Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Heads or Tails #85 -- list three

Today our beloved blogmistress (is that a word?)Barb, turns Heads or Tails into a numerology lesson: We are to "list three" -- three of anything apparently, persons, places or things.

Three is an important number... in math, it is the smallest odd prime number. It is the only number that tort lawyers really understand: Every plaintiff's lawyer can divide by three. Trust me on this.

There are Three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos) -- go ahead! win a bet at lunchtime with this one, on me.

There are three branches of the American government: Legislative, Executive and Judicial.

Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. The three patriarchs of the Old Testament are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When we read the Passion (this week being Holy Week) we are reminded that Jesus warned Peter that Peter would deny Him three times. And, of course, three is the number of the Trinity: One God in three Persons.

But Barb does not ask for a discourse on the concept of three. She asks for a list of three. So, without further adieu:

Three people who should never be seen together:
  • a priest,
  • a rabbi, and
  • a minister.
Especially in a boat. Or walking into a bar. People will think they're joking.

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Three people who will always be awkward in a social setting:
  • You,
  • Your Significant Other, and
  • Your Former Significant Other.
It will be especially awkward for you.

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Three things that do not go together (Opening Day Edition)
  • Cold weather,
  • baseball, and
  • open air stadiums.
Yes, the White Sox opener was canceled yesterday because of the snow storm we had in Chicago Sunday. Today, though, the game will be played... and the weather will be sooooooooo much better. Temperatures are expected to climb out of the high 30's... all the way to the low 40's.


I will be out there today, courtesy of my friend Steve. He called yesterday afternoon to see if I could still go. He asked, "Will that Curmudgeon you work for allow you to take tomorrow afternoon off?"

(Explanation to first-time visitors: I'm self-employed.)

I'm also apparently well-named. (Steve has no idea that I use "Curmudgeon" as my nom de blog.)

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We can't close today's installment without a big thank you to Barb for this award:

I know I'm supposed to do something with this... like make another list and tag people. But I have to be in Federal Court in 10 minutes. I hope to get back to this soon.


Barb said...

If Blogmistress isn't a word, it should be. (Spell check doesn't think it is.)

LOL at the priest, rabbi and minister.

I tend to agree with you on the people in a social setting. I wonder.. Is that something you've experienced?

Um.. thanks for sending that snow to Michigan. Not. :P

Tumblewords: said...

Good post, as always. But, don't they televise games in your town? :)

Karen said...

Great lists. I loved this post. I wish I could be more witty.

Shelby said...

...have to be in federal court.. a likely story.

really tho, y'know I don't like tags.

Shel said...

I'm thinking either you got a laptop and are blogging from it, or you've developed supersonic hyperspeed. I don't know where the Undisclosed Location is, but I'm betting it's farther than ten minutes away from that Federal Court building...