Random Questions that plague me

Road Sign 15I am stuck on a chapter of a novel I’m working on. Often when this happens, rather than just sit there and watch the cursor blink intimidatingly, I sit there and watch the cursor blink intimidatingly while thinking random, stupid things. Her are some of the stray thoughts that have crossed my mind this morning. Have a little fun with me peeps. Give me your best answers while I work through what to do with this book.

 

If two mimes get into and argument and then one decides they aren’t speaking to the other, who won the argument?

 

Why is phonetic not spelled the way it sounds?

 

Why is abbreviated such a long word?

 

What genius decided that the word for fear of big words should be

hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?

 

Is phone sex still sex?

 

What if you say no when asked to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? has anyone ever done that before?

 

If pro and con are opposites then the opposite of progress is congress, no?

 

Why do you guys read my posts?

 

Can you imagine blogging in the stone age?

 

 

Will I ever finish this book?

 Gimme a comment. You know you want to.

 

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73 thoughts on “Random Questions that plague me

  1. You will finish the book with flying colors.. But may be you would need a bathe later on, what with all these powdered devils stuck to your hair. But it depends on you.
    I know what it is like to think about such random things.. may be I don’t because I forget them quickly.

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  2. 1. The winner is the one that finds his way out of the box and locks the other one in.
    2. The Greeks were very strange people back then.
    3. So you can abbreviate it.
    4. A psychologist who thought it should be part of the ‘face your fear’ healing process.
    5. Only if you use the vibrate function on the phone.
    6. I think they tell you to sit down. One question I have is what if you’re told to swear on the Bible and you’re not Christian? Does that mean you can lie when up there or have you just converted?
    7. That makes a lot of sense.
    8. For the British slang and occasional rants. Also, you keep promising me cupcakes.
    9. Yes. It wouldn’t last long because all the bloggers would be too busy blogging about how to hunt that they would forget to hunt.
    10. You will finish the book. Have faith, work hard, and come to us when you need help.

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  3. If two mimes get into an argument and then one decides they aren’t speaking to the other, who won the argument? The one that won uses the back of the hand to wave goodbye to the other

    Why is phonetic not spelled the way it sounds? Because the early teachers wanted their students to fail so they made up spelling of words to cause the biggest confusion possibel.

    Why is abbreviated such a long word? Because other parts of the word were already used cause they were shorter. For example ab = stomach muscles

    What genius decided that the word for fear of big words should be hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia? The same guy that figured out how to sell school text books
    Is phone sex still sex? Not if you don’t have a phone

    What if you say no when asked to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? has anyone ever done that before? Yes. They got ten years for perjury

    If pro and con are opposites then the opposite of progress is congress, no? In reality yes. Logically yes. Yes, yes.

    Why do you guys read my posts? Never.I eat them

    Can you imagine blogging in the stone age? I think it might cut down on the number of awards. Especially if you had to deliver the nomination in person to five caves
    Yes you will finish

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  4. If two mimes get into an argument and then one decides they aren’t speaking to the other, who won the argument? 1. The one that pushed the other down the stairs.

    Why is phonetic not spelled the way it sounds?
    2. It’s a conspiracy to confuse children. See: goose to geese versus moose to….moose?

    Why is abbreviated such a long word?
    3. Because if it was short we wouldn’t need to abbreve it.

    What genius decided that the word for fear of big words should be hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?
    4. Some guy who really wanted to get the word hippopotomous into a phobia

    Is phone sex still sex?
    5. Depends on who’s on the other end.

    What if you say no when asked to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? has anyone ever done that before?
    6. I assume so, and that you get in legal trouble.

    If pro and con are opposites then the opposite of progress is congress, no?
    7. Yes, no?

    Why do you guys read my posts?
    8. My brain gets to think in a British accent for a more sensible reason. Also for their wit and charm and good writing. Mainly the accent, though.

    Can you imagine blogging in the stone age?
    9. I would still be chiseling number 1.

    10. Of course you will finish and it will be bloody brilliant…er…it will be wonderful!

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  5. This was my lunchtime fun.
    1. The people watching?
    2. Because the people who invented phonetics are cruel and want us to fail (says the child of phonics who can’t spell to save her life).
    3. The guy who made it up was a friend of Murphy.
    4. Someone was feeling quite contrary the day they decided on a name. Either that or drunk.
    5. Depends on how good it is.
    6. I think they haul you out of the courtroom and proceed to tar and feather you? Or is that just in fun old westerns? (I’m thinking something like that should have happened in a Son of Pale Face-type movie)
    7. Oh yes.
    8. So. Much. Fun.
    9. My arthritic fingers ache just thinking of the finger-painting on walls that would require.
    10. Yes. I have deemed it so – give that family legacy issue hell!

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  6. hey Ionia I’m not going to chip in with my two cents on the questions as you already have enough in the way of good answers to contemplate I will simply say don’t let the cursor be intimidating You’re BIGGER than it is…sometimes it helps to walk away and clear your mind then sit back down and give that cursor Hell

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  7. I love the congress joke, it’s one of my favorites. 🙂
    Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

    Why do you guys read my posts? <- Why wouldn't we?!?! You put such hard work into them, they are funny, awesome and then on top of that you have great reviews that is causing me to have a huge backlog of books to read!

    Will you ever finish your book? Yup, you sure will. I have a follow up though, will Bradley ever start writing his?

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  8. My great, great, great…great grandfather blogged in the stone age. Had a lot of cool graphics, no text. Wasn’t a whole lot of competition either. Unfortunately, he only received local traffic, but there wasn’t too much traffic to begin with.

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  9. hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia? Wow. I am truly amazed at myself. I can say this out loud and actually pronounce it correctly. Must be my medical terminology training. Ionia you will most likely finish yours long before I finish either one of mine. I have 20K in both and can’t decide which way to go. I have a character in each book who could jump off of a bridge right now and I am considering joining them. (Not really!)

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  10. Nice post, but my what random thoughts you have.

    Between them I am sure that those that have already commented have used all of the answers I had. I thought we could work on #5 together though – I am calling now, you tell me 😉

    I read your posts because they are well written and intelligently thought out, and a whole lot of fun.

    You will finish that book. Repeat the mantra ‘I will finish this book’, over and over. Add it to your other daily mantras.

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  11. Yes, I read your posts.
    Couldn’t tell you about phone sex. I still trying to figure out whether to use a cordless, cell or landline.
    As to blogging in the Stone Age, there is actually quite a bit. My favorite might be the Lascaux Cave paintings.
    My burning random question–it’s plagued me for years–is this: do fish get dirty? If so, how do they get clean?

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  12. I really don’t have any answers to these question except why I read your posts, they are always informative (well most of the time) and always entertaining and secretly because I am afraid of receiving a squirrel in my mailbox. 🙂

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  13. -Is phone sex still sex?
    Depends on where you stick the phone.

    As to blogging in the stone age, that’s where it started. You see, they would burn their picture messages into logs and roll them downhill. And interested readers would stop the log on the way down and send it rolling again. That’s why we have “posts,” and why we call it a blog: B(urned)LOG. Also, sometimes people would add inappropriate messages before rolling the post on. That’s why we call them trolls, because of their T(roublesome)ROLLS.

    And I read your posts because you’re amazing. 😉

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  14. Which bright spark decided that shipments go by road and cargo goes by boat?

    I am still in the stone age as far as writing drafts go. Pencil and paper are my tools of choice.

    Is it harder to start a book or finish one?

    I read your posts because they are a myriad of things all rolled into one amazing blog.

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    • Thank you! I have to agree on that first one 100% I could use a ship to take me to England. I do not fit in here. Everyone wants me to read the damn dictionary to them.

      Also, you made me blushy.

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  15. Hahaha! You have some pretty good questions here! But I’m too tired to this of any answers, other than I read your blog because I love that you always make me laugh! (Oh, yes, and you’re my most best-est friend!) 😉

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  16. In an earlier post you were wondering what the hell happened with your blog, that it seemed to expand beyond book reviews and this post right here is one of the reasons why I’m glad it did. I love your blog and love that your personality comes shining through. You are so entertaining Ionia :-)

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