Friday, April 11, 2008

Duck, duck... grey duck?

It's funny how often you learn something new. I learned quite a few new things this week.

1. I learned that I can sing Aretha Franklin at the end of a long night of Karaoke and (almost) pull it off. Set stretch goals, and go out and get them (some beer and a supportive group of friends doesn't hurt, either).

2. Work. On the upside, this week I learned that loyalty and trust are two of the most important qualities I value in people. On the downside, I learned that upper management at 3M do not possess either of these qualities.

3. By far, the most interesting thing I learned was that in St. Paul, kids don't play duck, duck, goose - they play duck, duck, grey duck. WTF? Minnesotan humor, apparently. You can mess with people this way - "duck, duck, duck, green duck... Gotcha! I said green duck, not grey duck." Kids playing games of semantics? Kind of messed up, if you ask me.


Katie said...

Minnesotans are crafty!

lizkoopmann said...

Seriously? Grey duck? Strange. I guess you never think about a simple child's game having different versions. It would never occur to me!

Hope all is well.

As usual, crappy weather. Did you get a snow storm?

Anonymous said...

Semantics. Minnesota. I guess they have to start 'em early here. Sounds like you had a blast at karaoke on Thursday. When life doesn't reconcile, there is karaoke to take the edge off.