Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Call of the Wild



It’s about two weeks before Christmas and we’re still running the AC at work. Maybe Florida will have a White Christmas this year. ‘Ya think?

The students at the colleges in the area are heading home for winter break, leaving behind a completely unforeseen problem. They’re leaving boxes of animals at clinics and shelters, with notes attached asking that “somebody” take care of the cats and dogs and find them homes because they’re “going home and can’t take care of them any more.” My God, talk about irresponsibility.

Did you all hear about the 11-year-old Weston, Massachusetts, boy who saved his dog from a red-tailed hawk? The little boy was walking his 5-month-old Dachshund pup when the hawk swooped down, grabbed the puppy, and began trying to make a meal of him. The boy fought off the hawk and the pup, some stitches notwithstanding, is okay. That is one brave little boy.




What flavor ice cream are you? This was a pretty good quiz – I think the flavor I got is pretty dead on. See how you do.



Your Icecream Flavour is...Neopolitan!
You aren't satisfied with just one flavor. They say variety is the spice of life and this shines through in your Ice cream of choice! Just don't eat all the chocolate and leave the strawberry and vanilla behind!
What is your Icecream Flavour?

Find out at Go Quiz


We have Words Gone Wild with which to play Twisted Linguistics today. Thank you, Roxan.

flat as apncake
conterfiet
himselkf
yoiur
aniaversary
lasty movie I liked

Yoiur wanted to take his wife Ani out to celebrate their aniaversary. They decided to go to the movies, so he asked her what film she wanted to see.

“The lasty movie I liked,” said Ani, “was – none of them. I don’t like movies, you idiot. Some hot aniaversary date you are.”

“You’re not so hot, either,” Yoiur parried, just a wee bit testy himselkf. “You hate movies, you hate music, and you haven’t cooked since 1958 so how it is that you stay as wide as you are tall is beyond me. Oh, and your fiet are huge and yoiur head is as flat as apncake. You are a total conterfiet.”

Uh-oh. Ani raced to the phone and got them booked on the next Dr. Phil show. Yoiur never saw that one coming.



19 comments:

Roxan said...

I absolutely refuse to think of you as that flavor of ice cream. I detest neopolitan. Take the quiz again-I demand it. LOL
BTW I'm chocolate which I don't think describes me. I'm more the rocky road personality.

Steve G said...

Good for the boy and his dog.

Serena Joy said...

But Roxan, it does fit me. To a "T." I HATE having just one of anything -- or just one flavor. LOL. But here's what I'll do -- I'll go back and lie big-time to it and see what weird flavor it comes up with.

I know, Steve. Wasn't that a great story?

Serena Joy said...

Okay, Roxan -- I lied on every single question. And let me tell you, I thought my tongue was going to turn black and fall out when I said I'd most like to meet Michael Jackson. LOL.

So, here's what it had to say about that, and it is too, too funny.

Your Icecream Flavour is...
Choc-Chip Cookie Dough!
You are fancy shmancy! You have all the bells and whistles and you attract the most gluttonous of ice-cream shop patrons. You are fattening and intensely rich. That being said, you are very tasty and have a huge fanbase! good for you!

Victor Allen Winters said...

Hey, your poll doesn't have enough options, I want to vote for stupidity.

Serena Joy said...

You're right, Vic. My bad. I was mentally lumping the stupid in with the Pollyannas of the world, but it technically should have had its own category. Especially since -- and I suppose it's politically incorrect to say so but screw that, I'm saying it anyway -- the world is full of people too stupid to live.

rex said...

Your Icecream Flavour is...
Choc-Chip Cookie Dough!
You are fancy shmancy! You have all the bells and whistles and you attract the most gluttonous of ice-cream shop patrons. You are fattening and intensely rich. That being said, you are very tasty and have a huge fanbase! good for you!


COOL!


I am sad to say my sister has a habit of abandoning pets..It makes me mad and sad to acknowledge that....I would never treat an animal that way, ever....You can tell alot about a person by the way they treat their pets......

rex said...

Ha, now my primary name has been disabled.....Blogger hates me...

Serena Joy said...

Rex, how the heck can your ID be disabled? Do you think it's possible that you've been hacked? There have been a hell of a lot of Blogger problems lately, but this is the first I've heard of an ID actually being disabled.

Ha-ha! You're a legitimate choc-chip cookie dough kind of guy. I had to lie to get that. LOL.

rex said...

I have no anwsers Serena.........

I know that someone created a blogger account with my name over a year ago and started a blog in my name to freak me out....So I had to open the Pub with a google account when it is a blogger blog.....Now it is all coming back to me in a bad way.....

Serena Joy said...

There's a lot of that crap going on, Rex. Makes you wonder what in the hell is wrong with people. It all comes out in the wash, but it sure does cause a lot of headaches.

Okay. So you have your Google ID that YOU created. Have you tried creating another blog with it? If not, experiment and see what happens. Do you have any idea where this other blog is that someone is doing under your name? If you do, there are people you can call who can get to the bottom of who's doing it in a flash. (Not the blog hosts; I am now firmly convinced that there are no adults on staff.)

It's a shame that people who so badly want to pretend to be normal have nothing better to do.

Hale McKay said...

That incident with the boy who saved his puppy from the red-tailed hawk wasn't too far from where I live. It got all kinds of local coverage up here as you can imagine.

Without taking the quiz - my favorite ice cream is Neopolitan. I like the taste of all three flavors at once.

Serena Joy said...

That story got a lot of attention down here in VA, too, Mike. I first saw it on the local news night before last. The little dog, while all banged up, was just adorable. As was that brave little boy who saved him.

Yes! You get the whole Neopolitan thing. The way I see it, why buy a carton of 1-flavor ice cream when you can get a carton that has THREE? I am proud to be a Neopolitan.:)

Kanrei said...

Maybe Florida will have a White Christmas this year.


There was a huge amount of coke that washed ashore the other day...

I got cookies and creme but I had to lie because I did not want to meet any of those people nor watch any of those shows.

Serena Joy said...

Heh. There's snow ... and then there is snow.

Me and my quizzes -- and trying to beat them -- are turning us into pathological liars. I'm going to hell, aren't I? :)

Kanrei said...

Don't worry. If you look at all the faiths the world has to offer and assume that each says only one is right, the odds of there being a hell are 1 in million.

Serena Joy said...

I think that to a large extent we create our own hells.

Victor Allen Winters said...

SJ - I was actually referring to what killed Princess Di, but the same applies to the other Poll.

Serena Joy said...

Ah, well, there's plenty of stupidity to go around, Vic. I'm guessing that's one commodity that will never be in short supply.