Friday, 30 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30th March, 2018

30th March, 2018.

Yep, it’s official: I look a fright.

A fright that’s all off ill.


I’m … having mixed feelings.

I’m actually getting some help: as the agency that’s placed me where I am has booked up some last minute annual leave.

Which helps.

I’m also feeling … well … either like or at a loose end.

One of the two.

The fact I managed to get a few bits done around the house?

Helped: as did catching up with another episode of The Man in the High Castle.

But … 

I’m at a loose and … and I’m not sure I’m fond of the idea.


Let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five.   The day ALSO saw also saw Olga — busy bee that she is — leaving us a hello.

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

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

Q1) 30th March is the feast day of Saint Tola of Clonard.   He’s the patron saint of what: earache, toothache or gout?
Q2) The Conservative party of the UK caused mild controversy on 30th March, 1978: in the run up to the General Election.   By hiring what: prostitutes, ad-men or off duty police officers?
Q3) 30th March, 1914, saw the birth of blues musician, Sonny Boy Williamson 1st.   What instrument did he play?
Q4) Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother, died on 30th March, 2002.   Which castle is she buried in?
Q5) Finally?   Sir William Crookes announced his discovery of Thallium: on 30th March, 1861.   Thallium is what: a metal or a non-metal?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 29th March, 1871, saw Queen Victoria open the concert venue named for her husband.   Which concert venue?
Q2) The Punjab was annexed by the British Empire: on 29th March, 1849.   The Punjab is now part of two nations.   Name either one of the two …
A2) Pakistan and India.
Q3) Which notorious American killer was sentenced to death on 29th March, 1971: Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz or Charles Manson?
A3) Charles Manson.   Manson finally died of old age in 2017.   I’m assuming he had a good appeals lawyer … 
Q4) The Mariner 10 flew past Mercury on 29th March, 1974.   The planet is named after a messenger god from where: Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome or Ancient Egypt?
Q5) Finally … ?   29th March, 1984, saw the Baltimore Colts transfer themselves to Indianapolis.   What do the team play: Ice hockey, American football or baseball?

Here’s a thought …
“What’s bred in the bone comes out in the blood.”
The Ladykiller, by Martina Cole born 30th March, 1959.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Sounds a LOT like the various versions of Wimbledon FC, Debbi.   There’s not been murder done, but fans have got decidedly been sarcastic.   (Oh, and the arguments about the associated Womble mascot … )

†        Well, I’ve managed to put through the week’s wages as annual leave, Olga: which isn’t perfect, but will have to do for now.   Hopefully, if I go to permanent … well, we’ll see.   EITHER way? Any time you can spend here, during the move, is appreciated.   (The UK’s the loser, here!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Toothache
Q2) Ad-men
Q3) Harmonica
Q4) St. James’
Q5) A metal
I’m pleased you’re getting some help, but it’s a difficult situation indeed. I hope things sort themselves out and I’m sure you’ll find plenty to keep yourself occupied. And thanks so much. I’m sure I’ll be able to visit on and off while I’m still at home, but once the movers and the clearance company take over… all the bets are out.
Take care.

Debbi said...

Don't sweat it, Paul. Just hang in there! :)

1. toothache (who knew?)
2. ad-men
3. blues harmonica
4. Windsor Castle
5. a metal