3.30.2007

Friday Fun Day (Puzzle and List)

Puzzle 1:
(from lostdog)




















Puzzle 2:
(lostdog again)































Puzzle 3:

(from AO)





















LIST:

1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?

2. Where is the farthest place from home you have ever travelled?

3. How much time do you spend commuting each day?

4. Who is the most important person in your life and why?

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22 Comments:

Blogger Tara said...

1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?: Perfect vision

2. Where is the farthest place from home you have ever travelled?: Nassau, Bahamas

3. How much time do you spend commuting each day?: Combined during the day, counting the trip to and back from my place during lunch, I'd say about a half hour total. So stressful. ;)

4. Who is the most important person in your life and why?: My mom. Cuz she's my mom and we've been through lots of stressful times together. She can talk to me about anything, and I can talk to her about....well almost anything.

30/3/07 09:16  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

1. flag girl
2. dog poop mouth
3. deck up
(no idea, really)

1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
Telepathy might be fun.

2. Where is the farthest place from home you have ever travelled?
When I lived in Toronto, I went to Cupertino CA on business. I don't like to travel much.

3. How much time do you spend commuting each day?
Half an hour (15 minutes each way).

4. Who is the most important person in your life and why?
There's no specific person at the moment. I'm currently "between assignments".

30/3/07 09:44  
Blogger k_sra said...

Tara, I've thought about perfect vision, too, but short of being excluded from pilot work, I don't mind it. Oh sure, the glasses/contacts thing is annoying, but as far as disabilities go, I'd take it over a seizure any day.

You and Steve share a love of short commuting, I see. I live close to work as well, but I drive almost forty minutes to Church or to see family. This town is close to absolutely zero major expressways. Pain in the rump!

Glad you have a friend like your mom. : )

30/3/07 10:54  
Blogger k_sra said...

Steve, I don't believe you that your children are not somehow important to you. I didn't ask "who is your life mate and closest friend" I said who is most important. *rolls eyes* Please reconsider your answer before child protective services shows up at your door!

That and I'm really quite glad you are not telepathic. In fact, I'm rather glad no one is, althogh it would make those close relationships a lot easier.

30/3/07 10:55  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

3. bow down? (ok, so that looks more like up, but it's my guess anyway)

1. Teleportation. Though slowing down time or immortality would be fun as well.

2. Thailand. I think Thailand is physically a bit further from me than China or Italy, but I'd need to look at their coordinates to be sure.

3. I spend 5 minutes in the car to get to the gym. Then I spend 5 minutes walking to work, 10 minutes walking to the car at the end of the day, and 10 minutes to get home (a bit of traffic around then). So that's 15 minutes driving and 15 minutes walking. Of course, when I bike to work it will be a total of about 45 minutes (I live on a hill), or 65 minutes round trip when I jog to work.

4. Aw, that one's easy. My wife. Because I love her and we do everything together.

30/3/07 12:57  
Anonymous lostdog said...

1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
Time travel. A few seconds would probably suffice - just enough time to go back and retract my foot from my mouth every now and again. If that's aiming a bit too high, then just a good night's rest would be nice.

2. Where is the farthest place from home you have ever travelled?
The good ole US of A! Probably New Mexico - my brother studied Art in Carbondale, Illinois, and I visited him for a month or so and travelled about a little.

3. How much time do you spend commuting each day?
Takes me about 35-40 minutes to walk to work in the morning, and weirdly, although it's the same journey in reverse and significantly more downhill, takes me at least 45 minutes to walk back home again.

4. Who is the most important person in your life and why?
Having no significant other at the moment, I'm going to have to selfishly say - me. But with friends and family all coming a very close equal second.

Oh, and by way of a clue for my wordy-puzzle things, they're both one word answers. And I do wish that "dog poop mouth" was the answer for the second one, but only one word there is right.

30/3/07 14:57  
Blogger k_sra said...

Worldy, I love it when people say that about their spouse! : )

Thailand, huh? I had a friend from Thailand, but I've never been. It appears to be an awesome place to visit, but a horrible place to live if you are a poor boy between the ages of 10 and 16.

So you exercise as part of going to work and yet, inexplicably, your one desired trait would be teleporting? Completely illogical! *shakes head*

I think teleporting would be a fine ability. I wouldn't mind having it myself. Although it might scare some people silly.

30/3/07 15:06  
Anonymous AO said...

Hint on my puzzle: it's a single word.

1. Immortality. Then I'd have enough time to acquire other abilities and qualities the old-fashion way.

2. Singapore.

3. 30-40 minutes, but I use a slow method, and I enjoy it.

4. I can't choose just one.

30/3/07 15:06  
Blogger k_sra said...

Funniest part about your furthest travels, lostdog, is that some of our readers hail from them there parts! Interesting, isn't it? For the same group of people one location is the farthest flung they've ever been and for another it's an hour's drive. Crazy little world we live and blog on, ain't it?

If you could time travel and Worldgineer could teleport, I'd really like to see the two of you have a fight, because who would win? It's hard to say. *thinks deeply on it* It's hard to say.

Do you walk to work everyday? Do you want to walk to work every day? How about rainy days? and Mondays? They always get me down. : )

Anyways, I'm glad you figure in as a significant person in your own life *rolls eyes* and I hope someday someone else might figure in heavily enough for you to take the focus off yourself for a minute. : P

I have a feeling your puzzles are gonna need more hints as time goes on. Good ones!

30/3/07 15:10  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

//Steve, I don't believe you that your children are not somehow important to you. I didn't ask "who is your life mate and closest friend" I said who is most important. *rolls eyes* Please reconsider your answer before child protective services shows up at your door!//

You did say "the most important person". I can't choose between them.

30/3/07 15:37  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

//I'd really like to see the two of you have a fight, because who would win? It's hard to say.//

You had me laughing out loud on that one. It's quite the temporal/spacial conundrum. We'd have to sneak up on each other to get any good blows in. But I have been taking kick-boxing classes. Then again, someone that had the ability to slow down time (or, equally, space) would have the drop on either of us.

30/3/07 16:43  
Anonymous lostdog said...

Hmm. I have to agree, the death match puzzle is a real conundrum. At first I thought I'd be the obvious winner - every time world landed a blow, I'd just go back in time a few seconds and make sure I was in a slightly different place when the attack came.

But then I realised that all world has to do is just deliver one single killer blow, which would be easily achieved by simply teleporting some kind of weapon into my bodyspace. Even if he can't teleport weapons as well as himself, it would probably be a small sacrifice to lose a little finger or something by teleporting himself into a position where it directly pentrates my heart. Especially if I'm running amok with my newfound time-travelling powers and trying to take over the world. Which, if I'm honest, would be a distinct possibility.

Then again, it might be a good idea for us to join forces and use our combined talents to fight someone with the ability to slow down space, because, even though I don't really understand how that would work, the very possibility does scare me a little.

And yup, I do walk to work every day. Although on rainy Mondays I do wish I had world's teleportation powers.

Quick word puzzle clue - one's an animal.

31/3/07 16:25  
Anonymous AO said...

All I can think of for the first one "randonneuring," but that doesn't quite work.

Next hint for mine: the escalator is going up. And it's something you might find in your kitchen. Perhaps in the cupboard.

2/4/07 17:54  
Anonymous other sarah said...

List answers:
1. The ability to be able to snooze, wake up later and go into work whenever I want. (Hey, it's Monday!)
2. Not sure-- Israel, probably.
3. About 25 minutes each way-- on foot. Rain, snow, sleet, or 95 degrees and 90% humidity.
4. Not sure. I have lots of important people in my life, but there is not one that is head and shoulders above all the others.

2/4/07 20:15  
Blogger Gina said...

So very stuck. The Girl with a Pearl Earring is Vermeer (and the woman's name is Griet), so it could be "sun-griet" which is very nearly sangria, but somehow I think not.

6/4/07 13:59  
Anonymous AO said...

Orientearing! Is that it?

9/4/07 09:12  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Of course!

I'm guessing the last one is "ketchup".

That leaves the middle one. Trying to identify the musical group in the that one. Not who I thought it was. Is it Public Enemy?

9/4/07 12:01  
Anonymous AO said...

No, not ketchup, but that's very good, Steve. I had completely forgotten that there was a type of boat called a ketch.

The first picture could just as well have been a piece of patio furniture or a tropical hardwood tree.

9/4/07 12:31  
Anonymous lostdog said...

Nice one, ao. Orienteering is of course correct.

The group is Public Enemy, but they're more just an example of the word.

9/4/07 13:04  
Anonymous AO said...

hippopotamus?

9/4/07 13:35  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

teak up?

hiphop potty mouth?

9/4/07 15:27  
Anonymous AO said...

Yes, teacup is right! Whew.

9/4/07 17:50  

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