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Comment by chef (John) on April 4, 2020 at 6:53pm

1. WYR lose the ability to read or lose your ability to speak? I would rather lose the ability to speak...so long as I can retain my abilities to read/write/understand the foreign languages I already know...AND to be able to retain the ability to learn new languages. Better to mime or to be able to write than to be consigned to Hell. :-)

2. WYR have a golden voice or a silver tongue? I can't carry a tune in a bucket...I guess there's a reason for that.


3. WYR be covered in fur, feathers or scales? Can I go with simple protoplasm and a cell membrane/wall?

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4. WYR be in jail for a year or lose a year of your life? Is there time off the jail sentence for "good behavior"?


5. WYR be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early? 20 minutes early. I like to contemplate colors or infinity while waiting.


6. WYR spend the rest of your life in a sailboat or in an RV? Sailboat...with a crew who knows how to sail.


7. WYR travel the world on a shoestring for a year or live a year in one country in the lap of luxury? I want to be King Solomon here and split the baby--one full year in a foreign county, but I don't need to be "in the lap of luxury". True story: Forty years ago I studied in northern West Germany [Yeah, I'm that old...there were still two Germanys when I was there.] Anyway...while I was studying in Kiel, I was constantly told that I had to work on my American accent whenever speaking German. At the end of the school year, I traveled to Vienna...and, because of a combination of my "accent" and vocabulary, I was taken by the Viennese for a Prussian, rather than an American. Immersion is the only way to learn a foreign language well...even with a "foreign" (be it either American or Prussian) accent. :-)

8. WYR wear formal clothing or a bathing suit every single day? How warm/cold does it get in my location before I decide?


9. WYR live in a cave or in a treehouse? Treehouse...so long as I had (1) a serviceable stick with which to kill tree-climbing snakes or invasive monkeys/apes/hominids and (2) a secure place where I could maintain a fire.


10. WYR be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds? Read minds.

Comment by Sander on April 2, 2020 at 6:01am

1. WYR lose the ability to read or lose your ability to speak? Read....not being able to speak/sing would be hard to cope with

2. WYR have a golden voice or a silver tongue? Golden(singing)Voice.....have a very good start of one from God & my parents....passed it on to my daughter...my son couldn't carry a tune in a bucket....

3. WYR be covered in fur, feathers or scales? Fur...Wisconsin has long winters
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4. WYR be in jail for a year or lose a year of your life? Would like to lose 2019

5. WYR be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early? 20 minutes early

6. WYR spend the rest of your life in a sailboat or in an RV? RV....have one...love it

7. WYR travel the world on a shoestring for a year or live a year in one country in the lap of luxury? Shoestring......more fun

8. WYR wear formal clothing or a bathing suit every single day? Formal...feel naked in bathing suit...don't own one

9. WYR live in a cave or in a treehouse? Don't like dampness... Treehouse....lots to see

10. WYR be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds? Read minds...would have been helpful last year to read my husbands mind about things before he died...he wouldn't talk about what was going on with him

Comment by riet on April 1, 2020 at 11:53pm

1. WYR lose the ability to read or lose your ability to speak?  I  can't live without being able to read.  I remember the first book I ever could read, I felt the world opening for me.  I still know most of it by heart: Mary, a little girl, was allowed to help her grandma to milk the cows. I was 5 years old and this book was with me day and night. I still have it

2. WYR have a golden voice or a silver tongue? Don't know


3. WYR be covered in fur, feathers or scales? if it only keeps me warm

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4. WYR be in jail for a year or lose a year of your life? Like Diva, I want to lose the year 2018


5. WYR be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early? Definitely 20 minutes early


6. WYR spend the rest of your life in a sailboat or in an RV? Crossing the world in an RV.  Yes I would like that. 


7. WYR travel the world on a shoestring for a year or live a year in one country in the lap of luxury? Here, I prefer the luxury.

8. WYR wear formal clothing or a bathing suit every single day? formal clothing


9. WYR live in a cave or in a treehouse? Cave: too dark, too damp.  So it has to be a treehouse. But I prefer two feet on the ground


10. WYR be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds? Teleport, so I can visit my Mexican and American family whenever I want to.

Comment by LP on April 1, 2020 at 10:49pm

I was going to do the quiz, but my answers would be exactly the same as Tess’. Good answers, Tess, except I would choose an RV over a sailboat as o can’t swim and love mountains. 

Comment by laurajay on April 1, 2020 at 9:04pm

my reply  was  deleted when original  post  was  made  ):

Comment by KJPE on April 1, 2020 at 8:08pm

I just noticed the would you rather game.  Love it!  

Comment by KJPE on April 1, 2020 at 8:07pm

Thumbs up, LP, good move.  Being stuck at home alone all these many hours takes me back, not only to the wonderful times I had with Greg, but the terrible last week of his life when it became clear he would not survive.  Ironic because I am actually working full time remotely, and talking to students and colleagues right here at home.  I can't explain it but I'm going right back into that intense grief, begging the universe to bring Greg to me - in whatever form.  He's been gone 18 months now (in 1 week), and it's like he was just here and now he's not.  Thanks to all of you for being here to listen!  Sending big virtual healthy hugs & hopes for a reprieve....

Comment by DIVA70 on April 1, 2020 at 5:47pm

1. WYR lose the ability to read or lose your ability to speak?

      Lose the ability to speak....I can stand the thought of not being able to speak but not being able to read is unimaginable!
2. WYR have a golden voice or a silver tongue?

      A golden voice....seems like everyone in my family was born with a golden voice except me!
3. WYR be covered in fur, feathers or scales?

      Fur, I live in the Midwest where the winters can be brutal!
4. WYR be in jail for a year or lose a year of your life?

      lose a year especially if I could pick the year. It would definitely be 2018 !
5. WYR be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early?

      20 minutes early......I hate being late...its like you suddenly become the center of attention....I loved my mom but she was late to just about everything!
6. WYR spend the rest of your life in a sailboat or in an RV?

         Sailboat....so calming
7. WYR travel the world on a shoestring for a year or live a year in one country in the lap of luxury?

           live a year in one country in the lap of luxury....I already know what its like to live on a shoestring
8. WYR wear formal clothing or a bathing suit every single day?

            Formal clothing......picturing myself in a bathing suit every day would be cruel and unusual punishment
9. WYR live in a cave or in a treehouse?

              Definitely treehouse
10. WYR be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

              Teleport anywhere....I'm already good at reading people's faces so I definitely don't want to know what's on their minds


 Virtual hugs to you and everyone....thank you!

Comment by Barzan on April 1, 2020 at 5:47pm

1. WYR lose the ability to read or lose your ability to speak?  Speak - love to read!

2. WYR have a golden voice or a silver tongue?  Silver tongue - bad singer on a good day.


3. WYR be covered in fur, feathers or scales?  Fur - a dog or cat would be nice.

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4. WYR be in jail for a year or lose a year of your life?  year of life - I hate confined spaces and can't fight.


5. WYR be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early?  Always early.  I carry my book with me if I have to wait.


6. WYR spend the rest of your life in a sailboat or in an RV?  Neither, rather do a chalet.


7. WYR travel the world on a shoestring for a year or live a year in one country in the lap of luxury? Travel the world.  I'm always on a shoestring.

8. WYR wear formal clothing or a bathing suit every single day?  bathing suit if it can be from the 1920s.


9. WYR live in a cave or in a treehouse?  Treehouse - I'm claustrophobic.


10. WYR be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?  I'd like to teleport to New Zealand.

I hope you are enjoying these diversions.  

Hugs, Suzan

Comment by Barzan on April 1, 2020 at 5:41pm

Okay Everyone,  I've got it up again.  Hope I keep my fingers off the delete button.  

1. WYR lose the ability to read or lose your ability to speak?

2. WYR have a golden voice or a silver tongue?


3. WYR be covered in fur, feathers or scales?

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4. WYR be in jail for a year or lose a year of your life?


5. WYR be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early?


6. WYR spend the rest of your life in a sailboat or in an RV?


7. WYR travel the world on a shoestring for a year or live a year in one country in the lap of luxury? 

8. WYR wear formal clothing or a bathing suit every single day?


9. WYR live in a cave or in a treehouse?


10. WYR be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

 

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