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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Finally, Some Answers!

HT with bobble head Nora, September 2007
Well I shouldn't say finally, 'cuz we have been asking these questions for quite some time and have received several answers along the way.

Let me back up a little.

You remember this post, the one where I tagged you, well since none of you (and YOU know who YOU are) have responded and I have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for someone to put on their writers cap and play along, because it really is kinda fun, I will share with you the answers we have received from Nora Roberts to said questions in said post.

HT, September 2007
I say we because my sister is a huge fan of Nora Roberts and is also one of the administrators for the fan club website Adwoff (A Day With Out French Fries).  Anyway, there is a page on this website where anyone can ask Nora a "Stoopid Question" and Nora has agreed to answer.  My sister has even met Nora and had lunch with her and had the opportunity to ask her in person if the "stoopid questions" drove her nuts.  To which she replied that she enjoyed them as it gave her a challenge and was more entertaining then the usual "stoopid questions".

HT, September 2007
So without further ado here are the questions as posed to Nora and her answers. There is a slight variation in some of the questions posed in my blog post and the way they were posed to Nora, but you get the idea.

1.   How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

"The amount of wood the woodchuck can chuck varies depending on the type of wood to be chucked and the age, weight and experience of the wood chuck.  And, of course, the quality of his dental hygiene.  Not all woodchucks are created equal." - Nora


2.  We know that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,  but how could he pick a peck of pickled peppers, because don't peppers have to be pickled after they are picked?

"Perhaps the progress of pickling and peppers is a puzzle to you. Proponents proudly produce peck upon peck of previously pickled peppers for the pickled pepper prefering public." - Nora


3.  When Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch that pail of water, why did Jack fall down and break his crown and did Jill really come tumbling after?

"Jack has such an ego he thought he should be wearing a crown. He actually fell down and broke his butt, and Jill laughed hers off." - Nora


4.  I heard when Tweetle Beetles battle in a bottle with their paddles and the bottles on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle and I was wondering, why do they battle and what kind of noodle is the poodle eating?

"Tweetle Beetles are born to battle even though the paddle rabble gets them addled. The poodle gets kudos for eating egg noodles till she can say toodles and go back to her doodles." - Nora


Hm, do Tweetle Beetles Twitter?

Sorry, got distracted for a moment.

Continuing on.

5.  Did the North-Going Zax and the South-Going Zax ever solve their dispute or are they still standing there in their tracks in the prairie of Prax?  Don't the North & South going dudes have to pee yet?

"As neither will accept the facts, Zax North-Going and South stubbornly stand stalemated on the Prairie of Prax.  Like all guys, North and South pee as they go." - Nora


6.  If you could wish to wish a wish, what wish would you wish for?

"If I could wish for a wish I'd wish for everybody to wish for a wish so we have a wish for a wish-a-thon." - Nora


7.  For Christmas would you rather have Merry Christmas Mush to munch or flapjacks flapped by a fat flapjack flapper in a flat flapped-jack cap?

"My mouth says muh to Merry Christmas Mush, but I do flips for flapjacks." - Nora

8.  I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, which thought would I have thought?

"I'm always thinking I thought I thought but often I only thought I thought and have only begun to think. However, I think if we think we thought then we did indeed think the thought. (It's very Zen.)" - Nora


There you have it, the famous Nora Roberts playing blog tag, and on my blog!

Is that exciting or what!?

Okay maybe not.

As my 4 year old would say . . .  "Mama you're lloosional!"


It probably was delusional to think that someone would play along, so its good to know Nora's got my back.

Thanks Nora.


2 comments:

Laura said...

Your 4 year old says, "Mama, you're loosional"? That's hilarious!!!

Jared said...

Fine... you asked for it

1. How much wood can a woodchuck chuck? Really, I would like to know.

This falls into the universal answer catagory... the answer is 7.

If you really want to get technical you will need to establish a baseline of averages
for wood chucks by weight, height, age, throwing ability, throwing distance, wood availability by geographic location of
said wood chuck and wood types to be chucked. Then you would need to find a mid-point based on your data using (x1+x2/2,y1+y2/2)
and applying those results to the quadratic ax2+bx+c=0 and inputing the solutions into x= -b +/- the square root of b2-4ac
and dividing that by 2a and you might get somewhere near a correct and accurate answer...

I however stand by 7.


2. What did Peter do with the peck of pickled peppers he picked? I mean seriously did he eat them or what?

Peter picked them as a present for Polly at the Piper picnic in Patersburg.... sheesh thought everybody knew that.

3. When Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch that pail of water, why did Jack fall down and break his crown?

Jack fell down because he was carrying the pail full of water for Jill while she was eating jam,
which she spilled on the way up the hill and Jack stepped in resulting in the fall and broken crown,
currently they are in a leagal battle over payment of medical and insurance bills...its getting ugly...


4. Why do Tweedle beetles fight battles with their paddles in a bottle?

Its a post-tweedle-beetle apocolypitc society tradition, kinda like thunder dome...
only in bottles.... and with paddles instead if chainsaws...


5. Did the North-Going Zax and the South-Going Zax ever solve their dispute or are they still standing there
in their tracks in the prairie of Prax? Surely one of them has had to go pee by now.

No, Yes, ugh.. yes and its getting messy...


6. If you could wish to wish a wish, what wish would you wish for?

The wish that i would wish for... hellllooooo if i tell you it wont come true.


7. For breakfast Christmas morning would you rather have Merry Christmas Mush to munch or
flapjacks flapped by a fat flapjack flapper in a flat flapped-jack cap?

Why not both and throw in some bacon and a couple of eggs would ya...

8. You thought a thought. But the thought you thought wasn't the thought you thought you thought.
If the thought you thought you thought had been the thought you thought, which thought would you have thought?

um...er...ah.... 7