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Saturday, August 21, 2004

Saturday Fun Stuff

Saturday Fun Stuff is back! Yay! With no hurricanes to dodge, visitors to entertain, or hangover to nurse, I have time and energy to provide my most excellent readers with fun and mindless distractions.

First up, which Greek God are you? I, apparently, am Morpheus (funny, I always thought of myself as more Dionysian). The cool graphic that goes with this is too wide for my page, so I just have the link. Sorry.

And next, riddle me these:

When I am filled,
I can point the way;
When I am empty,
Nothing moves me.
I have two skins,
One without and one within.
What am I?

You can have me but cannot hold me;
Gain me and quickly lose me.
If treated with care I can be great,
And if betrayed I will break.
What am I?

My thunder comes before the lightning;
My lightning comes before the clouds;
My rain dries all the land it touches.
What am I?

As always, it is possible to look these up on the 'net but that's not much fun; I encourage everyone to try answering on their own. Leave your answers in the comments, and any that remain unsolved I'll post the solutions to on Tuesday.

Happy weekend, all!