Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday Coffee Chat: Which List?

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week she asks the question, Naughty or Nice?

What do you do when you want to know something really important?  Ask Mr. Google, of course.  He didn't disappoint this time, coming up with a ton of fun sights where you can find out if you are naughty or nice.  Some of them just tell you so when you enter your name, and some of them ask you to take a quiz.

emailsanta.com asks if you've cleaned your room and played nicely, and has a "Santa Snooper" so you can see what he's up to right now at the workshop. 

claus.com says i'm doing okay, but neatness needs improvement (like i don't know that already!).

allthetests.com has a really odd quiz that i didn't take, but you are more than welcome if you want. 

nerdtests.com asks what you would do if you found Santa stuck in the chimney!  

At santarules.com, they seem to already have all the info they need, as you just input your name.
  Although i'm really not so sure about this one as they told me to help around the house more instead of watching so much TV, and we don't have a TV and i gave up watching 15 years ago anyway.

quizony.com asked several questions, including what's the nicest thing you've ever done.  On that question, i was truly able to say it's asking a homeless acquaintance to live with us (actually, more than one!).      

If you are on Twitter (i'm not, no time), you can go to socialsanta.co and they will determine your naughty or nice rating based on the language you use when you tweet. 

northpoletimes.com was another that said i need to work on cleaning up more.  

followingsanta.com put me on the nice list, but didn't say why. 

proprofs.com has a quiz that misspells coal as "coil" and simply wasn't as much fun as some of the others.  That site is just too picky about the answers, at least to me. 

After consulting the internet, i asked the family.  Their consensus is that they will not answer on the grounds that it could be used against them.  Sweetie ignored the question and instead asked me what mail we had gotten after i had already told him.

The cats know i'm bad, because i am the dispenser of all medicines, and i don't give in to their every whim, so i didn't bother to ask them.

At work, i guess i'm doing okay, they keep me on the schedule!

Where do you think you fall on Santa's list?

Today is:

Alcyone -- Ancient Greek Calendar (kingfisher goddess; date approximate, but during the Halcyon Days)

Bill of Rights Day -- US

Cat Herders Day -- for those whose job or life is like trying to herd cats; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Centipede Boot-Making and Shoe-Repair Season begins -- Fairy Calendar

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival for Consus, god of graineries, with games and races in the Circus Maximus in his honor)

Coonskin Cap Day -- debut of "Davy Crocket" on TV's "Disneyland" in 1954 (and the original Davy Crockett hated the things, by the way)

Homecoming Day -- Alderney, UK

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pvorusleikier -- Spoon-licker, who tries to steal all the wooden spoons he can find

Kasuga Wakamiya on-Matsuri -- Nara Prefecture, Japan (dates to the 12th century, to pray against plague and for a good harvest; through the 18th)

Koninkrijksdag -- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba; Sint Maarten (Kingdom Day)

National Lemon Cupcake Day

National Regifting Day -- be careful here!

Navidades begin -- Puerto Rico (traditional Christmas celebrations that last through Three Kings Day)

Setagaya no Bori Ichi -- Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (a two day flea market that dates back to 1578)

St. Nino's Day (Patron of Georgia)

Trivial Pursuit Day -- honoring Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, who created the game on this date in 1979

Zamenhof Day -- International Esperanto Community

Anniversary Today:

Sylvester Stallone marries Brigitte Nielson, 1985

Birthdays Today:

Adam Brody, 1979
Garrett Wang, 1968
Helen Slater, 1963
Nick Beggs, 1961
Don Johnson, 1949
Dave Clark, 1942
Tim Conway, 1933
Edna O'Brien, 1931
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 1928
Uziel "Uzi" Gal, 1923
Jeff Chandler, 1918
Stan Kenton, 1911
J. Paul Getty, 1892
Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, 1859
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel,1832

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Charlie Girl"(Musical), 1965
"Song of the Forests"(Shostakovich Op. 81), 1949
Gone With the Wind(Film), 1939 (Atlanta only, general release Jan. 1, 1940)

Today in History:

Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron, 533
Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia, 1265
Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope, 1488
The State of Holland grants patent on a windmill with crankshaft, 1593
The first US law school is established at University of Pennsylvania, 1791
The first Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published, 1810
The first street-cleaning machine in US is used in Philadelphia, 1854
The King of Hawaii becomes the first reigning king to visit the Us, and is received by President Grant, 1874
The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens, 1906
Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, is lost over English Channel, 1944
Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida; four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7, 1965
Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations, 1976
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan, 1978
The 3rd reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down, 2000
The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean, 2001
Boeing's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washi


  1. A fun and delightful lists, many thanks for sharing and do enjoy the week!

  2. santa's spyware is a bit off with you, it seems. tv? ha!

  3. I'd probably fall in the middle somewhere. Perhaps more towards the naughty side too. How fun.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. At my age I'm having difficulty remembering how to be naughty.

  5. I only took the 2 quizzes on Rorybore's post and turned out 1) naughty and 2) (only) 75% nice - hah - guess I'm a good mix. Oh, and I am sure your cats will forgive you, because most likely you are also the dispenser of food :)

  6. Hrmmmmmm..... think I'd better let Santa decide on that one! I don't trust Google to deliver my presents! :)

  7. This is a fun post, Mimi. I think you did good...that puts you on the Nice List! Hugs.

  8. Ha - loved all these!! especially since most of yours put me as Nice! And I think my cat would disagree though too -- although I did give him some nice ham today. The kids all would keep quiet here too --- at least this close to Gift day! ha.


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