Halloweenie stumper thingy

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Are you exspecting some thing scary? O.K. Go to your favorite search engine, type in your email address and see what comes up. Some servers block this, others let it all hang out.

I am awake, out of bed, is there something else you want of me? A question? O.K. here it is: If you get murdered this year the odds are greater that it will happen on a certain day which is______________?

Had a visitor yesterday, a grey striped scratch cat, he/she ran under the porch and would not come out, a slice of spiced ham left out as an offering didn't last long. I phoned the neighbors, nobody is missing a cat, I am too far from the road for this cat to be a drop off, no sign of it this morning though.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), October 31, 2001


June 13 ? I don't know!!! Where do you come up with these things???!!!!!!

Mitch, per request, I have created a new category for you to add your stumpers. It is called Mitch's Stumpers. When you are asking a question, just scroll down in the category section, and it is there in alphabetical order. Thanks, Melissa

-- Melissa (cmnorris@1st.net), October 31, 2001.

Melissa, Unlike other people, I do not have a life. My personal mobility is medically limited, my income is about the same as an after school bag boy, and I have not a lot of options to work with, so if I can entertain or lighten everyones day a bit, then I have accomplished what I can't do on regular levels. I am honored by your actions; and not to worry, I have 55,000 more questions available.

My second goal is to teach people how to recgonize exactily what another person means when they are communicating. This steril medium of words only, without body language or facial expressions, is the hardest but also the best place to accomplish this. Basic communications or the lack thereof is the prime failure factor in marriages, relationships, parent-child situtations, all interactions.

I often say in the stumper, to go back and reread the original post as I see peoples attention wander away from the subject of the post; this is the same way I feel when I ask a question and see the other persons attention wander away from my question. Yes, we all see the world from a view point of being at the center of the universe; what we have got learn is to share that center during communication.

There are no stumper hints in the above.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), October 31, 2001.

I would say the day after thanksgiving sales when all the maniacs are out pushing and shoving trying to get a bargain but I will probably have to go with just because its today which probably isn't right either, HALLOWEEN.

-- mindy (speciallady@countrylife.net), October 31, 2001.

I don't have a specific date in mind, but I would guess it's somewhere around Christmas - seems like people just go crazy then!

-- Cheryl in KS (cherylmccoy@rocketmail.com), October 31, 2001.

Okay, we (my older boys and I) are trying to do this connected thinking thing. Is the answer TODAY? It is halloween ("scary"), the day's not over yet ("will happen"), and it's the full moon (the moon is letting "it all hang out"?). How often does halloween have a full moon? ("this year")

-- Cathy N. (keeper8@attcanada.ca), October 31, 2001.

I watched the news this morning, big surprise and i found out that the next full moon for holloween won't be until 2020. I have no idea what this day will be, could it been July 4?

-- jillian (sweetunes483@yahoo.com), October 31, 2001.

VERY FUNNY, Jillibean!

-- Cathy N. (keeper8@attcanada.ca), October 31, 2001.

Could it be a particular day of the week...???? Like Wednesday?? You are worn out and have more work ahead. Not like Friday.."sigh of relief".. or Monday "all charged up from the weekend". Just thinking... :o) And TIRED because my little bitty has a cold and was up lots last night. If he doesn't sleep, I don't sleep. Ha!

-- notnow (notnow05@yahoo.com), October 31, 2001.

In that I was so flattered by being assigned my own thread I forgot to word the post with a connection word. I stated in my second post that there were no hints in the above, meaning MY above(s). I don't want to do a change over, but in these simpler ones it is hard to add the connection words without being obvieous almost to a point of giveaway. The day is not relevant to the week.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), October 31, 2001.

Would the day be September 11, 2001? This year, sadly, we had a lot of people murdered that day.

-- j.r. guerra (jrguerra@boultinghousesimpson.com), October 31, 2001.

I must be a complete dolt because I cannot follow this one at all (not that I've had any success with any past stumpers!)

-- Jo (mamamia2kids@msn.com), October 31, 2001.

New Year's Eve?

-- Cathy N. (keeper8@attcanada.ca), October 31, 2001.


-- Alison Homa (alisonhoma@aol.com), October 31, 2001.

Yes Cathy, New Years Day is correct, I have my theorys what are yours? Upon rereading, I did remember to put in the connection word in the first post its "year". And in the third post it was "change over"; often when others are speaking to you they will use a group of persusavise, parallel words. The inflection of the word will change, or there will be a pause, or a change of verbal cadence that the speaker does not realize they are doing. Training yourself to spot these changes allows you to better understand what is being said.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), October 31, 2001.

Mitch, I caught the "year" and the "change over". My guess was New Year's EVE, because of the drunkeness and general out-of-control spirit of the occasion. I would not want to be on the streets of any city at that time.

-- Cathy N. (keeper8@attcanada.ca), October 31, 2001.

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