Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. I have been absent from my blog for awhile, but A Nice Place In The Sun, will always be here, that is, as long as Google will have me.
I decided, that it would nice to take a trip down memory lane to the funniest answers posted from some wonderful bloggers and friends dating back to 2008/09 believe it or not. I cannot believe how long my little place on the internet has survived and I thank of all of the readers who have helped me keep it afloat all of these years and you know who you are.
I was going to ask another original question but while I was going through Tuesdays Questions to make sure I hadn't posted the same question before, (because I have something like 50 Tuesday's Questions or more.) I found one that cracked me up, so I decided to take a walk down memory lane. http://aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesdays-question-when-was-last-time.html#comments
To those of you who are new to A Nice Place In The Sun, here is a copy of what I wrote on the 42nd Tuesdays' Question.
Hello, and welcome to the 42nd Tuesday's Question! Tuesday's Question is A Nice Place In The Sun's way of sharing weekly link love, getting to know my readers and introducing bloggers to other bloggers. I think it is a personal way of learning about other bloggers, much like writing a blog review but with the blogger participating on a more personal level. Because you learn more about the person behind a blog by asking questions that connect people to each other. All participates answers/comments are posted within the Tuesday's Question post on the same day, along with a link to their site, however, you don't have to own a blog to participate. All you have to do is write your answer in comments and I will publish them along with your name~
Now, I'm going to post the bloggers answers, some who are still blogging and others who have stopped. I'm also including my own answer, which I believe is no match for my buddies answers. Keep reading and I promise you will laugh. And please feel free to participate, because what I wrote above remains the same. If I do not respond to your comments it's due to the weather here in south La. We're experiencing the worse flooding we've ever had in the history of our city. So, forgive me for posting so late in the day and if you read any typos. :))
Please keep reading...The Question I asked in 2009 was: When Was The Last Time You Impulsively Did Something Foolish?
Here was my answer; "When my son was a little boy, I took him to the zoo, and the first birds we saw were Penguins. I was surprised when we saw them because I never knew how adorable they were in person. I mean, this was the first time I saw Penguins up close, so without thinking, I put my finger through the bars of the cage to pet one. Which sadly, ended in disappointment for both me and the Penguin, the Penguin because my finger didn't taste like a cookie or cracker, and me because I had a puncture wound on my finger. I have a before and after picture of the penguin taking a bite of my finger below. "
In the early 90s, I took a trip to Mexico with a girlfriend for a week of fun in the sun. Well, little did I know that I was going to be approached to hear the sales pitch for buying a timeshare.
Yep, they got me and I decided to buy a timeshare and that way I could have all this fun every single year. It turned into a nightmare.
I never got a bill, but they certainly took my down payment. There wasn't anyone to talk to because they were in Mexico and I was here in California. It was almost a year before I connected with someone in Omaha, Nebraska that could help me.
Keep in mind that I hadn't paid the monthly payment on this timeshare because no one ever sent me a bill. Then they started threatening me because I hadn't paid all year. Hello, you morons...I never got a bill.
It took what seemed like forever and I finally got a portion of my money back. The peso was very depressed from the time of purchase to the time they refunded me my down payment. I lost about 500.00 on the deal and never saw the timeshare at all.
Foolish? Very and when anyone says anything about a timeshare, I run the other way. Especially if it's in another country. Pain in rear to say the least."
The next comment, I received from another best buddy and loyal Tuesday's Question commenter, Dawn who doesn't blog anymore but does run a website entitled, The Horoscope Junkie.
I once posted a very angry rant. It was stupid but it was an impulse. I regretted it deeply. I didn't name any names but a lot of bloggers thought it was directed at them when in fact it was someone in my personal life.
I now live by the rule: Post in haste - Repent at leisure."
"I can't tell you when I have not acted impulsively..one thing does
stand out when my younger son was
ten he had behaved so well in school for a week I told him I would take he and a friend to the circus...he invited six friends...not wanting to disappoint any of the boys I took them all. The headache that ensued
was bad enough...never mind the money...now I say disappoint...they will get over it...you may not make it."
The next comment is from Speedcat Hollydale who is still blogging, but it has been so long since I've blogged on a regular basis, his blog is now closed to anyone who is not invited, but I'm posting his link anyway. I will get him soon, here is his answer,
"Ann, I think almost everything I do is impulsive! Sometimes this gets me into trouble, but I have always been a fly by the seat of my pants type of person. Never was one for regiment and agenda.
This probably will not be as funny as it was "live", but it is the first thing that popped into my head .......
"The whole family was out to dinner at one of those all you can eat buffets. It was not very busy, and the servers sometimes would disappear for a moment or two.
My dad said he wanted to get some of the roast, but the carver was not there. I told him that they told me to just help yourself, and cut off what you wanted.
Off he went, and I instructed everyone at the table to watch what happened next.
He grabbed the knife and started to whittle away at the meat ... shortly after the manager came running out and told him the he should not be doing this. His eyes looked back to me immediately! Of course, we all had a huge smile and then the table broke out in laughter. I think he was mad at me (at first) but returned to slap me on the shoulder and say, I should have known.
I have this best friend type of relationship with dad. My day of retribution will be soon at hand. Ha haaa!!!
P.S ... Not sure how to spell "retribution" Is that right ?? Please fix that if you post this :-)
My song today is "Fly me to the Moon". Just watched it at my blog again after seeing you on the chatbox."
(He did spell "retribution" right, but I'm gonna let him know (if I get invited to his blog) that I did have to edit some of this...laughing.
Here is the last one written by Ettarose,
"Annie, I don't always participate but when I do I enjoy myself.The worst thing I ever did was once at a seminar, I spoke out loud that men were so lucky (that was our question, why men were so lucky) because they had a penis. Now I know what I meant, I mean this is a business world folks. Little did I know I had to repeat this whole speech in front of the company President. I did get a caricature done of me chasing a man with fist raised."
I hate to say it, but I hope many of you splatter your coffee or wet your pants because these gorgeous people made my day in 2009 and again today. Thank you for reading such a long post and I hope you will feel free to contribute. The floors open for your answers, which I will post along with a link to your blog or website. And to those of you who recognize your own answers, I hope you enjoyed traveling down memory lane.
Thanks for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun and come back, because here we have a lot of fun. :))))