April 07, 2005

I'll TELL you what it means!!

It means that today marks the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three! In spite of all odds, in spite of an overwhelming lack of interest, this feature has survived the vicissitudes and vagaries of an ENTIRE 365 days, which is, like, a billion years in blog time, and it means that it’s time for something SPECIAL!

IN HONOR OF THE DAY, for today only, the Thursday 3 will be The THURSDAY 31,536,000! That’s right--a question for every second in every minute in every hour in every day of an entire year!

SO, since we have so much work to do, let’s get right to it, shall we? Our theme, given the fact that we have so many questions, will be a mixed grab bag of queries. (Remember, either leave your answers in the comments below, or leave a link to your answers on your blog. As always, anyone may play along, as long as you have the incredible patience necessary to wade through the whole thing.)

#1) If there was one thing you could change about the way you look, what would it be?

#2) In your house, right now, what is your favorite piece of artwork that you have displayed?

#3) Ahhhh, hmm. What…

Supposing the world ended yesterday, and--uhmmm…

Taking a string and a pencil, which--

This might be a bit more difficult than I imagined. Let’s try this again:

#3) through #31,535,998) What person living now would you most like to meet?

There. I suppose three is probably enough for now. ANYway, go answer those and let us know what you think.

As for my answers:

#1--I’d really like to do something with my gut. I’ve gained and lost weight so many times that my soft squishy middle could really use some lifting and pulling and tucking in and sucking out. Even if I got down to my proscribed-by-the-health-nannies perfect weight, there’d still be a roll around me that won’t go away. BUT, it’s a moot point--cosmetic surgery just isn’t one of those things I can ever conceive of having enough dough to indulge in.

#2--We have a gigantic hand-tinted engraving over our fireplace of Lower Manhattan from around 1855. It was published by F. and G.W. Smith at 59 Beekman Street, New York, engraved by C. Mottram and painted by J.W. Hill. It’s been a while since Googled any of this information to find out more about any of these people, but that’s almost beside the point when you see the beauty of the thing. It looks like a morning scene after a rain--low clouds to the north, but some sunlight slanting into the foreground, which is chockablock full of a variety of steam and sailing ships, or having their cargo transferred into smaller lighters. You can see the Hudson and East Rivers and the vast flat plain of New Jersey to the west. Church steeples are the highest things on the island. Wonderfully detailed--I sometimes will stand there and imagine being able to walk down the narrow streets and talking to the people on the ships. It has a lot of stories.

This isn’t a very good photo of it--it’s hard to get a detailed enough picture without getting glare from the flash. Anyway, I think it’s pretty darned cool.

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And for Numbers 3 - 31,535,998 -- I have always wanted to meet Denise McCluggage.

So, there you go. Happy Anniversary!

OH! Now I have to go do the mailout for work, so it'll be a while before I get back. Sorry.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 7, 2005 08:13 AM

My Answers

Posted by: HemisphereDancer at April 7, 2005 08:40 AM

My answers are up.

Posted by: Chez at April 7, 2005 08:52 AM

I'm up!

Posted by: Larry Anderson at April 7, 2005 09:10 AM

I'm up.

Posted by: Janis at April 7, 2005 09:21 AM

Testing another of my non-existant skills.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at April 7, 2005 09:32 AM

I'm up.

Posted by: jim at April 7, 2005 09:34 AM

I'm up! And now I'll go meet with the Richmond extension office of The Axis of Weevil.

Posted by: Sarah G. at April 7, 2005 09:44 AM

1. Huge pectoral muscles/washboard abs would be nice, but I would end up quickly hiding them under a chubby layer.

2. When it comes to displaying art I'm a minimalist, so bare walls are fine by me. We do have a picture (lithograph?) of a mule that won a first place ribbon at a county fair, so that's good.

3. Possum Papa, of course. No, really.
[I suppose it would be an old friend from college. Otherwise, I don't have a burning desire to meet a celebrity or famous person.]

Posted by: MarcV at April 7, 2005 09:47 AM

1. Lose 60 lb.
2. Not displayed yet--photo of Newport (RI) bridge by Onne van der Waal.
3. Nobody--I expect to be disappointed when meeting someone famous.

Posted by: Steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at April 7, 2005 10:37 AM

1. I'm a little - err- fluffy. Though I've lost 40 pounds of fluff recently, so that may not count. In general, I'm pretty content, though maybe a change from dark brown to blue eyes - blue eyed brunettes are fairly rare.

2. The feathered star wallhanging in the living room is a favorite - but I'm also partial to the Van Gogh poster of an outdoor cafe by night that used to hang in the kitchen...the rest of the stuff on the walls is miscellaneous Target stuff.

3. No one I can think of at the moment.

Posted by: Diane at April 7, 2005 11:16 AM

1) Add me to the list of gut busters. I need to lose about 60 pounds, including the 20 that I lost last summer, then gained back over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Feh.

2) We have a free-form sculpture in our two-car garage entitled "Big Damn Pile of Boxes in the Garage That We'll Probably Never Get Rid Of". We acquired it last month while moving into our new house. It was previously entitled "Big Damn Pile of Boxes in the Basement That We'll Probably Never Get Rid Of".

3) The Pope. Oh, wait. Should have done that one last week. What? Oh, stop your fussing. You know it was funny. Okay, how about the head of the IRS. I'd like to kick him in the...shin, yeah.

Posted by: Dougal Campbell at April 7, 2005 02:01 PM

My answers are up.

Posted by: Jordana at April 7, 2005 02:24 PM

I'm up.
Oh, and Ter? I've got a present for ya.

Posted by: Pammy at April 7, 2005 02:26 PM

I haven't gotten a chance to wander through until just now--for some silly bunch of questions that I threw together late last night, these are REALLY some interesting answers!

And I promise that if you're ever in Trussville, I would be glad to say hello to you. Unless, like, I'm with Reba and the kids, in which case we'll have to use some kind of code word communication.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 7, 2005 02:30 PM

My answers are up :-)

Posted by: MaltaGirl at April 7, 2005 04:09 PM

My stuff is at www.fools-and-angels.blogspot.com.

BTW, Sarahetc. at Moralcalculus usually brings us our dose of thursday three, but she was indisposed last week.

Posted by: Leigh at April 11, 2005 08:03 AM