20 Questions

Here’s a clever game, 20 questions:

1. It is classified as Other.
2. Is it square shaped? No.
3. Is it colorful? Sometimes.
4. Is it decorative? No.
5. Is it comforting? Sometimes.
6. Is it a warm-blooded animal? No.
7. Is it used by a baby? No.
8. Is it human powered? No.
9. Do you use it with a computer? No.
10. Do you use it at night? Irrelevant.
11. Does a basketball player use it? No.
12. Can you eat it? No.
13. Can you play games with it? No.
14. Do you use it in public? No.
15. Is it a part of something larger? No.
16. Can you touch it? No.
17. I guessed that it was a cartoon? Wrong.
18. Is it lifeless? Yes.
19. Is it fluffy? No.
20. I guessed that it was a ghost? Wrong.
21. Is it water-based? No.
22. Is it mechanical? No.
23. Is it usually warm? Sometimes.
24. Is it located in the sky? No.
25. I guessed that it was plasma (state of matter)? Wrong.
26. Does it use numbers? Yes.
27. I am guessing that it is a birthday?
yep, I was thinking “birthday”; today’s mine :)

And the game argues with you! Example:
Is it colorful? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Is it usually warm? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Clever and fun -as tho you needed another time waster.

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  1. Beverly says:

    Happy Birthday and may you continue to enrich the lives of those you touch, even if it is “only” though the power of the blog.

    Up here, we give children “pats” on their bottom for each year of life, although sometimes they are more of a spank than a pat.

    Aren’t traditions fun?

  2. Kathleen says:

    For my birthday I got:
    Two donations, one from Karmen F and one from Beverly (thanks so much!)
    A book on the history of mapmaking and geology from Bellasophia (off my wishlist).
    A book on Origami from JC (also from my wishlist).
    The Tipping Point from Marnie S (I haven’t sent her a thank you note yet) also from my wishlist.
    A book about the oldest living trees in the US from my son.
    A bike (self), accessories and a helmut (spouse).
    A folk guitar (Canadian, by Godin), case and lessons (my husband is so good to me).

    I’ve actually had the bike for two weeks. I’ve been riding it to/from work since I got it. I’m really glad to get it because I do the very worst kind of driving, short trips which is very polluting (my ecological footprint drops to 8 acres!). I ride almost 5 miles a day. A mile and half to work, then after work I ride downtown to ship books at the post office (your orders are first ferried by bike!). Then I ride home from there. Lately it’s been over 100 degrees every day so I’m wrung out from the heat by the time I get home. The downside is not being able to listen to NPR on the radio like I can in the car.

    The guitar is really really scary. I’ve never had a music lesson in my life (other than the one my husband gave me last night; he plays very well, hendrix and stevie ray vaughn). My stepmother said I was too stupid for lessons but I never really gave up on the idea. I’d thought I would try a fiddle or banjo (love bluegrass!) but I’ll go with this, this is good too. I’m really scared that I am too stupid or uncoordinated to learn at my advanced age (45) but supposedly, I have perfect pitch which is supposed to be very unusual (I don’t know anything about music). I’m hoping that perfect pitch will give me an advantage. Does it? I cut off all of my fingernails on my left hand last night, down to the quick. So much for having given up nail biting!

    All in all, a very wonderful birthday. Thanks to all of you for the well wishes.

  3. La BellaDonna says:

    Oh, I’m so glad I didn’t miss this! A happy, happy birthday, Kathleen! May this year bring you every happy thing you long for. Thank you so much for what you’ve shared with us, and continue to share with us.

    Oh, pshaw! You can do anything (and by this I mean you, personally, Kathleen – except maybe put your left elbow in your right ear). Surely you don’t believe her. (She needs to go audition for Cinderella, stat.) You will make wonderful music, and she will be wrong. Again.

  4. Judith says:

    Happy Birthday Kathleen!!! Glad you had a fabby birthday and that you received some things that you wanted. Please, do not listen to your stepmother. You can do anything that you put your mind too.

  5. Sandy Peterson says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Kathleen!

    Your stepmother didn’t really say that you are to stupid for lessons, really?

  6. Kathleen says:

    She did. She also said I was too stupid to go to college and that I should learn to type so I could work in a typing pool -not that I was bright enough to be a secretary either. So I took typing with a bad attitude and deliberately did poorly (I got a C). Which served me right, I regret not having put forth my best effort even under the circumstances since I make my living with a keyboard these days. Step-mom apologized a few years ago… in her defense, nobody in my family thinks/thought I was very bright except when it came to reading and writing but how useful is that? It’s not as tho one can earn a living by it lol….

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