Friday Fives

On Jeopardy, they call this category “Pot Pourri”:

1. What mistake have you made that the rest of us can learn from?
Never volunteer to go down into the mine shaft alone -trust me on this. I swore I would never speak of it again, but . . .

2. What was your high school’s biggest scandal?
As I recall (and I am certain I have most of the details wrong in my head so I can’t get into specifics), there was no real scandal per se. The school district was struggling due to the town’s boomtown conditions during the coal boom of the late 70’s, early 80’s and the traditional families were irate with all the changes. There was a student/parent uprising that ended up with the firing of a principal and a few teachers. After I graduated, there were all sorts of teacher scandals and principal scandals.

3. What’s the worst part about being your gender that the opposite sex might not even think about?
It is quite difficult to pee in a urinal while wearing flip flops and not get “spillage” on your toes.

4. What movies NEED to be watched twice to understand fully?
The Big Lebowski. It usually doesn’t take until about the third viewing to understand the very nuanced jokes.

5. What is absolutely never coming back in style again?
Hoop skirts.

2 Replies to “Friday Fives”

  1. 1. Never break your rib cage. It wracks of pain for months, and really makes one infirm.

    2. The girls cheerleading coach (who also served as the English teacher), was caught purchasing huge amounts of alcohol for students while on a school trip. It was overblown, but it did mark the end of her career in our little town.

    3. Men’s restroom conversations. Please people. I just want to pee. I don’t want to talk to you. In the wild, bathroom time is not social time.

    4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, or Pulp Fiction. Both use *extremely* broken narrative structures. Both are worth rewatching if it’s been a while.

    5. Trump brand anything.

  2. 1) Nomatter how right you might be, when your boss is insecure with a fragile ego it is best to present your idea in a way that makes them think it was their idea. Do not wave said idea in their face, especially in a large group full of said bosses peers or other bosses.

    2) One of the popular guys was caught jerking it when friends came over and for most of the remainder of his high school he was known/nicknamed “Beater”.

    3) The totally random ball roll that results in gut wrenching, nauseating pain that doubles you over for a bit.

    4) Momento.

    5) The zig zag lightening bolts shaved in the side, or back of your head.

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