I Screwed Up

7D4923A7-4BF0-48B8-A1D7-58BAD59BF756Yes, hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. Yesterday I screwed the pooch. (And before you call the ASPCA on me, that’s a figure of speech.) I wrote a post in which I answered 11 questions that I thought Mel (Crushed Caramel) had asked her nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award. But somehow — and I’m still not sure how — I answered the 11 questions that the guy who nominated her asked. Huh?

Mel pointed out the error of my ways in a comment on that post. She wrote, “I loved your answers to Tom’s questions! Since you are the question man…I am going to throw my questions right back at you, and would love to see your answers at your leisure. A couple of them I wrote with you in mind!”

So, in a feeble attempt to make up for my faux pas, here are Mel’s actual questions and my answers to her questions.

1. IF YOU AND I WERE GOING TO DANCE TOGETHER – WHAT SONG WOULD IT BE TO?

“I Could Have Danced All Night.” (Well, maybe I could have back in the day, but definitely not anymore. Sorry about that.)

2. HAVE YOU MADE ANY CONFESSIONS IN YOUR BLOGGING POSTS ABOUT MOMENTS OF MADNESS IN YOUR LIFE OR TIMES YOU WERE ALMOST IN TROUBLE WITH THE AUTHORITIES? (I know that some of my nominees have shared a long list of their confessions already, so please do pick the most outrageous!)

Okay, fine. Did I tell you about the time I got fitted for a tux? No? Well, HERE it is.

3. WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL OR MEMORABLE DISH YOU HAVE EVER EATEN?

Two, actually. One time I had alligator and another time, rattlesnake. Both tasted kind of like chicken.

4. ARE THERE CHARACTERS FROM ANY MOVIES OR NOVELS THAT YOUR FRIENDS COMPARE YOU TO?

Not from a movie or a novel, but how about a TV show? A lot of my friends and family used to say that the guy who played the father on the 80s sitcom “Family Ties” was my doppelgänger. I wrote about that HERE.

5. ARE THERE ANY QUALITIES YOU ADMIRE IN OTHER PEOPLE AND WISH YOU HAD TO A GREATER EXTENT?

Can I say youth?

6. HAVE YOU ANY EXPERIENCE OF ACTING, SPEAKING, SINGING, OR DANCING ON A STAGE?

When I was still working, I had to give a lot of speeches at conferences and seminars, so yes to speaking on stage. When I was in college, I was a singer in an a cappella group, so yes to singing. Oh, I also have been known to belt one out at karaoke night, so there’s that. No acting or dancing on stage, though.

7. APART FROM REMOVING ANY PARTICULAR POLITICIANS, IS THERE ANY ISSUE OR PROBLEM IN THIS WORLD THAT YOU FEEL PASSIONATELY YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE?

Oh yes. I feel very passionately that we, in the U.S., need to do something about guns. I’m not saying to overturn the Second Amendment, but we do need to pass common sense gun control legislation. I do not understand why any civilian needs to own semiautomatic, high capacity rifles. And don’t get me started on open carry and concealed carry for everyday citizens. Seriously, why?

8. IF I WERE TO MAKE YOU YOUR DREAM CAKE – WHAT WOULD THAT CAKE BE?

Dream cake? Sorry, Mel, but I’ve never in my life dreamed about cake nor do I have a dream cake. Do you?

9. WHAT WOULD YOU LOVE TO SEE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPERS TOMORROW MORNING? (other than than any particular politician being abducted by aliens)

“Donald Trump arrested for obstruction of justice, collusion, and treason; immediately resigns the Presidency.” (You knew I’d say that, didn’t you?)

10. HAVE YOU EVER HAD AN INTERNET ROMANCE OR AN INTERNET CRUSH YOU WERE TOO SHY TO CONFESS?

When I was of the “crush” age, the internet didn’t yet exist.

11. YOU ARE ON MY LIST OF NOMINEES BECAUSE YOU CONSISTENTLY MAKE YOUR POSTS INTERESTING, YOU ARE FULL OF PERSONALITY, AND YOU SUPPORT THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY SO MUCH – BUT TELL ME, ARE YOU LIKE THIS IN REAL LIFE?

Exactly. Or maybe not at all.  Hey, how would I know? I blog anonymously!

17 thoughts on “I Screwed Up

  1. crushedcaramel December 3, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for answering the questions. I loved reading them.

    I am going to read the links to other posts you provided now.

    Yes I think I knew your answer to Question 9!

    I have grown up in England of course and guns are not part of the culture here. It is very hard to understand the popularity of guns in America. Goldfinch was talking about the second amendment with me recently and he seems to think it was originally referring to a well regulated militia who would use arms to defend against hostile attack. I am rather confused as to how the legal framework within the US has allowed guns to be so prolific today. However, it does appear to be a very lucrative industry now. Money seems to be power in politics.

    When I was in Texas, I sat next to a couple of police officers in a cafe at lunch one day and was freaked out by their guns. I had never even seen a gun until that day. I know there are armed police here and of course when there were incidents of terrorism here in London, it was armed police that were able to halt the advance of the the criminals who carried out those acts. But that hardly makes your average Brit want to own a gun.

    It is heart breaking to turn on the BBC news and hear of yet another mass shooting in the US. Absolutely heart-breaking. As times become more turbulent, I fear there will be more and not less of these heart-breaking events…and it is baffling how little seems to be done legally in response to these events.

    I regularly dream about partake of cake! Cake is good! More cake less guns.

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  2. anupturnedsoul December 3, 2018 / 4:20 am

    The Going Commando post is brilliant! I pressed Like on it and the D post but it probably won’t stick because of WP glitches.

    I was once told that I looked like Meryl Streep… the person who said that tasted like chicken rather than alligator fritters.

    Hmmm… I don’t see the resemblance with MG, I think you look more like Jim Carrey in The Mask.

    One of the aspects of your writing which I find very appealing is the switches between serious and silly, it’s very clever and you’re very talented.

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    • Marleen December 3, 2018 / 10:58 am

      I have an aunt who looked a little like Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep is a very striking woman. Have you seen Mr. Robot? One of the actors looked familiar somehow, and I found out she’s Streep’s daughter (beautiful).

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      • Marleen December 3, 2018 / 12:38 pm

        She looks very different too. I’m sure Streep’s daughter doesn’t want to be thought of too much as like her mother. And she has a different name.

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        • anupturnedsoul December 4, 2018 / 4:06 am

          Meryl Streep has three daughters, two are actresses, all very beautiful like their mother. It’s a great compliment to be compared to Meryl… I just wasn’t in the right mood for it when it happened as I was a teenager 😉 Yup, I’ve seen Mr. Robot, very good show. Grace Gummer was in The Newsroom too, which was also a good show. TY for sharing 🙂

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          • Marleen December 4, 2018 / 6:40 am

            I liked that show too, The Newsroom. Somehow, I hadn’t noticed the resemblance to that extent yet then. Thanks for the info about three daughters.

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    • Fandango December 3, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Oh jeez. I thought I cleared that nude skier thing up!

      Like

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