saturday 9

Fool on the Hil

1) Friday was April Fool's Day. Did you pull any pranks? Did anyone put anything over on you? I played a prank on one of my classes: I cut out the letter E from brown paper and offered a platter of Brown-Es! They totally fell for it!

2) The practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back at least to the 14th century and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales includes a mention of it. Geoffrey Chaucer has been called England's greatest poet. Quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn't have to be English, or great.) "Grandpa dropped his glasses once in a pot of dye; when he put them on again, he saw a purple sky..."

3) Beatle Paul is a huge Elvis fan and is happy to own the bass that was played on Elvis' 1954 recording of "That's All Right, Mama." Tell us about one of your prized possessions. my car is a prized possession--a 2007 Ford Taurus

4) In contrast to his easygoing persona, Sir Paul has been described by former band mate Ringo Starr as strong willed and "determined to get his own way." Do you consider yourself strong willed and determined? Or are you more easy going? I'm easy going as long as I get my own way.

5) The Beatles once bought a Greek island, planning to live and record there, but sold it after a few months because it started to seem like a bad, expensive idea. Tell us about a purchase that gave you buyer's remorse. a spring jacket that I ordered on line and it is kinda like a grandma jacket

6) Legend has it that the Beatles officially broke up in Disney World. John Lennon was staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort when he received and signed the court papers that dissolved the group. Have you ever conducted business while on vacation? no

7) George Harrison loved puttering around in the garden and dedicated his autobiography to "gardeners everywhere." Do you have a green thumb? oh, hell no! I have the black thumb of death!

8) Ringo regrets not having saved more Beatles memorabilia, which he realizes now would be worth a fortune. Are you a pack rat? not necessarily

9) Random question: Which do you prefer, Girl Scout cookies or Boy Scout popcorn? cookies!


I am Harriet said...

I'm kinda easy going as long as I get my way a lot of the time too.

The Gal Herself said...

Memers are a black thumbed tribe this week.

CountryDew said...

I loved my 1989 Taurus, and then went through two in a row rather quickly, a 1998 and a 2001 before getting a 2003 Toyota. Each of the Taurus's had the same issue - something wrong with the alternator that nobody could fix.

shortybear said...

yummy girl scout cookies, samosa.

Diana_CT said...

I love you April Fool's joke.

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Ha! Love the Brown E joke! We are on break this week or I would have come up with something like that. Although the older kids "get it" more than the little ones do. :)
I have a black thumb of death as well. The thought of growing beautiful flowers is something I'd like, but I can't do it.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Your answer to 4 is the greatest! Thanks for the belly laugh!

A black thumb of death. It seems you've got the worst one. heehee