Sunday, September 23, 2007

MEME: Saturday Six - Episode 179

The fall is my favorite time of year, and besides the change of the color of leaves, there is also a few carnivals and fairs to look forward to. So that’s the topic of this week’s set of questions.

Before this week’s questions, my friend BookGal of “Books, Memes and Musings” was first to play last week. Congratulations, BookGal!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. What is your favorite carnival ride?

The Ferris Wheel, named after Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., who designed a 264 foot (80 meter) wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893.

2. What is the biggest prize you ever won at a carnival or fair?

A live goldfish, when I was a little kid.

3. What is the most you ever spent at a single carnival game?

I'm not really sure. Certainly no more than a couple of bucks.

4. Take the quiz: What carnival ride are you?

You Are a Ferris Wheel

Deep down, you are a fun, whimsical, and easygoing person.
You often enjoy life for what it is, and the littlest changes in course can be quite thrilling.
In relationships, people tend to feel what you feel. It can be liberating at first...
But after a while, the people closest to you end up feeling a little trapped.

Your life has perfectly normal cycles of ups and downs.
However, you can't help but sometimes feel that you're missing out on the most exciting aspects of life.
You only are happy when you're experiencing the highest of highs.
Your low points just make you feel depressed, restless, and bored.

At your best, you feel on top of the world with a great sense of perspective.
You believe that anything is possible, and that you are happily looking down on everyone else.
At your worst, you feel like your life is going in circles. You often feel like you're not going anywhere.
This is sometimes psychologically disorienting. And sometimes it brings on a sense of hopelessness.

What Carnival Ride Are You?

5. If you went to a typical carnival and realized you weren’t in the mood to ride the rides, what would you be more likely to want to do to amuse yourself?

Find someplace where I can sit and watch the people go by – I like “people-watching”.

6. What job would you least like to have at a carnival or fair?

Animal Keeper would be low on my list of desired employments.

1 comment:

BookGal said...

You got a great carnival ride. Mine was depressing. I forgot about winning those live goldfish. Mine all died within a week.