Monday, 14 August 2006

How and Where

This is a Quiz. I am bored of resting; I have to rest in order to do the things I want or need to do later in the week. So during this week's down days I looked at my laptop pictures and made up this quiz. (Humour me !)

Can you work out how I could have done these things ?
Correct, or inventive, answers will be rewarded with pictures and a brief explanation.

Question 1
I stroked a Polar Bear

Question 2
I tobogganed clouds

Question 3
I drilled for oil

Question 4
I found a devil's toe nail

Question 5
I had an Anchorite's vision

Question 6
I danced a Cretan circle

Question 7
I communed with a hare


Blogger BloggingMone said...

Wow....that's tough! Anyway I'll have a go:
Q1: Ice on the polar caps is melting due to a change of climate and life there isn't what it used to be for Polar Bears. Many of them have to travel southwards and sell ice cream in summer to earn their living. Maybe you have met one of those?
Q2: Neither me nor my dictionary have the faintest idea what "to toboggane" is.
Q3: You have bought a bottle of oil and by mistake managed to tear off that little plastic lid with which to open it (always happens to me!). You therefore went to open the bottle with an electric drill.
Q4: I suppose you have been to Tasmania and what you have found was a Tasmanian Devil's toenail
Q5: I have no idea why you should have been living like an Anchorite, but if you did, visions are the only means of entertainment and therefore can be considered as normal, can't they?
Q6: That happened on the day when your power wheelchair went berserk.
Q7: Did it commune with you as well?

Sorry, I am just having a silly day...

Tuesday, 15 August 2006 at 10:30:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Sterling effort BM ! Not silly at all, just the sort of inventiveness I was hoping to inspire; however ...

Q1 That is quite plausible, and the chap at Barford Farm selling ice-creams is the size of a Polar Bear, but I have seen him in the winter and he doesn't have a polar bear coat.
Q2 French Canadian word for a sledge; same useage, but for me without the snow.
Q3 Those little plastic thingies are the worst - but would I have photographed it ?
Q4 Good thinking, but mine was found in the UK.
Q5 I wouldn't have the patience but the place I found a picture explains it for the Anchorite too, which could have taken away the reason for their sojourn.
Q6 Yes, (nearly) I have heard that can happen, but - would I risk my W/C on a plane to Crete ?
Q7 It did ! I have a second picture to prove it.

BM - You have scored 1 out of 7 - well done !

Tuesday, 15 August 2006 at 14:41:00 BST  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

1. You found him on a Christmas Card sent by someone you are fond of, and in a gush of sentiment....
2. You sat on a tea-tray and inadvertently ran over those fat oval cigarettes in the pink packet that used to be sold on the duty-free.
3. Somebody offered you a free sample of bath oil if you could perform some physical jerks.
4. You are going in for herbalism and brewed up a pot of Devil's Claw tea (Harpagophytum procumbens for the botanists).
5. You had a mental picture of where you tied the boat up.
6. At first I thought, The Hephaestos Disc is a medal, not an LP, but I suppose you could play it on one of those miniature CD players.
7. You went to live in a burrow in March.

Sorry - I'll get me coat.

Wednesday, 16 August 2006 at 08:18:00 BST  
Blogger BloggingMone said...

Errm....which one exactly did I get right?

Wednesday, 16 August 2006 at 14:14:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Sorry folks, catching up, busy and tired ...

Thanks Charles, for pitching your formidable brain at my quiz.

Q1 Gush of sentiment - stroking - would I ?!
Q2 I don't remember those (pink?), although I did tea tray tobogganing when small.
Q3 ?!
Q4 No but sounds interesting; what is it a specific for ?
Q5 Not even warm, but I never thought of visualisations when I used to loose my car in the car park - can't miss my high van now.
Q6 I love that Disc, and look forward to them bringing out the word version.
Q7 Huntingdon was the nearest I ever got.
Congratulations Charles, you have scored zero points !!

BM - It was number 7.

So, as my quiz has elicited only two contestants, I suppose I will have to publish the answers and pics. Will be ready by the weekend, promise.

Thank you Bloggingmone and Charles.

Thursday, 17 August 2006 at 18:46:00 BST  
Blogger BloggingMone said...

Yes, please..... "Tea tray tobogganing" sounds extremely fascinating.

Friday, 18 August 2006 at 09:11:00 BST  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

Q4 couldn't you guess? Arthritis!

This result rivals my success in a cookery theory exam at school (very PC school that, they had girls doing metalwork as well!) I got a starred D- and the teacher told my mum never to let me near a stove.

Friday, 18 August 2006 at 09:32:00 BST  

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