Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Some Zs have all the luck (but hope others do too)

On this optimistic day, not only in America but across much of the world, LOM has found a quiz that seems to be appropriate. And I wasn't surprised to discover that I am a very lucky person



You Are 89% Thankful



You're an incredibly thankful person, and everyone around you feels very appreciated.

You inspire people to be more optimistic, forgiving, and grateful.



As far as I'm concerned that's true and I hope you do feel appreciated. I don't aspire to inspire however, that would be a bit presumptuous.

Oh, I got a brief but spontaneous outburst of applause (from about three people) this morning. Welcoming the audience to the first lecture of this year, I hoped that they were well and, if they'd had any of the illnesses going round over the past few weeks, they had made a quick recovery. "I've been lucky and not been ill at all," I added. "I put great faith in the antiseptic effect of good red wine." So, it seems, do some of the gentlemen in the audience.

14 comments:

Mr Murph said...

I'm 76% thankful for this post!

How do we know said...
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How do we know said...

hoo hoooo!! i would like to use that antiseptic too!!

Z said...

Murph, I'm at least 80% thankful for you.

Cheers, HDWK!

Brom said...

Ohh I'm up there with you in the high eighties!

Pass the red wine, the bottle is still half full.

martina said...

83%! And yes, Z, we are pretty happy and hopeful here in the U.S. today.

Dandelion said...

But you do though. Inspire, etc, that is.

ps Either one is thankful, or one is not. I didn't know there were degrees of thankfulness.

Dave said...

Well, presumably some days one may be thankful, or thankful about some things, but not others, thus making an average level of thankfulness over the year.

Me, I nver suffer from mood swings. Ho ho.

Z said...

And there are degrees in awareness of thankfulness. I take a lot less for granted than I used to.

Ho ho indeed, Dave. Not at all.

Completely Alienne said...

I got 81%. I then put in the answers I would have chosen a year ago and got 49%, which just goes to show that time is a great healer.

Z said...

I'm glad you feel on the way up. Just think how good life will be when your girls aren't teenagers any more.

The Preacherman said...

0%.......hehe

Z said...

Miserable fucker, I don't believe a word of it!

luckyzmom said...

I guess wanting to be more thankful doesn't count. But, I'm a great speller.