Friday-ish

I have a little irreverent thing up at author Ted Fox's blog.

In case you don't know, Ted is a humor writer represented by the beloved Janet Reid. His book YOU KNOW WHO'S AWESOME?  (NOT YOU) is currently available and is as funny as his tweets.

On Fridays, Ted poses a question "at least tangentially related to humor," and asks someone to answer in 50-ish words. (Mine is double that, but he was kind enough not to point that out.). 

Thanks to Ted for hosting me, and to Wendy Russ for helping me get my 50 Words to him despite a power outage. You guys are--wait for it--awesome.

8 comments:

  1. Love your anecdote. I'm really sorry, though, that I couldn't help you on the squash thing. The only thing I know about squash is how great it is sauteed in butter.

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    1. Wendy, I am POSITIVE I replied to this. I can only assume I'm censoring my own comments here.

      Anyway, thank you for all of your help yesterday. Without you, the world would have been spared my squash shenanigans. And then where would be be?

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  2. You should have asked me. I played squash for 42 years after the war.

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    1. Ha, Davin. HA! Because I did ask you.

      You brushed me off rather quickly, but I see now that it was probably because of the painful memories.

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  3. Thanks for posting this here, too, Jennifer. I hope you found the experience of being on my blog as awesome as I found having you. And I mean awesome for reals, not in my usual way.

    I really have ruined that word for myself.

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    1. The thing is I think you've ruined it for quite a few of us, Ted.

      I think the only question is what will you ruin next. Because I totally want to buy it.

      In all seriousness, thanks again for having me!

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  4. All I can think about is how *I*could have saved you so much worry by helping you with the squash questions.

    My first degree is from Dalhousie, which considers itself a Canadian ivy league school, even to the point of planting ivy all over the old campus. We embraced many British things there, including high tea, crumpets, clotted cream, and squash.

    I was quite good -- a natural, some might say -- soon playing for the university team where I garnered the nickname Richard "OTC" Levangie.

    It was during the height of the Cold War, of course, and I should have been more careful. But I was a courageous youth, as were my team mates. We accepted that challenge from the visiting semipro Soviet team, and the commies were still smarting over their loss in the 1972 hockey summit series.

    Anyway, to this day, I swear it was a deliberate attempt to injure. All I'll say is this. For about six months, I gave up squash and spent my spare time singing in the Dal Chorale Society... just in case things went badly.

    Mostly, I just don't speak about it now.

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    1. Okay, I can't tell if this is serious or not--whether you actually played--but like with Davin, I am CERTAIN that I did ask you! Obviously, you had some PSTD that kept you from helping as well.

      Thanks for commenting, Richard!

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