Sunday, 25 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25th March, 2018

25th March, 2018.

No, really, you would NOT believe the day I’ve had at work.

But let me ask you a questions: one I asked Tracey, the co-worker who was sitting next to me,. and later, Patsy, my supervisor.

How’s my face?

Frankly?   What I though — on Friday — was maybe a cold, or blocked nose, something like that, was making the left side of my face go numb.

And making winking my left eye undoable, my voice sound slightly odd … 

And my usually winning smile look a bit … you know … sick … !

Understandably?   And with this sort of poster displayed in the staff room?

Patsy moved like lightning, and got an ambulance: something I know I’m grateful for.

I’m ALSO thankful for Broomfield Hospital wasn’t that clogged up.

And were able to diagnose what was ACTUALLY going on.


I have a condition called Bell’s Palsy: that causes facial paralysis of the sort I’ve got, and is caused by a trapped nerve, linked to a minor virus.

That I’m thinking I may have picked up, a month or two ago: after having a tooth out!

At ANY rate … ?

I’m fine, well … and have steroids to take to help, and eye pads to wear, overnight: to stop my eye drying out.

About the only time I can afford an iPad, I know that!

At any rate … ?

I’m grate both to the hospital, AND to everyone — Patsy, Tracey, Ismayil, Ria, Del, et al — at work that helped!   And, bless her, to Old Peculiar regular and stroke survivor, Debbi — and her partner, Rick — for also clarifying the symptoms.

I’m alive!

Just very aware I sound like Emperor Claudius!


Let’s move rapidly on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, Licence and video … 

Q1) 25th March is the fan organised Tolkien Reading Day.   The was picked to mark the fall — in The Return of the King — of which character?
Q2) 25th March, 1306, saw who named as King of Scotland?
Q3) 25th March, 1969, saw John and Yoko hold their first Bed In for … what?
Q4) 25th March, 1811, saw a student expelled from Oxford, for publicly advocating atheism.   Which student?
Q5) Finally … the world’s first passenger carrying railway took it’s first passengers on 25th March, 1807.   It was in which country of the UK?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 24th March, 1603, saw Tokugawa Ieyasu named as shōgun, by the Emperor.   The Emperor of where?
A1) Japan.
Q2) Which Emperor: Go-Suzaku, Go-Bananas or Go-Yōzei?
A2) Go-Yōzei.
Q3) The title, shogun, is a military one equivalent to what: field Marshall, Grand Marshal or Generalissimo?
Q4) Tokugawa started a shōgunate period named for his family: that ruled from Edo Castle in Edo.   That castle’s now in which modern city?
A4) Tokyo.
Q5) Finally … The Tokugawa shōgunate ended when Tokugawa Yoshinobu handed the title back to Emperor Meiji.   In which year of the 1860s?
A5) 1867.
Here’s a thought …
“When you’re a character actor you’re having to make decisions all the time, and that’s a question of gaining confidence in the part you play, and that takes the time, really.”
Patrick Troughton, 25 March 1920 – 28 March 1987.
And a song …

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        I think, Olga, there was a bit of a lag, shogun wise: between when the last shogun resigned, and when Emperor Meiji formally took power.   You’re right, though: it and World Water Day are … confusing!   I think we should call it the Batman Effect: the inevitable confusion caused when the various bits of info don’t show up on ALL of the relevant Wikipedia pages!   (We had something similar crop up when I did that Batman set, a while back!).  Add a rushed quiz master to the mix … ! At ANY rate, the 1867 reference is here … 

†        I’m ok, so far, Debbi!   Although you can tell I’m having issues!   Just don’t ask me to use my left eye to wink!   Oh, thanks for the Twitter messages, yesterday.   I’m upright and breathing … And have medication!   BOY, do I have medication!   Push me: I’ll rattle!   (You know, there’s possibly a Teaser set about The Pretenders, somewhere … ha!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Sauron
Q2) Robert the Bruce
Q3) Peace
Q4) Percy Bysshe Shelley
Q5) Wales
What a scare! I'm happy to hear it wasn't a stroke, although I've known quite a few people with Bell's Palsy over the years and it takes some getting used to (and the medication...) Anyway, yes, it is noticeable but not dramatic. (It's very difficult to pinpoint the cause). Take lots of care. ♥

Debbi said...

Talk to me about medication! Ack! :)

Just so glad you're alive and kicking. If not winking with the left eye. ;)

1. Sauron
2. Robert the Bruce
3. Peace
4. Percy Shelley
5. Wales