of the consistently great live performers I’ve been lucky enough to see.

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  30. Street luge is the best ever

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  31. Guapo, LOVE me some Buddy Guy! And this poll thing is cracking me up. I used to take quizzes in Cosmopolitan magazine and they would bum me out. Now, on Trivia Night, everyone wants me on their team because I have an extraordinary catalog of knowledge concerning useless things. Maybe I’ll write a poem about that! Ha ha, love ya, Amy

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    • Thanks, Amy! I was feeling run down when I picked the song, and after two listens, it already started to perk me back up.

      Looking forward to the poem! (Or whatever poems you write.)

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  32. Love the answers to last week’s poll! Red is one of the funniest funniest. Must catch up on her own Friday Follies. Now, I think you have a new post…

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    • Definitely worth checking out Red, Laura. Her Friday mailbag is hilarious!
      Although she doesn’t post about her art shows. I go to your site for that. πŸ™‚

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  34. Heard an interview with Buddy Guy today on NPR and thought of you.

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