Monday, September 17, 2007


Unconscious Mutterings <--- click me to play along

Free association is described as a "psychonanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content." Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to gain a better sense of self.

That's an admirable goal, but for the purposes of this excercise, we're just hoping to have a little fun with the technique. Each week I'll post ten words to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind.

"Rules are, there are no rules." There are no right or wrong answers. Don't limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head. AND you don't have to have your words up on Sunday. Take all week if you want! Read the FAQ for more information.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Week 241

23 hours, 55 minutes ago

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Rita :: Skeeta

  2. Comedy :: of Errors

  3. Polar :: opposites

  4. Idiots :: thrive

  5. Perception :: altered

  6. Infected :: wounds

  7. Fake :: I.D.

  8. Relating :: storytelling

  9. Distraction :: Delightful

  10. Gamble :: life

Sunday Seven - Episode 107 <--- click me to play along

This week’s edition of the Sunday Seven is fairly basic. So basic, in fact, that there’s no real introduction necessary.

But I will offer this website, that might inspire you to find your answers a little easier.

Before the question, Karen, of “A Georgia Angel,” who played for the first time last week, was also first to play last week. Congratulations and welcome, Karen!

On to this week’s question!

Name your seven favorite jelly bean flavors.

  1. Licorice

  2. Baked Beans

  3. cherry

  4. lemon

  5. tutti-fruiti

  6. bubble gum

  7. cinnamon

John M. Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #183: Make a Poll <--- click me to play along

Weekend Assignment #183: Make up a poll for people to play with. The poll can be on any subject you want -- it can be serious or funny or silly or whatever (although funny's always, you know. Funny). If you're not on AOL Journals or for some reasons you don't want to use AOL's poll function, there are other poll options for your blog; here's one, for example.

Extra credit: Have you ever participated in a political poll?

Dear John,

Short and sweet – here's my poll. Do give my best regards to your personal Lord and the satellite unit. Keep them safe and happy and you will continue to reap the riches you've become accustomed to.


P.S. Yes, I get hit up by the telephone pollsters frequently. I like to mess with their heads a bit...

Your title
What's your favorite season of the year?

Winter shivers me timbers!
Spring and my sap is rising!
Summertime and the living is easy!
Autumn's colorful leaves and it's a bit nipply, ain't it!
I like every day as it comes - no favorite.
I like Christmas - that's a season, isn't it?
I like pie -- to hell with the seasons.

Have yourself a great week!


Karen Funk Blocher said...

You may want to try a different poll service, Wil. I couldn't get this one to work, either posting to my own blog or responding to the poll in yours. I get this:

Database error: Invalid SQL: SELECT * FROM polls WHERE poll_id=
MySQL Error: 1064 (You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1)
Session halted.

But I would have chosen the "no favorite" option.

Paul said...

I got the same error Karen did. I was trying to vote Autumn. I likes me some Autumn.

Team Gherkin said...

heh heh
Mal :)