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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

QuaranTeasers, Second Serving With Chocolate

My Dear-hearted Sillies,
   I'm thinking about you.
   Things feel so heavy now, don't they? Sometimes the best we can do is to simply be in this moment. And breathe. Just breathe.


   Lemme try again to distract you a bit.

First, Answers to Last Week's QuaranTeasers:
1) What famous woman said this almost 20 years ago: "I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me."
d) Gwyneth Paltrow

2) All the following are believed to be true regarding Saint Patrick except:
b)  He was admired for his unique skills as a snake charmer.

3) What celebrity said "Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women. I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties."
b) George Clooney

4) What's the longest word you can make from the letters in "quarantine" besides the word itself? (I don't know the right answer; any guess is good.) The best answer was Geo's "quatrain." Geo, you are brilliant!

5) Freebie: Who's my favorite famous old man, the one I love dearly? Bernie, of course!

Elizabeth and PatHatt each got 4 out of 5. They're so smart, and they clearly studied hard for this test. Elizabeth and Pat,  a big virtual gold star to each of you! CONGRATS!!
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Let's try another short round, for fun, and because I'm short. 
NO GOOGLING. NO CHEATING. NO COPYING OFF OF YOUR NEIGHBOR'S PAPER.

1) Which is the only sweet item below that's typically made with cocoa powder?
A) Snickerdoodle
B) Tiramisu
C) a Beignet
D) Nutella

2) All of the following can be found chocolate flavored
True or False?
A) Frosted Flakes
B) Mini Wheats
C) Lucky Charms
D) Rice Krispies

3) For which famous chocolate skin-toned man was "The Candy Man" his only #1 hit single (1972)?
I'm not giving any choices this time. 
That would make it too easy for Alex and some of the rest of you smarties. 

Please go gently, safely, and with as much strength as you can muster.
Love yourselves.
I love you.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Saint Patrick's Erotica and QuaranTeasers!

Dearest Sillies,
   How could things get any more unbelievable, right? Geeze.
   The best that I can do is emphasize self-care: Be good to yourselves. Take care of YOU - first, last, always. We certainly couldn't have imagined we'd be facing this horrid pandemic, combined with all the other life challenges. Hold tight. You've come this far. You got this. 
   We're here for each other.
   I love you.
   Go gently.

Next, to return to your usual dose of abnormal normalcy:
 

And now, by way of something to keep you busy, here's a handful of QuaranTeasers (a fun quiz). NO CHEATING! NO GOOGLING! High praise to the person/s who get/s the most right.

1) What famous woman said this almost 20 years ago: "I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me."
a) Jennifer Aniston
b) Angelina Jolie
c) Jennifer Lopez
d) Gwyneth Paltrow

2) All the following are believed to be true regarding Saint Patrick except:
a)  He was born in Great Britain (Roman Britain at the time).
b)  He was admired for his unique skills as a snake charmer.
c)  He was kidnapped as a teen and forced into slavery.
d)  He died on March 17.
 
3) What celebrity said "Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women. I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties."
a) Ozzy Osbourne
b) George Clooney
c) Sean Penn
d) Jack Black
 
4) What's the longest word you can make from the letters in "quarantine" besides the word itself? (I don't know the right answer; any guess is good.)

5) Freebie: Who's my favorite famous old man, the one I love dearly?




Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Celebrity Book Fails

Dear Sillies,
   Money seems to buy everything. But wait! It doesn't buy smarts. Nor does it appear to buy book reviews, an editor, or a decent ghostwriter. 
   Be proud of your smarts and creativity.
   You are one of a rare kind, and I love you for it.
   
   Oh, here are two books by big-name celebs, as proof of the aforementioned assertions.
   Be good to yourselves, and don't read these:
 Rebels, City of Indra : The Story of Lex and Livia 1451694555 Book Cover

Rebels, City of Indra : The Story of Lex and Livia

Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians , present their debut novel a  punctuation needed between "novel" and "a" thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together. In a world of the far future, the great City of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved beneath the surface of the Earth. Whoa, really? You're like so creative! It's both the high sky and beneath the earth's crust? So like, it's totally not earthly! Nobody's ever done a story like this!! Lex grew up in an orphanage deep in the dark. That one in an alley in Jersey Shore! Yeah, that one's super suspect. Great setting to use. But even as a child, she instinctively rebelled against her fate the time when she would be judged either useful to Society or forced to live among the mutations in Rock Bottom, the lowest level. Hm, that sentence needs...lemme think...punctuation and meaning and omission of capital letters and deletion into the floating high skies then replacement by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, revived and all grown up....For that is when Lex s and Livia s You perhaps should've hired an editor or a ghostwriter who writes destinies collide . Approached by an old enemy to help save Kane from mortal danger, Lex sacrifices her Special Ops career...Brought together by danger, they set out to find Kane, but what they discover is even stranger than either dreams." An end quote indicates that there's a start quote, sweeties.
Release Date:November 2016 Aren't you cute? You writted your first book-see together and it was published 4 years ago. Yet you didn't get a single review!
Publisher:Simon & Schuster, Incorporated 


I purchased this book after seeing Ms. Anderson's interview about it on NBC's Today Show. I have had a bit of a fascination with Pamela since she first hit the celeb circuit because though she is pretty, she has a certain "something" other than her looks that is hard to ignore. Sort of like a train wreck.