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

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Poetry, Word Play.

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?


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!  


1. Maggie - March 2, 2012

I like your answer to number 7. It’s the same as mine. 🙂

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Maggie . . . have you ever participated in Sidey’s Weekend Theme? If not, you might enjoy it.

A different theme every week . . . always something you can use to stretch your writing muscles ~ pure dialogue, memoir, poetry, humor, short story . . . anything goes.

2. suzicate - March 2, 2012

Love your answers to #3 and #7, very creative!

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

I expect that many others share my love of C~H~O~C~O~L~A~T~E.

3. Alannah Murphy - March 2, 2012

Great answers. For a second, I worried about the location of your first love, until I saw it was chocolate 😉

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Standing alone, without preamble, it sound likes something a deranged killer might say.

And that, of course, would cause him/her to live in infamy, eh? 😉

Alannah Murphy - March 2, 2012

It was most amusing (and shocking for a mili-second)

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

The “shocking truth.” 😯

4. Team Oyeniyi - March 2, 2012

Loved the “Have you ever lost a child” one and also this “Fashions change. Style does not.” That is SO true and I do wish more people would pay heed to that rule.

Every time I see a muffin top or pants wrapped around some you guy’s arse, I wish they would pay heed.

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Thanks, Robin. Feel free to play along ~ choose any of the 22 questions on Sidey’s blog and have FUN!

Here’s to making our own “fashion statement” without playing follow the leader.

5. souldipper - March 2, 2012

Fashion changes; style does not! For sure.

Sitting in one of our coffee houses, one would think there was a dress rehearsal at our local theater and a few too many missed the stage door!

It’s great.

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Vive la difference! (Even if it makes us laugh out loud). 😆

6. sufilight - March 2, 2012

Enjoyed reading the answers with your personal flavor, especially about not losing children. LOL! I was tagged too and haven’t yet come up with answers as I also like to make changes to rules. 🙂

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

I linked back to Sidey’s blog so anyone who wanted to follow the rules would find them . . . but I prefer “no rules” when I write. 😉

7. kateshrewsday - March 2, 2012

“I don’t eat things with faces or mothers” – howlingly funny; and then, as an afterthought, though provoking…I am left thinking, as usual, Nancy…

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Thanks, Kate. I love it when something I’ve said causes people to ponder, wonder, and think.

Here’s to Open Eyes, Open Minds, and Open Hearts.

8. Joanne - March 2, 2012

Nice to know we can give ourselves permission to cut up with whatever tickles our funny bones. I thought they were funny… Still holding my breath waiting for the lightening bolt to strike.. Just joking .. Thank! 🙂

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

My taste in jokes leans toward the politically incorrect not-to-be-told-in-mixed-company varietal. 😉

9. Joanne - March 2, 2012

P.S. ~ Referring to your jokes in #4 😉

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Oh, good! I love those jokes. Glad you enjoyed! 😀

10. Julie - March 2, 2012

These answers are fantastic, and so are you! Thanks for letting us learn more (and love more) about you. 🙂

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Thanks, Julie! I had FUN answering Sidey’s questions. 😀

SidevieW - March 2, 2012

I’m glad the questions created fun

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Tons of fun. Thanks, Sidey.

11. SidevieW - March 2, 2012

I see we share the same first love

I can only agree – so many yuppie types are boringly the same

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

We do, indeed. 😀

I’m interested to see what others do with your Yuppie theme.

12. Andra Watkins - March 2, 2012

Nancy, I agree with you. Growing up is overrated. I REALLY hope we get to meet someday. 🙂

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Same here, Andra . . . I’ll even share my chocolate with you! 😀

13. Perfecting Motherhood - March 2, 2012

I got tagged twice yesterday and I still have to respond. But I find it way more interesting to read other people’s answers!

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

I’m glad I decided to play along. I had FUN answering Sidey’s questions . . . and renewing my acquaintance with some of my favorite jokes! 😆

14. Crowing Crone Joss - March 2, 2012

you’re offering to share chocolate? oh you’re a better woman than I am. hee hee. great post. a lovely way to end my day. and now, to bed, perchance to dream….

nrhatch - March 2, 2012

Thanks, Joss. I do share chocolate . . . when in a generous mood. Sweet dreams!

15. sonsothunder - March 3, 2012

Hey…Sunflowers have mothers with faces too…
Love the humor…

nrhatch - March 3, 2012

I woke up this morning thinking about . . . sunflowers and their faces as they twirl about and bask in the sun.

I shall still add crunch to my salad with sunflower seeds . . . the seeds I’m consuming had their “day in the sun.” 😎

16. Life in the Boomer Lane - March 3, 2012

Great questions, great answers. Hilarious lawyer joke. Such a fun read.

nrhatch - March 3, 2012

Thanks, Renee. I had FUN answering these. I typed the first thing that came to mind as I read each question . . . and “jest” went with the flow. 😉

17. Pix at Under the Oaks - March 3, 2012

Fun Nancy! Loved your answers 🙂 I knew chocolate was going to pop in here!

nrhatch - March 3, 2012

Thanks, Pix! Scientific studies have established that a high percentage of the posts on SLTW mention chocolate . . . or pizza . . . or both! 😉

And I am growing . . . infamous as a result ~ just yesterday, my pizza consumption featured prominently in PTC’s FFF post:

3. On average, Americans eat 100 acres (approx. 40.5 hectares) of pizza a day. This amounts to about 350 slices per second. That is not including Nancy Hatch, who freely admits to the fact that she would increase the American average by at least a couple of acres (if not more), were her individual consumption added to the equation.



18. William D'Andrea - March 3, 2012

“6. Have you ever danced in the rain?”

A few days ago, the movie “Singin’ in the Rain” was on. Gene Kelly did his famous dance during a heavy downpour of “Callifornia dew”. I wondered, how was he able to able to dance in that rushing torrent without falling down? Maybe he wasn’t able, and that scene just has a lot of falls, followed by “cuts” along with bruises.

nrhatch - March 3, 2012

I love watching Gene Kelly dancing (and singing) in the rain!

Thanks, William.

19. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - March 3, 2012

You are too funny, lady. I can imagine you in a post-it covered office.

nrhatch - March 3, 2012

Thanks for noticing, Greg! I am MUCH funnier in real life than I have allowed myself to be on SLTW. 😉

When BFF and I go for our evening walk, it’s two solid miles of laugh a minute frivolity. And we really tickle our funny bone chakras when watching TV. Silly rabbits!

20. CMSmith - March 4, 2012

I enjoyed reading your humor in this post, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 4, 2012

Thanks, Christine. I had lots of FUN answering Sidey’s challenge.

21. jannatwrites - March 4, 2012

Thank goodness your first love was chocolate…I was thinking, “The fridge? Wouldn’t the freezer be better for preservation?” 😉

Your answers had me laughing throughout. Thanks!

nrhatch - March 4, 2012

Glad you enjoyed, Janna. I had a TON of FUN with this post. 😀

22. ericjbaker - March 4, 2012

You’ve obviously never worn parachute pants.

nrhatch - March 4, 2012

You are CORRECT, sir! 😀

Good to see you, Eric. I’ll have to swing round and check out your “new” blog.

23. Victoria-writes - March 5, 2012

I don’t eat things with faces or mothers – hehe 🙂 And I agree on the chocolate!!

nrhatch - March 5, 2012

I wonder about people who don’t like chocolate . . . for example, what do they keep in their refrigerators? 😯

24. ElizOF - March 6, 2012

Love your answers but I’m passing on this tagging business… TMI for me; especially if we responds to all who tag us. 🙂 Yippee!

nrhatch - March 6, 2012

That’s the way I feel about the endlessly circulating awards that ask us to accept, link back, share info, and tag 15 MORE people. I am no longer accepting awards . . . unless they are monetized. 😉

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