Yes, from Burger King.
My reason for falling in with the Dark One? I couldn’t take another night of pasta or pizza. Last night, a bunch of us attended the opera (not a full one. The singers didn’t wear corsets or Viking helmets or anything, but it was still cool), so we weren’t going to be able to dine at the Nerditorium per our usual. Instead, people were planning on grabbing pizza slices on the way. That just didn’t sound appealing to me, especially since I’d eaten pizza for lunch the day before. I could have cooked up my own pre-opera dinner, but all I had in the cupboard was pasta. And I really, really didn’t want to eat it. Hence my trip to the Diner of the Dark One.
Was it worth it? Not really. Will I be sinning again? Probably, but I hope the urge won’t strike again until after November 9th when Viv’s weight loss challenge is over. Boy, am I not starting out well with this challenge!
To make matters worse, I’ve done sod all since Tuesday on the exercise front and I don’t have an excuse. Well, not any good ones. Bah. If it ever stops raining today, I’ll run out and get a 7 miler in. Promise.
Well, with that out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?
Y’all made me laugh with your quiz answers. A lot. In a good way. Thanks for that.
Here are the answers to the messed-up quiz:
1) (c) The man was indeed a cobbler, despite evidence to the contrary.
2) The emperor was Hadrian and the boy toy was Antinous. This was a difficult one as most emperors, at least in the early to mid imperial period, were accused of having homosexual and/or pedophiliac proclivities. And just so you can see how far (or not far) off the mark you were, here is a chronological list of emperors up to the time of Hadrian.
- Augustus, also known as Octavian (27 BC – AD 14)
- Tiberius (14 – 37)
- Caligula, real name Gaius (37 – 41)
- Claudius (41 – 54)
- Nero (54 – 68)
- Galba (68 – 69)
- Otho (69)
- Vitellius (69)
- Vespasian (69 – 79)
- Titus (79 – 81)
- Domitian (81 – 96)
- Nerva (96 – 98)
- Trajan (98 – 117)
- Hadrian (117 – 138)
3) Priapus is a fertility god and has a gigantic schlong. Check out this painting of him from Pompeii.
Yes, he is weighing his trouser
I really enjoyed all your answers to this one. :)
4) It’s a man, baby!
5) It’s another man, baby!
This is Pothos, one of Aphrodite’s Erotes. He’s the god of sexual longing and desire.
So, who won? That would be TFH, of course! TFH, email me your snail mail address and I’ll get the postcard and Popener out to you next week. Thanks for participating, everyone. Since postcards and Popeners are rather inexpensive and my funding is holding out well, I can easily afford to hold a few more contests over the remaining two months I’ll be in Rome. More chances for you to receive some Italian junk mail and answer silly questions. What could be better than that?
Have a great weekend, everyone. Good luck to all those racing! I’ll be thinking happy thoughts for all of you this weekend and looking forward to some more great race reports next week.
Take care all.