Monday, June 30, 2008

Paying it forward

[Comments are CLOSED - though I can't figure out how to actually make comments no longer post - because WE HAVE A WINNER!!!]

I hopped on the bandwagon of the Group Effort Pay it Forward Contest. Basically, if you win this one, you have to have a contest (next week?), and whoever wins that has to have a contest (the following week?), and so on. Get it (except for the timing part, which I'm not sure has been nailed down, but we can keep checking with Swistle about that - right Swistle?)? Good.

So to win this one, all you have to do is leave a comment by 12:00am, Friday, July 4th. Then on Friday, I will randomly generate a number and if your comment is that number, YOU WIN!!! So what should you say? Hmmmm... How about you answer the following questions:

  • If you could either fly, be invisible or read minds (not constantly, that would make you crazy, only when you wanted to), which would you choose?


  • What, if any, is the best explanation you've heard a psychic give as to why psychics can't predict winning lottery numbers?


  • Do you believe psychics CAN predict lottery numbers, but they're just not telling us, and someday they'll all cash in?


  • Which would you dread doing more: public speaking, public nudity or public speaking in the nude?

52 comments:

parkingathome said...

I would read minds, but it's good that you put the "only when you want to" indicator

The explanation easiest believed by me is "I don't specialize in numbers"

Nah.

It depends on if I have a podium. If I have a podium I would pubic speak in the nude.

i misspelled public, and I'm leaving it that way.

moo said...

I ALWAYS misspell public as "pubic" HAH!

I feel dirty entering this contest since I won the last one. But! Maybe that means I'm lucky on your site! AND you already have my address! WooT!

So ...

fly

It would be cheating

I think they win the little pots so as not to alert the IRS and, possibly, the MIB

Public speaking in the nude. DUH.

Alice said...

i am hereby removing myself from this contest, because my PiF is actually since i just won YOUR contest :-)

but! i still wanted to answer!
-fly
-dude. i never thought to ask. will remedy this shortly.
-nope
-i was going to say "public speaking in the nude," but now i'm wondering if the nudity would distract from whatever i was stammering on about, which would make the public speaking less of a concern. of course, i'd be naked in public, which is also a problem.

MzEll said...

read minds please. I don't think lottery numbers are important enough to see ahead of time. Also, let's go with public speaking in the nude, because if you're already running around nekkid you're bound to talk to someone!

Bikini said...

Be invisible.

Never heard a psychic explain it, and I don't think they can (has to be focused energy from people, I think, and not just random flashes of future knowledge)

Public nudity. But then, if I were invisible, I suppose it wouldn't be so bad.

Tessie said...

Invisible! Mos def!

I can't deal with these psychic questions. TOO MANY CONTEST TO ENTER!

I had better win one! I HAD BETTER!

Stacy said...

*Be invisible

*Probably that it would be cheating

*Nope

*Anything nude in public involving me is a thought I don't know if I can ever come to terms with.

Ecchs said...

1. Mind reader
2. It would anger the spirits?
3. Nope, otherwise they'd have won them all.
4. Naked in public, but I could probably handle that too. (Although the rest of y'all would be bleeding from the eyes in short order).

Daycare Girl said...

Invisibility. Then I could stand around and see what people said when I wasn't there if I wanted to. I think I'd get more than I bargained for with the mind reading.

I have NO idea about the numbers questions.

Nekkid is bad. Public nekkidness is worse. I'll speak all day long, not that anyone will want to listen, but I want my clothes. :)

Sara said...

Totally read minds!

Never asked or heard.

Nope don't believe they can.

Public speaking, although none sounds fun.

Mimi said...

I'd fly!

I don't get the deal with psychics! Sometimes they can tell the future, sometimes they can't... what the hell?

I would not want to either speak in public or be nude in public. Both pretty horrifying.

nicole said...

Invisible. Most psychics are frauds; real gifts are often less than precise, more like feelings. I would prefer to not be nude in public.

Emily said...

Read Minds.

Haven't heard any actually. Maybe I'm not paying attention.

No. Or they so would have already cashed in.

Public speaking in the nude.

Brooke said...

Public speaking nude would make public speaking so much easier...

I would definately fly...

And as for the psychics, who really pays attention to them.

Michelle said...

I'm reading minds.

I've actually never really heard a good reason other than "abusing the gift" spiel.

I believe that ... I don't know. If they could, people are NOT moral enough to not cash in, so I'd have to say that if they could they already would have. So I guess they can't?

Public speaking in the nude. Totally.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Flying.
I haven't ever heard one.
Because they can't do it (not that I don't believe in some psychic abilities, I just don't think it works that way.)
Probably public speaking in the nude. :)

Paige said...

I"m just going to go straight to the last question...I'd much rather speak publicly than speak in the nude (or just be in the nude publicly). REally, I wouldn't want to subject innocent people to that.

Erica said...

1. Be invisible.
2. Never heard an explanation.
3. No.
4. Public speaking whilst being nude.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

FLY. Um, the traffic here sucks and it's probably a great way to lose weight. I mean, I haven't ever seen a chubby superman, have you? And not having to sit in traffic- GOLDEN.

They're too busy using their "gift" to help others, solve crimes, etc. YEAH RIGHT. That's one of the first things I would do if I were a psychic. That and bet in Vegas.

No- at least none of the ones I know.

Public speaking, because if I did public speaking in the nude it wouldn't make me panic as everyone would be LAUGHING so hard I wouldn't have to speak eloquently anyhoo. Maybe I should try it next time.

Misty said...

- I would want to fly
- What? I have never actually asked a psychic this question. I imagine it is because, like the rest of us poor saps, they don't know.
- Proof they don't know, they are reading palms instead of playing Daddy Warbucks.
- Um, C. Definitely C.

Maggie said...

1. I would read minds. Totally.

2. I've never really heard an explination for that.

3. I would guess not - if they could, surely SOMEONE would have done it already.

4. Probably public speaking while nude...that just sounds like a bad combination for everyone...

Rose said...

1) If you could either fly, be invisible or read minds (not constantly, that would make you crazy, only when you wanted to), which would you choose?
Be invisible! I have two kids under three. I'd give my right arm to pee in peace just once a day. Invisibility would be very helpful for that.


2) What, if any, is the best explanation you've heard a psychic give as to why psychics can't predict winning lottery numbers?
I thought they could? No?


3) Do you believe psychics CAN predict lottery numbers, but they're just not telling us, and someday they'll all cash in?
Personal gain! I've seen Charmed. I know the risks involved with personal gain!


4) Which would you dread doing more: public speaking, public nudity or public speaking in the nude?
Oddly enough I'd dread public nudity way more than public speaking in the nude. My lyrical words would clearly distract people from my heinous stretch marks and saggy boobs. HA.

NotAMeanGirl said...

1. Read minds. Then I'd know what husband was REALLY thinking when I sing.

2. I've never asked one...

3. I think they can!!!!

4. Public nudity... without. a. doubt.

Janice said...

read minds
I have no idea
no
Public speaking in the nude

Missy said...

I'd want to fly. Not in the nude, though.

LoriD said...

Ha ha - leave it to you to have bizarre questions!

1. read monds
2. that's not how the gift works
3. no - to many psychics; they can't all be that virtuous
4. public speaking in the nude

Saly said...

I would totally read minds.

And public speaking in the nude....trust me, nobody wants to see this chick nekked anymore. Of course here I am knocked up so apparently somebody does.....

Nowheymama said...

Flying.

N/A

No.

Public nudity.

SP said...

I'm afraid I would accidentally find out something I don't want to know by reading minds. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Plus, I don't want anyone knowing what goes on in my head. That would be scary. So by default, I pick flying.

I don't know anything about psychics, which includes not knowing enough to know if they are for real or not.

And I love public speaking so I would have to go with public nudity. Which the public would appreciate as well

SLynnRo said...

Invisible. Totally. Reading minds makes me nervous. I don't want to know everyone's thoughts, specifically as they related to me.

And psychics. I dunno what I believe.

I'm a lawyer, so public speaking is pretty whatever for me. Nudity? Not so much.

EMama said...

fly

no idea

no way

public nudity. I think people should stay covered up. Unless they're giving a nude speech, of course. I'd rather be nekkid myself than look at other people's.

Miss Grace said...

Fly, i would fly.

Playful Professional said...

Fly and publicly speaking nude. Now that would be rough.

jenny said...

i would be invisible. psychics are kookookajoo. public speaking in the nude - oh dear lord. eeek!

pinkelefant said...

flying
no idea
no idea
nudity ANYWHERE!!!

Joanne said...

Fly, I think, yes, fly.

I have not heard a good explanation.

Yes, maybe this is why, because they want to cash in.

Publuc speaking in the nude!

Dr. Blondie said...

Fly

I don't know.

No.

Public speaking in the nude!

Smiling Mama said...

So happy to meet your blog in person after seeing your comments all over the place :)

I think I would fly.

They can't "choose" what they see in the future...hey maybe they ARE holding out on us. OR, maybe the really smart psychics don't open little palm reading storefronts, they just don't tell anyone they are really psychic and win the lottery!!!

I am a big wierd-o and love public speaking so I'd have to say I dread public nudity...or speaking in the nude. No thank you on that one!

Whew!

Catherine said...

Public speaking in the nude, but only if it was me. If it was some other sucker, it would have me rolling on the ground.

lolanewyork07@yahoo.com said...

I would be invisible who can read minds

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

I'd hate public nudity the most - at least if I was speaking there would be something distracting going on!

andreaunplugged said...

public nudity!

Jenny H. said...

How about this-

Flying while psychically predicting winning lottery numbers during a naked speech?

Too much?

Kelsey said...

Flight and public nudity.

ya ya's mom said...

* If you could either fly, be invisible or read minds (not constantly, that would make you crazy, only when you wanted to), which would you choose?
i'd read minds, i think as a teacher it'd come in realy handy!

* What, if any, is the best explanation you've heard a psychic give as to why psychics can't predict winning lottery numbers?
I've not heard any psychics talk on this.

* Do you believe psychics CAN predict lottery numbers, but they're just not telling us, and someday they'll all cash in?
Who knows.

* Which would you dread doing more: public speaking, public nudity or public speaking in the nude?
public nudity

Shelly said...

I've always wanted to fly. That would be so cool. And I don't want to read people's minds. I don't want to know what anyone really thinks of me. : )

Courtney said...

1. invisible
2. ??
3. no
4. public speaking in the nude obviously

Ginny said...

* I originally thought read minds, but that might get overwhelming. I would say go invisible

* They they only get impressions


* No not really


* public speaking in the nude

may said...

Fly. The other two would be too depressing.

They're fakes.

Nope.

Public speaking in the nude, followed by public nudity, followed by public speaking.

CP said...

Fly. No contest.

Ummm, don't know.

Don't know.

Public speaking nude. Or public speaking. Or public nudity (mine). All are thoughts that make me cringe!

Libby said...

Fly. I hate going to the airport.

Psychics can't predict lottery numbers because it doesn't work that way.

I don't think they can predict lottery numbers, because that would prevent the "true" winner(s) from getting their full amount.

I don't mind speaking in public, but I can't imagine what the topic would be if I was doing it in the nude. Informative speech on age spots, maybe...

minnie said...

* be invisible


* it's too specific


* nope!


* Which would you dread doing more: public speaking, public nudity or public speaking in the nude?