It has been a few weeks since I posted last so I guess I need to talk about why this Break occurred. The break occurred because I am trying to figure out what to do with this site and concept moving forward. If you have ideas, I am reading comments and taking suggestions. I am over 10 years into this blogging thing and have felt that it might be time to shake up the production values on this. Anyhoo… I am trying to figure out how to keep making this and making it meaningful… at the same time. Anyway… that means today’s topic is “Break.”
Thanks this week to Lsig, Chris Corrigan, pfmDesigner, and Some Other Guy. Let’s get to the questions.
1. Have you ever broken a bone? Y/N
2. If yes-- your own or someone else's?
3. With what do you prefer to break your fast?
I love French toast, but being gluten free means that is a no no. Omelettes are good though... not so good as French toast dusted with powdered sugar... but passable... I guess.
4. What are the offspring doing for their summer break?
The youngest, who is now 9… how the hell did that happen? Where did that time go? Anyway… she is in a horse riding camp this week, and three other weeks this summer she is actually going to be working at that camp.
Little Man is hanging out at home where he will be learning how to do his own damn laundry and some dishes.
Then for both of them, there are two family vaca’s wherein we will go to the Outer Banks in NC and then a vacation in Alaska. We are all seriously looking forward to the Alaska trip.
5 "Gimme a Break"-- better known as a classic television show or the start of an indelible Kit-Kat jingle?
Sadly the Kit-Kat Jingle. Nell Carter doesn’t hold a candle to the earworm that is the Kit-Kat jingle.
6. Tell me a story of when you last played in a surf break.
Last year for the Outer Banks, NC. Kids and I were playing in the surf. The following week there were something like 7 shark attacks within 10 miles of where we stayed.
7. When did you last give someone a break?
I have children… I am constantly giving them breaks.
8. What did you have for breakfast?
Today, I had some yogurt.
9. The physics of breaking balls in baseball fascinates me? You too? Have a look and see what you learn.
It is all about the Magnus effect. Controlling the magnitude and axis of the spin of the ball will affect the ball’s trajectory and path.
10. What was your best relationship break up?
Probably the woman I dated for 3 months when I was 19. She started being a bit controlling and since we were in a long distance relationship, that was not going to work honestly, it wouldn't work even if we were right next to each other. The break up was relatively amicable. She is a nurse in the Birmingham area now and supports Trump so I think I dodged a bullet there, amiright?
11. What was the last thing you broke?
12. Have you ever had a relationship end where you don’t think you were told the truth of the reason?
Not that I can think of.
13. Relate a family-friendly anecdote from one of your Spring Breaks.
Spring break denotes a time in my life where-in as a student I went on a week-long vacation before going back to school the following week. Prior to college all my spring breaking was done with the family wherein we would visit grandparents in either Northeast Ohio or Retirementville on Waiting to Die, Florida (Venice, Florida). In college I did not go on any Spring Break trips. I have only family friendly spring break anecdotes and none of them are interesting.
14. Wouldn’t it be cool if he art of Kintsugi could be applied to human relationships? Or can it?
I think there is a definite possibility of making art from broken relationships. We call that the band, Oasis, right?
15. Would you share a Kit-Kat bar if someone sang the commercial jingle at you?
Nope, I cannot partake of Kit-Kat’s because their wafers are made with evil evil gluten. If, on the bizarre occassion, I have a Kit-Kat Bar and someone jingles at me, they would receive a full Kit-Kat Bar... rapidly thrown at their face. I might also yell something to the effect of "Is this what you wanted!!! You monster! IS THIS WHAT YOU WANTED ALL ALONG!"
16. What is the past-perfect tense of break? Use it in a sentence.
It is “had broken.” It is used to show the order of an occurrence.
I had broken my arm before I rode on for a mile or so.
17. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a weird saying. Can you think of a better way of saying it?
Hmmm… that is an interesting one. The problem with that saying is that it is very happy with stagnation. Maybe something like “If it works, it could probably work better. Iterate and tweak.”
18. Have you ever been flat broke?
Been right near close to flat broke before, but I have always seemed to have at least 2 nickels to rub together.
19. What is your favorite activity when you “take a break?”
Well, if it is really only a break, I will get up and walk for a bit to not stare at a screen and focus on something further from my face than 2 feet.
20. Break it down for me fellas.
We’re going to end it with a Young MC reference? Really. I weep for my future.
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