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Yippee! . . . Yuppie! . . . YOU? March 2, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Poetry, Word Play.
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Sidey tagged me yesterday.  Yippee! 

A chance to flout the rules set down by others and create my own.

1.  What made you start blogging?

I got tired of having post-it notes all over my office.  Creating a blog gave me a place to store all my scribbled wit and witticisms.

2.  What’s your pet aversion in people you meet?

People who assume I should love their pets as much as I love my own.

3.  Have you ever lost a child you were responsible for in a public place?

Absolutely not!  Those children “misplaced” themselves . . . I had NOTHING to do with it.

4.  What is the funniest joke you know?

I have a few favorites . . . depending upon my mood at the moment:

* A Politically Incorrect Joke

* The Farmer’s Cock

* WARNING:  Graphic & Juvenile Humor

* That’s Funny!

* My Favorite Lawyer Joke (circa 1770)

For extra-credit on Yippee! . . . Yuppie! . . . YOU? . . . see if you can guess my all time favorite joke.  (Hint:  It’s none of the above.)

5.  What do you want to be when you’re all grown up?

Someone who never feels the need to act “all grown up.”

6.  Have you ever danced in the rain? Did you take your clothes off?

Yes.  Yes, I have.  But do yourself a favor and picture me dancing WITH clothes.

* Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass . . . it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.  ~ Vivian Greene

* Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. ~ Anonymous

* On with the dance . . . let JOY be unconfined. ~ Lord Byron

7.  Where is your first love now? Do you know? Do you care?

In my refrigerator.

I care deeply for my first love and refuse to be parted . . . even for a day.  We shall be steadfast companions until the day I die.  See Footnote.

8.  What was your worst “fashion mistake”?

Giving any credibility to the fashion designs making their way down the catwalks and runways in Milan or Paris.  Fashions change.  Style does not.

9.  Did you ever think you were going to be famous? For what?

I expected to be infamous.  If I told you why, it would put into effect a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Creating the cause of the effect is not destiny or fate.

10.  Sushi or Hamburger? Why?

Pizza.

I don’t eat things with faces or mothers.

11.  What was the most exciting day of your life (so far)?

Today ~ I am curious as to what will happen as the path unfolds before me.

After tagging me with the above questions, Sidey announced her Weekend Theme . . . Yuppie!

* Yuppies never gamble, they calculate. They have no aura: ever been to a yuppie party? It’s like being in an empty room: empty hologram people walking around peeking at themselves in mirrors and surreptitiously misting their tonsils with Bianca spray, just in case they have to kiss another ghost like themselves. There’s just nothing there. ~ Douglas Coupland

* The yuppie idea of a future ain’t my idea of a future. Your safe car, and home, and job, and all the time rushing between the three ~ let’s make people feel they can grow up and have some education, some interest in life! That’s what counts! ~ Joe Strummer

Enough about Yuppies!  Let’s talk about YOU!   Would you like to play along with Yippee! . . . Yuppie! . . . YOU? 

If so, swing by Sidey’s blog and respond to either her Tagged post OR her Weekend Theme post OR both.

And remember . . . No rules.  Just write!

Footnote:  Mmm . . . chocolate!