Friday, November 25, 2005

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #87: Musical Conundrums

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

-Red Auerbach

Weekend Assignment #87: Answer one or more of the following musical conundrums:

1. Who let the dogs out?
2. Why do fools fall in love?
3. If birds can fly over the rainbow, who oh why, can't I?
4. Do you hear what I hear?
5. How do you solve a problem like Maria?
6. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
7. Listen, do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell?
8. How long has this been going on?
9. I want to know, have you ever seen the rain? (Alternately: Why does it always rain on me?)
10. Does anybody really know what time it is?

Extra credit: Pose your own musical question.

-John Scalzi

This is a fun assignment. I have pondered the answers to these muscle questions for a long time, and I think I may have the all of them. :)

1. A. I think the cats let the dogs out, so they could have all the kibbles and bits for themselves. Cats are smart that way! :)

2. A. I don't know why fools fall in love, but if you should find out could you let me know? I fall in love...way to easily. :)

3. A. Duh! We aren't birds! LOL.

4. A. Yes, I hear it's the sound of the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse...the time is near! :)

5.A. This one is a poser. How about you appoint her as FEMA Director. That's what happens to everyone else when someone doesn't know what to do with them. :)

6.A. I can have my pudding because I will feed my meat to the cat/dog/ferret/rabbit/spider/groundhog/chimp/opossum or other form of domesticated animal which might be waiting under the table. Hey, dessert is just never know what will happen, so it should always be eaten first. :)

7.A. Sure, I want to know a secret. I haven't shared a good piece of gossip in a long time. :) Oh, and yeah, I promise not to tell ;)

8.A. 3 years, 81 months, 481 hours, 72 minutes, and 2000 seconds. Give or take. ;)

9. A. Yes, I have seen the rain...I danced in it just a little while ago. :)

10.A. No, probably not exactly, but I can tell you what time it is by looking at the placement of the sun. With accuracy within 3 minutes. Freaks Alan out! :)

Extra Credit: Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?
(From...Theme From Mahogany)


"Never Enough Ballroom"
Reno, Nevada
October 24th, 2005
Late Afternoon


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Hmm. Maybe I shouldn't tell you all those secrets I've been saving up. ;) - Karen

Tilly said...

LOL -Inspired Carly!!

And number 10 would be enough to freak anyone out, although I must say you'd come in very useful for those days when I leave my watch by the sink and end up floundering from one late appointment to the next!

Tilly x

Gaboatman said...

Great answers to the age old questions. I'm impressed with your sun/time abilities, really. I really enjoyed this post!

globetrotter said...

I loved your take on this! Your answers were hysterical! LMAO at Maria! Yup she'd probably do a much better job than anyone our fearless leader would appoint!
You're so creative my girl! Don't you ever, ever say to me again that you weren't in the same class as the rest of them!

Kat said...

Thanks for the laugh. I loved these answers.

V said...

Red Auerbach?
Who`d have thunk it?


Anna said...

I especially LOVE the quote in this entry. As a former dancer, I agree whole heartedly that "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." So beautifully and eloquently stated! and very true, as well.