Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Toosdae ?'s

Wahooo! It's Toosdae! And I didn't forget this week. :) You know what to do-answer 'em! Thank you.

1. If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with?

2. Where is your favorite place to sit when at home?

3. If you could spend a year in perfect happiness but afterward remember nothing of the experience, would you do it?


1. It would for sure be the high five. I would have gone with a hug, but there are just some people I would never want to touch that way...and also, the high five is fun.

2. I really love my sofa lounge chair, but it's not in the corner near my window-so instead I sit in my swirly arm chair so I can look at my pretty view of downtown Boston.

3. No. Memories are a wonderful thing and they are tucked away for those rainy days when you need a smile. I hate to think about having that perfect happiness and never being able to remember it-what's the point?

24 comments:

Danielle A. said...

1. I think the fist bump. It's way cool. I need sunglasses first though, so I can be even cooler.

2. The corner of the couch in the living room. You can tell because it's the most broken in spot on the couch.

3. No way, dude. I like memories. They're fun. :)

Rocketstar said...

1. Hands down, the Japanese bow
2. No favorite spot really
3. Definitely, live for the moment as the next may not arrive.

Callie Ann said...

1. If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with?

Just the cool Head Nod

2. Where is your favorite place to sit when at home?

In front of my computer of course

3. If you could spend a year in perfect happiness but afterward remember nothing of the experience, would you do it?

No, What would be the point?

Brian in Mpls said...

1.) Touch each other on the genitals..lol

2.) My reading chair

3.) In a heart beat

Lois Grebowski said...

1. If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with? Dunno. Hugs are way to forward for strangers...

2. Where is your favorite place to sit when at home? I really don't have a favorite spot. is that bad?

3. If you could spend a year in perfect happiness but afterward remember nothing of the experience, would you do it? Sure, that may not be too far from reality...

mauniejames3 said...

I. I think it would be different for some people..a nod or a hug..never both.

2. I love to sit on the love seat facing the tv..I have a great lamp there and I love to read in that spot.

3. No never...I have had pretty perfect weeks and a month here and there but if I couldn't recall..that would just be silly.

how are you feeling now? A little better I hope.

Ivanhoe said...

Oh boy, these are hard, Mags :o)
1. It's irreplacable. Hug is too personal, nod is too impersonal.
2. Does outside count? It would be my swingy swing.
3. If I cannot remember it, I guess I don't want it.
BTW: You are the first place I advertised at so I'm just staring at my ec right now :o) Thanks!

Thomas said...

1. I agree with Rocket on the Japanese bow.

2. The couch (facing the TV and just to the right of the window that overlooks our neighborhood).

3. Absotively posilutely!

katherine. said...

1) maybe briefly placing your hand over your heart...the bow is a good idea too

2) In front of the fire

3) probably not. memories and stories are important to me...

Clancy in Idaho said...

Interesting questions... esp #3.

1- I'm with the boys above... the Japanese bow.

2- Strangely enough, it's probably this recliner we have, but I never sit there cuz I'm always reading and I need to sit under the lamp that's by the couch to do that! Or else it's in front of the computer. I spend a lot of time sitting here!

3- Are you kidding? To have a year of bliss? Yes ma'am, I'd take it! All there is is the moment. When we obsess over the future or pine over the past we are not living in THIS moment which is all there is! I wish I could live my life more this way. I wish I couldn't remember the past, good or bad can keep me stuck while I'm in the here and now (as they often do) I think that would be a gift.

Linda said...

1. I love Katherine's idea of placing your hand over your heart; it's a lovely gesture. I like the Japanese bow, too, but not the fist bump, I think that's kinda lame.

2. The corner of the couch seems to be the place I gravitate to though I seriously need a new couch!

3. This is tougher than it sounds. Would you know that you had a year of perfect happiness but couldn't remember it? And do you have to have a year of equal unhappiness that you couldn't remember, too?

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

1. I don't care for shaking hands. So, anything that didn't require touching works for me.

2. In front of my computer.

3. No, I love my life just as it is. I want to remember everything.

Have a great Toosdae Mags. :)

Star8278 said...

1. If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with?

HUGS

2. Where is your favorite place to sit when at home?

the old wooden rocker that I refinished with my grandfather the summer before he passed away

3. If you could spend a year in perfect happiness but afterward remember nothing of the experience, would you do it?

Yes, I live that now and if something were to take it away I would just live it again. Life is too short. We need to MAKE our own happiness.

Bond said...

1) Deep long tongue kisses? OK, that might not work...I like shaking hands.I do not want to replace it
Do you know where the custom came from?

2) My Couch...sheesh! LOL

3) NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

C-Unit said...

1. Even if I could, I dont think I would. Anything else seems strange.
2. I guess the corner of my couch near my fish tank. I am trying to like my chair in the corner but I keep going back to the couch!
3. I had to think about it, but I dont think so. Once its over, its no longer part of your life and you have to live with the fact that you never experienced perfect happiness.

Mags said...

D-Money: The FIST BUMP! Great choice-I'm surprised I forgot about this one-maybe b/c I haven't worked in a kitchen in a couple of months...

Rocket: Another great choice with the bow-and see, lots of other people copied you on this one too. And also, I knew you would choose to take the year. :)

Callie: I can see you doing the head nod. LOL. This is how we will greet each other in September.

Lois: Yes. Yes it is very bad. :) Silly...but I am surprised you don't have a favorite.

Maunie: Yes, I am feeling much better today. Thank you for asking. ;)

Ivanhoe: Yay! I'm so happy I'm your first. LOL. :)

Thomas: Yup-knew you'd take the year too, like Rocket...and Brian. You Mpls boys stay together.

Katherine: Memories are too special to me too.

Clancy: Now YOU surprised me by saying you'd take the year. I don't know why-I thought you'd be too sad to lose your memories. It makes sense what you say though. :)

Linda: My couch too-I try to sit in other places but end up on the end-because that is how far the computer reaches! LOL!!

Sandee: I love life too-good answer. :)

Star: You surprised me with your last answer too! I guess b/c of your recent weekend I thought you'd want to remember it forever...but again, you make a good point about making our happiness.

Bond: Ew-there is NO WAY I'd put the deep tongue kisses out there-there are WAY too many grossies out there. LOL!!

CUnit: I can see you doing something silly instead of the handshake...like pumping your fist in the air and bobbing your head. LOL!!!!

Travis said...

1. I wouldn't change it. I think a good hearty hand shake is perfect.

2. On my sofa, next to my Lady.

3. There's no point to being happy if you can't remember what it was like or what made you feel it. So no, I wouldn't do it because I can find plenty of ways to be happy for much longer than just a year and I want to remember.

crazy working mom said...

1. Well, I'm a hugger but I know a lot of people aren't. It should really be more PC. But, some people would be yucky to hug so I dunno...

2. In my recliner.

3. Wow, this is an amazing question! I think that as long as I was with my family then I am in perfect happiness so I guess no.

Mo said...

Maybe I really am old, but the fist bump annoys me even more than high-fives. I seriously had never done high-fives before working for Target, and that was one of my (former sports star) manager's favorites. It was always uncomfortable for me, and I just can't see me doing a fist bump with glee... sheesh, am I a fuddy-duddy or what??? I'll stick with a handshake although the hand over the heart is cool, too.

Number two: in front of the computer of course!

Three: sure, because somewhere in perfect happiness I must get laid, right, and if it ain't happenin' here in memoryville, then might as well get somethin' somethin' even if I don't remember it in 2010 - I mean, for 2009 I'll be happy and a little chafed, right?

Amazing Gracie said...

Well, I'm REALLY old and don't care for the fist bump or high fives either, but there's nothing worse than a limp handshake or the ol' sweaty handshake. ICK. How about a curtsy? Nah, I'm not THAT old...
I sit in my ratty old recliner because it's the only place my back doesn't hurt~
No, I don't ever want to forget the good times in life. In my mind there just aren't enough so I want to cling to the good ones.
~~~Blessings~~~

Kat said...

1. If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with? - Certainly not kissing on the cheeks or air kissing

2. Where is your favorite place to sit when at home? - On the floor in front of the television.

3. If you could spend a year in perfect happiness but afterward remember nothing of the experience, would you do it? - No I am with you. Memories may be all I can thrive on when old and gray.

Asara Dragoness said...

1. I'd have to go with the high five, or else take a page from the movie Demolition Man.. physical contact was taboo, so they'd just put their hands a few inches apart and do the "wax on" thing. Be Well, Maggie Moo!

2. We have a davenport from my grandma that I love to sit in. It's just the right size that I can sit down sideways, and I have good support for my back AND I can put my feet up at the same time.

3. It's difficult to say. I can think of arguments for both sides, but I think I would take it. Yes, memories are wonderful things, but I believe that even if you don't remember them, experiences still affect you. Somewhere deep down I think that a year of happiness would make a big difference to the rest of my life afterwards. If that makes any sense.

FRIGGA said...

Sorry I'm late!

1. I'd like to say something funny, but realistically I'd prefer a salute of some sort, like a wave or something. Or maybe the Asians have it right with bowing. But sometimes I hate shaking hands!

2. In front of my computer is where I most often sit. But I have an orange chair and ottoman that I sit in when I'm waiting for someone to come over, I can see the driveway from it ;)

3. Yes. But I think I already have. I mean, what's better than doing nothing all day but eating, sleeping, pooping and playing and I did that for a couple years before I started to remember stuff. So ya, why not do it again!

Happy Toosdae!!!! :)

Marilyn said...

1. That salute they did on Third Rock from the Sun.

3. My computer. I have a hard time tearing myself away sometimes. Like now. I really have to go get some work done.

3. Only if I could spend it making pretty things that I could keep afterward.