If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, June 25, 2012

Doh! I knew that...face palm moment

I was re-watching Alice in Wonderland and I turned to my manly man, who happens to be a mechanic, and I ask, "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" His answer was...

"Because they both have quills."

I'm a writer who didn't know that- face palm-

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Stina Lindenblatt said...

Don't feel bad. I didn't get it either. :D

Love the picture!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I am wretched at riddles as well. That's why you chose your manly man wisely: to be there for you at Face to Palm moments! :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't feel stupid, Summer!

E.J. Wesley said...

As the son of a mechanic and long-time assistant to said mechanic, I can say this: "We know stuff too!" lol

In seriousness, I think that's the one thing writing has brought to my attention--how much I can learn and still know so little. I consider myself to be reasonably well-read and have a pretty wide range of knowledge (something I pride myself on, in fact); however, I'm constantly looking up some little tidbit fact or other for a story. Usually things I think I should already know, but have zero clue. :)

Maybe we writer types are just forest for the trees kinds of folks?

Emily R. King said...

Ha! I don't think I've ever considered the answer to that question. "Duh" to me, too.

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Old Kitty said...

Well I wouldn't have known too! LOL!! Love the kitty face palm - paw! Take care

Cherie Reich said...

Aww, don't feel bad. Writing desks don't even have quills anymore.

M Pax said...

I didn't get it either. Guess we don't use quills enough anymore.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

If you feel bad, so should Lewis Carroll - he didn't have an answer in mind when he wrote it. Eventually, after being bugged about it a bunch, he later wrote; "Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!' This, however, is merely an afterthought; the Riddle, as originally invented, had no answer at all."
So you were actually more correct that you thought. :)

Erin Kane Spock said...

I never knew the answer to that question -- always intended to look it up someday. Of course, now it's obvious. Damn.
My 7 year old asked me this one: A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed two days then left on Friday. Explain.
I figured it out right away and was proud of myself.
Quills. Argh!

Talli Roland said...

Yeah, I didn't get it, either. I'm so rubbish at riddles.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Summer .. what a great combination of ideas .. riddles who would have them!!

Cheers Hilary

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